An experience in Delhi
Delhi the capital of India, has forever been a favourite among international travellers owing to its rich collection of architectural and cultural marvels. The city has always been the state of governance and all the embassies of different country are situated in Delhi. It is situated alongside River Yaamuna and is rich in its historical background. Many of the major tour itineraries starts from Delhi itself as it has an international airport that operates from the cities around the world. The major landmarks of Delhi, both ancient and modern pay tribute to the rich heritage of India.
Delhi is known for its culinary features as it has various food joints around all the corner of the city. Old Delhi serves hundred lip-smacking dishes every day. The street of Old Delhi is fumed with the aroma of various food items. Not just culinary but Old Delhi is also famous for its bustling market – Chandni Chowk, which has small narrow lanes. You can even enjoy rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
Architectural sites and amazing sights
Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the 2nd tallest Minar (73 metres) in India. Red sandstone is used in the construction of the minar. It was constructed by Qutub-ud-din Aibak and Iltutmish. People from all over the world come to visit this architectural wonder.
There are many other structures in Qutab Complex, such as :-
Iron pillar, Ala-I-Darwaza: Ala-I, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and Tomb of Iltutmish
It is one of the famous mosque in Delhi. Jama Masjid is a highly decorative mosque and has two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble, three great gates and four towers. Enjoy an adventurous Rickshaw ride to explore the city with scroll the famous Old Delhi market Chandni Chowk -the famous historic street of Delhi of the walled city of Shahjahanabad was established in the 17th century. Chandni Chowk was built almost 300 years ago but still it has an irresistible kind of energy.
Humayun’s Tomb feature Mughal architecture in India. It is one of the most tourist attractions in Delhi and was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in the year 1993. The glorious past of India is easily traceable in every part of the Tomb like gateways, courtyards, garden, arches and mihrab. Inside the Humayun’s tomb there are many other tomb of various other Mughal rulers. Inside the Humayun’s tomb structure there are various other Tomb of Mughal rulers. There are many other structures inside the Tomb such as Bu Halima’s Tomb and Garden, Nila Gumbad, Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia and Arab Sarai, Afsarwala Tomb and mosque, Tomb and mosque of Isa Khan.
Red fort was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 16th century. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the independence day of India, prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the Red Fort. It is also an iconic symbol of India. There are total 14 gates in the fort, the most important gates include Lahori, Mori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Delhi and Kashmir gates. The fort is designed in the shape of octagon with long extended walls on the east and west. There are different structures in the monument like Diwan-i-Aam which is the most beautiful structure, it was the place from where the King addressed to the problems and complaints of the commoners. The other structure is Moti Masjid, it is a private mosque built by Mughal emperor Aurangazeb, Diwan-i-Khas was used for private meetings and conferences, and the other monument which was one of the women’s courtyards is known as Mumtaz Mahal.
The sound and light shows takes place every evening which describe the Mughal history. Inside the fort you also have archaeological museum and Indian War Memorial Museum.
India Gate is one of the major landmark of Delhi, Red pale sandstone is used is construction of this monument. It was also know as India War Memorial. India gate is a monument that memorialize about 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in the Third Anglo-Afghan War and the World War I. This monument became the site of Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is known as Amar Jawan Jyoti, after independence of India. India gate is famous for its Grand republic day parade is hosted every year on 26th January. India gate is the major tourist attraction in Delhi. It is the most famous picnic destination as there are sprawling green lawns, numerous ice-cream and snack vendors so that you can make most of your time. Activities like came ride, elephant ride or boat ride is available near India Gate.