Sights & Attractions in Delhi

The India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars.

RED FORT (Zone 2)

The Delhi Fort also known as Lal Qil'ah,or Lal Qila is located in the walled city of Delhi, India and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 Red Fort showcases the very high level of art form and ornamental work. The art work in the fort is a synthesis of Persian, European and Indian art which resulted in the development of unique Shahjahani style which is very rich in form, expression and colour.


Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.


Akshardham is a hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. This building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham.


The Yantra Mantra (commonly known as the Jantar Mantar) is an equinoctial dial, consisting a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies.


The Qutab Minar a tower in Delhi, India, is the world's tallest brick minaret. It is situated in the Qutb complex, amidst the ruins of ancient Jain temples which were destroyed and their stones used to build the Qutb complex and minar. Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India's first Muslim ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak, and the topmost storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by Firuz Shah Tughluq.

The Qutb Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutb complex. The complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila, that Humayun founded in 1533.


Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India, located in New Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as "Viceroy's House" and served as the residence of the Governor-General of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens' Delhi. It is the biggest residence of any head of the state in the world.


The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk.

Raj GhatRAJ GHAT (Zone 2)

The Raj Ghat in Delhi is a memorial dedicated to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Originally the name of a ghat of Old Delhi on the banks of the river Yamuna, the memorial lay in close proximity to the 'Raj Ghat' on Yamuna River. With time, the memorial also came to be known as Raj Ghat.


The Laxminarayan Temple also known as the Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Laxminarayan in Delhi, India. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. The temple, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, was made built by B. R. Birla and Jugal Kishore Birla from 1933 and 1939. The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha. The temple spread over 7.5 acres, is adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discources. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees on the Hindu festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali.


Chattarpur Mandir, a Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga is located on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road in Delhi and lies approximately 4 km from the famous Qutb Minar Complex which can easily be accessed via local cabs, Buses and Auto Rickshaws. This Temple is a stunning masterpiece constructed with a blend of North Indian and South Indian Style of architecture seen draped in polished white marble and surrounded by well trimmed gardens and lawns. The main Shrine seen in the typical South Indian design within the Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga while other Shrines that lie within the Complex of the Temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.


Delhi being the capital of India has its history which dates back to the time of Moughals or even before that. It has a very huge population of Jains that is spread all over the city. As well we can find many Jain temples here. Among these the Kanch Mandir, Birla Mandir and the 14 feet idol of Bhagawan Mahavir in the Mehroli area are worth mentioning.

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