Delhi is the capital city of Incredible India and is amongst the fastest developing urban areas on the planet. Delhi, locally called as Dilli, is the political hub of nation. In 1950, Delhi was made the capital city of independent India then was pronounced a state in 1992. Delhi is a spot where you will discover individuals from different areas of social orders living in this city. Society of Delhi is excessively vast with a touch of present day period.

Area: 1484 sq. Kms.
Official language:
Hindi and English
Population Rank:
2nd
Bordered By:
Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi

1. Red Fort: Situated in the heart of Delhi, Red Fort is the glorious architecture of Mughals which was constructed in 1648 by Shah Jahan as the royal residence of his sustained capital Shahjahanabad. Red Fort houses number of Museums and was the political hub of Mughal empire. Comprised of Red sandstone, Red Fort with its huge encasing walls was the residence of Mughal ruler of India for about 200 years, until 1857.

→Location: Delhi, India
Built in: 1648
Built By: Shah Jahan
Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in: 2007

Naubat or Naqqar Khana: Positioned at the passage of the royal residence, the Naubat Khana or Naqqar Khana (drum house) is the spot which was utilized for playing music five times each day at appropriate interval of hours. It is likewise called as Hathipole as the visitors got off from their elephants here.

The Diwan-i-‘Am (‘hall of pubic audience’): The Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Audience is the spot where every one of the grumblings, petitions and issues of the overall population was heard and unraveled by the head Shah Jahan and his successors.

Mumtaz Mahal: Mumtaz Mahal is accepted to be royal residence which was built by Shah Jahan with delightfully designed marble for his queen Arjumand Banu Begum. It is comprises of six lofts isolated by angled wharfs. Mumtaz Mahal is one amongst the six noteworthy palaces which were connected by stream of heaven (Nahr-i-Behisht).

Rang Mahal: Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors), earlier known as the royal palace of Distinction amid the tenet of Shah Jahan, was named on the premise of its vivid colors. Situated inside the Diwan-i-khas of Red Fort, Rang Mahal was the home of the Sultan’s wife.

Khas Mahal: Khas Mahal was the private residence of Mughal sovereign and has three sections in particular the sleeping chamber (khwabgah), the Chamber of Telling Beads (tasbih-khana) and the wardrobe (tosha-khana) or sitting room (baithak). Cut perfectly with white marble with bright flower designs on it, the Khas Mahal has its own particular verifiable significance.

Muthamman-Burj: Muthamman Burj is a semi-octagonal tower arranged inside the Red Fort from where the head address his subjects each morning in a function called Jharokha Darshan.

Diwan-i-Khas: The Diwan-i-Khas, or Hall of Private Audiences, or the Shah Mahal, is sitauted inside the Red Fort of Delhi was the spot where the Mughal rulers got subjects and state visitors.

Hammam: The Hammam of the Red Fort comprises of three apartments isolated by passageways. It was the area where Mughal emperors takes bath.

Moti Masjid: It is a white marble mosque built by the mughal ruler Aurangzeb for his own utilization. Actually implies the “Pearl Mosque”, the Moti Masjid was additionally been utilized by the women of the seraglio.

Hayat-Bakhsh Garden and Pavilions: Hayat-Bakhsh Garden and Pavilions, literally means “life-bestowing garden”, is one of the largest gardens situated in the Red Fort. The garden is also a great example of Mughal style of architecture.

2. Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun’s Tomb, is the first garden tomb of Mughal ruler Humayun. After the demise of Humayun, his wife Hamida Banu Begum completed the development of the tomb under her privilege in 1569. Among all the preserved Mughal landmarks, the Humayun’s Tomb has additionally demonstrated its recorded historical significance. It’s additionally the principal design of Mughals and is recorded under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

→Location: Delhi, India
Built in: 1570
Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in: 1993

The Tomb Complex: The tomb complex comprises the principle tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum, furthermore Dara Shikoh, awesome incredible grandson of Humayun and child of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, and in addition various other ensuing Mughals, including Emperor Farrukhsiyar, Jahandar Shah, Rafi Ul-Darjat, Muhammad Kam Bakhsh, Rafi Ud-Daulat and Alamgir II.

Barbar’s Tomb: Situated inside the garden complex,the Barber’s Tomb is the place where the person who interned is still unknown. It is locally known as the Barbar’s Tomb (Nai ka Gumbad).

Nila Gumbad: Nila Gumbad was named on the basis of its blue coloured dome. It is thought to boast the remains of one Fahim Khan, the attendant of Abdur Rahim Khan, who lived during the reign of Jahangir.

Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia: Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia is thought to be the royal residence of Shaik Nizamuddin Aulia and was constructed in Tughlug style of architecture.

Afsarwala Mosque: Dating back in between 1560 and 1567, the Afsarwala Mosque with its beautiful architectural style was the important place of religious significance among Mughals.

Afsarwala Tomb: Situated close to to the Afsarwala Mosque, the Afsarwala Tomb is an unidentified tomb.

Arab-Sarai: Situated adjacent to Afsarwala Mosque, the Sarai is a place believed to house 300 Arab priests along with local craftspersons and workers who were involved in the construction of Humayun’s Tomb. These Arab priests were taken by Haji Begum during her visit to Mecca.

Garden of Bu Halima: Bu Halima Garden complex is situated at the entrance of the Tomb. It is a rectangular enclosure and is beautifully designed in Mughal style of architecture. The origin of the name of the garden is still unknown. The garden is well maintained with beautiful pathways and greenery.

Tomb and Mosque of Isa Khan: The tomb and mosque of Isa Khan Niyazi is located adjacent to Humayuns’ Tomb and is stands in the focal point of an octagonal fenced in area. The tomb got its real significance by the persian incription on a red sandstone.

3. Qutb Minar and its Monuments: Qutub Minar is the tallest minaret built in 1192 by Qutab-ud-clamor Aibak and later was completed by his successor ILtutmish. Recorded under the UNESCO World Heirtage Site, Qutub Minar with its cone shaped tower is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic Afghan style of design. With a measurement of 14.32 m at the base and around 2.75 m on the top, and a stature of 72.5 m, Qutub Minar with its 5 storeys unique architecturing is the most astounding tower in India.

→Location: Delhi, India
Built in: 12th Century
Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in: 1993

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque: Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is the most earliest surviving mosque constructed by the Delhi Sultans. The mosque is in remnants today yet indigenous corbelled curves, flower themes, and geometric examples can still be seen among the Islamic structures.

Iron Pillar: The Iron Pillar in the patio bears an engraving in Sanskrit in Brahmi script of fourth century AD, as per which the pillar was set up as a Vishnu Dhwaja (standard of god Vishnu) on the hill known as Vishnupada in memory of a relentless lord named Chandra.

The tomb of Iltutmish: Built in 1235 AD, the tomb of Iltutmish is a square chamber made up of red sandstone lavishly cut with engravings, geometrical and arabesque examples in Saracenic custom on the passageways and the entire of inside

Ala’i-Darwaza: The Ala-I-Darwaza is a gateway in the Qutub complex built by Ala ud din Khilji, who was the first Khilji sultan. The construction of this building was done by following the Islamic style of architecture with the remains of 27 Hindu and Jain temples which were demolished.

Ala’i Minar: Alai Minar was Khilji’s endeavor to manufacture his own particular tower (‘Minar’) but was not succeed in it. The structure is inadequate and is situated inside the Qutub Complex. It is said, if Ala-ud-clamor Khilji had not died in 1316, the Qutub Minar Complex would have been known as the Alai Minar Complex.