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A true example of India in flux - modernity surrounded by the traditional. This place was actually a village (still is, in the middle of post South Delhi), but then became a popular place for designers to open shop in. There is a relaxed informality about Hauz Khas Village, with high-end designer shops and restaurants strewn in midst of a rural landscape. You can find an impressive range in fashion ensembles, carpets, old silver antiques, furniture and artifacts that use traditional techniques. Don't be surprised by cow herds resting for hours outside a designer cafe. That's what the Village is all about.
India is a known as a country of numerous religions and communities and this Bahá’í House of Worship is a symbol of religious tolerance and respect. Built in 1997 in the shape of a white lotus, the magnificent temple is made of 27 marble white petals rising at an elevation of 34.27 metres (112.4 feet). It is surrounded by nine crystal blue pools of water and lush green lawns. The image, thus formed, of a white lotus floating in water is simply breathtaking. This building welcomes worshipers, believers and non-believers from all over the country and the world, regardless of religious orientations, and it strives to create a peaceful and all-welcoming space. Thousands of tourists flock everyday to admire this mammoth lotus structure. It is reported to be one of the most visited buildings in the world. The information center on-site provides great insight into this emblematic religious and architectural symbol.
Known all over for its music and great atmosphere, the Hard Rock Cafe comes to New Delhi. Located on premises of the DLF Place, the atmosphere here is typical pub like with live bands performing. They often have international upcoming artists coming here to showcase their talents. The place is well decorated with tables, chairs, sofas and a bar serving some excellent drinks. Like in most of their outlets the Long Island Ice Tea tops the menu chart, the stage area is massive with state of the art sound and lighting. On the walls you will find posters of the greatest rock artists and memorabilia are stocked as well. The music here is classic rock from the 80's. The cafe also houses a souvenir shop selling T-shirts and other collections. There is also a separate smoking area.
Taking a place of pride in Mehrauli, this imposing architectural wonder is, perhaps, the locus of the UNESCO-listed Qutab Complex. Nobody quite knows why this imposing red sandstone and marble structure was built, but what is indisputable is that it is one of the finest monuments in the country, and one of the most recognized. Its construction was started by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Islamic ruler of Delhi in the 1100s, who managed to complete only the base of the structure. His successor, Iltutmish added three more stories, and later, Firoz Shah Tughlaq constructed the fifth and the last addition. Adorned with breathtaking carvings, engravings, spiral staircases as well as finely-crafted balconies, this imposing monument is where history and architectural excellence join hands in harmony. Peppered across the grounds are a string of several such notable sites, like the Madrassa of Alauddin Khalji, Alai Minar, the Tomb of Iltutmish and the Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque.
Spread over an area of 200,000 square feet (18,580.608 square meters), is the city’s most popular hangout spot, the DLF Cyber Hub. Boasting of numerous restaurants and bars like the Hard Rock Cafe and Au Bon Pain as well as independent joints like Made in Punjab, the DLF Cyber Hub ensures there is something in store for everyone. Besides the eateries, the local hub also boasts of an exhibit space, an amphitheater, and an open terrace, all of which are perfect for both large and small scale events. If you want a taste of the local scene, certainly head to DLF Cyber Hub for a great time.
If you want to see a great stage production, the Kingdom of Dreams is a venue that hosts musicals and theater productions. This venue is a wonder to walk through, with a lot of space and Bollywood-style decor. The buildings are all elaborately designed and it's a treat to walk through the Kingdom of Dreams. Operating since 2010, this place is known for housing the beautiful Nautanki Mahal. This auditorium is known to stage several Bollywood themed musicals and theater acts like Zangoora and Jhumroo, and can more than 800 spectators.