Welcome To Delhi Tourism

New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India. Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. You will also discover lively and colorful bazaars that boast to cater all sorts of good and items at mind-blowing prices amidst a barely controlled chaotic ambience. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj. It generates a mesmerizing charm reflecting well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings. India is the land of diverse culture and heritage. It legacy ranges from Vedic period to current times. Here you find numerous monuments and travel spots, which had been mentioned in the annals of history. You can experience the freshness of breathtaking Himalayas and find solitude in the backwaters of Keralas. The memories, which you take with you when you explore the sun-drenched forts, water-washed beaches, and scented mausoleums, are unforgettable. You would be compelled to see more of India and get a feel of its cultural diversity. Be with us and we will help you to unwind the mysteries of India, so that the people and places of this heartland would be chiseled in your sweet memories forever. Delhi is the capital and heart of India. It has a legacy, which dates back to centuries, and you could see the effect of different eras like Mughal Period and British Period on its landscape. Delhi features numerous monuments and buildings, which are the major tourist attraction, and prominent among them are Lal Qila, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Jantar Mantar. The president’s house and the parliament in the heart of city also add to the beauty of this place. In Delhi trade shows and expos are going round the year so you can also have good time at these places. There are also shopping hubs like Connaught place, Karol bag etc where tourists can purchase ethnic Indian articles at cheap rates. The cuisine in Delhi is delicious and the tourists can taste a wide range of delicacies from traditional dishes to continental foods in roadside dhabas, shopping mall and luxurious hotels. New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the

Delhi is the capital of India. A fine blend of old and new, ancient and modern in every stream of life is the soul of Delhi. A melting pot of cultures, religions and castes makes Delhi a diverse place. Delhi has been the capital of India from the mythological days. The rulers left behind their trade marks in the architecture. Tughlakabad fort and the Qutab Minar, the Jama Masjid and the Lotus temple, The Humayun's tomb and the Red Fort, and India Gate and the Magnificent President's house. Delhi is famous for its wide roads and crisp winters. One of the few places in India where colors of nature changes with the seasons. From Kerala to Kashmir and from Gujarat to Assam all the mouth watering delicacies and shopping goods are found in Delhi. The cosmopolitan nature of the city has only added to the beauty and glory of it. Big gardens, wide roads, ancient structures, and power of politics is what Delhi is all about. Delhi is popularly known for its monuments. Most of them which are built by the Mughal Emperors

Delhi is one of the most historic capitals in the world and two of its monuments, the Qutb Minar and Humayun's Tomb have been declared World Heritage Sites. It offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions to the visitor, so much so that it becomes difficult to decide where to begin exploring the city. In Old Delhi, there are attractions like mosques, forts, and other monuments that depict India's Muslim history. The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk. In addition, Old Delhi has Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana that are modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947. New Delhi, on the other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. New Delhi houses many government buildings and embassies, apart from places of historical interest. [edit] Rashtrapati Bhawan

Built in the memory of more than 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Afghan Wars and World War I, the India Gate is one of the most famous monuments in Delhi.

The breathtaking recently built Akshardham temple.

Humayun's Tomb is one of Delhi's most famous landmarks. The monument has an architectural design similar to the Taj Mahal. • Built with a mix of Western and Indian styles, Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally built for the Governor General of India, aka Viceroy of India. Inaugurated in 1931 as the Viceregal Lodge, the name was changed in 1950 after India became a republic.

[edit] India Gate • Situated along the ceremonial Rajpath avenue (meaning King's Way) in New Delhi, India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph (or shrine) in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in gold the words Amar Jawan (in Hindi, meaning Immortal Warrior). The green lawns at India Gate are a popular evening and holiday rendezvous for young and old alike.

[edit] Laxminarayan Temple • Also called the Birla Mandir, the Laxminarayan Temple was built by the Birla family in 1938. It is a temple with a large garden and fountains behind it. The temple attracts thousands of devotees on Janmashtami day, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

[edit] Akshardham Temple(Delhi) • A recent addition to Delhi's gems, this monument, inaugurated in November 2005, is contending to be among the best sights to see in Delhi.

[edit] Appu Ghar

Appu Ghar is a children's amusement park and suitable for anyone of any age. This theme park includes haunted houses and some roller coasters. Appu, was both the cartoon mascot, and a live elephant mascot that became the beloved star of the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India. This amusement park got the name from that Mascot's name; "Appu" is the name of the elephant and Ghar means "house". Appu ghar is worth a visit.

[edit] Gurudwara Bangla Sahib • One of the many Gurdwaras in Delhi, this the most visited one in the Delhi area. Millions visit this Gurdwara from all over the world and of all religons to offer their prayers at this elegant yet historical Gurdwara in Delhi. This is not just a sacred Sikh shrine, but also very important to many Hindus.

