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Delhi

Delhi

 

Qutub Minar - New Delhi: Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey. The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak is quite evident in the Minar. The relief work and even the materials used for construction differ.

Qutub Minar of Delhi was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the founder of Slave family and later finished by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish. The elevated tower of Qutub Minar of Delhi is made out of brick tile and sandstones. Qutub Minar is a beautiful example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.

Abdul Nabi's Mosque - Mathura Road: Abdu'n Nabi's mosque, about 400m north of the Tilak Bridge, lies with its back on the Mathura road.

Archaeological Museum - New Delhi: One section concentrates on relics of the 1857 war (First War of Independence) like maps and weapons.

Begumpuri Masjid - New Delhi Mehrauli Road: A narrow road by the side of Aurobindo Ashram (Delhi Branch), 15-km from Delhi on the Delhi-Mehrauli Road, now known as Sri Aurobindo Road, leads to the village of Begampur.

Chandni Chowk - New Delhi: It is the nerve centre of commercial activity. The narrow lanes have kept alive the traditional workmanship which makes Delhi famous.

Chauburji-Masjid - New Delhi: About 400m south-east of the flagstaff tower lies the Chauburji-Masjid, a double-storeyed structure with a central chamber surrounded by a small chamber on each side.

Chor Minar - New Delhi: About 200m southeast of the Idgah is the Chor-Minar, a rubble-built tapering tower, rising from a stand and provided with a staircase in its interior.

Crafts Museum - New Delhi: Namdapha National Park is the most well-known wild life park in Arunachal Pradesh. The Namdapha National Park is an only some kilometers away from Miao the district headquarters located on the Indo-Burma border.

Darya Khan Tomb - New Delhi Mehrauli Road: Darya Khan Tomb Close to the market in Kidwai Nagar, approached either from the Delhi-Mehrauli road or from the Ring Road, lie the ruins of a massive tomb, supposed to be that of Darya Khan Lohani, who served all the Lodi kings in several high posts.

Ferozeshah Kotla - New Delhi: It is the site of the city of Ferozabad built in the 14th century by Emperor Ferozshah Tughlaq. 

Flagstaff Tower - New Delhi: The British Ladies and Children Who Gathered On This Site during The Mutiny Of 1857. A circular tower, originally surmounted by a flagstaff, occupies the crest of the northern part of the Ridge near the University.

Fort of Salimgarh - New Delhi: The Fort of Salimgarh is closest to the Lal Qila across the Ring Road. It was built by Sher Shah Suri's son Salim Shah.

Gandhi Memorial Museum - New Delhi: The origin of this Museum goes back to the period soon after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on the fateful evening of January 30, 1948, when the slow process of scouting for, collecting and preserving the personal relics, manuscripts, books, journals and documents, photographic and audio-visual material, all that could go into a Museum on the life, philosophy and work of Gandhiji--began in an unostentatious way in Mumbai.

Hashtsal Minar - Hastsal: The small village of Hashtsal deception at the end of the slim approach road from its junction with Delhi-Najafgarh road, 17-km from Delhi, on the bank of a lake-a vast depression, which gets filled with water during the rains.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah - New Delhi: Across the road from Humayun's tomb, the 'Dargah' or shrine of revered Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa has its devotees all over the Islamic world.

Humayun’s Tomb - New Delhi: Humayun's tomb lies on the Mathura road near its crossing with the Lodi Road.

Idgah - New Delhi: Not far from the Nili-Masjid on its south are the leftovers of an Idgah, with a battlemented rubble wall on the west containing a sequence of eleven mihrabs and originally terminating on the southern and northern ends in a circular stronghold, the latter now having disappeared.

India Gate - New Delhi: India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" likes Archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum - New Delhi: Indira Gandhi governed India for almost two decades until she was assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984 as she strolled in her garden. Pictured here is the path where she was assassinated; now a memorial.

Jahaz Mahal - New Delhi: Jahaz Mahal consisting of a rectangular courtyard in the centre and domed chambers on the sides, with a doorway from the east, this building.

Jamali-Kamali Mosque & Tomb - New Delhi: Jamali was the "Nom de Plume" of Shaikh Fazlu'llah, also known as Jalal Khan, a saint and poet who lived from Sikandar Lodi's reign to that of Humayun.

National Gallery of Modern Art - New Delhi: The stately Jaipur House is the place for the National Gallery of Modern Art. On display are paintings, sculpture and graphic art dating from the mid-19th century to today.

