I had never been to the Capital of India and here was my chance to visit and explore the city. Delhi is well known for its history both ancient and political and Islamic architecture and it's influence. Indraprastha, the capital of Pandavas as cited in the epic Mahabharata, is often referred to Old Delhi. However, the location of Indraprastha is not known.
So I got a weekend off to visit Delhi along with my wife and friend Soumya. So the itinerary was to visit the nearby places to India Gate. So we availed Delhi Metro pass for the entire day which cost around INR 200 pax and one can avail the metro services as many times as they can. So the breakup is as follows:-
Ticket price INR 150
Deposit refundable INR 50
However, the deposit money is refundable is the metro pass is returned before 5 PM on the same day of booking.
- Ugrasen Ki Baoli
- Jantar Mantar
- India Gate
- Humayun's Tomb
We started off our journey at 6 in the morning from IMT Ghaziabad campus and headed for Vaishali Metro Stn. Got the Pass and headed for our first stop at Ugrasen Ki Baoli (nearest to Barakhamba Metro Station)
Decent place to hang out with friends and have a sip of tea. That's Chai Point in the Connaught Place area. The interiors are well furnished and well decorated. The ambiance looked good. Took a walk down the road to the Hailey Road until we reached...That's right. Our first pitstop, Ugrasen ki Baoli.
In the alleys, there were several street wall graffiti before entering the premises of the architectural marvel.
Each art signified a story behind it. One of them depicted the figure of Ganesha holding his favorite sweet modak.
Ugrasen ki Baoli
Currently under the protection of Archeological Survey of India (ASI), is an underground structure for the storage of water constructed for the seasonal shortage of water. It is believed to be built by Raja Ugrasen, the forefather of the Agrawal community. It measures 60m along north, south, and 15m wide at the ground level.
Entry is free
PK and Sultan were shot here
There is a huge connection between Jaipur and New Delhi. Constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the early 18th century, Jantar Mantar is an ancient scientific observatory used for astronomical calculations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To reach here take an auto or a bus. The most convenient mode of transport is the bus since it's cheaper and you would have to wait you have plenty of time to roam around the city.
Humayun's tomb was a bit far from India Gate so we availed an Auto rickshaw to reach the destination. From India Gate, it's only 10 min drive by car.
Entry to Humayun's Tomb
INR 50 pax ( for Indian Nationals )
INR 500 pax ( for Foreign Nationals)
This was the end of our journey. The rest we assimilated to Masala House and filled our stomachs full. I have a wish to fulfill to visit Chandni Chowk / Old Delhi/ Red Fort and the rest would be covered in the coming days.