Delhi, a city that defies a one-line description is actually India in miniature. Over thousand years, it has wooed rulers,fascinated plunderers, and tried historians with details. Today, even as Delhi preserves an enviable heritage, it is city always on the move. Delhi remains the centre of power, starting with royal power to colonial power and finally the seat of bureaucratic power. Today its emerging as an significant centre for corporate power too. However, the most absorbing aspect of this city is its cosmopolitan nature.
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist
attractions and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice
each and every details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and
relaxation. By looking at the things to do in city one can see if that spot
offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the
tourist attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the
local customs create a unique atmosphere.
Gate, a memorial honoring the Indian soldiers martyred during Afghan war. Its green, velvety lawns are a popular popular for young and old alike. Ice-cream carts, popcorn and peanut vendors, panwallahs,balloon wallahs, carts selling cold water and cold drinks, men and women selling sweet-scented jasmine gajras (garlands) for women, do brisk business at the peripheries of these lawns.
Fort was constructed in 1647. Though much of the fort underwent change because of extensive demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, the important parts have survived, the glory is still impressive. The Red Fort, the last fort built in Delhi, has witnessed the vicissitudes of fate, the Mughals, the British, and finally the first light of Indian Independence.
The Qutab Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. A fluted red sandstone tower, tapering up to a height of 72.5 m has intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran all over. Qutub-ud-din Aibak constructed this victory tower to symbolize Muslim domination of Delhi. The tapering tower is circular and flutings on the first storey and star-shaped on the second and third stories. The calligraphic inscriptions are seen in a perfect blend with the superb stalactite designs on the exterior of the tower. The Qutab Minar, first structure of Muslim rule in India, marks the beginning of the new Indo-Islamic architectural style.
Raj Ghat-The last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. An essential point of call among visiting dignitaries also houses two museums dedicated to Gandhi.
Modern Delhi, or New Delhi as it is referred as, centers around the Rashtrapati Bhawan. This impressive building standing at a height, flows down to India Gate. The stretch, called the Rajpath is the venue for the annual Republic Day parade. The impressive plan of the area, conceived by Lutyens, has’nt lost its charm over years. Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the regal residence of British viceroys, is built on the Raisina hills. This 340-roomed monument has an commanding character overlooking Rajpath and India Gate. It is the official residence of the president of India now. For lovers of flowers and beauty, meticulously tended Mughal Gardens of the Rastrapati Bhavan, is a bonanza topped of roses in perfect bloom.
Also called the Birla temple, the Laxminarayan Temple was built in 1938 by the Birla family. It has a large garden and fountains as its background. The temple attracts thousands of followers on Janmashtami day, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Mahatma Gandhi, the,Father of the Nation, was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse in this temple complex in 1948.
Humayun’s Tomb was built by his wife Haji Begum nine years after his death. Designed by Mirak Mirza Ghujas, a Persian architect and completed in 1565, the structure was a trendsetter of the time. All later Mughal monuments, including the Taj Mahal, are believed to have followed its
design and layout.
The Bahai Temple, also known as Lotus temple because of its shape, is situated in South Delhi. An eyecatching structure worth exploring the temple is built by the Bahai community, and it offers the visitor serenity that pervading its artistic design.
The Purana Quila, an example of medieval military architecture, was built by Humayun, with later-day changes by Sher Shah Suri. The fort is a monument of bold design, srength, straightforward in its purpose as a fortress, unlike the carefully decorated and well-planned palatial forts. The fort also does not have a complex of palaces, secretarial and recreational buildings. The Sher Mandal and the Qala-I-Kunha Masjid are two important monuments inside the fort.
popular among vistors looking for items of handicrafts from all over the
country. Delhi is famous for antique items.
Dussehra festival celebrated in October/November, Kite Festival.
How to get there
By Road : Delhi is well connected to all the major cities of India by a network of highways and roads.
By Air : Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to all the important cities of the world with almost all the major international airlines operating out of here. Palam Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.
By Rail : The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. The city has three major railway stations at New Delhi, Old New Delhi, and Nizamuddin. Luxury trains like the Palace-on-Wheels, Fairy Queen, and Royal Orient Express can be taken from New Delhi Cantonment railway station. Rajdhani Express trains connect New Delhi from the state capitals. Shatabdi Express trains connect New Delhi to the neighboring cities.
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