We know this lockdown and quarantine is getting even more boring with every passing day. We understand your urge of going out and exploring again, but as we do our duties as responsible citizens, you can still take a virtual tour of Delhi and its top tourist places. By Kumar Shree
1. India Gate
One of the most famous landmarks of Delhi, India Gate pays homage to over 80,000 soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. The structure, also knows as Arc de Triomphe was designed by the renowned architect Edwin Lutyens. Make sure you take a close look at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, a flame in the centre of the monument that keeps burning 24×7.
The popularity of Mughal Gardens needs no certification. The sprawling garden spread across 13 acres of land is part of the Presidential Palace. Home to more than 70 varieties of beautiful flowers, Sir Edward Lutyens first carved this garden on paper before it transformed into what it is today.
If you’re a sucker for modern art, consider this virtual tour tailor-made for you. The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is home to more than 17,000 installations ranging from sculptures, paintings, photographs and installations.
4. Qutub Minar
The ancient structure built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in South Delhi’s Mehrauli district is another evergreen tourist spot in Delhi. The minaret is made of red sandstone and marble notes. The structure set amid the Qutub Complex will win your heart even on a virtual visit.
5. Red Fort
In its heydays, the Mughals called Red Fort or the Lal Quila their home. Today, the fort attracts the highest number of tourist footfall out of all the forts that add to the charm of Delhi. You’ll surely love it on your virtual your.