Tourism in Delhi

Delhi, capital of India. It is one of India's fastest and developing growing cities. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi. Travel to Old Delhi is about taking backward journey into the time to mysteries of the past. Old Delhi is a heritage city which is traced to the Mahabharata period at around c.1450 BC when the Pandavas established their capital Indraprastha. Many dynasties ruled here & have left behind a rich heritage of architectural value through their monuments.

New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British in (1869-1944). It is well linked by rail, air and road to all parts of the country. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country visitor are much exited to see that places. Now a days Delhi

is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities. In Delhi you can visit with us to important historical monuments such as the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Fort, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate and Connaught Place. These monuments are the precious landmarks of Delhi. We Visit to museum also like National Museum, Shankar's International Dolls Museum, Railway Transport Museum, Lotus Temple, National Zoological Park, metro walk which is also called Adventure Island and Garden of Five Senses. Then one more thing which visitors come to see in Delhi that metro rail which is the proud of Delhi. With the help of the metro rail travel become easier for visitors as well as local citizen of Delhi.

In Delhi you can visit to Large Malls for purchasing and you can find good restaurants which provide different country foods which help visitors to survive easily. Excepts these malls you can visit to different popular markets in New Delhi like Connaught Place, Janpath, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, South Extension, Greater Kailash, Karol Bagh and Chandini Chowk where you will find all the items that you are looking for such as clothes, dress material, jewelry, footwear, accessories, draperies, bed linens, furniture, decorative items, toys, household appliances, cosmetics, bags and souvenirs. Check out the National Cottage Emporium, emporiums at Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Dilli Haat for hand made items. At markets in New Delhi.

Tourist places in Delhi

Red fort

Red Fort is one of the most memorable palaces in the world which was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is made up of red stones. Some sights within the fort are, Delhi Gate, Lahori Gate, Meena Bzaar, Justice Court, Hamaams Buraj, Moti Masjid, Hayat Bux Garden, Sawan Bhadon, Zaffer Mahal, Sah Buraj & Museum etc.

The entry to red fort is from the Lahori Gate or the Chatta Chowk. Red Fort is now a busy market place called the 'Meena Bazaar'. This bazaar has famous for their collection of antiques, miniature paintings and skillfully crafted fake ivory jewellery. Here in this market you also find fabulous carpets beautifully woven. Beyond this fort there is Chhata Chowk, which is the heart of the fort called Naubat Khana, or the Drum House. Musicians used to play for the emperor from the Naubat Khana, and the arrival of princes from here.

The Fort has Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit on a marbled paneled alcove, studded with gems. The Diwan-i-Khas is the hall of Private Audiences, where the Emperor held private meetings. This hall is made of marble, and its centre-piece used to be the Peacock.

The other attractions enclosed within this monument are the hammams or the Royal Baths, the Shahi Burj, which used to be Shahjahan's private working area, and the Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque, built by Aurangzeb for his personal use. Sound and light shows highlighting particular phases of history are held here. The shows are in Hindi and English with tickets costing Rs. 20, available at the Fort.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is an Architectural gift given by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, Four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. You can enter the mosque but take precaution to take off your shoes and make sure that you are properly dressed before entering. More than 15,000 persons at a time, can say their prayers to almighty. One can also go to the top of minarets. From here you can see a view of Delhi.

India Gate

It is a memorial to the Unknown Soldier was Designed by Lutyens. The height of India Gate is 42 metre high. Structure was built to honour the soldiers who died during the second world war. In between the India Gate there is a flame which is called Amar Jawan Jyoti to honour the memory of the unknown soldiers who died for their country. India Gate located near the Rastrapati Bhavan. It is cover by the green lawn.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati building was built by the British Architecture. This building is a residence of the President of India and it is one of the famous building of the world. It is also called the house of President. The Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by Edwin Lutyens. It covers an area of 4.5 acres of land. It has 340 rooms, 37 salons, 74 lobbies and loggias, 18 staircases and 37 fountains. In the west there is Mughal Garden which has charming array of flowres & plants. The garden is open to the public in february.

Parliament House

It is a marvellous piece of architecture where the legislature of India meets for its sessions it is also called Sansad Bhawan. This building is also built by the British architecture in 1972. It’s globular in sahpe & is supported by mass of 136 pillars. Within this house there are two houses separately Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha. Lok sabha, the lower house and Rajya Sabha the upper house.

Jantar Mantar

It was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh of jaipur in 1917. To determine the position of stars, sun, moon and other planets. He gave a name Jantar Mantar to this equipment because it is mantra to survey the universe. Know a thesedays tourist visit to this place in the morning to see the shadow of sun and in the night the movement of stars and moon.

Lotus Temple

This temple was completed in 1986, the apperance of white lotus green landscape looking beautiful. The structure of this temple is in lotus shape so it often called the lotus temple. It was built by the Bahai community. This temple is used to pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.

Birla Mandir

It is Lakshmi Narayan Temple & a temple related to Hindus. Situated in New Delhi, this temple was constructed in 1938 by a distiguished industrialist Raja Baldev Dass Birla that is why it is known as Birla Mandir.

Rajghat

This is samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi's which is made in a simple square platform of black marble on the banks of the river Yamuna. His last words ' Hey Ram ' was written on this platform. This place is also surrounded by the green lawn. Every visitor to Delhi visits Rajghat to pay homage to the father of the Nation.

Humayun's Tomb

It was constructed in 1655 AD by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century. This is surrounded by a beautiful garden & several Mughal dignitaries had also been buried here. The entry in the complex is free on Fridays.

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar was built by a muslim king,Qutub - ud - din in 1199 A.D. It was designed by the afghan architectures. It is a largest tower in the world which is a pride for India. It is situated in the south part of the capital. The height of the tower is about 72 meter high and there is a mosque at its base. In front the Qutub Minar there is an iron pillar which is still shining since from a long period. One time an incident was happen a school children fall from the hight. Due to that Government has banned that no one allowed to climb the Qutub Minar.

Railway Transportation Museum

This museum tells a history of Indian Railways. How much struggle they had done it to spread railways in India. The place is used like a picnic spot. Here you get a ride of train which moves slowly and show you all museum.