Delhi is the glorious capital of India. The city showcases the
rich heritage and speaks volumes about the history of the
country,which dates back to the 13th century. Several rulers
ruled over Delhi and left behind numerous architectural wonders.
The city is divided into Old and New Delhi, each of which has
its own share of attractions. Delhi is one city of India where
there is no shortage of things to do and see. From history to
heritage to culture, Delhi's attractions are plentiful. The
fabulous landmarks and monuments are must-see destinations.
Delhi is a major political, cultural and commercial city of
India. The liveliness of Delhi culture clearly manifests in its
theatre, music and dance events, which are hosted in several
auditoriums now and then.
SIGHTSEEING PLACES OF DELHI
Chandni Chowk ( Moonlight Square) is opposite the Red Fort and
is a market that hubs with activity all through the year. The
area was laid out by Shahjahan's daughter, Jahanara. More
Old Delhi was once known as the city of Shahjahanabad. Shah
Jahan established it and made it his capital.
The city has many important political figures'''' souls resting
in peace like the Raj Ghat of Mahatma Gandhi, Shanti Van of
Jawaharlal Nehru, Shakti sthal of Indira Gandhi and many others
Which are located Along the banks of Jamuna.
Rajpath & India Gate
India Gate, a majestic structure, 42 metres high, is set at the
end of Rajpath, perhaps the most beautiful area of New Delhi
with plush green lawns in the backdrop.
This tomb, built for the second Mughal emperor, launched a great
Mughal architectural legacy -- even the Taj, which was built by
Humayun's great-grandson, was inspired by it.
The ruins of this fort are located on a small hill which once
stood on the banks of the Yamuna river.
Built in 1753-54 as the mausoleum of Safdarjang, the viceroy of
Awadh, (a place near Lucknow, famous for its delicious Mughlai
food),under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah.
Few minutes walk from Connaught Place is a strange collection of
solomon coloured structures. These were built by Maharaja Jai
Singh of Jaipur and is actually an observatory.
Red Fort or lal qila as it is more popularly known is a
masterpiece of architecture and one of the most haunting spots
for tourists from both India and abroad.
Qutub Minar, after the Red Fort is the most sought after spot by
tourists who come to Delhi.It is 72.5 metres high and one has to
climb 379 steps to get to the top.
Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1656, this mosque took 5,000
laborers 6 years to complete and is still the largest in Asia,
accommodating up to 25,000 worshippers during holy festivals
such as Id.
The Bahai Temple
Bahai's Temple Is a very recent architectural marvel of the
Bahai faith and is visible from several spots in south Delhi.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Lakshmi Narayan Temple Built by the well-known industrialist,
R.D. Birla in 1938 , the temple is dedicated to Laxmi ( the
goddess of wealth) and Narayana( the preserver).
It stands at Hari Krishna Hill, Sant Nagar Main Road, East of
Kailash.The magnificent temple has sikharas at a height of 90
feet above the ground level. The hall of the temple is centrally
air-cooled with a capacity to accommodate about 1,500 people.
Less than four kilometres away from Qutab Minar is the massive
and elegant Chhatarpur Temple with the main temple being
dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is a modern building with lots of
marble being used and built at a fabulous cost.
How To Reach
By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected
by national and international flights.
By Rail: Delhi is connected to various cites of India by
a good railway network.
By Road: Delhi is well connected to all the major cities
of North India.