Delhi is the capital city of India and also the union territory of the country. Delhi has been inhabited since the 6th century BCE, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, plundered and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period and Modern Delhi is a cluster of cities spread across the metropolitan region.
Places to Visit in Delhi
Humayun Tomb (1569-1570) is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, the tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort Empress Bega Beghum also known as 'Haji Beghum'. The tomb was designed by the persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son Sayyed Muhammad.
It was the first Garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent and is located in Delhi.
India Gate (All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath on the eastern edge of the 'ceremonial axis', New Delhi. It stands as a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in between 1914-1921 in the First World War.
It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the gate evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch such as the Arch of Constantine,Rome, often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
Qutub Minar is a minaret that forms part of the Qutub complex, UNESCO Heritage Site located in Delhi. Qutb-ud-din Aibak,the founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started construction of the Qutub Minar's first storey around 1199. In 1220, Aibak's successor and son-in-law Shamsuddin Iltutmish completed a further three storeys.
In 1369, a lightning strike destroyed the top storey. Firoz Shah Tughlaq replaced the damaged storey, and added one more. Sher Shah Suri also added an entrance to this tower while he was ruling and Humayun was in exile.
Numerous inscriptions in Parso-Arabic and Nagari characters in different sections of the Qutb Minar reveal the history of its construction, and the later restorations and repairs by Firoz Shah Tughluq (1351–89) and Sikandar Lodi (1489–1517).
Lotus Temple is a Bahai House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986. It is notable for its flowerlike shape, and has become a prominent attraction in the city.
The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world.