holds immense fascination for the tourists in India. By virtue of being the
seat of power of successive dynasties, the city has gained an awesome legacy
of architectural edifices. Today, as the capital city of India, Delhi is
looked upon as an ideal coalescence of the traditional and the modern.
From the Epic Age till today
From Indraprastha of the Mahabharatas to Delhi of today, the city has
survived the numerous vicissitudes of time, and emerged resplendently as a
bustling modern metropolis. Various parts of modern Delhi have served as the
capitals of the Slave dynasty, the Khaljis, the Tughlaqs, the Mughals, and
British India. As such, it offers a plethora of attractions for the
tourists- starting from the Qutab Minar to the India Gate through a number
of mesmerizing monuments cherished as unparalleled architectural marvels.
Sights that Beguile
The Red Fort, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the 17th century, is
one of the most captivating sights for tourists in Delhi. With a
circumference of over 2.2kms, the fort houses some mesmerizing structures
like Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Naqqar Khana, Rang Mahal et al. Close to the
Red Fort is the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. On the southern
part of Delhi stands the imposing monument of the Slave dynasty- the Qutab
Minar, the tallest stone tower in India (72.5 metres), built by Qutubudin
Aibak in 1192. Moving straight down the road from Rashtrapati Bhavan, you
will arrive at the India Gate, the 42 metre high structure built as a
memorial to the soldiers who perished in World War II. The area around India
Gate is a vast expanse of verdant fields- an ideal place for an evening
retreat. Among the contemporary architectural marvels, the Lotus Temple is
worth a visit. Built in the year 1986, this structure of pure white marble
in the shape of a half-opened lotus is known as the Taj of modern India.
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Distance from Agra :
Famous As :
Capital and the main Administrative centre of India.
Airlinks to all the important cities of the world.
Connected to rest of India by an excellent network of rail and roadways.
Local Transport :
Taxis, tourist cabs, auto-rickshaws, buses.
Best in the industry. With Luxury/ Deluxe
hotels, budget accommodation, tourist lodges, farmhouses and tourism
department's guest houses, tourists have a wide range of choices.
Full of vibrance. There are numerous pubs,
bars, nightclubs and discotheques.