The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway.
The decision to build a residence in New Delhi for the British Viceroy was taken after it was decided in the Delhi Durbar of 1911 that the capital of India would be shifted from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi in the same year.
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums.
The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the best-known mosque in India.
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, is one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi. First established in 1783 by Baghel Singh to commemorate the martyrdom site the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar”, whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as “Amrit”.
The Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Qutb Minar, also spelled Qutub or Qutab, is the 2nd tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri at Mohali which stands 100 meters tall.
The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city.
This was the palace of Muhamamd bin Tughlaq (1300-1351), a sultan who was so eccentric that he forcibly moved Delhi’s entire population 700 miles south to the Deccan.
The Sunehri Masjid is a mosque in Old Delhi. It is located outside the southwestern corner of Delhi Gate of the Red Fort, opposite the Netaji Subhash Park.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi is the premier government funded arts organization in India, as an autonomous institution under the Union Ministry of Culture. Established in the memory of Indira Gandhi, late Indian Prime Minister, and with Kapila Vatsyayan as its founding director.
Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb
Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, located in the Archeological Village complex in Mehrauli, Delhi, India, comprise two monuments adjacent to each other; one is the mosque and the other is the tomb of two persons with the names Jamali and Kamali.
Lal Kot built by the Tomar was renamed Qila Rai Pithora after Prithvi Raj Chauhan (also known as Rai Pithora).
The Mutiny Memorial is a memorial situated in front of Old Telegraph Building, Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi.
The Calm And Placid-Begumpuri Masjid
The Begumpuri Masjid is a mosque with a grand structure which was used for congregational purposes as well as a Madrasa. It was carelessly left out by Mohammad Bin Tughlaq and thus, lies in a decayed condition surviving the wraths of time and development. The mosque was constructed in the typical Tughlaq style with a huge courtyard and arcaded cloisters.
The National Zoological Park
Set up in the year 1959, the National Zoological Park is spread across 176 acres of land. It was built after the Indian Board for Wildlife felt the need of having a Zoo in the capital as recreational facility for the people. The park was formally inaugurated by Mr. Punjab Rao, Honorable Minister of the Government of India and was initially called the Delhi Zoo.
The Forgotten Tomb Of Mirza Ghalib
Ghalib held Delhi very close to his heart and called the city the soul of the world. He was born here and wanted to be buried here only. However, the city he dearly cherished could not take care of him. Ghalib died in the year 1869 but this revered poet didn’t even have a grave of his own. It was a hundred years after his death that a tomb was constructed to house the grave of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib.
Kalka Ji Temple
One of the dominant features of the Indian heritage is the presence of myriad temples that hold utmost importance for the Hindus all over the country. The temple is the abode of Goddess Kalka, popularly known as Maa Kaali, an avatar of Goddess Durga. The shrine of Goddess Kali is said to be the self-manifested one and dates back to the Satya-Yuga, the time when the Goddess had incarnated to kill the demon Raktabija.
National Science Center
The National Science Center is a science museum set up with an aim of inculcating scientific awareness among people and to evoke interest in the field of science. Located on the main Bhairon road near Pragati Maidan , this science museum was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Mr. P.V Narasimha Rao on 9th January, 1992.
Digambar Jain Temple
Popular as the Lal Mandir, the Digambar Jain Temple is the oldest Jain Temple in Delhi. The temple has its association with the Mughal Era. Since then, it has been altered and maintained to how it looks today.
Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum of Nizamuddin Auliya who is counted among the world’s most renowned Sufi saints. It is among the popular attractions of Delhi and is therefore visited by hundreds of people daily.
The Garden Of Five Senses
Spread across 20 acres, the Garden of Five Senses in New Delhi was inaugurated in February 2003 as a leisure space to relax and rejuvenate. It has been developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC).
The Akshardham Temple is a massive temple complex in Delhi. It has got 20,000 statues, floral motifs, arches as well as exquisitely carved pillars. The temple complex represents an unique blend of the Hindu religion and Indian culture.
In Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s last rituals were performed on 31st January, 1948. You can see the memorial stone of Gandhiji in square shaped black stone when you visit this famous Rajghat in Delhi.
Purana Quila (Old Fort)
Old Fort of Delhi is a fascinating building that survived the ravages of time. The Old Fort or the Purana Qila is also known as the ‘Qila-i-kuhna masjid’ built by Sher Shah Suri in 1541. Old Fort at Delhi is a perfect example of Lodi style of architecture in Delhi. The architecture of the Old Fort of Delhi is a fine blend of the Hindu elements together with the Muslim style of arches and domes
Lodhi garden was set up in between the 15th and 16th centuries by the Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. The garden is very well kept and still have some historical monuments which are an added attraction for the tourists. Lodhi garden in Delhi has been re-deigned by JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo in the year 1968 and that’s how it got the present shape.
The famous Humayun’s Tomb of Delhi is the first garden tomb in India. A complex commissioned in 1562 CE by Hamida Banu Begum Humayun’s wife and designed by Mirak Mirza a Persian architect this monument is one of the first specimens of Mughal architecture in the Indian subcontinent.
Safdarjang’s Tomb in Delhi was planned by an Abyssinian architect. It was constructed under the patronage of the Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-ud-Daulah. Safdarjang’s Tomb in Delhi marks the terminating era of the grand Mughal architectural designs in Delhi.
The construction of the city began in 1929 and finished in 1933. The place derived its name from the Duke of Connaught. It was designed as a centerpiece of Lutyen’s Delhi, a place in Delhi which has been named after Edwin Lutyens, a famous architect from Great Britain. The name of the place was changed to Rajiv Chowk in memoriam of late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, former prime minister of the country. In December 2006, the place observed its 75th anniversary.
Delhi Haat, the blend of eating joints and crafts bazaar, is located at Shri Aurobindo Marg opposite INA market in New Delhi. Being situated at the heart of South Delhi, Delhi Haat attracts lots of visitors everyday, most of which includes national and international tourists. Delhi Haat which is also called Dilli Haat is the brain child of the Tourist Department of Delhi.
Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir)
The Laxmi Narayan Temple was built during the 10th century with contributions from the Rajahs of Chamba. Raja Balabhadra made the idol of Garuda and Raja Chhatra Singh decorated the temple tops.The Laxmi Narayan Temple of Chamba is attached with a legendary story.
The ISKCON temple, also popular as Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, is devoted to the worship of Lord Krishna and Radharani. The temple houses the idols of Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi, Sita Rama Laxman Hanuman and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai.
One such architecture enthusiast was Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq, the first Tughlaq ruler of India. As soon as he was coroneted to the throne, he embarked on a construction programme to fortify Tughlaqabad. Being a ruler of architectural affinity, how could he not have have made a tomb for himself! Located in the southern side of the Tughlaqabad fort, the tomb of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq was accustomed between 1320 AD- 1325 AD along with the grand fort.
National Rail Museum
The inauguration of the National Rail Museum in Delhi dates back to the year 1977. Spread over 10 acres of land amidst a sprawling park, this historical museum is located in the embassy area of Chanakyapuri. The National Rail Museum is a tribute to the Railway Heritage of India. An exotic and wide collection of over 100 actual size exhibits of the Indian railways are displayed in this unique museum.
Chandni Chowk, or the Moonlight Square, was designed and established by Princess Jahanara, Shah Jahan’s favourite daughter, in 1650 CE. The bazaar, which was shaped as a square, was given further elegance by the presence of a pool in the centre of the complex. In particular, the pool shimmered in the moonlight, a feature which was perhaps responsible for the nomenclature of the marketplace.
National Agricultural Science Museum
Agriculture is an integral part of India’s economy, culture and history. The influence of the same is displayed at the National Agricultural Science Museum in Delhi. The displays trace the growth of agriculture from the pre-colonial era including agriculture in the Indus Valley, Mughal Era, advent and during the British raj and finally its advancement in Independent India.