When you are in Delhi for the first time, you cannot ignore to visit the Connaught Place. The enormous expanse of this place makes it the hub of bustling activities all through the year. Moreover, it is located in the heart of Delhi, and it is the center of business and financial organizations of the city. You can spend an entire day roving around the Inner Circle and Outer Circle of Connaught Place without blinking an eyelid.
Watch a movie at Rivoli
Yes, we have the PVRs and modern cinema halls all around the country, but the charm of watching the latest movie in a vintage cinema is unique. All present-date films are released in the Rivoli cinema located in the Rivoli Building on Baba Kharag Singh Marg. You can come here to have the feeling of sitting in an old-school cinema hall and have a humble sandwich during the interval. You will not find any fancy sights or foods in the traditional ambiance of Rivoli. If you have the inclination to value the genuineness of such places, you will always cherish the lone flick you watched in Rivoli.
Visit the Hanuman Temple
Very close to the Rivoli Cinema, the Hanuman Mandir is located in the Hanuman Road area. If you come here during weekends, you will find masses of people praying and chanting the mantras. It gives an amazing feeling to witness such dedication of the followers of the Monkey God of the Hindus. The temple is also known for establishing a world record in the Guinness Book of World Records when the followers of Lord Hanuman chanted one Hindu mantra in praise of Lord Ram continuously for 24 hours.
During the reign of Maharaja Jai Singh, not many instruments were there to gauge the time. However, the Maharaja was not satisfied with the current state of measurement of time, which was done by tracking the advancement of the sun, moon, and the planets. That is why; he decided to build substantial astronomical mechanism at various places in India in 1724, the Connaught Place being one them in addition to Mathura, Varanasi, Ujjain, and Jaipur. You can spend good two hours at Jantar Mantar and witness the scientific knack of the ancient India. You can observe the actual position of the planets and heavenly bodies with the naked eye.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Even if you are not aware of a word about the history Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, you cannot miss being at this place. Amid the bustling crowd of the Connaught Place, this site gives immense peace to the mind provided you visit here when it is not packed with people. The Gurudwara attracts thousands of worshippers and visitors during festivals and weekends. You can take a stroll around the gurudwara complex, admire its architectural gorgeousness, and listen to the enchanting Gurbani of the Sikh Granthis. While exiting the main worship room of the Bangla Sahib, do not miss the warm, mouth-watering Halwa Prasada cooked in pure Ghee.
Agrasen ki Baoli
The main thing that pulls tourists and the locals to Agrasen ki Baoli is the long list of haunted stories attached to this place. There is a particular thing about haunted areas that they are particularly beautiful; or who knows it may be vice versa. People might have made spooky stories about Agrasen ki Baoli because of its enigmatic architecture. Although the primary purpose of this step well was to preserve water, the well has dried up now. At the extreme frontal center of the steps, you can see thousands of bats hanging from the roof of the room creating a screeching sound. If you are alone at this place, you can hear your footsteps as you go down in the Baoli; and it becomes even more fearsome to be there after dark. That is why; the timings to visit Agrasen ki Baoli are only during the day hours from 9 am to 5 pm.
Delhi is full of awe-inspiring places; you just need to have time to visit there. In just Connaught Place in Central Delhi, you can find at least a hundred such locations where you can spend a good deal of time and never get bored. It is only your body that will get tired of roaming around Connaught Place; your heart will always ask for more of it. And when you return home, you will have your heart full of profound memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.