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About Delhi Delhi, has seen the rise and fall of many empires which have left behind a plethora of monuments that thegrandeur and glory of bygone ages. A city which traces itshistory to Mahabharata, Mughals ruled Delhi in succession starting from Qutab-ub-din to Khiljis, Tughlaqs.In some places it remains a garden city, tree lined and with beautiful parks, but in some places it can also be crowded with heavy traffic. .
Swaminarayan Akshardham • Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. • It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. • The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
Qutub Minar • The tall and ever attractive monument of Delhi which can be seen from most parts of the city is called the Qutab Minar. • Mughals used to build victory towers to proclaim and celebrate victories. Some say the minaret was used to offer prayer but it is so tall that you can hear the person standing on the top. Also, the minaret is not joined on to Qutuddins mosque and the Iltutmishs mosque.
Humayun’s Tomb • It was built by Humayun’s wife, Haji Begum in the middle of the 16th century. It is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. • It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Nizamuddin East. • Listening to Sufi music with the moonlit Humayun’s Tomb as the backdrop, the 3 days Jahan-e-Khusrau festival, designed and directed by filmmaker and painter Muzaffar Ali, is an out of body experience.
Old Fort • ‘Pandavas’ had built their capital, ‘Indraprastha’ at the place where the old fort stands today. This fort was the seat of administration for many emperors. • The legendary Prithviraj Chauhan ruled from here till he was defeated by Ahmad Shah Abdali in the battle of Panipat. • This Fort has three arched gateways- The Bara Darwaza, The Humayun Gate and The Talaqi Gate.
Jantar Mantar • It is a collection of salmon colored structures. These were built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. • The astonishing part of these observatories is that they can calculate many astronomical movements very accurately. • Many instruments here can trace the path of the astronomical universe. Some of these instruments are called Samrat Yantra, Jai Prakash, Ram Yantra, Niyati Chakra and Misra Yantra.
India Gate • It is the national monument of India and is situated in the heart of Delhi. It was built by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1931. • It commemorates the soldiers of the Indian army who lost their lives while fighting for the Indian Empire who are symbolized by the eternal flame “Amar Jawan Jyoti”. • Republic Day Parade is held here every year. No Delhi visit is complete without an evening spent at India Gate Lawns.
Red Fort • “The Blessed Fort” or the Red Fort, was the residence of the royal family. It was built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is also a monument which the tourists love to visit. • It is the largest fort in india, situated opposite Chandni Chowk, Gurudwara Sis Ganj, eating joints like chaatwalas, paranthe wali gali, Haldiram, and Chaina Ram Sindhi confectioners. Also, you can do lots of shopping in Old Delhi.