Delhi

Delhi is the capital territory of India. It is the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India. Delhi features an atypical version of the humid subtropical climate. Being a prominent city for centuries, Delhi has a very rich heritage. VIsiting places in and around Delhi is surely bound to be a wonderful experience.

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Agra
230 kms from Delhi city limits
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Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, 230 kilometers south of the national capital New Delhi.
Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New ...

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Agra Fort
208 kms from Delhi city limits
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Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra, located just 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal.

Agra Fort built by Akbar in Red Sandstone when he was through with the consolidation of his power after accession to power in 1654, Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. The fort contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of prolific builders Akbar and later Jehangir and Shahjahan.

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Akshardham Complex
10 kms from Delhi city limits
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Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir, and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi. The complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. It is a large Hindu temple located on NH 24.

Hindu temple after the Akshardham in Gandhinagar both inspired and developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj , the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct the temple.

It sits near the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the 2010 C...

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Barakhamba, also known as Barakhamba Monument, is a 14th-century tomb building from the Lodi period that is located in New Delhi, India. Barakhamba means twelve pillars in the Urdu and Hindi languages.

Barakhamba monument is a tomb of an unknown individual, a high nobleman. It is located in the Nizamuddin heritage area at the entrance road to the Nizamuddin Auliya and is under restoration.

The tomb has twelve pillars and has three arched openings on each face. The verandah (passage), laid around the central chamber, has four domed apartments at each corner. The structur...

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Chandni Chowk
Within Delhi city limits
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Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Chandni Chowk is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station and the monument Red Fort is located within the Chandni Chowk. Built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan, and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight, and it remains one of India's largest wholesale markets.

The history of Chandni Chowk dates back to the foundation of the capital city of Shahjahanabad when the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan established the Red Fort on the...

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Chattarpur Temple
15 kms from Delhi city limits
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Chhatarpur Temple (also know as Shri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peetham) is a Hindu temple located in a down town area in south of Delhi - Chhatarpur. This is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani. It is located at Chhatarpur, on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Delhi and is just 4 km (2.5 mi) from Qutub Minar, off Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.

This temple was considered as the biggest temple in India and second largest in the world, before the Akshardham Temple was created in 2005 in Delhi. This temple is constructed from marble alone and...

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Dhauj
33 kms from Delhi city limits
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The Dhauj Camp is located around 43.3 Kms from Delhi off Mathura Road and is encompassed by the beautiful Aravali Hills. This Camp is ideal for those seeking a way to reconnect with Nature or for those just seeking a quick retreat. This is the perfect location for school trips, college trips, family weekends as well as corporate retreats.

Camp Dhauj is also an excellent place for those interested in bird watching. From over 67 bird species this place is a true delight to view the exotic birdlife. Apart from bird watching experience the rural life with the nearby villages. The nearby...

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Dilli haat is a market place and a showpiece of traditional Indian culture- a forum where rural life and folk art are brought closer to an urban clientele. In Dilli haat, the crafts persons find an opportunity to demonstrate their artistic skills to thousands of visitors everyday around Delhi. Since its inauguration in the month of March 1994, Dilli Haat has been home to thousands of handicraft and handloom artisans. The complex is not only artistic, but also recreational in nature where the visitors can have a good time. It is a place where one can unwind in the evening and relish a wide vari...

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Fatehpur Sikri
250 kms from Delhi city limits
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Fatehpur Sikri, a city predominantly in red sand-stone, situated at a distance of 37 kms from Agra, was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 16th century, in honour of the great Sufi saint Salim Chisti ; its magnificence and uniqueness offers a fine example of the emperor's architectural finesse.
Fatehpur Sikri known as "City of Victory" is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Akbar's tolerant religious views and interest in literature, architecture and fine arts gave the buildings at Fatehpur Sikri a charismatic blend of Islamic and Hindu elements ...

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Gandhi Smriti formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, formerly Albuquerque Road, in New Delhi. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948. It was originally the house of the Indian business tycoons, the Birla family. It is now also home to the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, which was established in 2005.

