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The Capital of India

Delhi is a surging mix of crumbling history, gleaming modernity and, of course, traffic. The Indian capital has long held a reputation as being jammed full of life – a place where the past and the future combined. take a tuk-tuk to Delhi’s Jama Masjid, where you can soak up the peaceful atmosphere and be greeted by a wealth of welcoming smiles, or pay a visit to 1656the 17th-century Red fort and be amazed by the heights of the Mughal architecture. 

Places to Visit:

  • India Gate: India Gate, official name Delhi Memorial, originally called All-India War Memorial, monumental sandstone arch, dedicated to the troops of British India who died in wars fought between 1914 and 1919.
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan: Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world’s largest democracy. Its democratic traditions and secular character. It was the creation of architects of exceptional imagination and masterfulness, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.
  • Red Fort (Lal Qila)Gurudwara Bangla Sahib- was the official seat of the Mughal rule from 1648 onwards, when 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan decided to move the capital from Agra to Delhi.
  • Jama Masjid- The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this in between 1644 and 1656 on a very large budget. This mosque has three gates that have been standing since the day of completion of the Jama Masjid.
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib- This Gurudwara is one of the most important Gurudwaras in Delhi, it is known for its association with the eighth Guru, Guru Har Krishan.
  • Jantar Mantar- is one of the five sites built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. This site contains 13 architectural astronomical instruments. The main purpose of this centre is to make observations on the movements of the moon, sun etc.
  • Qutub Minar- This tower is the world's tallest brick minaret which stands at 237.8 feet tall. It is a perfect display of Mughal architecture in Delhi.
  • Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)- is a Baha'i Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion, or any other distinction. It is situated near mandir marg in Kalkaji.
  • The Forgotten Tomb Of Mirza Ghalib- this tomb was built 100 years after Mirza Ghalib to house his grave. It is located on the north end of the Chausath Khamba.
  • Kalka Ji Temple- is dedicated to the Goddess Kali it is situated in the south of Delhi near the Lotus Temple. This temple is believed to have been here since many thousands of years.
  • National Science Centre- was established in 1922 and is part of the National Council of Science Museums.
  • Digambar Jain Temple- is one of the oldest Jain temples which dates back to the reign of the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb. It was originally built in the year 1656 and is also known as the “Laal Mandir” (Red Temple).
  • Nizamuddin Dargah- is the Dargah of one of the Sufi saints, Khwaja Nizzamuddin Auliya. It also houses the tomb of Amir Khusru, a musician and poet who was also a disciple of the saint.

 

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