Delhi – City of Djinns

Population:  21,753,486
Average Climate

Summer: 25°C – 45°C
Winter: 05°C – 25°C

Best Time to visit:October to March

Tourist Attraction In Delhi
Delhi the capital of India presents a captivating combination of ancient and modern. As a major cultural Centre, Delhi offers a glimpse of the diversity of the country’s many states. It is also the third largest city, with population of about 16 Million. Its strategic location along the North- South, East- west route has given it a focal position in Indian history and many great empires have been ruled from here. The monuments and ruins of these are scattered throughout the city, often cheek by jowl with modern structures and high-rise towers.
The town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. Delhi has been a witness to the political turmoil for over five centuries. It was ruled by the Mughals in succession to Khiljis and Tughlaqs. In the year 1803 AD, the city came under the British rule. In 1911, British shifted their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. It again became the center of all the governing activities. After independence in 1947, New Delhi was officially declared as the Capital of India. But, the city has the reputation of over throwing the occupants of its throne. It included the British and the current political parties that have had the honor of leading free India.

Places Of Interest

Red Fort
Red Fort: The Red Fort or the Lal Quila as it is traditionally called is situated in old Delhi, the capital of India. The Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century that took around 9 years to complete this magnificent structure and around 10 million rupees to build the fort. The Red Fort is a masterpiece of architecture and is one of the most visited spot in old Delhi.
Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid was constructed between 1644 and 1658 by 5000 workers over a period of six years during the rule of Shah Jahan. Initially Jama Masjid was known as the Masjid-i-Jahanuma, meaning World Reflecting Mosque in Persian. An extremely beautiful and delicate Islamic architecture in red sandstone and marble, its courtyard can hold remarkably 25,000 devotees. The Masjid possesses 3 gateways, two 40m high minarets and 4 towers.
India Gate
India Gate: India Gate. Initially called the All India War Memorial, this historical monument in New Delhi bears the memoir of 90000 Indian soldiers who were killed in First World War. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the construction work of India Gate was completed in the year 1931. It’s located in Rajpath, the royal way which leads to the President’s residence. The names of the martyrs are etched on the body of this 42 m high India Gate. The place is illuminated with thousands of lights and that creates a gracious impact at night. The edifice is surrounded by lush green and that together paired well is the intrinsic spirit of the India Gate.
Humayun Tomb
Humayun Tomb: The Humayun’s Tomb is a magnificent piece of architecture that took almost 9 years to complete with an expenditure of nearly one and a half million rupees. The mausoleum is a 140 feet high structure with a central dome. The double-layered dome has a white marble exterior but the rest of the tomb is made of red sandstone, with white marble ornamentation. Built over acres of lush green land and surrounded by fountains this complex is home to a well-manicured garden, a beautiful mosque and several other tombs. This red and white building is an example of Persian influence on Indian architecture. Humayun was the first to be buried in the Tomb when he died in 1556 but the tomb has now within it over 100 graves, earning the name, ‘Dormitory of The Mughals’.
Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar: One of the most important tourist Centre’s in India. Delhi is home to some of the finest monuments in the world. The Qutub Minar in Delhi is apparently the largest tower in the world built by one of the Mughals. Qutub Minar was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the founder of Slave Dynasty and later completed by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish. The Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Built exclusively in red brick and sandstone this minaret in Delhi is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.
Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple: Designed by Fariborz Sahba the Lotus Temple is one of the greatest pieces of architecture in New Delhi. Built in the shape of a half opened lotus flower the temple serves as a Mother Temple in India. This temple is also popularly known as Bahai Temple as it is a place of worship meant for the Bahai’s.
This white marble structure has altogether 27 lotus petals arranged in a symmetrical pattern. View of Lotus Temple from the air looks astounding. It was made to look like a lotus floating on blue water. Nine small pools surround the building. To make it a perfect structure there are nine inner petals and nine doors open in different directions.
AksharDham Temple
Akshardham Temple: The Akshardham Temple is a massive temple complex in Delhi. It has got 20,000 statues, floral motifs, and arches as well as exquisitely carved pillars. Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a Mandir – an abode of God, a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions and ancient architecture all are echoed in its art and architecture.