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New Delhi

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 About New Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India. It is a second largest metropolis of India and is located at the banks of river Yamuna. It is a city of magnificent monuments built during 12th century. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. It was a center of mughal activities during the mughal rule, during the British rule it was developed as a administrative quarter. It was declared capital of India in 1947 when India got independence Presently New Delhi houses Government of India and has important offices like Parliament of India. It has gradually grown and has become a cosmopolitan city. Modern Delhi Spreads over the remains of nearly a dozen earlier centers which once occupied this vital strategic site. Old Delhi or Shah Jahanabad was built by mughal emperor shah jahan in the first half of the 17th century. Focusing on his great Red fort and Jama Masjid, this old city is still a dense network of narrow alleys and tightly packed markets and houses, with Muslims , Sikhs and Hindus living side by side, but separated in their own defined quarters. Edwin lutyens and Herbert Baker were architects of the city during the British rule. The President House or Viceroys House was a design of Lutyens and Imperial Legislative assembly ,Government secretariat were designed by Herbert Baker.

Major Attractions In Delhi

India Gate

A tour of new Delhi will usually start with a visit to India gate. This war memorial is situated at eastern end of Rajpath. It commemorates more than 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in The First World War.

Red fort (Lal Qila)

Fort on the banks of river yamuna. It was built by Shah Jahan and it is from here that The Prime Minister of India addresses the people on the Independence Day (August 15th).

Qutub Minar

In 1199 work began on what was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world and was to be prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Qutb-ud-din-aibak had probably seen and been influenced by the brick victory pillars in Ghazni in Afghanistan, but this one was also intended to serve as the minaret attached to the Might of Islam Mosque. It is one of the most visited tourist spots of Delhi.

Lotus Temple

It is shaped like a lotus and is also known as Bahai Temple .It is a beautiful temple and has a very peaceful surrounding.

Jama Masjid

It is India's largest mosque and was built in 1656.It is opposite to Red fort and has a capacity of holding 20,000 devotes.

Akshardham Temple

It was recently completed in 2005 .It is on National Highway 24 and has 11-ft golden statue of the founder of the Swaminarayan faith, Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

 Getting There

By Air                              Served By Indira Gandhi International Airport to southwest of the city. It has terminal 1 (Domestic) and Terminal 2 (International) .It is second most used entrance to India.

By Rail                               It has major train station and has train connections to various cities of India. 

By Road                             Well Connected to National Highway.

When to Visit                     October - March

 

 

 

India Gate

 

Red Fort

Lotus Temple

Akshardham Temple

 

 

 

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