Delhi city is acclaimed for being the cultural capital of India. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments. This city witnesses an interesting blend of diverse cultures (some even 5000 years old).
Delhi has always had a mysterious eternity, the city having witnessed empires rise to glory and fall to ashes. The contemporary Delhi is a culmination of seven cities built by different emperors. Ruins of this ancient city are found even today and now these are converted to some major tourist attractions. Among some spectacular historic sites, the most prominent ones are Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Lotus temple, Humayun tomb and Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Red Fort –
Exemplifying the prowess of Mughal architects and a true manifestation of the golden period of the Mughal era, Lal Qila, also known as the Red Fort, is one of the most important monuments of India. With a construction span of over 10 years this, one of a kind, Red stone wonder was completed under the watch of Shahjahan – the Mughal King (Incubator of the famous Taj Mahal) – in 1648. Lal Qila is situated on the banks of Yamuna with Shahjahanabad situated on the eastern side of this fortress.
India Gate Delhi –
Standing at 42m tall, All India War Memorial or The India Gate is a symbol representing valor and resilience of 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their life in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the foundation of the India gate was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921. In addition, to commemorate the lives lost during the Indo-Pakistan War of December 1971, Amar Jawan Jyoti, a perennial fame under the arch, was started which burns all day throughout the year to reflect upon the true meaning of love-for-motherland.
Qutab Minar –
The tall and ever attractive monument of Delhi which can be seen from most parts of the city is called the Qutab Minar. Qutab Minar is among the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world. Other towers in the world are the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy but these towers are not as high as the Qutab Minar in Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhawan Delhi –
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the largest residential houses of any Head of the State in the world in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence. This marvelous piece of the British era was the residence of the Viceroy of India till the year 1950 and was known as the Viceroy’s House. he Rashtrapati Bhavan was officially inaugurated in the year 1931.
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