Bustling metropolis fusion of the ancient and the modern
Capital and major gateway of India always known as land of mysteries. Grand city built and destroyed several times, down to the ages in and around modern Delhi built in mid-11th century. Delhi also serves as the major gateway for touring North India.
Delhi divides in two different parts with varied lifestyles "walled city" Old Delhi and New Delhi. Walled city is still continuing tradition, whereas New Delhi living contemporary international standards. Visiting Delhi is an experience of fusion of power, politics and conquest. This place is not a poet's paradise, no nightingale singing on full moon nights.
Delhi is also known as great shopping destination - road side stalls of Connaught Place, picturesque Chandni Chok Bazzar or International style classy shopping malls, shopping is major attraction for visitors. Modern Delhi, now boasts of some world class restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Nearly 200 years ago in 1638, fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built Red Fort as residential complex of Mughals in India. Design by Ustad Ahmed Lahauri, same architect who designs Taj Mahal. Red Fort summarized long period history of India as well as its Persian, European and Indian artwork create unique eye catching fort of India.
At the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road best known and principal mosque of Old Delhi Commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers in one time. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin.
A memorial to Mahatma Gandhi on the banks of Yamuna River. Raj ghat is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation, on 31 January 1948, day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.
The second largest miner and one of the Unesco World Heritage Site located in Delhi, built by qutb-ud-din abik dated 1193. 72.5 meters (237.8 ft) high miner, has a base of 14.3 meters diameter with 2.7 meters high top and 379 steps stairs, surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins.
The first double dome and garden-tomb. Tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum in 1569 and designed by Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas.
42 meters tall gate build by Edward Lutyens, known as war memorial of 82000 soldiers fought and lose life in First World War and 13, 300 servicemen of third Anglo-Afgan war. The India Gate hexagon complex, with diameter of about 625 meters, covers approximately 306,000 M in area.
The Mother Temple of Baha'i House of Worship in India become one of the prominent attractions because of its flower like shape and won several architectural awards in India. The Lotus Temple comprised in 26 acres with 27 free-standing marble Petals.