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Must Visit Historical Monuments of Delhi

Written by Fatima Khan

“Yeh sheher nahi, Mehfil hai.” Delhi, the capital of India is full of history. Monuments, temples, forts, gardens.. all that the Mughals and British built here are now historical places that only add to the beauty of Delhi. If  you are planning to visit Delhi, these are some must visit historical places that you should not miss and we’re sure you are about to build a lifetime of memories!  

  1. Humayun’s Tomb

Located in the eastern part of Delhi, Humayun’s Tomb is a must visit place for all the people who love beautiful buildings. Built in 1565 A.D nine years after the death of Humayun,  is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Planning on bunking college/work? This is the place for you! humayun tomb 2. Qutub Minar It is the second tallest minar in India with a height of 73 metres, made of red and buff sandstone. However, it is the tallest brick minaret in the world.  Famous for its architecture, history and design, it is a beautiful tower and contains verses from the Holy Quran. qutub minar 3. Jantar Mantar A relatively fascinating place, full of naked- eye ingenious instruments for measuring the motions of the sun, moon and planets.  Symbolizes the astronomical advancement of ancient India. jantar mantar 4. Bijay Mandal This recently popularized building in Delhi was the erstwhile  mahal of the eccentric ruler Mohammad Bin Tughlaq. Once part of the thousand-pillar palace with its octagonal pavilion offers a spectacular view of Delhi. Unfortunately, it remains in a poor state of ruins that deciphering its roots is a challenge for archeologists even to this day. bijay mandal 5. Red Fort Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. This massive time-tested fortress today is the backdrop for large scales national events such as Republic Day and Independence Day. red fort 6. Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) East of Nehru Place, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens.  It’s so beautiful that you cannot just miss it. lotus temple 7. Lodi Gardens An important place of preservation, it is a 90-acre green space in the home of Delhi’s oldest dynasty, the Lodhi. It has several monuments like Bada Gumbad Mosque, Sheesh Gumbad, Sikandar Tomb and Mohammad Shah Tomb. It also has a beautiful lake on campus. lodhi 8. India Gate A place of great historical importance at the centre of New Delhi stands 42 metres high India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial. It was built in the memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the Second world war. It especially looks amazing at night. india 9. Jama Masjid India’s one of the largest mosques, Jama Masjid a sight to behold is definitely among the places to visit in Delhi. With a beautiful Islamic architectural exterior, situated opposite the red sort, it is one of the most famous tourist attraction. jama 10. Purana Qila It is one of the oldest forts in India. One does not have to go far to see the old fort or Purana Quila standing stoically amidst wild greenery. Built on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha, Purana Quila is roughly rectangular in shape having a circuit of nearly two kilometers. Definitely a must visit! purana There a lot of places other than these that are as beautiful as these or even more. Comment down below and let us know which is your favourite historical place in Delhi!  

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Fatima Khan

Fatima Khan is a pursuing English Honors from University of Delhi. She is an expressive and rapturous person. She hopes to become a Journalist in the near future, but leaves rest to fate.
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