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DELHI

Delhi is the capital and the third largest city of India.It is also the most famous city during the entire Indian history and a fusion of ancient and modern in true sense.It is rich with art,culture, history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and also human diversity. The Old Delhi,gives a old and traditional look with mosques, monuments, forts, lively and colorful bazaars and finely curved ancient architecture of British Raj.

The Delhi city, as well the state is situated in bank of river Yamuna.It is called the travel Gateway,as it is India’s busiest entrance points for international airlines.Though Mimbai is the bissiness capital of India,but Delhi is capital in real sense.

Delhi is the place which shows the two facades of the same city. The old structures like Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, the Lodhi Gardens, the Jama Masjid, Safdarjung Museum, Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i- khas and the Jantar Mantar remind that the city is still charming with its history,and in other hand ,the modern monuments like the Lotus Temple, laxmi narayan temple etc.shows the great sense of secularism lives in every Indian.

 
PLACES IN DELHI
 
India Gate

India Gate is 42 metre high, free standing arch built in 1911.It is originally called "All India War Memorial" in memory of the 90,000 Soldiers of the Indian Army died in World War I. The names of the soldiers are inscribed on the walls of the arch.An eternal flame is lit here to honour the "Amar Jawan" (immortal soldiers)

 
Red Fort

Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal of Agra had taken the decision for constructing the fort in Delhi in 1639, when he finaly decided to shift his capital to New Delhi from Agra.Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort or Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel),which was the seventh fort in Delhi.The Red Fort still gives the look of its lost glory.

The fort has the Diwan-e-am, where the king used to listen to the problems of general people, Diwan-e-Khas, where the king used to sit with his ministers, Rang Mahal,the place for entertainent, Hamam,the place where the royal family members used to take bath,Moti Masjid and The Mina Bazar or the market place only for the royal ladies.

 
Rashtrapati Bhawan

The New Delhi town is around the Rashtrapati Bhawan.The architechtural beauty of this building is very impressive.The famous Republic Day parade is held here. In winter the flower lover gets the annual spring opening of the glorious Mughal Gardens adjoining to this place.

It is the official residence of the President of India.It was the official residence of the Viceroy when India was under the British rule.

 
Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat is on the bank of the river Yamuna. This is the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.There are two other museums dedicated to him which are worth visiting.

 
Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar, this magnificent structure is located at a small village called Mehrauli in south New Delhi. Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty built this huge towe in 1199 AD, and finished by another Muslim King, Iltutmish. This monument used to be the landmark of delhi. It is made of fluted red sandstone with 72.5 metres hight and fully carved with the theme of holy Qurran. At the foot of the Qutab Minar stands the first mosque was built.

 
Iron Pillar

This seven meter high pillar stands in the middle of the mosque. A six line Sanskrit inscription indicates that this piller was initially erected outside a Vishnu temple. It was raised in memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta The IIND or Vikramaditya. The pillar is made of a very exceptional iron as Scientists have never discovered how this iron has not rusted even after 2000 years.

 
Laxminarayan Temple

The Laxminarayan Temple is also called the Birla Mandir, which was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. This temple contains a large garden, fountains and idols of several deities.

 
Humayun's Tomb

People say that The Taj Mahal has been inspired by Humayun's Tomb. It is a magnificent building with red and white combination and is as spectacular as the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Ghiyas.

Tomb Humayun's wife Haji Begum built this Tomb after his death nine years of his deah. This was designed by Persian architect Mirak Mirza

 
Chandni Chowk

During the Mughal period in Delhi it was Shahjahanabad, the main city with the Red Fort. It was a planned city as the Jama Masjid or the praying centre was the focal point. In front of Jama Masjid it was Chandni Chowk a planned market which shine under the moonlight. Shahjahan ordered to built this market so that his favorite daughter Jahanara Begum could shop for all the items. Still Chandni Chowk is Asia's largest wholesale market textiles, electronic and other items.

 
Shanti Vana

Shanti Vana (the forest of peace)is very close to the Raj Ghat. It is the place where India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was cremated. Now this is a beautiful part which is being visited regularly by the dignitaries and heads of all state.

 
Bahai Temple/Lotus Temple

The Bahai Temple is populary known as Lotus Temple for its shape. This is one of the three lotus temples in world.It was Built by the Baha'i community between 1980 and 1986. It is a very recent architectural addition in Delhi.

The whole structure is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand.It contains nine pools and in the middle, its the lotus shape temple which is an ideal place for meditation.

 
Purana Quila

The Purana Quila or The Old Fort is a of medieval military architecture. It was Built by Humayun and modified by Sher Shah Suri. The structure of Purana Quila is quite different from other Mughal structures. It does not have complex of palaces, administrative and recreational buildings.

The Fort was started by Humayun in 1530 but remained incomplete as he was defeated by Sher-Shah-Suri in 1541. History proves that it is it is located in the Indraprastha of the Mahabharata. Now there is the Zoo inside the fort.

 
Jantar Mantar

The Jantar Mantar Observatory was built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724. It was built with masonry instruments for observing the movements of the stars and planets.

Late Mughal ruler Muhammad Shah enabled the raja of Jaipur to build an astronomical observatory and The raja used the structure to update existing astronomical tables and almanac. The structures are sophisticated scientific instruments constructed with brick and plaster.

 
JAMA MASJID

It is the largest mosque in India where thousands of Muslims offer prayers every day. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built this huge Juma Masjid at the cost of Rs 10 crore to make a replica of Moti Masjid in Agra. It is called Masjid-e-Jahanuma.

It has three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40 metres high, constructed of alternative vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. The eastern gate was originally opened for the emperor, and now it is only open on Fridays and Muslim festival days.

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