See A New Delhi, With The Delhi Eye

Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New — By Sanjay Kumar on September 7, 2010 at 7:05 am

Done the trudge through the monuments and bustling bazaars. Woven through the amazingly intricate and surprisingly fluid dance that is normal everyday traffic. Looked up at the Qutub Minar and the India Gate. What’s left?

A change of perspective.

Why not look down on the city instead of looking up or around. Give those aching neck muscles a break. And settle for a gentle-paced viewing experience that is unlike any other in the city.

Far above the madding crowds, with sweeping panoramic views of the city, the Delhi Eye is the perfect antidote to travel ennui.

Built on the lines of the London Eye and Singapore Flyer, this 45-m high giant wheel is tall as a 15-floor building. For a ride in one of the wheel’s 36 air-conditioned cabins you will have to shell out about Rs 250 ($ 5.5 approx).

The Delhi Eye will let you see the Qutub Minar, the Red Fort, the Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Humayun’s Tomb apart from a bird’s-eye view of Connaught Place all in a matter of 20 minutes.

A boon, especially if you are that rare species of traveler endowed with the lazy gene. Post your circumnavigation aboard the Delhi Eye, you can easily hold your own in any gathering: “Well, the Humayun’s tomb is best seen lit up by the afternoon light, especially when seen from the South-east…”

Where: Kalandi Kunj
From September 25, 2010
Panoramic Views
Rs. 250 ($ 5.5 approx.) per person.

(Pic: Sanjay Kumar)

Tags: Delhi eye, New delhi, travel


  • durban accommodation says:

    I didn’t know Delhi also has an Eye wheel now! Since when? I think it is a great idea and the view from such a height is always breathtaking.

  • Arwa says:

    I loved the London Eye experience and so I am sure I will love this one too. Thanks for the tip, I will keep this in mind on my next visit to Delhi.

  • Sanjay Kumar says:

    Yes, I believe it will be a great new way to look at this wonderful city.

  • Paritosh says:

    I think it will be a great experience.


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