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Delhi

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Delhi is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, at an altitude : 239 m above sea level.

Delhi has a rich history and a glorious past .Delhi has been the destination for many & remains the center of power. Historically Delhi is said to have been founded in the 11th Century A.D but legend and popular belief ascribe the beginning of the city to the days of "Mahabharata. 

 

Delhi can divided into two parts. The old Delhi or Delhi & New Delhi .It is amongst the few cities in the world that displays a profusion of architectural style from the Mughals to the British. A large number of historic monuments and heritage it self reveal the history of Delhi .

It's strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power, the last being the British. 

The most fascinating aspect of this city is its cosmopolitan nature. You can find the whole of India in its little colonies and structures. Delhi is an ideal blend of the old and new, custom and modernity

New Delhi is the imperial city which was created as the capital by the British, in 1911, the British asked Lutyens the world famous architect to give a new meaning to city development .Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Connaught Place and various administrative buildings like the South and North blocks are the living example of his creation in India.New Delhi is spread over a wide area and is lined with imposing boulevards.

Today , Delhi is the third largest city  & the Capital of India. It is the Major Gateway to the country. It is one of India's busiest entry points for overseas airlines and is on the overland route access across Asia. .The pace of life, like the intellectual and political climate, is brisk. hardly a day goes by without some new controversy boiling over across the front pages of it's also regarded as one of India's most progressive and liberal cities, as far as social attitudes go. 

Places of Tourist Interest 
Qutub Minar  

They truly reflect Mughal architecture revealing the grandeur of the Mughal era,  been built in 1192. Erected by the Slave King Qutb-ud-din Aibak, it was later completed by his successor Iltutmish.

Standing tall at a height of 73 metres, In the early 19th century, an earthquake destroyed the crowning cupola which was replaced by an English engineer, Major Smith. But it looked so out of place that the then Governor-General,Lord Hardinge , ordered its removal. Today it stands on the lawns close to the minar.The Qutub Minar is the tallest monument in India .

Red Fort

Red Fort, extend for two kms and vary in height from 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres on the city side.

Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648.Now  is the venue of the Independence Day parade of India every year.The Red Fort with the Rang Mahal, Mumtaz Mahal and Peacock Throne, also has Diwan-e-am, and Diwan-e-Khas  The fort has two main entrances , the Delhi Gate and the Lahori Gatewater cooled .In the basement of the fort is a market where traditional Indian goods can be purchased at nominal rates . Another attraction is Light and Sound show held in the evenings. 

India Gate

The 42 metre high, free standing arch, designed by Lutyens and built in 1931, is dedicated to those 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died during World War II. Names of all these heroic men are inscribed on it. An eternal flame called Amar Jawan Jyoti that runs on gas was lit in 1971 to honour the martyrs. During the night, it is intensely floodlit and the fountains nearby are lit up with coloured lights.

Rashtrapati Bhwan

Spread over a spacious 330 acre,area, imaginative landscaping, creative planning, and the unique  architectural style & design from Lutyens, (the world famous architect)  have combined to produce the perfect ambience for this most prestigious building , the official residence of the President of India ,with 340 rooms standing at a height, flowing down as it were to India Gate.It has an impressive garden called the Mugal Gardens , which is open to public twice in a year, usually in February and March. 

Laxminarayan Temple, 

This temple is dedicated to Laxmi ( the goddess of wealth) and Narayana( the preserver). Laxminarayan temple also known as Birla Mandir, after the name of by whom this majestic temple was built R.D. Birla, the well-known industrialist,  One of the most important festivals of the Hindus Janamashtami coinciding with the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great fervour in the temple and the occasion is visited by lakhs of devotees.


National Museum

The museum is definitely worth visiting ,Built in 1960, it has an extraordinary collection representing the entire span of Indian civilization from pre-historic times wonderful works of art, Indian and international, spanning more than five thousand years of our cultural heritage, collections of  archaeology, jewellery, paintings, decorative arts, manuscripts, Central Asian antiquities, anthropology, pre-Columbian and Western art, arms, armour, numismatics and epigraphy.

Purana Quila, 

Covering a circuit of about a mile, the walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded by a mat fed by the river Yamuna. A variety of materials have also been used to construct the small mosque (168 x 44 feet). The entrance arch is of marble, the spandrels of red sandstone studded with marble bossed, the columns and pilasters of black and white marble. A superb model of Indo Islamic architecture.

Baha'i Temple 

This temple is also known as lotus temple , because of its shape, one of the unique & recent creation that has been added to this city.It is made up of marble, cement dolomite, and sand. 

Iskcon Temple

Built on a hilly place this temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna and was built by the Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers. This complex is built on a hilly place elegantly build 

Jama Masjid 

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India ,  and the final architectural extravagance of Mughal emperor Shah Johan. . Emperor Shahjahan built Jama Masjid  in 1644. It was designed as principal mosque. It's an austere, yet, a beautiful building. 

The slender minarets grace the facade, one on each side, rising to a height of 130-feet. Wide staircases and arched gateways are the hallmark of this popular mosque.

Rajghat Shanti Van, 

An open space set in Garden with variety of exotic trees, where the Mahatma Gandhi the father of Nation were criminated along with the

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb was built by the emperor's grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD, Constructed with red sandstone and ornamented marks. The dome stands 140 feet from the base of the terrace and is topped with a copper pinnacle. In addition to the remains of Humayun, the complex also houses the grave of many other distinguished members of the Mughal dynasty.


Jantar Mantar

The observatory built with large masonary instruments, has the Samrat Yantra, a simple equal hour sun dial, the Ram yantra for reading altitudinal angles; for ascertaining the position of the sun and other celestial bodies, and the Misra Yantra which is a combination of four scientific gadgets.

Delhi Zoo

It is regarded as one of the finest zoos in Asia .There are more than 2,000 animals and bird species from Africa , America and Australia and even Asia, efforts have been made to provide an almost natural habitat to the animals and the birds. There is lots of greenery around it 

There is ample of scope for the adventure activities like , trekking, rock climbing, water sports including boating and hovercraft rides, Ballooning . It is great  way to see the city , New Delhi Safdarjung Air Port provides some opportunities to float past the old monuments . 

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit Delhi is between October to March

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