Place of Interest Brief Profile

Lotus Temple

The temple represents the Bahai faith which is broad in its outlook, scientific in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men. It signifies the purity and the universality of the lord and equality of all religions. Visited by over four million people, annually, this gleaming lotus- like marble structure is located on Bahapur Hills (South Delhi) and it is the seventh and most recent Bahai houses of worship in the world. The temple is a must visit for every tourist who comes to Delhi.

The famous Mughal Gardens is located in the premises of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi - the official residence of the President of India. The building and gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens occupy an area of about 320 acres that include colourful flowering shrubs and European flowerbeds. The gardens comprise of the Rectangular Garden, Long Garden and the Circular Garden. The gardens are open to the public from February to March every year in Delhi.

Mughal Garden

National Gallery

National Gallery of Modern Art Located in Jaipur House, near India Gate, this gallery was originally the palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. There are over 15,000 paintings, sculptures and graphics which are exhibited from time to time. The works of modern Indian artists like Gagaendranath Tagore, Nanadalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Shergil and others are on display. In the gardens of this gallery works of the best Indian sculptors is displayed.

The Red Fort, with a circumference of over 2.2 kilometers, was built by the banks of the river, Yamuna in the 17th century. The fort is a delight to one's imagination. Imagine the Naqqar Khana (Drum room) also called Naubat Khana (Welocal_attractionsome Room), where once drums loudly heralded the arrival of the emperor and the Diwan-e-Am (Hall of Public Audience) resounded with the incantations of the people. Amazing, isn't it? There's more to see - Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal (Palace of Colours), Khas Mahal (Emperor's Palace), Diwan-e Khas (Hall of Private Audience), the Hammam (bathing area) and Shah Burj. 

Red Fort

Jama Masjid

Built by Shah Jahan in 1658, it is one of the largest mosques in India with a seating capacity of more than 20,000. The mosque is situated near the Red Fort in old Delhi. This is the area that still retains the traditional charm of markets in Mughal times. The bulbous domes and tapering minarets built with marble stand strong and beautiful even to this day. This mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m. high minarets. You can even go to the top of minarets and have a bird's eye view of Delhi.

India Gate in Delhi was formerly known as the All India War Memorial, this solemn monument was built in 1931 in the memory of the Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Names of 13,516 soldiers are inscribed on its walls. Later in 1971, an eternal flame was lit here in memory of the unknown soldiers who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. India Gate stands at the end of Rajpath, and is a popular picnic site especially during the hot summer evenings. At night, the gate and the fountains are brightly lit. It is indeed a beautiful sight in New Delhi.

India Gate

Qutab Minar

The highest stone tower in Delhi India, the Qutub Minar was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the Viceroy of Mohammed Ghori in 1192. It was built to celebrate Ghori's victory over the Rajputs. The Minar is a five-storey building with a height of 72.5 metres. The first storey of the Qutb Minar was completed in the lifetime of Qutb-ud-din. His son-in-law and successor, Iltumush, added the next three storeys. Within the complex, is the famous Iron Pillar which has stood the test of time without rusting.

Dilli Haat in New Delhi is a food and crafts bazaar, opposite INA Market, is a one-stop shopping place for tourists coming to India. Dilli Haat in India, not only offers various arts and handicrafts of India, but also a taste of the ethnic cuisine. Visitors can also witness the different performing arts of the country.

Dilli Haat

Jantar Mantar

An ancient monument of historical importance, Jantar Mantar was created to be used as a natural clock. Using the sunrays, it displays the time of the day very accurately. A marvelous evidence of ancient science.

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