A trip to the historic city of Delhi

Last October, I along with my colleagues visited Delhi as part of additional training of our company. We stayed at Thikana Guest House located at the centre of the city. We were offered five recently renovated rooms, each having a luxurious modern ensuite bathroom. Our training was for 1 week. We all decided to stay back the next whole weekend and explore the whole city. Delhi is a historic city which witnessed the rise and fall of all empires with different names such as Indraprastha and Tughlaqabad. There are numerous ancient forts, mosques, tombs, minarets, monuments and historical buildings which are silent narrators of the glorious past of the city. The major landmark to the city is the Red Fort on the banks of the river Yamuna. The Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan. The main portions of the Red Fort we visited were Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-e-Aam, Rang Mahal, etc. Each of these portions of the Fort were used for different purposes. It is here the Prime Minister of India hoists National Flag on every Independence day. [caption id="attachment_1326" align="alignnone" width="277"]indiagate India Gate[/caption] The next main spot we visited was the majestic India Gate. This was built in memory of those brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the First World War. This is also a most visited tourist spot in Delhi. Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament were at a short distance from here. The Rashtrapati Bhawan which is spread over a vast area was built during the British period and also was the official residence of the Viceroy of India. The building is circular shaped and is also a wonderful piece of architecture. Another must visit place in the city is Jantar Mantar. This is one of the five observatories in India built by the Jaipur kings. The next place we visited was the Lotus temple. The Lotus temple was really an excellent architectural wonder of modern times. The temple was the worship place of the Bhai community. The whole building was built in white stone. The temple is located in the middle of a pond. We also enjoyed shopping for our family in Chandni Chowk, one of the busiest markets in Old Delhi and also at Connaught Place. My trip to Delhi with my colleagues was really memorable and wishes to visit the city again with my family.

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