Delhi Tourist Attractions
Delhi is a city that consist a wide assimilation of history and
modernity. It actually stands as an instance of the very philosophy
of unity in diversity that actually defines the Indian Civilization.
From its emergence, it became a rendezvous of different cultures.
For that reason, it gave birth to plenty of things here that can be
tagged as tourist spots. From the Mughal realm, the city started its
journey towards the road to modernity. Not only the Mughals,
modern history also left a deep impact on the heart of this city. As
it has a rich history, it is very obvious to have plenty of things
to get nostalgic about.
Qutub Minar is one very important tourist attraction in Delhi.
Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak started its construction in 1199AD. The Slave
dynasty was ruling Delhi that time. However, he did not get the
chance to finish the construction and Iltutmish completed the
concluding part. Its height is 72.5 m and it consists 379 steps. It
is the highest monument ever made in India till date. It is not only
a proud feature for Delhi, but also for India. It is encircled by
plenty of other structures, like, Iron pillar, Alai Minar,
Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, Tomb of Iltutmish, etc. All
such structures are considered as important tourist attractions of
Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq�s tomb is another important spot to visit. It
is located inside Tughlaqabad, which actually is an abandoned city.
It is sited in the midst of a lake. The sole way to reach the
destination is a bridge that connects it with the citadel.
Red Fort is another interesting place to visit. It is probably the
mostly visited tourist place in Delhi. Shah Jahan ordered to make
Red Fort in 1618 AD. Sandstone is mainly used for Red Fort and shell
plaster polish is used as cover. The fort contains some very
important associate buildings, such as, Musamman Burj, Hammans, Rang
Mahal, Chatta Chowk, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan- I- Aam, pearl mosque and
Not only the medieval period but in the British rule also Delhi was
in the limelight. India gate is a very important instance of that
very period. It was made in the memories of all those 90,000
soldiers of India, who sacrificed their life in the northwest
district during the First World War. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed it.
The Duke laid the base stone in the year 1921. The date was 10th
February. It took almost 10 years to complete the India Gate. The
soldiers� names are written there in the gate. After the 1971 war
against Pakistan that created the free nation of Bangladesh, an eternal flame called Amar Jawan Jyoti
is burning in front of the gate in the memory of the soldiers that
laid their lives for the preservation of human values.
Gurudwara bangla, the lotus temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, are some
other immensely important and interesting tourist attractions in