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  • 2. Delhi, locally pronounced as Dilli. Largest metropolis by area and second largest by population in India  It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in its territory at the 2011 census. 
  • 3. Located on the banks of river Yamuna, Delhi has been known to be continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BC.  Though human inhabitation is believed since the second millennium BC.  Delhi is also widely believed to have been the site of Indraprastha , the legendry capital of the Pandavas, during the times of Mahabharat.
  • 4. Being one of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi has many tourist sites. In Old Delhi, there are attractions like mosques, forts and other monuments that represent India's history. The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort. New Delhi, on the other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. New Delhi houses many government buildings and embassies, apart from places of historical interest. The Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites THERE IS A LIST OF TOURIST PLACES IN DELHI……
  • 5. 1.India Gate and Rajpath Situated along the ceremonial Rajpath avenue (meaning King's Way) in New Delhi, India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph (or shrine) in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in gold the words Amar Jawan (in Hindi, meaning Immortal Warrior). The green lawns at India Gate are a popular evening and holiday rendezvous for young and old alike.
  • 6. Sansad Bhavan or the Parliament of India is a circular building designed by the British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912–1913. Construction began in 1921, and in 1927 the building was opened as the home of the Council of State, the Central Legislative Assembly, and the Chamber of Princes.
  • 7. Built with a mix of Western and Indian styles, Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally built for the Governor General of India. Inaugurated in 1931 as the Viceregal Lodge, the name was changed in 1959 after India became a republic. Now it is the Presidential Palace of India.
  • 8. Connaught Place is one of the largest commercial areas in Delhi, India. Locals refer to it by its abbreviated name, C.P. A heritage building and a nice place to shop, with a lot of variety - both branded and privately owned businesses - and lots of restaurants for every taste and budget. Just be careful of unscrupulous men trying to take you to specific places, they are touts and earn huge commissions, as a result you'll end-up spending much much more.
  • 9. 1.SAFDURJUNG TOMB The Safdarjung's Tomb is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum
  • 10. Humayun's Tomb was built for Humayun's widow, Hamida Banu Begum. Designed by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, the structure was begun in 1562 and completed in 1565. The tomb established a standard for all later Mughal monuments, which followed its design, most notably the Taj Mahal.
  • 11. The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qilai-Mubarak (fortunate citadel) — Delhi's seventh fort — ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed with the large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, its important structures have survived.On every independence day the Flag of India is hoisted by the Prime Minister of India here.
  • 12. The Qutub Minar is located in Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 meters and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an. Qutubud-din Aibak began constructing this victory tower as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi and as a minaret for the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer. The Qutub Minar is also significant for what it represents in the history of Indian culture many ways. In, the Qutub Minar, the first monument built by a Muslim ruler in India
  • 13. 1.Akshardham Mandir Akshardham Temple it is the largest Hindu temple in the world. It was built in 2005. In the sprawling 100-acre (0.40 km2) land rests an intricately carved monument, high-technology exhibitions, an IMAX theatre, a musical fountain, a food court and gardens.
  • 14. The temple is built in honour of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of wealth), and her consort Narayana (Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti) by B. R. Birla from 1933 and 1939, when it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The temple spread over 7.5 acres, is adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discources. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees on the Hindu festivals of Janmashtami and Holi.
  • 15. Cathedral Church of Redemption, also known as Viceroy Church. Located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was used by then viceroy of British India. The Church derives its name from Palladio's Church of Il Redentore in Veniceas well as Lutyens St Jude's Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb.
  • 16. One of the most prominent and largest Gurdwaras in Delhi, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most visited one in the Delhi. Millions visit this Gurdwara from all over the world and of all religions to offer their prayers at this elegant yet historical Gurdwara in Delhi. The Gurdwara marks the place where the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Harkrishan lived his last breath serving the helpless population ravaged by smallpox and cholera epidemic.The Gurdwara offers free food (langar) to all visitors and devotees throughout the day
  • 17. The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India.
  • 18. Nizamuddin Dargah is one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 CE). Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the corner.
  • 19. 1. National Agricultural Science Museum National Agricultural Science Museum (NASM), situated in the National Agricultural Science Centre campus of ICAR in,Pusa,todapur Village, New Delhi, is the first of its kind in the country. Spread over a two storey specially designed building of floor area of 23,000 sq ft, the musggfgfeum portrays the development of agriculture in India since prehistoric time and the present state-of-the-art technology in agriculture in our country, with a futuristic projection. Agriculture and animal husbandry have been the backbone of Indian economy since prehistoric time.
  • 20. The National Museum, New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. It holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It is run by the Ministry of Culture, part of the Government of India. The museum is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road
  • 21. The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. It is located in over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around its site on regular days. The museum houses the world's oldest operational steam locomotive the 1855 built Fairy Queen certified by the Guinness Book of Records.
  • 22. 1.Jantar Mantar The Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 23. The Lodhi Gardens is a park spread over 90 acres (360,000 m2). It contains architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhis, a Pathan dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century.
  • 24. On the bank Yamuna River, which flows past Delhi, there is Raj Ghat, the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It has become an essential point of call for all visiting dignitaries. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are situated nearby.
  • 25. 1.Dilli Haat This huge Delhi market has been deliberately made to feel like a traditional weekly village market, called a haat. Small thatched roof cottages with a village atmosphere give it great ambiance. The market offers an exciting blend of handicrafts from all over India, food, and cultural and music performances.
  • 26. Khan Market is a small, Ushaped, well established market that's one of Delhi's classiest. Bargain hunters are likely to be disappointed at this market. It's got a loyal following who go there to shop at its branded outlets. One of the best things about this market is its interesting book shops.
  • 27. Sarojini Nagar Market is the ultimate place in Delhi for great bargains! Most shops here spill onto the street side and offer everything from fashionable clothing, fabrics, home furnishings, trendy footwear, sweaters, sportswear, bags, cosmetics, and belts, to an array of accessories. Located in a plush South Delhi locality, Sarojini Market popularly known as SN is a favorite haunt of college goers and tourists looking for a fashionable bargain. It is one of the most favored places in the city to buy clothes and fabrics at unbeatable prices.
  • 28. Chandni Chowk, a main marketplace in Delhi, keeps alive the city's living legacy of Shahjahanabad. Created by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj Mahal,has a fascinating market called Chandni Chowk. The market was divided by canals. The canals are now closed, but Chandni Chowk remains Asia's largest wholesale market. Crafts once patronized by the Mughals continue to flourish there. Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in central north Delhi.
  • 29. Delhi is at par with any other city in the world. It can boast of a new international airport and the new metro rail which is a convenient mode of travel for the common man. The Delhi Metro is one of the fastest ways to commute in Delhi and has transformed public transport in the city so much so that the Metro line has become the life-line of New Delhi. Recently a superfast airport express has been put in service to connect the airport with the central part of New Delhi. The many flyovers which have been constructed at whooping costs showcase Delhi as a modern city. Pragati Maidan is another tourist destination.
  • 30. 1} Developing basic infrastructure 2} Started one – window policy to boost the direct and as well as indirect investment in tourism. 3} Plans preservation of cultural, heritage and environment at tourist destinations to attract more tourists. 4}. Started overseas offices at different countries to promote India as a tourism destination. 5} Started different types of luxurious trains like Palace on Wheels, Royal Orient or Deccan Queens.
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