The capital city of India, Delhi, is one of the favourite places for tourists because of its heritage sites, shopping places, delectable food and much more. With three UNESCO heritage sites within its boundary, Delhi is now a city of foreign tourists. This world-famous city has a prominent international airport – Indira Gandhi International Airport. There are cases when you are stuck at the airport for two to three hours due to a delay in your flight. At that time, you can explore the places near the airport as you have enough time to go and come back before the boarding time.
If you are stuck at the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, then you can explore the Duty-Free Shops that are a complete shopping palace offering things such as accessories, food, liquor, and much more. However, if you are in the waiting complex outside, you can just take a taxi to some of the best places near the airport and spend your layover time in leisure. Some of these places are:
- Gandhi Smriti: Located in the Old Birla House, Gandhi Smriti is a place that holds the memories of Mahatma Gandhi. The Smriti has a room where Gandhi Ji lived and a prayer room where a mass congregation is held every morning. The architecture and landscape of the place have been kept the same and not been touched by the modern aspects of design. The place has visual aspects to perpetuate his memory and noble ideas. Along with this, it is also a place where he was shot.Humayun’s Tomb: Nestled near the crossing of Lodhi Road and Mathura Road, Humayun’s Tomb is of the magnificent gardens representing Mughal architecture. The architecture of this tomb inspired many innovations in the country such as Taj Mahal. The interior of the tomb has octagonal chamber interconnected with galleries and corridors. The structure of the tomb is of red sandstone with white and black borders.Red Fort: The building made with red sandstone walls, the massive Red Fort is a reminder of magnificent Mughal power. It was specifically built to keep the invaders away from our country. One of the emotional and focal points for the people now is Lahore Gate that also attracts a major crowd on 15th of August, i.e. Independence Day. You can also visit Chatta Chowk and do some shopping.
- Dilli Haat: Dilli Haat as the name suggests, is a place where you can shop for traditional attire at reasonable costs. You can savour the various delights of the city here as well. There are many stalls selling handicrafts from all the corners of India. All the handicrafts are authentic and are so attractive that you may want to buy all of them. You can also enjoy the cultural activities going on here. Also, don’t forget to have momos from Sikkim, Bamboos hot chicken from Nagaland, Gujarati dhokla, Kebabs from Jammu and much more. Moreover, if you don’t want to buy anything, you can soothe your eyes with the picturesque and cultural view that the place offers.
- Qutub Minar: Made of red sandstone, Qutub Minar is one of the most beautiful monuments in India. You can explore the architectural developments here. The 7-meter-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque that is the major attraction of the place.
All these places can help you spend your waiting time with utmost enjoyment and fun. You may also get to know the historical significance of many places in Delhi and much more. Just choose to visit here when your flights are delayed, and you will be amazed to see the architecture and the significance of these places.