Our Chasing The Tree Journey Continues With New Delhi 01 November 2019
This month’s “Chasing the Tree” destination takes adventurers on a spiritual journey in New Delhi. The world’s most crowded country populated by over a billion people, India holds a special place in the heart’s of those who visit. Simply put, New Delhi is something else.
All of the world’s greatest cities are known to be home to people from different nations - which makes them cosmopolitan cities. India’s capital is so diverse that there’s no doubt it deserves to be called cosmopolitan.
Boasting a fertile climate and home to two rivers named Yamuna and Aravali, New Delhi has long been considered an important destination. Its history can be traced back with the various historically important architectural pieces spread across the city. Mughal Empire’s architectural influence is dominant here. British rule on the continent is also known to have influenced the architectural development of the city.
We can define New Delhi as a spiritual destination. Religious diversity is at its peak here, and people live in harmony. The city offers a variety of answers to the most existential questions. The city’s mysterious atmosphere is thought to be the reason why tourists flood New Delhi every year.
Among the city’s highlights are Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Jama Masjid, and the Lotus Temple. People on a spiritual journey visit these destinations all throughout the year.
New Delhi is also home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites; Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. These two landmarks make it to the top on the list of must-visit destinations in the city.
Built after the passing of Mughal Emperor Humayun, Humayun’s Tomb has a story similar to the one of Taj Mahal. Rumor has it that Humayun’s Tomb inspired the construction of Taj Mahal.
One of New Delhi’s most popular tourist destinations, Qutub Minar is considered to be a great example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Before Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar was India’s tallest structure. If you have some more time for exploration, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Museum and India Gate are also on the must-visit list.
Country’s diverse food culture is also present in the capital. Many people wish to try every dish they can find but it’s important to be cautious. If you’re not cautious, Delhi belly might be your tragic end.
India’s capital New Delhi is great for a spiritual experience. To learn more about the city, follow Yıldız Entegre’s social media accounts throughout November.