The Best of Spring in Delhi
Collected by Allison Sodha, AFAR Local Expert
Grab some colored powder and welcome the season of spring in Delhi! The Buddha Jayanta Park comes alive during the annual Buddha Jayanti Festival in May. Monkeys convene at the Hanuman Mandir, flowers bloom at Lodhi Garden, and people come together to remove sorrow and make life more colorful.
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
New Delhi is a bit of a concrete jungle, and the chance to start each morning in the green space that is Lodhi Garden was a welcome way to find balance amid the hustle and bustle. The gardens were built around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi rulers,...
Mathura Road, Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi 110013, India
If you have the good fortune to be in New Delhi in March, you can enjoy all of the usual tourism destination, but don't neglect to notice that they are all bathed in the colors of Delhi's March flowers. This glorious flower, discovered in the...
Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the same emperor who built the iconic Taj Mahal for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Completed in 1656, the courtyard of Jama Masjid can accommodate 25,000...
Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
The Taj Mahal is referred to as "the jewel of Muslim art in India,” by UNESCO in its listing on the World Heritage Site registry. The Mughal ruler Shah Jahan had the truly magnificent white marble...
Rose Minar, 87, Chapel Rd, Annexe, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
A hot day in Delhi (or any day, really) is made even more delightful by a frothy milkshake at Keventers. Locals call it a "milk bar" because of the preparation and presentation in traditional milk bottles. Lines can be long for a taste of the...
Vandemataram Marg, Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
The Buddha Jayanti Park was created on the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha's enlightenment. The golden statue sits on an artificial island surrounded by a Parikrama - an embankment lined with colored rings defined in the Kalachakra Mandala....
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Holi is a Hindu celebration that occurs at the end of the winter season on the last full day of the lunar month Phalguna, generally in February/March. As bonfires are lit to signify a devotion to Lord Vishnu, the God of Preservation, people gather...
Baba Kharak Singh Rd, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Hanuman is a Hindu deity and a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana. He is a Vanara (half-monkey, half-human) who has supernatural powers and can morph into alternate shapes. The Hanuman Mandir near Connaught Place is not only a sacred...
Delhi Golf Club Ltd.,, Dr. Zakir Hussain Road,, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Start the morning with a cup of chai, followed by a visit to one of Delhi's golf courses: Delhi Golf Club, built by the British in 1931; DLF Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer and the only course in India with flood lights to play at...
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