Delhi – Welcome To India
Delhi takes pride in being the capital of the country for many dynasties. It is in fact a city wrapped in legend, where time flows differently, and where every moment becomes a moment of history.
Few of the famous monuments at Delhi are:
- Humayun’s Tomb
- India Gate
- Qutub Minar
- Jama Mosque
- Raj Ghat
- Swaminarayan Akshardham
Humayun’s Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India.
The India Gate commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. The memorial bears the names of the British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
The 13th century Qutub Minar is one of the most outstanding examples of Indo-islamic architecture. At five storeys and 72.5 meters, it is the world’s tallest brick minaret. The tower, together with the surrounding archaeological area is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Raj Ghat, a memorial to Father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi, is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi, India.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan or The Presidential Palace, formerly Viceroy’s House) is the official residence of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president’s official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion.
Jama Mosque the largest and best known mosque in India, built in 1656 by Mughal Emperor Shah in the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, it is the principal mosque of Old Delhi.. Its façade is adorned with red sandstone and white marble.
Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi, India. It is also called Akshardham Temple or Delhi Akshardham and it shows thousands of years’ worth of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.
- Delhi is not only famous for it’s historical monuments. But, it is also famous for it’s food.
- Delhiites are very fond of food, and Delhi has a very deep history of culinary. It has a large variety of culinary amalgam from various dynasties ruled Delhi over the time.
- We could experience the varieties of cuisine with their authentic taste and feel the deep culinary history oif the city.
- When in Delhi, you should not miss delicacies like Nihaari, Daulat ki Chaat, Moth Kachori, and Kesar Lassi.
- One must visit paranthe wali gali at Chandni Chowk and taste the variety of paranthes with different kinds of stuffing like mashed potato, radish, onion, and even cheese.
How To Reach:
Being the National Capital, Delhi is connected to various parts of the country by various means.
- New Delhi has an International Airport named Indira Gandhi International Airport, having connectivity with all the major cities throughout the world.
- It is connected through airways, roadways and railways with various major cities throughout the country.