Friday, August 9, 2013

Monuments And Religious Buildings in Delhi


  • Rajpath is a main parade route that leads from Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President's residence) to India Gate, with many grassy lawns along the way. It appears nice especially in the evenings and at night.      

  • India Gate has been built as a memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in World War I. There is also a fire ("eternal flame") burning for all fallen Indian soldiers.
    India Gate (Image Reference)

  • Jantar Mantar is one of five astronomical observatories commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur during the 18th century. The odd structures inside are actually enormous scientific instruments for measuring the movement of celestial bodies. It is open from 9AM-6PM.
    Raj Ghat (Image Reference)

  • Raj Ghat is a Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi at the site of his cremation. Check for closure dates/security checks around national holidays/Gandhiji's death anniversary

  • Purana Qila (Old Fort) refers to ruins of the 16th century city of Shergarh. This complex sits on top of what is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic.  It is open from 10AM-5PM.

  • Azaad Hind Gram is a tourist complex dedicated to Netaji (respected leader) Subhash Chandra Bose, a leader in the Indian independence movement which is open from 10AM-6PM.

Religious Buildings In Delhi

  • Chattarpur Mandir is a huge and beautiful temple complex with a big surrounding campus - located near Mehrauli area of South Delhi.

  • ISKCON (Hare Krishna) temple, at East of Kailash – Centre for Krishna Consciousness, it has robotic shows and multimedia presentations, apart from the traditional temple complex. Lively atmosphere and excellent tasting sweets and the delicious Govinda's restaurant are on site.
    Jama Masjid (Image Reference)

  • Jama Masjid is opposite to the Red fort, next to Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. The largest mosque in India and a must-see while in Delhi. Entry is free, although you'll be charged Rs 300 if you have a camera with you. Open from 7AM-sunset, but note that tourists are not allowed in from 12:15PM-1:45PM or in the half-hour before sunset. Pictures should not be taken during prayer hours.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Image Reference)
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple or popularly known as Birla Mandir is located next to Connaught Place. It is a big impressive Hindu temple complex. Closest Metro - Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line). It will take you 45 min to visit, and you will not be able to take pictures from inside the Temple.

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple was completed in 2005 by the socio-spiritual organization BAPS. There is a strict ban on all electronic items, cameras, tobacco and pretty much everything except the clothes on your back. Free entry, guide booklet is 5 rupees, access to multimedia exhibitions Rs 125.
    Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple (Image Reference)


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