New Delhi, the national capital, is filled with some of the best tourist wonders to explore. But there are some really alluring places in the nearby region that you should definitely explore. Let’s take a look.
Delhi is not just famous as a historical city, but also for being a prominent center cultural and political significance. Arguably one of the most dynamic cities you would come across, while touring the best cities of the country, there are hundreds of modern and historical wonders to enjoy as a tourist. But, when you look up and figure out the famous destinations in the vicinity, you’ll find a lot of them. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous destination around Delhi.
- Amritsar – Considered to be among the most holy city for Sikhs, these beautiful city with a rustic Punjabi charm is a great place to enjoy the serene locales. Amritsar is home to the monolithic Golden Temple which is considered to be an epitome of Sikh spirituality and faith. According to historians, Guru Ramdas, the fourth guru of Sikhs founded the city in 16th century. Amritsar is the seat of the highest temporal authority of Sikhs, the Akal Takht (meaning timeless throne). Apart from the the Golden Temple, the other famous destination includes Sri Durgiana Temple and Jallianwala Bagh. New Delhi to Amritsar train and enjoy the pure Punjabi ambience.
- Shimla- Deriving its name from Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of the Goddess Kali, this enchanting hill station is one of the premier tourist attractions in the entire country. Shimla was once the summer capital for the British regiment and still has some of the best specimens of English architecture. Some of the famous places to explore in this city are the Mall Road and Viceroy Lodge. Located at a height of more than 7000 feet, Shimla is filled with dense cover of pine, deodar, oak and other coniferous trees. Shimla is a great place to relax and unwind from your mundane life.
- Dharamshala – Dharamshala is one of the most famous places to enjoy a calm holiday in the ambience of serene Himalayas. If Shimla seems crowded, visiting Dharamshala will be a refreshing experience for you. The hill station has a huge Buddhist population, the majority of them are refugees from Tibet. As a tourist you will find several beautiful pieces of handicraft and paintings from Tibetan school of art. You can also try exploring the nearby places like Mcleod Ganj and Bhagsunag, which are known for their meditational and spiritual centres.
- Agra – One of the most visited places in the country, Agra is home to the beautiful Taj Mahal. An epitome of eternal love, the Taj was built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his deceased wife Mumtaz. Apart from the Taj, there are several other places to explore in this historical city like Fatehpuri Sikri and Agra Fort. Agra is a also a great place to enjoy local shopping and restaurant hopping. Take a New Delhi to Agra train to reach this fascinating city and don’t forget to bring back a souvenir!