Best Places to Visit in Delhi

September 17, 2014

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Delhi is the capital of India. The city offers several tourist attractions to visitors. It has a rich historical and cultural heritage. Tourists come to Delhi from all over the world.

Delhi has several tourist places. The India Gate is one of them. The monument was erected to mark the martyrhood of thousands of soldiers who gave their lives in the wars fought between 1914 to 1919.

The building is a beautiful looking structure which is a symbol of Delhi. On weekends people gather around the memorial and take pictures.

The Qutub Minar is another historical structure in Delhi. It is an Islamic monument which has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is made of red sandstone and marble. The structure has a staircase inside it which has 379 steps. The monument was commissioned by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was completed by Iltutmish.

Another important monument in Delhi is the Red Fort. This monument was erected by Shah Jahan. The structure is a historical place, from where the Indian prime minister delivers speech on the Independence Day every year. The monument is spread over a large tract of area. It is a popular tourist attraction.

Lotus Temple is another tourist attraction of Delhi. The monument is a place of worship for Baha'is. The place is attractive as it is made in the shape of a lotus. The monument looks very good. People of any faith can go inside the temple and can sit there in silence. There are no idols placed in the temple. You have to do meditation after you have entered the temple.

The Old Fort is another historical monument of Delhi. The structure was built by Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. Humayan's Tomb is another monument which was commissioned by Humayun's wife Bega Begum. It is made using red sandstone. Delhi also has Shankar's International Dolls Museum. It is created by cartoonist K Shankar Pillai. The museum hosts thousands of dolls from many countries. The museum was started after many people, including several prime ministers of India contributed dolls that they had been gifted or purchased on foreign trips.

Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the Jama Masjid is a very old mosque of Delhi. It is a very sacred place for Muslims in India. On every Friday so many people gather at the mosque to pray. Based near old Delhi areas of Chandni Chowk, the monument is India's best known mosque.