Sightseeing in Delhi with Carzonrent's Rental Car
New Delhi, India
Bustling markets, tenacious touts of commotion, bright streets, jubilant people, glittering gems, magnificent monuments, mesmerizing museums, delightful delicacies makes Delhi a vibrant melting pot. That's what makes Delhi such a striking destination. And my affair with the city started when I travelledits roads, acquainting myself with its sights and a blend of rusty, rugged, narrow lanes and fast paced, sleek streets.
It all started when a client cancelled a meeting just a few hours before I arrived. And with nothing to do, I decided to explore Delhi's illustrious past while bathing myself with its present glory. With a day in hand, I became a solitary traveler and hired a desirable air-conditioned car from Carzonrent.
Instantly, the perfect blend of sleek streets and lanes along with a potpourri of different cultures attracted me. As the car vroomed, I saw people, not as mere individuals, but as personalities with dreamy eyes, a destination to reach, with families to deal and cultures to celebrate.
I remembered a few historic sites and informed my chauffeur about the same. Not for once did I need to stop the car and ask someone for directions, thanks to GPS systems. Metropolitan prowess and modernity you see! Perhaps that's what makes Delhi special, it has the best of both worlds!
My first visit was to Jama Masjid- breathtakingly beautiful, largest mosque in India. But it was Humayun's tomb and Qutub Minar Complex that captivated me!For is a mausoleum, which seemed to float above the gardens,while the latter is enshrined in history, an ancient ruin, which records the triumph of Muslim rule.
But what swayed my heart away was the food in Delhi. In fact, Old Delhi's Street Corners are nothing less than a cultural sight here! Having a car ensured I journeyed the place easily. I reveled myself in Paranthas and Delhi's tangy local street food after visiting the great sandstone carcass of Red Fort.
My rendezvous with old Delhi was full of chaos, people bustling narrow lanes and streets. Metros were jam packed and roads moved inch-by-inch at a snail pace. Thankfully, I had my chauffeur waiting for me and I didn't have to worry about the roads. In fact, I enjoyed these sights of Delhi, sitting in the comforts of my car. It gave me a chance to lose myself in the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, without actually losing myself.
And in the night, I splurged myself as a solitary traveler shopping in the laid back Khan Market, ate gooey cakes and enjoyed glimpses of Western lifestyle, while the rented car took me through empty roads late at night.
Of course, I couldn't complete my exploration in a day. Delhi has tons more to offer. But now I know why it is called the 'Heart of India.' I plan to journey it again and this time too, in a rented car!