Let’s start with Old Delhi
Jama Masjid: The largest mosque in India; within the fast pace bustle of Old Delhi. Feel the overwhelming sense of calm and peace. Jama Masjid is built on a 10m elevation, towering above the surrounding buildings. It can hold a unbelievable 25,000 people. Built buy Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1658. His final architectural build. The four watchtowers were used for security. There are two minarets standing 40m high, one of which can be climbed for incredible views across Delhi.
Chandni Chowk: One of the oldest and largest trading markets of the country. The incredible hustle and bustle, colours and local goods are not to be missed!
Red Fort: Constructed in 1639 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Red Fort is the place that marked the announcement of India’s freedom from the British Raj.Every year on the Independence Day of India (15th August) the Prime Minister hoists the Indian ‘tricolour flag” at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts.
Rajghat: The memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi on the banks of Yamuna River.
On to New Delhi….
Humayun’s Tomb: Built in 1565 A.D this was the first tomb in India with beautiful gardens. This magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Qutab Minar: Towering at 73 metres high, this tower is the highest tower in India, complete with five storeys and projecting balconies. A fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture and the world’s tallest brick minaret.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: The largest Sikh temple of Delhi, is instantly recognisable by its golden dome and tall flagpole, still in active worship.
President’s House, Parliament House: The Sansad Bhawan is the house of the Parliament of India. The shape of the building is circular, which is based on the Ashoka Chakra.
India Gate: India Gate is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War. There are 13,300 servicemen’s names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, inscribed on the gate
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