New Delhi is the capital state of India. The city welcomes its visitors with dazzling gems: beautiful ancient monuments, informative museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a attractive performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets. The city houses spacious, wooded avenues and impressive government buildings.
The main tourist attractions here are:
Red Fort: The Fort was constructed by Shah Jahan. This was built in 1638. The Fort exhibits the remarkable Mughal architectural style. The walls of the fort are 33 meters high and were built to prevent invaders. There is sound and light show in the evenings. In that show the historical events associated with the Fort are recreated. The fort entry is closed on Mondays.
Humayun’s Tomb: The tomb was built in 1570 in Persian architectural style. The monument was built by Queen Haji Begaum, the widow of Humayun. It is best to visit the place during late afternoons.
Qutb Minar: This is the tallest tower in India. It is said that the tower was constructed to commemorate the victory and the beginning of Mughal era in India. The tower is 73 meters tall and was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. There are five storeys and every storey is marked by a projected balcony. The first mosque of India, Quwwat-ul-Islam is at the foot of Qutab Minar.
Bahai Temple: The temple is famous as Lotus temple as it resembles lotus flower. The lotus symbolizes four religions namely Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Jainism. The temple is open for prayers and meditation by people of any religion. You can see nine pools of water around the petals.
Lodi Gardens: This was built in 1936 by British. The garden is spread over 90 acres. You can see the tombs of 15th & 16th century rulers around the garden. The National Bonsai Park is located in the garden.
India Gate: This was constructed in 1931 as a war memorial and is located on Rajpath. The war memorial was built for over 70,000 soldiers killed during the First World War and Afghan war. You can find the names of the brave soldiers inscribed in the walls of India Gate. The earlier name was “All India War Memorial”.
Delhi is well connected by rail, road and air transport. The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March.
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