Delhi Tourist Attractions
Delhi, the capital of the world's largest democracy, a perfect synthesis of a rich past and a vibrant present, a city resplendent with exotic monuments narrating the tale of some of the finest architecture in present times. a centuries old city, Delhi breathes history. Touring the numerous Tourist Attractions in Delhi in no easy task and requires a lot of time and energy. There are a staggering 1346 monuments sites in Delhi along with two World Heritage Sites - the Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. If you also wish to roam around this wondrous capital and witness its great marvels, join us on Delhi Tourist Attractions Tour
Red Fort or the Lal Quila as it is commonly known owes its origin to the peak of the Mughal Empire when it was known as Qila-e-Maulla. Built in 1648 and standing proudly along the river Yamuna, it is enclosed by 35 feet high walls of red sandstone, with bastions on the battlements and two main gates. One of the biggest mosques in India close to Red Fort is the mesmerizing Jama Masjid, a rare mosque that allows the entry of women. The courtyard can capacitate upto 25,000 people and was complete by Shah Jahan in 1658.
Humayun's Tomb is the perfect example of early Mughal architecture, introducing the double dome culture in India and was built in 1565-66 by Humayun's wife Haji Begum in memory of her husband. A magnificent structure in the southern part of the capital and built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1199 A.D. Qutub Minar is 72.5 mtrs high and has its base as a mosque. These two monuments are today listed as World Heritage Site and is a must see on Delhi Tourist Attractions Tours.
Amidst other things, the capital city of Delhi is famed all over for the monolithic India Gate. A 42 mtrs high free standing arch at one end of the Rajpath was designed by Lutyens and built in 1931. It was originally called All India War Memorial in memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who had died in World War I. In 1971 an internal flame was lit here to honour the Amar Jawans (Immortal Soldiers). At night India gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby are lit with coloured lights. If you also wish to experience the magic of India Gate, join us on Delhi Tourist Attractions.
Besides these, Jantar Mantar, Purana Quila, Raj Ghat, Nehru Planetarium, International Dolls Museum, Crafts Museum, numerous shopping arcades and places of worship.
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