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Tourist Attractions of Delhi


India Gate
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Located at the heart of Delhi, the names of all the soldiers who laid down their lives during the Afghan war are inscribed here. India Gate pays homage to all Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives to uphold the honour of their motherland. India gate is surrounded by lush green lawns on both sides.


The Red Fort :
The Red Fort in old Delhi is a magnificent example of Mughal architectural style. The fort was constructed by Shahjahan in the 17th century when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. The beautiful interiors of the fort, including intricate carvings, throw light on the luxurious lifestyle of Mughal rulers.



Rashtrapati Bhawan :
The official residence of President of India is a superb example of British architectural style during colonial period. There is a slight ascent of Rajpath from India Gate leading to Rashtrapati Bhavan. The gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, particularly Mughal gardens rank among the   gardens in India.



Raj Ghat :

Raj Ghat is the place where the samadhi of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, is situated. Located in a sprawling well maintained campus, people in large numbers visit Raj Ghat to pay respect to the Mahatma. The place has a very serene ambience.



Qutab Minar :
Qutab Minar is located at Mehrauli in south Delhi. A fine example of early medieval period architecture, Qutab Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in the 13th century. Built in red sand stone, the Minar rises to a height of 72.5 metres from the ground. There are intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran inscribed on the walls of the Minar.


Bahai (Lotus) Temple :
Among the relatively newly built attractions adorning Delhi's landscape is the magnificent Bahai Temple, more popularly called ‘Lotus Temple’. Built with meticulous care in the shape of a lotus, the temple is a great example of modern architecture. A deep serenity pervades the entire place. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens on all sides.


Jama Masjid :
The great mosque of Old Delhi is both the largest congregational mosques in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shahjahan. Having three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high, the mosque is constructed with alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can hold about 25,000 people.


Chandni Chowk :
Meaning ‘Silver street’, Chandni chowk is the main street of Old Delhi, one of the most congested and most colourful bazaar of India. At its eastern end (towards the Red Fort) is a Digambara (sky-clad) Jain Temple, a Shiva temple and Gurudwara Sis Ganj dedicated to the 9th Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur who was beheaded here by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The western end is marked by the Fatehpuri Masjid, which was built by one of Shahjahan's wives. The bazaar is one of the largest and busiest wholesale and retail markets of India, where you can find almost every thing ranging from clothes, fabrics, watches, shoes, books, gems and jewellery etc


Connaught Place
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In the heart of New Delhi, this is the stylish circular commercial and tourist centre of Delhi. It is an architecturally uniform series of white buildings mainly occupied by shops, banks, restaurants, state tourist offices, airline offices and travel agencies.



Jantar Mantar :
located in the vicinity of Connaught Place, Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory with masonry instruments designed by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1725. It's a collection of salmon-coloured instruments including a sundial and others that plot the course of planets and determine the time based on the direction of the sun.


Humayun's Tomb :
built in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, the senior wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun, this tomb is a wonderful example of early Mughal architecture. It is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The Emperor along with his wife and other members lay buried here. It is built in classic Persian char bagh style - a central tomb surrounded by gardens.


Gurudwara Bangla Sahib :
Located in the heart of Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most popular Sikh temples of India, was the erstwhile royal palace of Raja Jai Singh, who dedicated this palace to the sacred memory of the 8th Sikh Guru Harkishanji. Today, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most popular Sikh temples in active worship, visited by thousands of devotees on a daily basis. The Gurudwara also houses one of Delhi’s largest holy water reservoirs and communal kitchen where tons of food is cooked and served for free daily.


Akshardham temple complex :
this temple epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur and beauty. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. A relatively new addition to Delhi’s tourist map, Akshardham is unique and modern and strikingly different to any other temple in India.