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Once known as the throne of prowess of a convincing society, the remarkable forts in Delhi at present stand mute sentinel to growing glory of impressive emperors who actually ruled the capital’s red soil. Some of these forts are constructed in red sand stone while some of these frown down isolated similar to any Gothic palace. However all of these hold a distinguished flavor of bravery together with themselves with passage of time. Every fort symbolizes the beginning of new capital and displays the need of establishing a novel kingdom which actually never witnessed the rising sun. The department of tourism by far has taken sufficient care and preserved these monuments and at present visitors see these shining like stars. Visit these forts and monuments and imbibe in a sense of royalty, sense of immense power that you must have never ever felt before.
The monuments in Delhi certainly speak of their past which is grandeur. This is what makes Delhi an exciting and ancient land, where heritage and culture rises to height of pinnacles. Here the contemporary civilization wins the heart of every one no matter that individual is a native of Delhi or a tourist. At present the people of Delhi are proud enough of their rich heritage and this is why people all around the world plan their holidays here, flagging thanks to the vocal movement, where conservation has taken precedence over the development concerns. India’s cultural heritage and architectural monuments are very well preserved and restored in its pure and pristine glory. Starting from grand Mughal Forts which display beautiful architecture to towering temples which imbibe in a sense of tranquility and faith, there is certainly something which pulls you towards these monuments. Such is the rich heritage of Delhi. If you are visiting Delhi as tourist then you must visit public buildings, fine churches and other forts which proffer greenery of Delhi. The massive grand colonial monuments built in European style can be found everywhere in Central Delhi.
Feel the Rich Heritage
As a common effort adopted by the Tourism Department and Delhi Government, the historic monuments have now become buildings of great interest among the domestic and international tourist. Numerous programs are crafted which take you towards the sanctity and history. All of these grand and impressive heritages are very well connected to international airport of Delhi, the railway station and are easily reachable through different communication alternatives.
The Red Fort is located in the heart of Old Delhi and is acknowledged for its history and grandeur. This fort is listed in popular historical monuments of the world. After the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan moved his capital to glorious quarter of Delhi, the Red Fort came into being from the main nerve of his city, Shahjahanabad. This city was at one time a pride of the Mughal people. Every evening there is a light and sound show which redefined the popular events related to history of Delhi. At present this fort is appreciated in old conventional Indian flavor and is well persevered by trained guides which offer their humble wishes the moment you enter.
Delhi is an ancient city that is wrapped in many legends. The Old Quila “Purana Kila” is located on remains of rich state of Indraprsatha, which was the actual city of Delhi during Mahabharata. The construction of Purana Quila was started by Humayun and Sher Shah, the Afgan ruler, who briefly ruined the Mughal rule by defeating Humayun. He got it completed at times of his rule during 1538-45, much before Humayan regained his control in India. You should also take pleasure of the boat ride on pure waters at Purana Qila. This pool is large and has pedal boats as source of entertainment. Boat with your loved ones and cherish your memories.
Main Monuments and Forts in Delhi
Jantar Mantar: In close proximity to the Park Hotel and Parliament Street, there is an exceptional collection of red coloured building of Jantar Mantar. This structure is one of observatories of King Jai Singh. Encircled by new office buildings, this structure displays an exceptional futuristic look while has fortuitous harmony in its contemporary surroundings. Jantar Mantar is an esoteric structure that correlates with numerous astronomical phenomenon while is also used by many astronomers and scholars to ascertain the position of different astral bodies. A precise blend of science and religion, this observatory is known for its secularized integrity. Constructed in 1710, (period known for its dark age in Indian history), this monument is awe inspiring and breathtaking melting vessel of astronomy. It is truly a must-see spot for all tourists.
The monuments in Delhi certainly speak of its past grandeur and this is what makes this capital city an ancient land from where the culture rises to touch the zenith much before the contemporary society and touches the heart of everyone. At present the people here are very proud of their city’s culture and heritage and owing to this the people often select this city and plan their trip here. Thanks to the tourism department that has maintained and preserved the monument in great shape. India’s architectural heritage is impressively stored no matter if it is sacred or secular. Whether it is towering temple or Mughal Architecture, the monuments define beautiful work of masons and craftsmen. Many architectures boast of Gothic style while speak of Nagara style. Visit the public buildings and fine churches, walk in the lush green parks of Delhi and enjoy each bit of Delhi Flavor. Here the colonies are built in European Style and are mainly concentrated in Central Delhi.
Qutub Minar is brick tiled soaring tower which is synonym to the Capital city Delhi. The imposing placard of red stand can be found almost everywhere in Delhi – on truck tail pieces, tea stalls, tattoos, pamphlets and bill boards etc. Located in southern part of Delhi, this tower touches the height of 237.8 ft, posing an example of architecture that belongs to Indo Islamic Afghan sect. This architectural piece is encircled by neat and green garden, which is also loved by the people of Delhi and is considered as leisure pad. People spend their afternoon and evening time here. The construction of this tower was started by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and was accomplished by Iltutmish, his successor and son in law. At present this tower is prominent member of World Heritage Site Society. The tower leans 60 cm off vertical and even today survives the hard faces of Mother Nature and ravages of time very impeccably.
Nothing much to mention about this monument, it is constructed to pay homage to 90,000 soldiers who fought with bravery during the First World War and died for their country. However this monument offers much beyond that. It is not just a recreational tourist destination but a colossal architecture which speaks of the soldiers and their zeal and love for their nation. Located on Rajpath in Delhi, the gate is 42 m high and was crafted by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The construction of this monument was completed in February 1921 along with the lying of foundation stone: honors of Duke of Connaught Place. Here Amar Jyoti burns round the clock and has never ceased since 1971. This flame of immortal warrior reminds us of a nation where the soldiers are ready to sacrifice their life for their countrymen and nation no matter what happens. This monument is located in central Delhi and so is very easily accessed by the tourists too.
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