The 12-bedroom house was built in 1928 by Ghanshyamdas Birla. Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi were frequent guests of the Birla...

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The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. The project, developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation, was conceptualized to answer to the city's need for leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind. Such spaces add atmosphere and life to a city and cater to all sections of the society.

The twenty-acre site, located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area in New Delhi, is spectacular. The Garden was inaugurated in February 2003. ...

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Garhmukteshwar
91 kms from Delhi city limits
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Garhmukteshwar derives its name from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva, which is 91 km away from delhi, dedicated to the goddess Ganga who is worshipped there in four temples, two situated on a high cliff and two below it. The town has 80 Sati Pillars, marking the spots where Hindu widows are said to have committed sati. The town also has a mosque, built by Gays-ud-din Balban, that bears an inscription in Arabic dating to 1283 A.D.

The Holy Ganges River is situated just at a distance of 5 km from the town. It is an easy-to-reach destination by road from Delhi and is the close...

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Within Delhi city limits
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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara in Delhi and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar". The eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan resided here during his stay in Delhi in 1664. During that time, there was a smallpox and cholera epidemic, and Guru Har Krishan helped the suffering by giving aid and fresh water from the well at this house. A small tank was later constructed by Raja Jai Singh over the well, its water is now revered as having healing properties and is taken by ...

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Haridwar
198 kms from Delhi city limits
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Haridwar is an ancient city and important Hindu pilgrimage site in North India's Uttarakhand state. In, Haridwar the River Ganges exits the Himalayan foothills. Haridwar is situated at around 200 Km from Delhi.

A paradise for nature-lovers, Haridwar presents kaleidoscope of Indian culture and civilization. Haridwar also termed as 'Gateway to Gods' is known as Mayapuri, Kapila, Gangadwar as well. It is also a point of entry to Dev Bhoomi and Char Dham (Four main centers of pilgrimage in Uttarakhand) Viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Haridwar is regarded ...

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Hauz Khas
8 kms from Delhi city limits
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Hauz Khas is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods near South Delhi, its heart being the historic Hauz Khas Complex. It is centrally located and offers both rural (Hauz Khas Village) and urban (Hauz Khas Enclave, Market) environments. It was part of Siri, the second medieval city of India of the Delhi Sultanate of Allauddin Khilji Dynasty (1296–1316). The etymology of the name Hauz Khas in Farsi is derived from the words 'Hauz': “water tank” (or lake) and ‘Khas’:“royal”- the “Royal tank”. The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Khilji to supply water to the inhabitants of Siri. ...

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Hijron Ka Khanqah is a pre-Mughal, Lodi period, monument dated to the 15th century located in Mehrauli, South Delhi, India. Hijron Ka Khanqah known for the serene atmosphere that exists at the monument where some eunuchs of Delhi were buried during the Lodi dynasty's reign. It is also said that Hijras of Turkman Gate who own this monument now visit the place on religious days to distribute food to the poor.

Khanqah is Persian word. It connotes a religious edifice where Muslims of Sufi religious order assemble to achieve spiritual peace and character building.

After ente...

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Indian War Memorial Museum
Within Delhi city limits
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Indian War Memorial Museum is a hostorical war memorial museum located in the Nuabhat Khana of the Red Fort ,New Delhi. This museum was set up as a tribute to the soldiers who had participated in the world war in India or abroad on behalf of the British. Naubat Kahana or Naqqar Khana (Musical house) of the Red Fort was chosen to accommodate the museum in its first and second floors. The museum is approachable from the north and south of the building facing east.

The introductory gallery comprises diorama showing the battle of Panipat with the army of Babur and Ibrahim Lodi standing ...

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Itimad Ud Daulah's Tomb
205 kms from Delhi city limits
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Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra. Often described as a "jewel box" and "Baby Tāj". This tranquil, small, garden located on the banks of the Yamuna inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.

The tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan, in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg in 1622-25A.D. This small garden tomb reflects the tasts and sophistication of the gifted queen. The warm yellow marble is highlighted with white and black marble inlay, and the lacey pierced marble screens and rich, jewel-inlaid mosaics have a delicate, feminine quality that is...

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Jamali Kamali Tomb
12 kms from Delhi city limits
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Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, located in the Archaeological Village complex in Mehrauli, Delhi, comprise two monuments adjacent to each other; one is the mosque and the other is the tomb of two persons with the names Jamali and Kamali. The name "Jamali" is Urdu, though originates from "Jamal" which means "beauty". "Jamali" was the alias given to Shaikh Fazlu'llah, also known as Shaikh Jamali Kamboh or Jalal Khan, a renowned Sufi saint who lived during the pre-Mughal dynasty rule of the Lodi's, a period from the rule of Sikander Lodi to the Mughal Dynasty rule of Babur and Humayun. Jamali was ...

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Jama Masjid
Within Delhi city limits
Architecture

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (the 'World-reflecting Mosque'), commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.

The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two mi...

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Jantar Mantar
Within Delhi city limits
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The Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The name is derived from jantar (from yantra,"instrument, machine"), and mantar (from mantrana, "consult, calculate"). Therefore Jantar Mantar literally means 'calculating instrument'.

Located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, the monument features masonry, stone and brass instruments that were built using ast...

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Kuchesar
80 kms from Delhi city limits
History

Kuchesar is village in Bulandshahr district, state of Uttar Pradesh, at a distance of 80 km from Delhi, off the NH 24. It was the seat of Zamindari, or small princely estate, during British Raj.

The Jat rulers of Kuchesar, who hailed from Mandoti in Haryana, Built their mud-fort sometime in the mid-18th century. The mud-fort of Kuchesar tells of the chequered history of the Jats who vied with the Sikhs, Marathas, Rohillas and Rajputs, as well as with French adventurers and the British East India Company, to fill the vacuum created by the decline of the Mughal empire.

Af...

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The Lakshminarayan Temple (the Birla Mandir) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lakshminarayan in Delhi. Lakshminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. The temple, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, was made built by B. R. Birla and Vijay Tyagi between 1933 and 1939. The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha.

The temple is spread over 7.5 acres, adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden, and also houses Geeta Bhawan for discourses. The temple is one of the major attractions of D...

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Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi. Spread over 90 acres , it contains, Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century by Lodhis- who ruled parts of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern-day Pakistan, from 1451 to 1526. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites. As there is little architecture from these two ...

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Mathura
145 kms from Delhi city limits
History

Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located approximately 50 km north of Agra, and 145 km south-east of Delhi. It is the administrative centre of Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh. During the ancient period, Mathura was an economic hub, located at the junction of important caravan routes.

Mathura is the birthplace of Krishna at the centre of Braj or Brij-bhoomi, called Shri Krishna Janma-Bhoomi, literally: 'Lord Krishna's birthplace'. It is one of the seven cities (Sapta Puri) considered holy by Hindus. The Keshav Dev Temple was built in ancient times...

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Moth Ki Masjid is a mosque located in Delhi, and was built in 1505 by Wazir Miya Bhoiya, Prime Minister during the reign of Sultan Sikander Lodi. It was a new type of mosque developed by the Lodi dynasty in the fourth city of the medieval Delhi of the Delhi Sultanate. This mosque's architecture is considered a beautiful Dome structure of the period. Raised on a high plinth, the mosque has a square layout. It is approached from the eastern side street of village Moti Masjid, through an exquisitely designed gate made of red, blue, black and white coloured sandstones arranged in a neat design. In...

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Neemrana
120 kms from Delhi city limits
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Neemrana is an ancient historical town in Alwar district of Rajasthan, situated at 120 km from Delhi on the Delhi-Jaipur highway. It is the site of 16th century hill-fort occupied by Chauhans till 1947. The erstwhile ruling family is considered to be the direct lineage of Prithviraj Chauhan. Some distance from Neemrana is another fort, Kesroli in Alwar district, that is one of the oldest heritage sites. Historians trace it to the Matsya Janapada of the Mahabharata times. In Kesroli one gets to see the oldest remains of Buddhist Vihara at Viratnagar; Pandupole, with the only reclining statue of...

