The Capital city of India, Delhi is one of the well known historical cities of the world. Delhi represents a mix culture of old-world charm and a pulsating mega polis. Due to its strategic location, it has been the capital of India since the beginning of the 8th century A.D. Delhi is famous for its cultural diversity, architectures, monuments, forts, museum, galleries, temples and beautiful gardens.
The most popular tourist attractions in Delhi are
Qutub Minar: A 72.5 m high victory tower is a fine blend Muslim and Hindu Architecture. In its courtyard is located the Ashoka Pillar inscribed with a Sanskrit text.
Red Fort: Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built this famous monument. The fort houses some of the magnificent architectures. The Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam and Moti Masjid inside the fort are worth visiting.
Jama Masjid: Located infront of the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid is one of the masterpiece of the Mughal architectures. The Chandni Chowk, in its close vicinity is a famous shopping center in Delhi.
Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory, was built by the king of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh.
Bahai Temple: Made in white marble, this temple is shaped like a lotus flower. A huge hall inside offers a place for quiet thought and meditation.
Humayun's Tomb: Located inside a beautiful garden the Char Bagh, this magnificent tomb in red sandstone is one of the finest architecture of the Mughal period, a must see for the tourist visiting Delhi.
Besides, there are many architectures of the British period. Most famous among them are India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, The Parliament House, Rajghat, Connaught Place, The Mughal Garden and The National Museum among many others.
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