Best Places to Visit in Delhi
The Red Fort derives its name from the extensive use of red sandstone on the massive walls that surround the fort. Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of the Red Fort in 1638 when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Construction of the fort was supervised by Shah Jahan himself and was completed in 1648. The Red Fort was originally referred to as “Qila-i-Mubarak” (the blessed fort) because it was the residence of the royal family.
Principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, in the year 1650 CE and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur’an written on deerskin.
One of the fine examples of early Afgan architecture is the Qutab Minar. The 73m high tower(tallest minaret in India) of victory that was started in 1193 and completed in 1239, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi. The Iron Pillar near the Qutub Minar has not caught rust ever since it was built.
The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, the India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the Indian Empire. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite.
The senior wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century, built the Humayun’s Tomb a Wonderful example of early Mughal Architecture; this red sandstone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal.
Later in the evening you will be taken to visit light and sound show at Red Fort or Akshardham Temple.
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