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                                       Delhi tourism sightseeing

Delhi, the capital city of India is the second largest metropolis of India. Delhi can be divided into two parts- Old Delhi and New Delhi. The city is one of the most preferred tourist destinations on tourist itinerary. For the tourists from all over the world, the city has plethora of attractions. The city major tourist attractions involve the historical monuments, Temples, parks, markets and the majestic forts of course.
Some of the major tourist attraction of Delhi or places of visit are as under:

Duration : 1 Days
Places covered : Delhi
Daily : 0900 hours - 1700 hours
Places to visit: Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Rajghat, Jantar Mantar, Feroz Shah Kotla Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Qutb Minar and Lotus Temple.
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Red Fort at a glance:
The Red Fort or the Lal Quila is a magnificent building of the walled city of Delhi, originally known as Shahjahanabad that was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639 AD, who established the seventh city of Delhi along the river Yamuna. Red fort also marks the historic start of free India when on the eve of our independence on 15th August 1947 the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru unveiled the flag of independent India.

Red Fort

Jama Masjid at a glance:
Built by Emperor Shahjahan in 1656 A.D, Jama Masjid is the largest and best known mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty five thousand worshipers. Besides several relics on the northern gate the most spectacular piece is the copy of Quran written on deer's skin. The architecture of this mosque is commendable and is a symbol that glorifies the Mughal prosperity.

Jama Masjid

Chandni ChowK at a glance:
The oldest and the busiest markets of central north Delhi. Chandani Chowk is a street that stretches from Lahori Gate to the Fathepuri Masjid; initially under the water supply system there was a water canal running through the middle of the street. The charisma that evoked with the reflection of moonlight in the canal's water, the street came to be called as chandani (moonlit).

Chandni ChowK

Jantar Mantar at a glance:
Jantar Mantar was originally called as Yantra Mantra meaning instruments and formula and is the masterpiece of Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The Jantar Mantar in Delhi consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The observatory of Jantar Mantar was constructed to revise the calendar and astronomical tables as ordered by Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.

Jantar Mantar

Raj Ghat at a glance:
It is Located on the Banks of Yamuna, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi- Father of India. It is denoted with a black marble platform that marks the cremation spot of Gandhi. A symbol of Gandhi’s simplicity, Rajghat literally means the King’s court, where a commemorative ceremony is held every Friday.

Raj Ghat

Firoz Shah Kotla Fort at a glance:
Firoz shah in 1352 A.D constructed the new capital City along the banks of Yamuna and called it Firuzabad. The city had three palaces and a citadel known as Firoz shah Kotla. It also has one of the Ashokan pillar brought from Ambala and is mounted on the top of the construction.

Firoz Shah Kotla Fort

Rashtrapati Bhawan at a glance:
Rashtrapati Bhawan or the president house is the official resident of The President of India. In Pre independent India, it was known as the viceroy's House and residence of Governor General of British India.Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by Edwin Lutyen, when it was decided to shift the British capital in India from Calcutta to is a spectacular Masterpiece of Anglo-Indian architecture worth appraisal.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

India Gate at a glance:
India gate originally known as "All India war memorial" was built by sir Lutyens and is considered as a landmark of Delhi. India gate commemorates 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British India Empire, World War I, and Afghan war.

India Gate

Humayun Tomb at a glance:
Humayun Tomb was built by Humayun's wife Hamida Begum in 1562 C.E and was designed by Mirak Miraz. Humayun Tomb is a UNESCO world heritage site and is exquisite example of endemic Persian garden. The tomb also consist of emperor Akbar''s mother Hamida Begum and Dara shikon son of Emperor Shahjahan.

Humayun Tomb

Qutub Minar at a glance:
Qutub Minar in delhi is the tallest brick minaret in world. The stones of the demolished Jain temple were used to construct the minar. Qutub Ud Din Aibak started the construction of Qutub Minar but his successor Iltutmish added 3 more stories and later Firuz Shah constructed the fifth and last story. A UNESCO world heritage site, Qutub minar is a prominent Indo- Islamic architecture monument and is the most popular tourist site in Delhi.

Qutub Minar

Lotus Temple at a glance:
The Bahai House Of Worship also called as the Lotus Temple because of its blooming lotus flowerlike shape was completed in 1986. The lotus temple is open to all regardless of religion or any other distinction. Bhai law emphasizes that the spirit of house of worship lay in a gathering of people of all religion worship god together.

Lotus Temple
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