[edit] Humayun's Tomb • Humayun's Tomb was built by Humayun's widow, Hamida Banu Begum. Designed by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, the structure was begun in 1562 and completed in 1565. The tomb established a standard for all later Mughal monuments, which followed its design, most notably the Taj Mahal.

[edit] Qutb Minar The Qutb Minar is located in a small village called Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutb-ud-din Aybak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an. Qutbud-din Aybak began constructing this victory tower as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi and as a minaret for the Muslim priest, the muezzin, to call the faithful to prayer. However, only the first story was completed by Qutb-ud-din. The other storys were built by his successor Iltutmish. The two circular storys in white marble were built by Ferozshah Tughlaq in 1368, replacing the original fourth story.

At 72.5 meters, the 13th century Qutb Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret.

The Lahori gate of the Red Fort

The Jama Masjid is one of the largest and most elegant mosques in South Asia. The balconies in the tower are supported by exquisite stalactite designs. The tapering tower has pointed and circular flutings on the first story and star-shaped ones on the second and third stories. The bands of calligraphic inscriptions are amazing in their perfection along the exquisite stalactite designs on the exterior of this tower. The Qutb Minar, apart from being a marvel in itself, is also significant for what it represents in the history of Indian culture. In many ways, the Qutb Minar, the first monument built by a Muslim ruler in India, heralded the beginning of a new style of art and architecture that came to be known as the Indo-Islamic style. [edit] Red Fort When one approaches old Delhi with a somewhat Westernised perception, the emotional response can range from wonderment to bewilderment, from utter disgust to ecstasy. Old Delhi gives an insight into the multi-layered identity that so aptly characterizes India. The lanes are narrow, filled to bursting with people, and throbbing with life. In the midst of this sea of people, suddenly you come face to face with the ramparts of the Red Fort. The decision for constructing the fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel) — Delhi's seventh fort — ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed with the large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, its important structures have survived, the glory faded with age but still impressive. [edit] Chandni Chowk • Chandni Chowk, a main marketplace in Delhi, keeps alive the city's living legacy of Shahjahanabad. Created by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj Mahal, the old city, with the Red Fort as

its focal point and Jama Masjid as the praying centre, has a fascinating market called Chandni Chowk. Legend has it that Shah Jahan planned Chandni Chowk so that his daughter could shop for all that she wanted. The market was divided by canals. The canals are now closed, but Chandni Chowk remains Asia's largest wholesale market. Crafts once patronized by the Mughals continue to flourish there. [edit] Jama Masjid • The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India.

[edit] Raj Ghat • On the bank Yamuna River, which flows past Delhi, there is Raj Ghat — the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It has become an essential point of call for all visiting dignitaries. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are situated nearby.

[edit] Shanti Vana • Lying close to the Raj Ghat, the Shanti Vana (literally, the forest of peace) is the place where India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was cremated. The area is now a beautiful park adorned by trees planted by visiting dignitaries and heads of state.

[edit] Bahá'í House of Worship (Lotus Temple) • The Bahá'í House of Worship, situated in South Delhi, is shaped like a lotus. It is an eye-catching edifice worth exploring. Built by the Bahá'í community, it offers the visitor a serenity that pervades the temple and its artistic design.

[edit] Purana Quila • The Purana Quila (Old Fort) is a good example of medieval military architecture. Built by Humayun, with later-day modifications by Sher Shah Suri, the Purana Quila is a monument of bold design, which is strong, straightforward, and every inch a fortress. It is different from the well-planned, carefully decorated, and palatial forts of the later Mughal rulers. Purana Quila is also different from the later forts of the Mughals, as it does not have a complex of palaces, administrative, and recreational buildings as is generally found in the forts built later on. The main purpose of this now-dilapidated fort was its utility with less emphasis on decoration. The Qal'a-IKunha Masjid and the Sher Mandal are two important monuments inside the fort. That was made by Aqeel in 1853.

[edit] Tughlaqabad • When Ghazi Malik founded the Tughlaq Dynasty in 1321, he built the strongest fort in Delhi at Tughlaqabad, completed with great speed within four years of his rule. It is said that Ghazi Malik, when only a slave to Mubarak Khilji, had suggested this rocky prominence as an ideal site for a fort. The Khilji Sultan laughed and suggested that the slave build a fort there when he became a Sultan. Ghazi Malik as Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq did just that—Tughlaqabad is Delhi's most colossal and awesome fort even in its ruined state. Within its sky-touching walls, double-storied bastions, and gigantic towers were housed grand palaces, splendid mosques, and audience halls.