About Puneet A
Lives in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Since Jul 2005
35-49 year old male
Hi, I was born and raised in New Delhi, and have spent most of my time in, and around Delhi. I currently stay in Bangalore, but keep visiting Delhi every month. I love travelling and meeting new friends. People call me HoneymoonSwami, as I run a boutique consulting service for engaged couples to help them design a unique honeymoon experience for themselves.
Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Old Delhi, founded by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, is also known as 'Shahjahanabad.' At its center is the Red Fort complex, a mixture of Indo-Islamic and Mughan architecture. Check out the Diwan I Aam (Hall of Public Audience) and Shahi Burj (Emperor’s Personal Library). The nearby Jama Masjid is the largest congregational Mosque in Asia.
The Purana Qila fort, also known as 'Qila-i-Kuhna Masjid' offers a lot of history with a dash of serenity. Built in the Lodi style with Hindu, Afghan, and Mughal architectural influences, the fort is the site of three cities of Delhi: Dinpanah, Sher Garh, and Indraprastha.
If you are looking for designer stores and the coolest cafes and locales to dine out, then you should definitely visit the ultimate Hauz Khas Village (HKV), a shopping mecca and hangout that also happens to host incredible street parties.
Humayun's Tomb is one of the architectural wonders built by the Mughals, and is considered to be the blueprint for the Taj Mahal. This garden tomb, built in the Mughal Char Bagh style, with Persian architectural influences, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
The Feroz Shah Kotla Fort complex is now a protected monument controlled by Archaeological Survey of India. It includes the mosque Jami Masjid, Hawa Mahal palace where the Ashokan Pillar is mounted, and a Baoli (water temple), among other crumbling remains of the fort. On Thursdays, it becomes a ceremonial spot: People bring incense and make wishes in hopes that they will be granted by the 'djinns' (mythological creatures) believed to live here.
This park is home to some of the most atmospheric relics of Delhi, including over 70 monuments and ruins built between the Sultanate period to the Mughals, and even Balban’s tomb. It is an early fusion of Indo-Islamic architecture, remarkable for the first use of the 'true dome.'
The citadel of Lal Kot, the first red fort of Delhi, was founded by Tomar Rajput and then expanded as Quila Rai Pithora by Prithvi Raj Chauhan. It is now in ruins, but you can see several intricately designed gates and magnificent towers. The most important towers are Ghazni, Sohan, and Ranjit.
Nehru Planetarium or Nehru Tara mandal is built in the memory of Jawarharlal Nehru, and situated at his earlier official residence.
Agrasen's Baoli (Agrasen ki Baoli), or water tower, consists of 103 red stone steps. The Baoli was originally built in the Mahabharat period by Maharaja Agrasen, and rebuilt in the 14th century by the Agrawal community.
The National School of Drama is an internationally renowned theater school. You can catch a play here in the evenings.