New Delhi, India Cruise Port
When cruising to or from New Delhi, India, you are sure to be amazed by the immaculate architecture and beautiful culture that fills the capital city. New Delhi is said to be the oldest existing city in the world estimated to be around 5,000 years old, talk about some historic sites! Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, the inspiration for the Taj Mahal; and Raj Ghat, a memorial made of black granite to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, responsible for India’s independence. New Delhi’s “urban villages" are a reminder of the capital’s more rural beginnings. Exploring these villages will shed light into the cultural existence, artwork, cuisine and many marketplaces offering the local flavor. If you are looking for an “Eat Pray Love” type of cruise experience, you should try a spiritual-cleansing or healing benefits of yoga. The Swaminarayan Akshardham is a wonderful place to soak in the culture of New Delhi as well as the beautiful landscaping that surrounds the temple. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to New Delhi, India:
Visit Humayun’s Tomb, constructed in the 16th century with inspirations of Persian architecture. Beautiful gardens surround the peaceful area that also inspired the designs of the Taj Mahal.
Reflect at the Raj Ghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in the shape of a black marble platform with an eternal flame.
Stroll the Lodi Gardens, where picnics can be had and yoga practitioners can be seen. The Lodi Gardens are one of the most famous historically and ecologically significant sites in New Delhi.
The National Gallery of Modern Art is a must visit attraction, where a glimpse into the culture and the best artists of India can be found on your New Delhi cruise.