Delhi is the place which has a high esteem history and culture to boast on. Historical monuments and ancient architecture makes the city a sought after destination for tourists and connoisseurs. Among the most popular monuments in Delhi are the Red Fort, Purana Quila, Qutab Minar, Iron Pillar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Jantar Mantar and Lotus Temple.
Monuments of a city give you an insight to the city's past and history. Delhi is a historic land which has a diversified culture and the effect of the past civilization can be seen even today among the citizens and the demography of Delhi. People of Delhi are very proud of the cultural heritage and this is reason why people don't hesitate in planning a vacation to Delhi. The monuments in the city are very well preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India which goes to show the importance of preserving the ancient remains over other developmental activities. Another factor that is responsible for these well maintained structures is the vocal nature of the citizens who fight and raise their voices to protect the ancient heritage and culture. This is indeed very commendable because you need such places to experience peace and tranquility away from the rush of hectic and busy lifestyle where everyone is running to make their ends meet.
The richness of Delhi's heritage can be seen in grand Mughal forts and the temples that represent great Indian architecture. Other important aspects are the buildings made in European style, the churches and public buildings along the central Delhi landscape.
Experience the monuments and remains at the Qutab Complex, famous Qutab Minar and the Iron Pillar. Other important places that must be seen are the memorials of Safdarjung Tomb, Lodhi's Tomb and the Humayun's Tomb. Another part of an unending list of monuments includes the Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Rastrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Jantar Mantar and Akshardham Temple
Take Tour to the Rich and Cultural Heritage of Delhi:
Akshardham Temple in Delhi has an important place in Delhi's tourism. The structure depicts great Indian culture and its architecture is simply immaculate. The temple is located at NH 24, Noida Mor, New Delhi. This amazing structure comprises of 20,000 statues, floral motifs and exquisite carved pillars made of stones. Know More »
Visiting Humayun's tomb is a wonderful experience where you get to see the Mughal architecture and the history of Mughal India. Humayun's tomb is preceded by a tomb with blue dome. The dome has been made with Persian tiles which became very popular since Mughals came to India. Know More»
Lal Qila (Red Fort):
Lal Quila also called the Red Fort is one of the most important monuments of India. It stands on the bank of river Yamuna. The whole structure is made of Red stone. The fort was built by Shahjahan - the Mughal King who also built the famous Taj Mahal - in 1648. Shahjahan called it the Uru-Mu’alla. Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi and Red Fort was the new capital.
Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures of Bahai faith. It is located at Kalkaji in New Delhi. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The temple has no restrictions for visitors and is open to people from all religions. The place provides immaculate environment for meditation, peace and wisdom. The Bahai temple was completed in 1986. Since then the temple has received recognition from all over the world for its splendid architecture and design. Lotus Temple is among the most visited monuments in India. Know More»
The tall and ever attractive monument of Delhi which can be seen from most parts of the city is called the Qutab Minar. Every body has the same question when one sees the structure for the first time. The question that is often being put up is "Why the monument is that big?" or "Was there any specific reason to build such a tall building or it was just a wish of the person who built it?" Well, the exact reason is assumed to have something related to commemorating the victory. Mughals used to build victory towers to proclaim and celebrate victories. Know More»
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Located in Old Delhi, the mosque has the capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees. Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD and it was again the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan behind this architectural masterpiece. Close to some 5000 craftsmen were involved in the construction of the msque. It is located in Old Delhi, just opposite to the famous Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Know More»
India Gate is situated on the Raj Path of New Delhi. India Gate was built by Edwin Lutyens to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afgan War. Closely looking at the walls of India Gate would let you know the names of 90,000 soldiers who died during the World War I, the Afgan War and the North-West Frontier operations. The structure was finally completed in the year 1931. India Gate was originally called the All India War Memorial. Know More»
Jantar Mantar is very popular among tourists and the people of Delhi. The structure is another great masterpiece of Indian architecture which shows the scientific acumen of ancient India. Jantar Manter is situated at Parliament Street, very close to Connaught Place. Jantar Mantar is also called Delhi Observatory. It is maintained by the Jaipur government because it was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1710 A.D. Know More»