National Science Centre Museum - New Delhi: Kabuli Khuni Darwaza Right on the Mathura road near Maulana Azad Medical College stands a double-storeyed imposing gate, built largely with grey stone, red stone having been used in the frames of its windows.

Nilli Masjid - New Delhi: Within the Hauz-Khas Enclave lies this rubble-built but plastered mosque, survived now only by its prayer-chamber, pierced by three arched openings and surmounted by a single dome over the central portion.

Lal Gumbad - New Delhi: Immediately before getting Malaviya Nagar by the road forking southeast from Delhi-Mehrauli road, one sees on the south of the road Shaikh Kabiru'd-Din Auliya's tomb, also known as "Lal-Gumbad" or "Rakabwala Gumbad".

Lodi Tomb - New Delhi: Evidence of the sixth city, said to have been built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties is found only in the tombs and mosques in the famous.

Moth-Ki-Masjid - New Delhi: The origin of the Masjid Moth or the mosque from Lentil can be traced to an interesting incident that happened to Sikander Lodi, the erstwhile ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, and his minister.

Museums in Delhi - New Delhi: The National Museum on Janpath is the premier repository of antiquities. Built in 1960, it has an extraordinary collection representing the entire span of Indian civilization from pre-historic times.

Mutiny Memorial - New Delhi: About 200m south of Ashoka's pillar, approached by another road, is the Mutiny Memorial, recently rechristened as Ajitgarh.

Najaf Khan Tomb - New Delhi: Opposite the Safdarjang Airport on the east of the Delhi-Mehrauli road is Najaf Khan's tomb, with walls of its large garden enclosure and a doorway on the east now in ruins.

Tughlaqabad - New Delhi: Tugluqabad Fort was built by Ghiasuddin for his capital known as Tughlaqabad. It is located eight km. from Qutub Minar. He built this very big fort just for his strategic reasons.

Purana Quila - New Delhi: The Purana Quila was the citadel of the city of Dinpanah, Refuge of the Faithful. It was started by Humayun in 1533 AD and completed five years later.

Raj Ghat - New Delhi: Raj Ghat 4 km away from Janpath to the N-East of Feroz Shah near Delhi Gate at Ring Rd on the bank of Jamuna situated Rajghat. Jawaharlal Nehru Rd also ends opp. Rajghat. On 31st Jan. 1948, Mahatma Gandhi's last rites were performed here.

Rashtrapati Bhavan Rajpath - New Delhi: The palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen of India - its President.

Red Fort - New Delhi: The Red Fort, One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal structural design is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms.

Sanskriti Museum - New Delhi: The objects in the SANSKRITI MUSEUM are arranged in a set of fourteen groupings. The sequence of these groupings has been done in a manner that reflects the cycle of life as generally understood and lived in traditional India.

Siri Fort  - New Delhi: The city of Siri was the second city of Delhi built by Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. The fort had the Palace of Thousand Pillars, which is now in ruins. Only the embattlements have left of the entire fort.

Sultan Ghari Tomb - New Delhi: The prince had waged several wars on his father's behalf and had died in 1229 at Lakhnauti. The monument exemplifies the same phase in tomb-architecture, as one finds in the Quwwatu'l-Islam mosque.

Tibet House - New Delhi: This private museum, established in 1965 within the premises of Tibet House, depicts the richness of Tibetan culture and art. On view are colourful wooden sculpture, paintings, especially thanfeas, carpets and ritual objects.

Jantar Mantar - New Delhi: Astronomical comments were frequently made over here and these observations were used for drawing up a new set of tables, later compiled as Zij Muhammad Shahi keen to the reigning monarch.

Kabuli Khuni Darwaza - New Delhi: Kabuli Khuni Darwaza Right on the Mathura road near Maulana Azad Medical College stands a double-storeyed imposing gate, built largely with grey stone, red stone having been used in the frames of its windows.

Kucha Katras - Old Delhi: The most crowded and chaotic hub of old Delhi , Chandni Chowk houses the innumerable Kuchas and Katras that supply finished textiles to the entire retail network in northern India.

Kushk Mahal - New Delhi: Kushk Mahal now lies within the composite of the Teen Murti House, which houses the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

Chiragh-I-Delhi's Dargah - New Delhi: The village of Chiragh-Delhi, on Malaviya Nagar-Kalkaji road, grew up slowly around the Tomb of Nasiru'd-Din Mahmud entitled 'Raushan Chiragh-i-Dili' (illuminated lamp of Delhi), supporter of Hazrat Nizamu'd-Din.