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Main Atractions of Delhi
Main Attractions of Delhi
Delhi is a Wonderful Mega-City of 17 million people and is also a Mega-Book that elucidates the History of India as it has been the Capital of the Mughal Empire, the British India, the Independent India, etc. It has the distinction to have had undergone through the agonies of having got built, re-built, etc, not once, nor twice but as many as seven times.
Delhi is also One of the Most Exciting Sightseeing Destinations of the World. Some of its Main Tourist Attractions are India Gate, Qutub Minar, etc.
Built in 1921 and located at Rajpath in Rajiv Chowk, One Km from Connaught Place, the Prominent City Centre, it is a 42 Meter Tall Memorial Stone Arch constructed in red stone and granite, in memory of 90,000 Indian Soldiers who died in World War I. It was previously called All India War Memorial.
It also houses an Eternal Flame in memory of the Indian Soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the War with Pakistan in 1971.
This is One of the Most Sought After Tourist Destinations of Delhi and you can spend the whole day here watching monkey performance, riding camels, etc. It is surrounded by a large expanse of lush green lawn and you can move about its brightly lit area in summer evenings.
It is a fluted Red Stone Tower located in Mehrauli of South Delhi and with 238 ft high it is the Tallest Brick Tower in the World, the Highest Individual Tower in the World and the Tallest Monument of India. There are other monuments surrounding it and are collectively addressed Qutub Complex. It takes 378 Steps to make to top of Tower. It gives you a bird’s eye view of the city and other monuments of Delhi like Tuqhlaqabad, Humayun’s Tomb, Old Fort, Firoz Shah Kotla, Jama Masjid, etc.
Tower has 5 distinct storey each marked by a projecting balcony and each tapers from 47 feet at base to 9 feet at top. First three storey are made up of red sandstone and fourth and fifth storey are of marbles and sandstones.
Construction of the Tower has been started by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim Ruler of India in 1199 but unfortunately he could complete the construction of only the Basement. His successor Iltumish built three more storey and in 1368 Firoz ShahTughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey.
Other Important Attractions of Delhi
Some Other Important Attractions of Delhi are Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan or Official Residence of President of India, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Old Fort, Chandni Chowk, National Museum, Humayun’s Tomb, Raj Ghat, The Rail Museum, etc.
How to reach
The Nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport located at West Delhi, 16 km
Delhi has Five Major Railway Stations, namely, New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Hazarat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Sarai Rohila Railway Station and Anand Vihar Railway Terminal.
New Delhi Ralway Station is the Main Railway Terminus of Delhi and it is in the heart of city, 2 km and all the other Main Railway Stations are nearby and you can travel to any part of India from these stations.
Well connected by road.