Places to see in Delhi

A visit to the Indian capital city will reveal a variety of magnificent buildings and fascinating sites that are historically and politically significant. Since mediaeval times, Delhi has witnessed the rise and fall of Muslim emperors, the spread of British empire, the hoisting of the Indian flag, and the establishment of contemporary India’s metropolitan city life. Many tourist attractions can be found in Delhi and its surrounding cities, which attract travellers from all over the world. The following are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi and its surroundings.

Qutub Minar is a tall structure that is considered one of the world’s finest historical monuments. There is no definitive history behind the magnificent tower’s construction. Some historians believe the minar was built as a sign of the beginning of Muslim authority in India, while others believe it was built as a type of minaret to call worshippers to prayer.

Red Fort – The name “red fort” comes from the material used to build it, red sandstone. The red fort has played an important role in Indian politics. It was here that the British removed the last Mughal emperor, and it was also here that India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, announced the country’s independence from British colonial authority.

Purana Quila – The fort is built at the site of the Indraprastha, mentioned in the great Mahabharata. The fort was built by Sher Shah and Humayun. It was three gates and at its side flows the river Yamuna. The walls of the fort extend for almost one mile.

Jantar Mantar – The Jantar Mantar is an observatory where has a gallery of modern art. It also has the collection of the Sawai Jia Singh II who was one of the courtesans during the Mughal era. He was a noble man and had a keen interest in astronomy.

Humayun’s Tomb – The Humayun’s tomb is another magnificent specimen of the Mughal architecture. It was built in the year 1565 AD under the order of Haji Begum in memoriam of her late husband emperor Humayun.

Apart from the above-mentioned tourist attractions, Delhi is home to the Jama Masjid, Safdarjung’s Tomb, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rajghat, and Laxmi Narauan Mandir.

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