Friday, August 9, 2013

Top Places to Visit in Delhi

New Delhi, the capital city of India, is a place that embodies ancient culture as well modernity. The city also acts as the gateway to other famous places within India and some of its adjoining countries in Asia. It has rich and prominent cultural heritage with leading strengths in arts, entertainment, media, fashion, education, tourism and transport. The architectural marvels of the captivating ancient buildings, the spiraling temples and mosques, the magnificent monuments, and the exotic gardens date back to the medieval period. Visitors can easily dip into enjoying both immersing old flavors in history and reviving new trends in cafes and bars. Book your flight to Delhi today and experience this vibrant city for yourself. 

Following are some of the top places to visit in Delhi:

Red Fort Delhi

Red Fort Delhi (Image Reference)
The Red Fort (Lal Qila) is one of Delhi's top tourist sights. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built Agra’s Taj Mahal, built this brilliant red sandstone fort as his ruling palace. Completed in 1648, major buildings within include Chatta Chowk (Covered Bazaar), Diwan-i-Am (Hall of public audience), Hayat Baksh Bagh (Life-Bestowing Gardens), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Khas Mahal (Private Palace), Rang Mahal (Colour Palace), Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel Palace), Daawat Khana and Swatantra Sangrama Sangrahalaya, (Museum of the Independence Movement). Lahor gate on the west is the only entrance with entry tickets cost Rs 10 (Indians), Rs 250 (Foreigners).

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb (Image Reference)
Humayun's Tomb is one of Delhi's three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s near to Hazrat Nazimuddin Station in South Delhi. It was built in the middle of the 16th century by the widow of the Mughal emperor Humayun. Besides Humayun, several other important Mughals are buried here. The tomb is open daily from sunrise to sunset; entry fee is Rs 10 (Indians), Rs 250 (Foreigners).

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar (Image Reference)
Qutub Minar is named for the Muslim sultan Qutab-ud-din Aibak, this striking tower is 234 feet high, with 376 steps, and the tallest stone tower in India. Being the most famous structure on grounds this was the tallest skyscraper in the world when built (1193-1368). Qutub minar is also famous for Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque at foot steps and a 24 feet iron pillar. This is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is open daily from sunrise to sunset with entry tickets of Rs 20 (Indians) and Rs 250 (Foreigners).

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