If you are a tourist visiting Delhi, you would be sketching out a rough plan around the place you'd like to visit! Delhi is huge and there are infinite things the city strives offers. But, these are the top places in Delhi you should denitely not miss. All these places offer stories from the deep and rustic history of Delhi!
Humayun's Tomb: Resting place of Emperor Humayun, this complex is of great historical importance and prestige. Designed and built by a Persian architect, it was laid in Charbagh layout alongside intricate styles incorporated in its construction. The complex has tombs of several prominent figures of Mughal dynasty including Dara Shikoh who worked towards the unity and peaceful co-existence of Hindus and Muslims in India. The ambience is peaceful and you can take a walk around the garden, reliving the past.
Jama Masjid: Imagine a sight of 25,000 people praying at the same time in the same place! That's how magnificent Jama Masjid is, amid the narrow streets of markets planned and established by the Mughals and the unmissable mouthwatering aroma of kebabs is just another highlight. This religious historical monument tells the tale of architectural finesse and devotion. Look forward to getting past the crowd in a rickshaw here.
Red Fort: The palace built by Shahjahan in the 17th century has undergone harsh trials and tribulations over time and yet its magnanimity is jaw-dropping. The history of the fort is bitter-sweet with respect to Mughal palace and an important part Indian freedom struggle. Every year the massive Indian Independence Day celebrations are held here at the Red Fort.
Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar is the tallest Brick minaret in the world and was established along with Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. The mosque complex is one of the earliest that survives in the Indian subcontinent. Qutub Minar of Delhi is surrounded by a lush green garden, which is an ideal leisurely place.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple: Gurudwara is known for its selfless services to devotees and all attendees, be it the serene atmosphere jacketing numerous people or the huge langar which provides free meals to up to thousand people each day. Ever since its construction during the Mughal Era, the place has epitomized selfless devotion and community service.
Rashtrapati Bhavan: From being a residence to the British Governor-General of India to the President of India, from the first President Rajendra Prasad in 1950 to Ramnath Kovind at present, the Rashtrapati Bhavan's walls have seen India's colonial, developing and modern history. It is not only known for its architecture which is an amalgamation of Indian and British style but also for the Mughal Garden. Recently a museum has been added to the estate for people to know more about the art and architecture which elaborates the country’s President’s official residence.
Lodhi Gardens: The history and glory of several dynasties follow you almost everywhere in Delhi and it is quite prevalent in this vast garden which celebrates its five-hundred-year-old saga. But what makes this garden different from many others is the architectural remains from the 15th century. If you want to take a break from the relics of the past you can sit by the small pond in the garden. Asia's most expensive Khan Market is around here.
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