To come out of the week long stress in the offices and work places people often want to spend their weekend with their family and friends at some memorable places. Sometimes it become difficult for them to decide which place to go and finally they settle to spend their entire weekend doing nothing at their residence.
Here I am suggesting you the five places in the Indian capital city, New Delhi to spend your weekend and get the glimpses of the cultural ethos of this multi cultural country. Even tourists coming to the capital also want to visit some places which are new to them and would take them on a historic tour.
So to relax and come out of the daily routine, I am suggesting some of the places in Delhi which would definitely be the places you would want to go with your family and friends.
Jama Masjid: The historical mosque build by the Mughal King Shah Jahan
The grand mosque remains one of the main attractions of the tourists and the locals because of its grandeur. One can spend entire day inside the mosque and enjoy the religious fervour and the serenity of the place. This historical mosque remains the largest mosque in India, was build by the Mughal King Shah Jahan. The mosque is a marvel of architect, its also known as the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa. This is really the place which stands at the top of my list to visit.
Located at the heart of the central old Delhi, it has three gates, four minarets each 40 meters in hight. On the minaret one can have a panoramic view of the entire bustling markets of Old Delhi. This place would definitely server as a perfect place o enjoy your weekend. One can also have a variety of foods in its markets and can have a rickshaw walk around this walled city known as Jehanabad.
Qutub Minar: The world heritage site in the heart of Delhi
A 73 meter hight tower of victory can be the other place to escapade from daily routine and enjoy the picnic with your family and friends. The tower was build by Qutb ud-Din Aibak the first sultan of the Delhi sultanate. It has been listed among one of the UNESCO heritage sites in the city.
Besides having the first hand experience of the Indo-Islamic architecture, one can also know the history of the city. The place remains opens at 7 in the morning and closes at 5 in the evening throughout the week.
Hauz Khas village: A place with many offerings
Hauz Khas village is a unique place especially for youngsters and I would recommend every one to visit this place. It has a history associated with it and is a perfect place for relaxing and chilling out with friends. Here one could find the traces of 13th century of Delhi Sultanate in the form of an Islamic seminary, a mosque and a tomb.
Their is a big pond inside the park where one can even enjoy boating, but more importantly its a great place to enjoy the view of tens of white swans. On the other side of the park remains the deer park where a herd of dears are their to welcome you. This place is a must visit place in Delhi.
The place is also mushroomed with restaurants offering multi cuisines. The market remains buzzing particularly in the evening.
National Museum: A place which has preserved the history of 5000 years
National Museum can be the another great place to spend your weekend. It takes you on a historic tour and enriches you with the knowledge of Indian civilisation. Here one can enjoy the artifacts of more than 5000 years old.
National Museum New Delhi, was established in 1949 and remains one of the largest museums in India. It has around 200,000 art works of Indian and foreign origin. The tour to this place can be a wonder for all age groups especially for the people who love history and its is a wonderland for children.
Lodhi Gardens: A place of tranquility and calm
The place is loved by all because of its calmness and remains one of the very famous picnic spot in New Delhi. The park is spread over 90 acres and gives you enough space to play some games as well. You would find people playing foot ball, cricket and badminton.
The park contains the tombs of Mohammed Shah, Sikander Lodi and Shisha Gumbad Bada Gumbad. The architectural works of 15th century is also an attraction of this place. The park is mesmerising particularly at the time of sun rise and sun set. One can enjoy the chirping of birds and hopping of squirrels in the garden.
Every morning hundreds of people, especially Delhiites throwing to the park for morning walks, exercising and for yoga.