Monuments of Delhi,India
Delhi is the political capital of India and also the initiating point for many tourist places in India. It is one of the most important tourist destinations of India tour package. Being the principal reign of Mughal Empire; Delhi has been ruled by different kingdoms followed by the British Raj.Delhi tour would cover monuments like India Gate, Qutab Minar and Red Fort. Other monuments of Old Delhi are Jama Masjid, and Old Fort, which are part of the heritage of India.
India gate is a solemn monument in Delhi, built in 1931, in the memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I. It was originally called the All India War Memorial. The names of the soldiers are inscribed on the walls of this monument in Delhi. You can see an eternal flame, which is lit at this monument in Delhi, in memory of the unknown soldiers who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. India Gate stands at the end of Rajpath, and is a popular picnic site especially during hot summer evenings. At night, it is more delightful at the India Gate. The monument is brightly lit and the fountains near the Gate are lit with colored lights. Qutab Minar, which is another monument in Delhi, is the highest stone tower in India. Qutbuddin Aibak, the viceroy of Mohammed Ghori in 1192, built this monument in Delhi. In tour to India you can visit this five-storey building with a height of 72.5 metres. Within the complex of this monument in Delhi, is the famous Iron Pillar, which has stood for millennia without rusting. The heritage of India is depicted in the architectural design of Qutab. This monument in Delhi captures one's attention by its delicate and almost ethereal carvings.
The Red Fort is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. The monument in Delhi has a circumference of over 2.2 kilometers. With the ambition of concentrating the Mughal power in one monument, the Mughal emperor Shajahan planned to built it. The fort is a delight to one's imagination. The monument comprises of Naqqar Khana, which is also called Naubat Khana, where once drums loudly heralded the arrival of the emperor. At the monument you can see the Diwan-e-Am, resounded with the incantations of the people. Other attractions of this monument in Delhi are the Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-e Khas, the Hammam and Shah Burj.The entrance of the fort leads to Delhi's most crowded bazaar, Chandni Chowk.Old Delhi tour would introduce you to the ancient history of the Old fort or the Purana Quila. In 1538, the Mughal emperor Humayun laid foundations of the city named Dinpanah. The inner citadel of this city is today called Purana Quila or the Old Fort. This monument in Delhi has three gates - Humayun Darwaza, Talaqi Darwaza and Bara Darwaza. The present entrance is the Bara Darwaza, an imposing red sandstone gate on the western wall. Inside this monument in Delhi you can find the Sher Mandal, a two-storied octagonal pavilion in red sandstone, built by Sher Shah. Delhi tour covers many other interesting places, which are a part of the cultural heritage of India.