Qutab, is the tallest minar (73 metres) in India originally an
ancient Islamic Monument, Located in Delhi,
The stairs of the tower has 379 steps, is 72.5 metres (237.8 ft) high,
Construction was started in 1192 byQutb-ud-din Aibak and
was carried on by his successor, Iltutmish. In 1368, Firoz
Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey. It is
surrounded by several other ancient and medieval
structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutb
The minar is made of red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and
verses from the Qur'an.
The minar comprises several superposed flanged and cylindrical shafts,
separated by balconies
The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth
storeys are of marble and sandstone.
At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque
to be built in India.
The nearby 7 metres high Iron Pillar is a metallurgical curiosity, standing
in the Qutb complex. The pillar has Brahmic inscriptions on it that
predate the Islamic minar.
The minar tilts just over 60 cm from the vertical, which is considered to
be within safe limits, although experts have stated that monitoring is
needed in case rainwater seepage further weakens the foundation.
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal
emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is
located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of
museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors
and their households, it was the ceremonial and political
centre of Mughal government and the setting for events
critically impacting the region.
The Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13
architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built byMaharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur,
The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the
times and movements of the sun, moon and planets.
Samrat Yantra: The Samrat Yantra, or Supreme Instrument, is a giant triangle that is basically an
equal hour sundial. It is 70 feet high, 114 feet long at the base, and 10 feet thick. It has a 128-footlong (39 m) hypotenuse that is parallel to the Earth's axis and points toward the North Pole. On
either side of the triangle is a quadrant with graduations indicating hours, minutes, and seconds. It
is a basic sundial into a precision tool for measuring declination and other related coordinates of
various heavenly bodies.
Jayaprakash Yantra: The Jayaprakash consists of hollowed out hemispheres with markings on their
concave surfaces. Crosswires were stretched between points on their rim. From inside the Ram, an
observer could align the position of a star with various markings or a window's edge.
Misra Yantra: The Misra Yantra was designed as a tool to determine the shortest and longest days
of the year. It could also be used to indicate the exact moment of noon in various cities and
locations regardless of their distance from Delhi – quite remarkable! The Mishra yantras were able
to indicate when it was noon in various cities all over the world and was the only structure in the
observatory not invented by Jai Singh II.
Originally called the House of Parliament, it was designed by the
British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker in 1912-1913 and
construction began in 1921. The opening ceremony of the
Parliament House, then called as the Central Legislative Assembly,
was performed on 18 January 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of
India. The third session of Central Legislative Assembly was held in
this house on 19 January 1927.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the
President of India. It may refer to only the mansion
(the 340-room main building) that has the President's
official residence, halls, guest rooms and offices; it
may also refer to the entire 130 hectare (320 acre)
President Estate that additionally includes huge
presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open
spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables,
other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. The
main palace building was formerly known as
The India Gate is a national monument of India. Situated
in the heart of New Delhi, it was designed by Sir Edwin
It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their
lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I.
The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516
British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern
Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The 42-metre tall India Gate is situated in such a way that
many important roads spread out from it. Traffic passing
around India Gate used to be continuous until the roads
were closed to the public. The lawns around Rajpath
throng with people during the evening, when the
monument is lit up.
Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India.[the complex
displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality,
and architecture. The building was inspired and developed
by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, whose 3,000 volunteers helped
7,000 artisans construct Akshardham.
The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists
who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005. It sits near
the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the 2010 Commonwealth
Games village in eastern New
The Garden of Five Senses is a park spread over 20 acres, in Saidul
Ajaib village, opposite Saket, near the Mehrauli heritage area
in Delhi, India. Designed by Delhi architect, Pradeep Sachdeva, the
park was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation
Development Corporation (DTDC), Government of Delhi at a cost of
Rs 10.5 crore, over a period of three years and opened in February
2003. Partly built over a rocky terrain, the garden has various theme
areas, including a section on the lines of Mughal Gardens, plus pools
of water lilies, bamboo courts, herb gardens and solar energy park.[
Purana Qila, situated on the banks of Yamuna, was constructed by
the Pandavas as Indraprastha
Later it was renovated and named Shergarh by the first Afghan
emperor of India, Sher Shah Suri.
In the 1970s, the ramparts of Purana Qila were first used as a
backdrop for theatre.
In later decades it has been the venue of various important theatre
productions, cultural events, and concerts. Today, it is the venue
of a daily sound and light presentation after sunset, on the history of
the "Seven Cities of Delhi", from Indraprastha through New Delhi.