India Gate
India Gate

Arc de Triomph of India orignally called All India war memorial designed by British Sir Edwin Luytens for the soldiers of British Indian army who died fighting from 1914-21 in various wars.The wall has around 13,000 names commemorated of war dead.

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Rajpath to Rashtrapati bhavan
Rajpath to Rashtrapati bhavan

This road is one of the main roads of Inidia.On this same road the republic day parade takes place and the same road is also used for funeral procession of politicians.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan

The official home of President of India.Its massive and has more than 340 rooms ,gardens etc.It was built for Viceroy of India during British rule when the capital of India shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

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India Gate
India Gate

Arc de Triomph of India orignally called All India war memorial designed by British Sir Edwin Luytens for the soldiers of British Indian army who died fighting from 1914-21 in various wars.The wall has around 13,000 names commemorated of war dead.

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Rajpath,India gate & Rashtrapati Bhavan

 

Rajpath is one of the best boulevard to enjoy a good long walk in Delhi.It is one of the main roads in India and the Republic day parade also happens on this road only.The road stretches from Rashtrapati Bhavan where the president of India resides till the Arc de Triumph,India Gate,a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of British India army who died fighting in wars from 1914-21 and the names of each soldier is engraved on the wall.The road is well maintained,parks on both sides ,children playing,tourists enjoying and getting clicked outside India Gate,painters trying to capture the whole scene,even you have actors rehearsing their play role with their voice at peak,vendors selling all different kinds of goods and lovely weather during the month of feb-march makes everything picture perfect.

Delhi-Welcome to the capital of India

Yeh Dilli hain meri jaan.It's not just a city!!!
Qutb Minar
Qutb Minar

Qutbuddin Aibak laid the foundation of this minar as a monument to glorify and celebrate the victory of Islam.Qutb means axis or staff so Qutb Minar meant staff of God,clearly this minar was conceived as the fulcrum of his faith.It has a height of 72.5 m and is the highest stone tower in India.It could also serve as Mazinah from which the muadhdhin could sound the azan or the call to the faithful for prayer.

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Naskh lettering
Naskh lettering

The minar is consistently Islam in nature from top to bottom.The inscriptions it bears provides complete history of minar from commencement in AD1199 to its repair in Sikandar Lodi's reign(AD 1503). Minar was commenced by "Amir the glorious the great" who carried it to 1st floor and rest three by Iltutumish.

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Alai Darwaza
Alai Darwaza

One of the finest works of Alauddin Khalji.The gateway is built of red sandstone with an external relief of marble disposed in incised bands and panels.It is the first building in India employing wholly the islamic architectural principles of construction in terms of symmetry and ornamentation.

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Qutb Minar
Qutb Minar

Qutbuddin Aibak laid the foundation of this minar as a monument to glorify and celebrate the victory of Islam.Qutb means axis or staff so Qutb Minar meant staff of God,clearly this minar was conceived as the fulcrum of his faith.It has a height of 72.5 m and is the highest stone tower in India.It could also serve as Mazinah from which the muadhdhin could sound the azan or the call to the faithful for prayer.

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Qutb Complex


Qutb comples stands in the league of something extraordinary interms of antiquity and design.You have the mosque Quwwat-i-Islam,Qutb Minar,Red sandstone screen,tomb of Iltutmish,Alai minar,Alai Darwaza and much more.The three kings Qutbuddin Aibak,Shamsuddin Iltutmish and Alauddin Khalji contributed differently to the complex.

 

It contains one of the earliest mosque extant in India and the mighty Qutb Minar(72.5m) which is the highest stone tower in India.

As you walk around the remains from the 11th century you start imagining how it would have been during those ancient times.The architectural work ,the corridors,the screen which shows a great mixture of art,tomb of Iltutmish where Squinch architecture is engraved one of its kind.I say its a must visit if you are in Delhi and want to take a trip down to Ancient era.

Masjid-i Jahān-Numā
Masjid-i Jahān-Numā

It is commonly called jama Masjid of Delhi and is the largest mosque of India.It was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644-1658 built by red sandstone.It can accomodate approx. 25,000 people.

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Minar open to public
Minar open to public

Inside the mosque one minar is open to the public which gives you a 360 degree view of the city.

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Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid

View of Masjid from the roof above the south gate.

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Masjid-i Jahān-Numā
Masjid-i Jahān-Numā

It is commonly called jama Masjid of Delhi and is the largest mosque of India.It was built by mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644-1658 built by red sandstone.It can accomodate approx. 25,000 people.

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Old Delhi-Jama Masjid,Chandni Chowk and much more.


Old Delhi my most favourite part of Delhi or may be its because I have been coming here since childhood as my grandmother's house is in Old Delhi and whenever we visited her we always use to go in a rickshaw to Chandni chowk for food and stroll in the evening.The hustle bustle,the rickshaw pullers,old buildings,the electric wires hanging the whole scene looks like an old black&white movie and above all the street food is just mind blowing.

 

This time my trip was a very short one but I loved it as always.A must visit when you go to the capital because without seeing OLD DELHI your trip is incomplete.

 

Have a good trip!!!

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