Tuesday, November 18

Holiday Plan for New Delhi

Lotus Temple
It is a lotus shaped structure made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand The temple is located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi. You can visit the Lotus Temple on your tour to New Delhi. The temple is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The lotus shape of the temple represents the Manifestation of God, and is also a symbol of purity and tenderness. Its significance is deeply rooted in the minds and hearts of the Indians. In the epic poem Mahabharata, the Creator Brahma is described as having sprung from the lotus that grew out of Lord Vishnu's navel when that deity lay absorbed in meditation, there is a deep and universal reverence for the lotus, which is regarded as a sacred flower associated with worship throughout many centuries. 
On New Delhi tour you can visit the popular shopping area of Janpath at Connaught Place. Here you will find all items from jewellery to paintings and furniture. Nearby Janpath there are many government State Emporia popular which affords a glimpse of the handicrafts of each state. So does the recently- inaugurated new Central Cottage Industries Emporium on Janpath. Janpath is a perfect place for shopping in New Delhi, where you can bargain at reasonable rates. You can buy jewellery and ritual objects from the Tibetans along with some of the rare embroidered dress-materials from Janpath.
Lodhi Gardens 
Lodhi Gardens are situated at a distance of about 3 Kms to the west of Humayun's tomb and adjoining the India International Center are the Lodhi Gardens. You can visit these well-kept gardens on your tour to New Delhi. Here you can also visit the tombs of Sayyid and Lodi rulers. Mohammed Shah's tomb was a prototype for the later Mughal-style tomb of Humayun, a design that would eventually develop into the Taj Mahal. Other tombs include those of his predecessor, Mubarak Shah, Ibrahim Lodi and Sikander Lodi.
Nehru Planetarium
You can visit the Nehru Planetarium on your tour to New Delhi. The Planetarium is situated in the sprawling surroundings of the Teen Murti House, better known as the official residence of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The planetarium was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Smt.Indira Gandhi, on 6th February, 1984.The Planetarium is a popular place of visit specially for those who take keen interest in the astronomical studies.