Delhi Tourist Attractions

Delhi is a city that consist a wide assimilation of history and modernity. It actually stands as an instance of the very philosophy of unity in diversity that actually defines the Indian Civilization. From its emergence, it became a rendezvous of different cultures. For that reason, it gave birth to plenty of things here that can be tagged as tourist spots. From the Mughal realm, the city started its journey towards the road to modernity.  Not only the Mughals, modern history also left a deep impact on the heart of this city. As it has a rich history, it is very obvious to have plenty of things to get nostalgic about.

Qutub Minar is one very important tourist attraction in Delhi. Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak started its construction in 1199AD. The Slave dynasty was ruling Delhi that time. However, he did not get the chance to finish the construction and Iltutmish completed the concluding part. Its height is 72.5 m and it consists 379 steps. It is the highest monument ever made in India till date. It is not only a proud feature for Delhi, but also for India. It is encircled by plenty of other structures, like, Iron pillar, Alai Minar, Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, Alai Darwaza, Tomb of Iltutmish, etc. All such structures are considered as important tourist attractions of Delhi.

Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq’s tomb is another important spot to visit. It is located inside Tughlaqabad, which actually is an abandoned city. It is sited in the midst of a lake. The sole way to reach the destination is a bridge that connects it with the citadel.

Red Fort is another interesting place to visit. It is probably the mostly visited tourist place in Delhi. Shah Jahan ordered to make Red Fort in 1618 AD. Sandstone is mainly used for Red Fort and shell plaster polish is used as cover. The fort contains some very important associate buildings, such as, Musamman Burj, Hammans, Rang Mahal, Chatta Chowk, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan- I- Aam, pearl mosque and Nawab Khana.

Not only the medieval period but in the British rule also Delhi was in the limelight. India gate is a very important instance of that very period. It was made in the memories of all those 90,000 soldiers of India, who sacrificed their life in the northwest district during the First World War. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed it. The Duke laid the base stone in the year 1921. The date was 10th February. It took almost 10 years to complete the India Gate. The soldiers’ names are written there in the gate. After the 1971 war against Pakistan that created the free nation of Bangladesh, an eternal flame called Amar Jawan Jyoti is burning in front of the gate in the memory of the soldiers that laid their lives for the preservation of human values.

Gurudwara bangla, the lotus temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, are some other immensely important and interesting tourist attractions in Delhi.



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