Connaught Place, New Delhi
Connaught Place is a vast traffic circle located in the heart of New Delhi. The area surrounding Connaught Place has many shops, restaurants, banks and it is situated very near to New Delhi Railway station.Connaught Place is the hub of entertainment, shopping, and business - it was designed by the British and named after the visit of Duke of Connaught to India.The circular form of Connaught Place is surrounded by greenery and there are seven roads that radiate from it. There is an underground market and elegant boutiques.This is an important area for tourists to find offices for most of the travel agencies, airlines and banks.
Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas Village is an urban village south of New Delhi. Both sides of the road into Hauz Khas are lined with ancient stone monuments, and the entire village is dotted with domed tombs of minor Muslim royalty from the 14th to the 16th C.Remnants of an ancient college are visible and the tomb of Firoz Shah's, who ruled Delhi in the 14th C, are here. On the East side of Hauz Khas is Moth ki Masjid, a fine mosque built in Lodi style.In the 1980s, Hauz Khas was designated an upscale tourist destination and in addition to the ancient ruins there are art galleries, fashionable restaurants and boutiques.
Rail Transport Museum
The Rail Transport Museum in New Delhi houses 30 locomotives and several old carriages. Over 140 years if Indian railway history has been preserved including an engine built in 1885 and the Fairy Queen steam engine of 1855.There are several odd items on display at the Rail Transport Museum such as saloon cars of many Maharajas, the teak carriage of the Maharaja of Mysore covered with ivory, the cabin of the Prince of Wales from 1876, and the carriage in which the ashes of Gandhiji were carried in 1948. The skull of an elephant that struck a Mail train in 1894 is also displayed.Children can enjoy a ride on the miniature toy train.
Bahai House of Worship or Lotus Temple
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi is also known as the Lotus Temple because of the nine-sides and central dome. The Lotus Temple in Delhi is one of the newest Bahá'í Houses of Worship. It was constructed with white concrete and white Greek marble. The Bahá'í House of Worship is a delicate structure surrounded by greenery and nine pools of water.The House of Worship has no idols, religious pictures, or outward symbols of religion. There are prayer services held daily, otherwise it is a quiet place of worship.
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets
The Sulabh International Museum of Toilets displays the evolution of the toilet and their various designs. Toilet-related items date back to 2,500BC and offer the historical trends in the development of the toilet.Facts, pictures and objects in the Museum of Toilets present a chronology of developments relating to technology, social customs, toilet etiquette, and sanitary conditions.Exhibits include privies, chamber pots, toilet furniture, bidets and water closets from 1145 to the modern times.
Jantar Mantar near Connaught Place is one of the five astronomical observatories constructed by Maharajah Jai Singh I in 1725.An enormous sundial known as the 'Prince of Dials' dominates this large-scale structure. The Jantar Mantar in Delhi is an astronomical observatory where the movements of the sun, moon and planets could be observed. Several other instruments on display were used to track the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses.