The capital city of India, Delhi, has a bowl full of enthralling activities and upbeat lifestyle. One can find a huge mix of different cultures from all across the country amalgamating here.
The city reflects a perfect blend of ancient culture and modern technology. An opportunity to volunteer in Delhi can be a great experience for many who are keen to see the real life example of ‘Unity in Diversity’.
Considering the fact that India is still a developing economy, there are many volunteering programs in Delhi one can enroll themselves for.
Here is a comprehensive list of the places one must explore while in Delhi.
It will be hard to believe that any article about touring Delhi commence without a mention on India Gate. Formerly known as the ‘All India War Memorial’, this robust 42m tall architecture is standing firm since it was built in 1921. Not only does it have a huge significance in the history of Delhi and India as a whole, but also is a symbol of patriotism for every citizen.
The second tallest Minar in India, a UNESCO world heritage site, a showcase of fine artwork; Qutub Minar is a worldwide known architecture. Finished its completion in 1200A.D., the monument is named after Sultan Qutub-ud-din. This can be a good place for one to explore the fine art of medieval India.
One of the largest mosques in Asia, Jama Masjid was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The incredible architecture of the mosque built with red sandstone and white marbles upholds some intricate artwork. Enjoy the glory of the place as you walk down the lanes of history, and then visit the Chandni Chowk (next to the masjid) to savor the taste of mouth watering Kebabs and biryani.
The last of the seven Baha’i temples built around the world, this extraordinary piece of fine architecture is one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi. The beautiful shape of a lotus, carved in between a plush green landscape, is going to be a pure delight to your eyes. People from all walks of life and religion abode here for tranquility and to sense the feel of immortality.
Considered as “The Abode of God” by the followers of Swami Narayan, this place exhibits another architectural grandeur of a completely different style. The light and sound show held during the evenings are totally worth watching. A day’s trip to Akshardham will absolutely enlighten your spirit.
No trip is complete without a little shopping at the local markets of the city; and when in Delhi, the options are in abundance. Explore the famous Khan Market if you are looking for some good collection of bookstores, enter the Chandni Chowk to see the face of the old Delhi market, and while the Lajpat Nagar market will give you various options for buying some really good stuff, Sarojini Nagar market is all set to provide you with ample of options for your choice of branded accessories and clothing (but at a fairly cheaper price).
Hauz Khas Village
Behold, all the party freaks!! The area of the Hauz Khas village is one the most happening nightlife streets in the capital. Bludgeoned with insomniacs, especially over the weekends, the village has many discos, pubs, and restaurants to offer. There are few pubs that provide rooftop sitting arrangements from where you can have some amazing view of the Hauz Khas Fort and the lake.
Once a small village in Sonepat district of Haryana state, Murthal has emerged as one of the fastest developing villages. The reason for this is the long stretch of Dhabas (small highway restaurants) set up on the highway, which once was a stop gap for meals and sleeping for truck drivers only. But today, it has become one of the most happening and visited places by the nightcrawlers and groups of youngsters. It’s a nightlife of a different scale altogether, and of course, every bite of that tandoori chicken is worth remembering!
These are just a handful of what one has on offer to explore in Delhi during a volunteering program. If you are also intrigued by the history and culture of the land, travel to India in 2017 and volunteer for a cause.
Delhi won’t disappoint you, for sure!