Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character. exploring the city can be a fascinating and rewarding experience.
India a land of snake charmers and magicians and the capital of this land of mysteries is Delhi. Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt.
Qutub Minar: The minar (tower) was built in the year 1212 A.D and stands at a height of 72.5 mtrs in the courtyard of the Quwwat-ul-Islam masjid.This is the oldest historical monument in Delhi and is a must for any visitor to this city.
Lotus Temple: It is the Baha'I house of worship and a fairly recent construction, and is largely admired for its architecture.
Red Fort: Built by Shahjahan in the year 1639, the fort was a mini city where about 3000 people lived.
Rajghat: The memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated by a fanatic, and cremated on the banks of the river Yamuna on 31 st January 1948 .
India Gate: Originally known as the All India War Memorial, built in the memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War, is a free standing arch with a height of 42.5 mtrs, designed and built by Edwin Lutyens in 1931.
Parliament House: This is a huge circular, colonnaded building where the Indian parliament meets.
Rashtrapati Bhawan: Situated on Raisina Hill this was built to be the official residence of the Viceroy, and later became the official residence of the President of India.
Jama Masjid: Is the biggest masjid in India , built by Shahjahan in 1650 A.D.
Teen Murti Bhawan: It was built as the residence of the British Commander in chief in India and later became the official residence of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of an independent India.
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