MONUMENTAL HERITAGE IN DELHI
|Monumental Heritage :||Jantar Mantar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Lodhi Garden.|
|Mughal Heritage :||Jama Masjid Biggest Mosque in India, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb Replica of Taj, Safdarjung Tomb and Lodi's Tomb, Lodhi Garden.|
|Colonial Heritage :||India Gate Heart of Delhi, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan.|
|Renowned Temples :||Kalkaji Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple A Wonder of Creation, Digambara Jain Lal Mandir Ji, Chattarpur Mandir, ISKCON Temple, Sai Baba Mandir.|
|Renowned Mosques :||Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, Moth-Ki-Masjid, Jamali-Kamali Mosque & Tomb, Quwwatu'l Islam Masjid or Qutub Mosque, Khirki-Ki-Masjid.|
|Famous Forts :||Red Fort
Location : Near Delhi Gate at Old Delhi.
Timing : Closing Time in November to January at 7.30 p.m., January to April and September to October at 8.30 p.m., May to August at 9 p.m.
Highlight : The Light and Sound Show held Every Evening.
Location : 4 km away from Connaught Circus.
Timing : Closing Rime in Nov. to Jan 8 : 00 p.m. , May to Aug 10.00 PM
Highlight : Kuhna Masjid Inside the Fort Built by Sher Shah
Location : 15 km From Delhi.
Timing : Closing Rime in Nov. to Jan 5 : 00 p.m. , May to October 6.00 p.m.
Highlight : Tomb of Giyasuddin.
|Famous Museums :||Air Force Museum in Palam, Delhi Cantt., Shankar's Doll Museum on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, National Museum of Natural History on Barakhamba Road.|
|Famous Parks and Gardens :||Roshanara Bagh, Rose Garden, Deer Park, Mughal Gardens, Lodhi Gardens, Talkatora Garden, Nehru Park, Buddha Jayanti Garden, Kalindi Kunj.|
Monuments of a place surely eulogize about the past
grandeur. And often more. Delhi is an ancient land, where the culture rose
to soaring pinnacles long before modern civilisation made its way into
everyone's heart. Today, Delhites are justly proud of their rich heritage,
that in itself a reason to plan a vacation trip to this capital city.
Thanks to a vocal movement, conservation today takes precedence over
development concerns and a lot of the country's architectural heritage is
remarkably well preserved, while the rest is being restored to its
pristine glory. So rich is the heritage - both secular and sacred -
ranging from grand Mughal forts to the towering temples portraying
exquisite architecture. Somewhere it is the ornate Nagara style, somewhere
it is the opulent Gothis architecture. Tourists can also visit the fine
churches and public buildings, that pepper the lush green land of Delhi.
The grand colonial buildings made in European style can be found dotting
the Central Delhi terrain.
Visit the complex of monuments and remnants at the Qutub Complex, comprising of the famous Qutub Minar and Iron Pillar. Worth a visit are the memorials of Humayun's Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb and Lodi's Tomb, which stand as a testimony of the rich Mughal architecture. Check out the ramparts of Feroze Shah Kotla and Havelis situated in the narrow crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk. A must visit are the colonial architectural grandeur, from the exquisitely designed Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament House, to the lush green lawns of India Gate that commemorates the soldiers who laid down their lives for their Nation and the Sectariates of North and South Block.
The ancient monuments nestling in the modern quarters of the capital give something more than just a pleasure of reconnaissance, it also gives a satisfactory pleasure of discovery. The ruined ramparts, along with a dreamy traveller, move to find the long forgotten glory. Wander around, touch the moss covered red sandstone walls, enter the grand marble palaces that roost inside the colossal forts...do anything, go anywhere, but believe us you cannot forget the erstwhile royal pleasures and the definition of power that are carved on the walls of every building. Besides, if you happen to visit the ruins of the Purana Kila, situated near to India Gate, you can also enjoy a round of boat cruise on the shommering waters of the nearby lake. Visit India Gate, where besides appreaciating the grand architecture of the War Memorial, you can also freak out in the lush manicured gardens while munching some spicy ready-to-eat delicacies sold by the local vendors. Children can also enjoy horse riding and elephant rides that makes for a memorable evening. Interestingly, the light and sound shows that are held in the colossal forts in the evenings also re-create history in an amazing way.
In a joint initiative taken by the Delhi Government and Tourism Department, the historic monuments have become a place of immense interest among national and international tourists. Several tour programmes are designed that takes you to the core of history and sanctity, as the case may be. All the grand heritages are well connected to airports, railway stations and can be reached through myriad commutation options.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Monuments in Delhi
The Buildings The Sing The Bygone Glory
Red Fort - A Poetry In Stone
The Impressive Minaret of Qutab
The Amazing Akshardham
The Enchanting National Museum
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