Visit New Delhi – The Cty with The Oldest Civilization (Part 1)

New Delhi is one of the oldest civilized cities in the world. If you are visiting India, try the following New Delhi destinations.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

This is one of the largest presidential mansions in the world. The entire building is 19,000m2, including 4 floors and 340 rooms, located on a 130ha campus in the city center. The unique architecture of the building is the combination of Mughal architectural style and traditional Western European style.

This mansion was originally built to be the Governor General’s Palace in India, designed by a British architect, so the building is expected to be built as a symbol of sustainable British rule in the area. Bronze. In 1950, after independence, the first president of India decided to use this mansion as an official residence and was renamed Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Visitors enter the mansion by showing their passport at the entrance, and can only visit along the corridors of the mansion, the residence of the president can only be viewed from the outside.

Lal Qil’ah

Delhi Fort, also known as Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila (meaning Red Fort), is a historic fort located in the city of Delhi. It was the main residence of the Mogul emperors for almost 200 years until 1856. In addition to being the residence for the emperors and princes, it was also the political and ritual center of the Mogul state and was venue of important regional events.

The red fortress is really impressive with an area of ​​92.6 ha, the walls surrounding the fortress are 2,500m long, the average height is 16 – 33m, and many of the structures inside the walls serve the design. dynasty, residence, workplace, entertainment of the king.

Most of the fortified marble structures of the fort were later destroyed by the British after the 1857 uprising. The fort walls of the fortress survived, and were later used as garrison. The Red Fort is also where the British put Mogul’s last emperor on trial before exile to Yangon in 1858.

Every year, on the National Day (August 15), the prime minister hangs the Indian flag at the main gate of the Fort and speaks nationwide from the walls of the Red Fort. With its unique and magnificent beauty, the Red Fort was a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.

3 places when going to India

NEW DELHI

The Indian capital is often the point you should fly to the first day

New Delhi is quite convenient for shopping for clothes, souvenirs. You can go to Connaught Place in the central area and markets like Main Bazaar for easy shopping.

You can visit the Red Fort fortress, the mosque, the Indian Gate (a national monument of India honoring the fallen soldiers), the Parliament building …

Choose a hotel near the train station, prepare a change in tuktuk and conveniently buy miscellaneous items, drinking water, snacks.

Ladies, don’t forget to drink the famous Chai milk tea. Particularly this dish can be drunk every day without fear, the Chai flavor is similar to Nepalese milk tea, aromatic cinnamon aroma and not as bored as Tibetan butter tea.

ARGA

From New Delhi you take the train about 3 hours to Arga to admire the beautiful Taj Mahal temple.

Buying train tickets is a job that takes patience. Although you have a website to buy tickets online, you have to register as a member first and it is quite difficult to select train classes. So our group went straight to the station to buy tickets directly. You will receive the number and wait, queue to ask for information (day trip, classes) and bring that information to the ticket.

You can buy all the tickets for many points in the journey always so that the next meal will not be too hard and time consuming to buy tickets anymore. Note that travel “volunteers” often quote many times higher than the original fare, so don’t ask anyone to buy a ticket without really knowing or trusting. Please be patient “take your own initiative” to buy the right price and also have a good experience.

To Arga choose the hotel right on the road to the Taj Mahal for easy walking to the temple, the riverside surrounding the temple and the food court. You will be amazed at the majesty of the Taj Mahal.

VARANASI

You can take the train from Arga to Varanasi – Ancient city on the banks of the Ganges. From the Taj Mahal area to the train station quite far so have to take a car. You should ask the price of a car at the hotel, then go out and ask for more places. Cheaper cars go. Train tickets you have purchased from New Delhi in the same batch with buying tickets to Arga already.

Because this stage is far away, you should buy a ticket for an air-conditioned prescription bed. Our train was delayed by 7 hours, causing the whole group to sleep idly at the train station, where birds flew and parked everywhere.

Choose a hotel which is easy to walk to the banks of the Ganges. All day you just walk along the river from morning to night and you have seen many strange things about the life of the local people. From 5am, you can get up early to run outside to see people practicing Yoga along the Ganges.

A Day in New Delhi

A new day with the people here usually starts from the deep green natural forests of New Delhi, they walk and exercise, but mostly outdoor yoga.

Yoga is a science that has been born in India for thousands of years, very good for the body and mind of the practitioner because every movement is always associated with breathing in and out. Yoga brings the Indian people health, endurance, endurance to all the harshness of the weather here, when it is hot, burning and cold.


The breakfast of the Indian people is very simple, usually done at home including chapatti (a kind of bread made of charcoal topped with charcoal), adding a cup of fresh milk or a cup of milk tea is decent. Talking about milk cannot help mentioning the success of the white revolution in India, which is raising cows, buffaloes and goats to produce milk to serve the people and even the poorest people in India can also access This nutrition source. Along the streets stretching across Delhi, in the morning, we often meet men pushing cars full of vegetables and fruits to peddling across the city, they dress up a kind of pants like a women’s dress, welcome It is in Hindi, but it is still possible to communicate more or less in English if you meet foreign guests. In India, there is a tradition that the man in the family must be the pillar, working from dream to sunset to earn a living, and women only stay at home to take care of their children, take them to school, then is cleaning the house, even educated women still have to stay at home as a predestined destiny of a thousand-year-old culture on every hardship of the men here.

The Indian office must be at 9:30 am to 10:00 am to start and end the lunch break at 13:00. In the afternoon, at the end of the hour, the New Delhi capital is filled with people and people because of traffic congestion, but the main culprits are cars, followed by lamas (scooters) and motorcycles. When the night was tinged with Delhi, we could see the magnificent beauty of the world-class 5-star hotels here. The luxury hotel in Delhi is often built on a large area of ​​land that looks cool and green nature can spread the charm and charm to the most demanding guests.

In contrast to the mysterious, magnificent looks of the hotels or luxurious buildings in a mystical way, one can see slum houses in the suburb of Delhi, shabby and lonely. It was the home of the homeless people, who were living below the poverty line, but according to the United Nations calculation, there was no $ 2 / day equivalent to more than Rs 100 (Indian money). The temporary tents here are set up by several trees, covered with packaging, plastic, canvas … They live through the day thanks to work for any common job, carrying bags, cleaning, washing bowl of chopsticks … but in them, they show a pride and kindness that they never cut down the forest to sell for money, can they only pick up the dried branches of the dry season to make firewood to cook the so-called meal or fuel for heating in cold winter days sometimes goes down a few degrees Celsius. The consciousness of the people in protecting the environment in India is admirable, even though the meal is still not round. in accordance with the concept but it seems that the forests in Delhi are still green with a proud green color, the beauty of life lasts throughout the dry season and the rainy season.