How often do we take the city we live in for granted? Years pass by and the only place we usually visit are the nearest cafes and pubs. But when we travel, we take out time for places that aren’t even remotely worth visiting. I have started to believe that it’s almost criminal to not to see the heritage your own city has to offer.
My visits to monuments of Delhi might have started of as I wanted good pictures of me in a saree (you can read my previous articles here and here). But it’s slowly converted to love for Delhi and how beautiful it is.
I thought I had “seen” Qutub Minar enough as I often pass by it whenever I travel by the Metro. Not only that, I assumed it would be dirty. Oh! what a fool I had been. It’s stunning! And I’m not talking only about the Qutub Minar alone. Everything around it is beautiful. The other place I recently visited is Mehrauli Archaeological Park. You can spend a couple of hours there without even realising. I’m not much of a history person, so I don’t really get in to why and what of monuments. Call me shallow but I just like being there and soak in the beauty of it amidst all the chaos we live in. I will let the pictures do the talking. The only tip I have is that you should visit these places early morning around 7 if you want to avoid the crowds and of course, the lovers.
The saree I’m wearing at Qutub Minar is a linen one and the one at Mehrauli Archeological Park is half taussar and half resham.