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Nizamuddin Dargah
Within Delhi city limits
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Nizamuddin Dargah is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya. Nizamuddin Aulia is a historial figure in Sufism. Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the corner.

The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is div...

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Purana Qila
Within Delhi city limits
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Purana Qila ( Old Fort), is one the oldest forts in Delhi. Its current form was built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. Sher Shah raised the citadel of Purana-Qal'a with an extensive city-area sprawling around it. A Kunti Temple inside the Qila also exists, which is believed to be the place where Kunti(from the Mahabharatha mythology) was born.

Fort was called as the inner pitamdel of the city of Dina-panah during Humayun's rule who renovated it in 1533 and completed five years later. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the "sixth city of Delhi". The walls of the Fort rise ...

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Qutub Minar
11 kms from Delhi city limits
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Qutub Minar, a 120 meters, is the tallest brick minarety in the world, and the second tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj at Mohali. Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutb Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tower is located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi.

Made of red sandstone and marble, Qutub Minar is a 73-meter tall tapering tower with a diameter measuring 14.32 meters (47 feet) at the base and 2.75 meters (9 feet) at the peak. Inside the tower, a circular staircase with 379 steps leads to the top.

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Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) on the banks of Yamuna river. Close to it, and east of Daryaganj was “Raj Ghat Gate” of the walled city, opening at Raj Ghat on Yamuna River. Later the memorial area was also called Raj ghat. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination. 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 in India on Ring Road of...

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Taj Mahal
237 kms from Delhi city limits
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The Taj Mahal is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. The exquisite marble structure in Agra, India, is a mausoleum, an enduring monument to the love of a husband for his favorite wife. It's also an eternal testament to the artistic and scientific accomplishments of a wealthy empire.

The Taj Mahal (Crown of Palaces) is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex,...

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The Khan Market
Within Delhi city limits
Food

The Khan Market is a shopping district popular with elite Indians and expats in Central Delhi. According to the Cushman and Wakefield survey, Khan Market is the 21st most expensive retail street in the world.

Khan Market, established in 1951 and named in honour of Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan (brother of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan) by the first traders who set up shops in the market, in appreciation of his efforts in helping them migrate to India safely during the partition. It has been ranked as the costliest retail location in India.

The U-shaped, double-storey market complex ...

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The Lotus Temple
11 kms from Delhi city limits
Architecture

The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahai House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. It is widely considered as an arcitectural wonder around Delhi.

Inspired by the lotus flower, the design for the House of Worship in New Delhi is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to fo...

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The Mutiny Memorial
15 kms from Delhi city limits
Architecture

The Mutiny Memorial is a memorial situated in front of Old Telegraph Building, Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi. Also known as Ajitgarh, it was built in memory of all those who had fought in the Delhi Field Force, British and Indian, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Erected by the Public Works Department at government expense in 1863 the memorial was hastily designed and constructed. It received much public criticism on completion. In 1972, the 25th anniversary of India's Independence, the Indian Government renamed the monument 'Ajitgarh' ('Place of the Unvanquished') and erected a plaq...

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The Tomb Of Mirza Ghalib
Within Delhi city limits
History

The grave of Mirza Asadullah Khan 'Ghalib' is located north of the enclosure of Chaunsath Khamba, close to the Nizamuddin shrine in Nizamuddin West. Mirza Ghalib, as he is popularly known, is considered the Urdu Shakespeare and was the greatest urdu poet of the nineteenth century. Mirza Ghalib's works are historical.
Mirza Ghalib acclaimed fame worldwide through his incredible works of poetry and short stories. He was a well-known poet in the imperial courts of the Mughal Empire and was closely related to the emperor Bahdur Shah Zafar. Ghalib held Delhi very close to his heart and called ...

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