1. Qutb Minar - Qutb Minar a soaring stone tower,
72 meters high, was built by Qutb-ud-din-aibak in 1193.
The tower has five distinct storeys, each iwth a projecting
balcony. The base of the Minar is 15 m, in diameter and
top just 2.5 m in diameter, an amazing piece of work.
At its base is the Quwwat -ul-islam mosque, the first
mosque to be built in India. A 7m hight ironpillar (4th
century0 stands in the courtyard of the mosque.
2 - Lotus Temple - It is located in South Delhi
and it is also known as 'Bahai House of Worship'. This
20th century wonder made of marble, cement and sand. This
temple represents the Baha'i faith and it is founded by
the Baha'ullah, an independent world religion.
The Lotus Temple is in the form of a white half-opened
lotus flower. This is one of the most visited structures
in India. It is estimated the temple has attracted more
than 50 million visitors since its inception.
3. Humayun Tomb - An Elegant example of early
Mughal architecture, the tomb of the second Mughal emperor
also houses the graves of his wives.
4. Purana Qila - Purana Qila meaning "old
fort' stands on the site that is believed to be Indraprastha,
the Capital of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic.
The small lake in front is popular for boating. The
Delhi Zoo is next door.
5. India Gate - India Gate a war memorial arch,
was built in honour of 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost
thier lives in the World War 1. Below it burns the Amar
Jawan Jyoti, the eternal flame in tribute to all martyerd
soldiers of India.
6. President Palace - President Palace designed
by Lutyens, is the official residence of the President
of India. It is an imposing structure with 340 rooms,
constructed high up on Raisina Hilla. On its either
side, are the impressive office buildings - North Block
and South Block.
7. Raj Ghat - Raj Ghat the memorial to the father
of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, is the site of his creamation.
Set amidst large, well kept, undulating gardens, it
is a sacred pilgrimage for all Indians.
8. Red Fort - The Red Fort "Lal Qila",
made of red sanstone one of the most magnificent monuments
in Delhi. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1638.
It was here that the National Flag was hosted for the
first time, when India gained her Independence on 15th
9. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid built in 1656 by
Emperor Shah Jahan (Who also built the Taj Mahal), is
the largest and most splendid mosque in India. With
three majestic black and white marble domes covering
the prayer hall, it can seat 20,000 people.
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