Famous Historical Monuments of Delhi
Delhi Monuments and reveal the ageless treasures of
Delhi's colossal monolith in the residue of history.
Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1638 the Red Fort is one of the
most marvelous structures of Mughal architecture. One of the most popular Historical Monuments of Delhi, the colossal is extended
up to 2 kms. The Fort houses the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences,
where the Emperor use to sit on a marbled throne, the Diwan-i-Khas is the
hall of Private Audiences, where the Emperor held personal meeting. The
entry to this splendid fort is from the Lahori Gate that leads to one of the
oldest markets of old Delhi known as Chandni Chok.
Sound and light shows
depicting the particular phases of history are
held here. The shows are in Hindi and English with tickets costing Rs. 20,
available at the Fort.
Located at the center of New Delhi is a 42m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triumph". It is the most popular Historical Monuments of Delhi.
India Gate is known as an all India war memorial solemnizing the 70,000 Indian
soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First
World War. His Highness, the Duke of Connaught, laid the foundation stone of
the structure designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1921. Encompassing the elegant
structure are the grand lush green lawns that are very popular as a picnic
spot convoy by exquisite fountains. India Gate is one of the most Visited Delhi Monuments and often crowded with tourists.
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- Sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi -Red Fort, Gates of India, rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowkk
- Visit Sarnath, the spiritual centre of Buddhism
- Boat ride in the River Ganges
- Visit to the old village of Khajuraho
- sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal
- Visit Eklingji Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari in Udaipur
- Explore Elephanta Caves outside Mumbai
- Discover Ajanta Ellora caves in Aurangabad
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- Pay Homage at Akshardham Temple in Delhi
- Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
- Historical Tour to Fatehpur Sikri
- Exploring bewitching beauty of Taj Mahal 'Seventh Wonder of World'
Amidst the splendid garden lies the majestic Humayun's tomb. Like other Delhi Monuments, Humayun Tomb has its own charismatic splendor and glory. It is situated
on the Mathura road. The huge square garden was divided initially into four
large squares separated by causeways and artery. Each square again was sub
divided into smaller squares by pathways representing a typical style of
Mughal garden. The elevated mausoleum of Humayun is located in the center of
the enclosure and could be viewed through series of cells with arched
Opened till 10 p.m. on all days of the week.
Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatories lies in the center of Delhi
near Connaught Palace. This unique structure was raised by Maharaja Jai
Singh II of Jaipur in the year 1724. Jantar Mantar is not only a timekeeper
of heavenly bodies, it also foretells about the technological advancements
during the Rajput era. The Jantar Mantar of delhi is only one of the five
observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the other four being located at
Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura.
Daily 9.00am - 7.00pm.
Qutab Minar a multi 5 storied tower situated 15 kms south of Connaught
Place, Delhi, in Mehrauli. This monument of Delhi is marked as the tallest stone tower in India, it is
raised up to a height of 72.5m and it took two decades to complete this
monument. It is a red sandstone tower overlaid with exquisite and impressive
carving and is marked with sonnet from the holy Quran. Visitors can go up to
the first floor of the tower by taking a ticket.
Entry Fee :
Foreigners- Rs. 250.00; Indian Citizens- Rs. 10.00
Purana Qila/Old Fort
Old Fort perched on the site where once the ancient city of Indraprashtha
is believed to have dwelled. Out of the three entrances that Purana Qila
had, only one remains open till date - the Bara Darwaza. The fort comprises
of an imperial mosque - Qila Kuhna Masjid, which was built by Sher Shah in
1541. This red sandstone and marble structure is girdled by a garden and the
high walls on three sides while the river Yamuna flowed past the fourth
Sound and Light show at Purana Quila :
many episodes from the
glorious past are depicted in the 62 minutes light and sound show.
Nov. to Jan 6.00 - 7.00 PM 7.30 - 8.30 PM, May to Aug
7.30 - 8.30 PM 9.00 - 10.00 PM
The tremendous strong walled Tughluqabad Fort is the third city of delhi. One of the oustanding Monuments in Delhi is visited by large of tourists every year.
It is located near Mehrauli in east of the Qutub Minar. The fort was
constructed in 1321 to 1325 and extends all over the Qutub-Badarpur road.
Ghiyath-ud-din Tughluq, built this walled city with its 13 gateways, today
stands in isolation.
Rashtrapati Bhavan/ Parliament House.
One of the magnificent Monuments Delhi is built on an area of 330 acres comprises of a
private garden known as famous Mugal garden. It is designed by the
illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India
during British reign and is now the official residence of the First Citizen
of India - its President. Rashtrapati Bhawan was completed in 1929 at a cost
of 12,53,000. The palace has 340 rooms.