The Indian capital city of Delhi is a mystical place that has been fought over by many empires over the years. But through all the power struggles, Delhi has held fast to its history, culture, and spirituality. Yes, make the trip just outside of the city to see the legendary Taj Mahal, but remember that Delhi abounds with amazing monuments and architecture. Visitors can explore the fascinating history of the city by seeing places like the impressive Red Fort or Akshardham, an elaborate Hindu temple and spiritual complex with a lush, green, lotus-shaped garden. Walk among the sacred ruins of ancient monuments and the towering Qutb Minar at the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mehrauli.

For a more modern sight, make your way to the famous Lotus Temple, a house of worship designed to look like a beautiful, blossoming flower. To spend time mingling with locals and visitors alike, go to the Dilli Haat, an open-air food plaza and craft bazaar, to find the perfect hand-made souvenir and get a taste of a spicy tandoori dish at one of the delicious food stalls.

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