Delhi, the national capital city of India is not only a metropolitan city but also a land which displays an amazing blend of rich history with modern technologies. The city has a rich cultural heritage. As said before, Delhi heritage can be identified in its stunning mosques, forts and monuments which were built during the reign of Mughals. On the other hand, you will find a New Delhi, which is well planned by Edwin Lutyens during the British Raj. So, while visiting India if given a chance to visit Delhi as it combines all that India is known for. In the following write-up, we have mentioned some of the famous heritage places of Delhi which you must pay a visit to.
Located right opposite to the Chandni Chowk (in Old Delhi), the Red Fort is like an icon of Delhi in India and across the globe. This massive fort stands as a powerful symbol of the Mughal Empire and emperors, who ruled India during that time. The wall of Red Fort which spans for over 2 kilometers was built in 1638 to keep out the invaders. The Red Fort Complex is considered to symbolize the acme of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan. This magnificent symbol of Delhi is adorned with a blend of Mughal, Islamic and Hindu architecture.
Near the Red Fort and opposite to Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi), it is another marvelous art piece of Mughal period in the old city. Jama Masjid is known to be the largest mosque in India. The courtyard of this massive mosque can hold up to 25,000 devotees. It took a total span of 13 years to build and was completed in the year 1650. A laborious climb to the top of its southern tower offers you stunning landscape pf rooftops of Delhi. One must note that being a religious place the traveler must dress appropriately otherwise; he / she won’t be allowed to get in. The attire should cover your head, shoulders and legs.
One of the busiest and oldest markets in India, the narrow and winding lanes of Chandni Chowk will keep you amazed at every step. These winding lanes are full of inexpensive jewelry, electronics and mainly, fabrics. Adding more to the fun, Chandni Chowk is an exceptional place to come to sample some of Delhi’s street food i.e. Delhi’s popular chat. The popular Karim Hotel, a Delhi dining institution is also situated here. So, don’t give a miss to a rickshaw riding across the lanes of Chandni Chowk.
The tallest brick minaret in the world, Qutab Minar is located in southern part of Delhi (Mehrauli). It can be coined as an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. The construction of this minar began in 1192 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was carried on by his successor, Iltutmish in the year 1206. However, the reason behind the construction of is still a mystery. Some believe that it was constructed to signify victory and the start of Muslim rule in India; on the other hand many believe that it was erected to faithful to prayer. This tower consists of five distinct stories, each covered with elaborate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. The Qutab minar complex also has some other significant historic monuments like the Ashoka Stambh (made of pure rust free iron).
Apart from these, India Gate, the Garden of Five Senses, Bahai (Lotus) Temple, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple, Gandhi Smriti (memorial of Mahatma Gandhi), Lodhi Gardens, Humayun’s Tomb are some of the other famous historic places in Delhi. If you are planning a tour to India, then choose any package from golden-triangle-holidays.com and make your visit most memorable one. you can follow us on google plus as well.