Delhi Darshan - Connaught Place
This is my sixth or seventh journey to explore Delhi yet the state is too old and vast in terms of traveling that still there are lots more things to see. My travel craving took me to Connaught Place this Monday. Since I was eager to see Madame Tussauds recently inaugurated in Delhi I booked ticket to visit there 3 months before and plan to see other famous things of the area also. Here I should also mention that I booked ticket online which give discount and are not time and date bound. So if you plan to go there book ticket online on their site.
I was ardent to see Jantar-Mantar as the name usually attached to the protests that happen in Delhi but the original site has no such protests around it. This is possible that these protests used to happen in a specified place in this region hence the same name is used. The area is boring and there is not much too see. Jaipur Jantar-Mantar is better and maintained nicely. But it feels good to see the iconic heart shaped building.(Misra Yantra).
Next stop was Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The world famous museum has opened its first branch in India i.e. in Delhi where wax statues of famous international, sports,films and politics are kept. It gives you an international feel. The high price of ticket attracts only few people so this place in not much crowded and you can touch and have photographs with all of them easily. It has statues of Narendra Modi, Shah Rukh Khan, Angelina Jolie, Virat Kohli, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Nigam among others.
The Charkha Museum is situated in the busy area of Connought Place adjacent to Palika Bazaar but it holds the calmness of Mahatma Gandhi on whom it is based. A large steel Charka (Spinning Wheel) along with Make In India motto Lion is situated there. There is also a room where timeline of different type of Charkhas has been shown.
Then we go to Ugrasen Ki Baoli made famous by the character of Aamir Khan in the movie 'PK'. It is situated in a secluded place and except few not much people visit there. Maintenance was also done ordinary and the place is occupied by blood sucking mosquitoes. God knows how Aamir Khan spend time there perhaps mosquitoes left him because he was alien in the film.
Last we go to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib a kind of pilgrimage for Delhi's Sikh. It was filled with people at that time of the day also. We rested there for sometime and then went away to our home. Delhi holds many more wonders to see which I hope I will see in regular intervals.