Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Garden of Five Senses
Lotus Temple(Bahai Temple)
Red Fort(lal qila)
River Yamuna near Delhi
Welcome to Delhi City,
Delhi, known locally as Dilli, and by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BCE.
Delhi is the place where the "President House" is situated. It is the place which has "Parliament House", all politicians,"Supreme court" of India. It has enormous number of mesmerising places. This city is the historically important. It has number of religious places.
This city has renown educational institute. Specially for medial and engineering it has AIIMS(All India Institute of Medical Science) and IIT-D(Indian Institute of Technology Delhi).
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India's glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.
The beautiful monument built without steel, consists of 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangled shikhars, a spectacular Gajendra Pith (plinth of stone elephants) and 20,000 murtis and statues of India's great sadhus, devotees, acharyas and divine personalities.
It is the football stadium situated in Delhi.
Ansal Plaza offers the customers a world class shopping experience in South Delhi. This huge plaza is built on thirty five acres of land. Ansal Plaza is a shopping complex that is located near South Extension, which is one of the high-class markets of South Delhi.
An auditorium with a stage is located at the centre while the 45-feet high splendid Ansal Plaza is built around it. The Plaza has a French glass curtain wall that to keep away ultraviolet and other harmful radiation. The place organizes events like fashion shows, live band performances etc and thus, is an enriched shopping experience.
For art lovers several art Galleries around Delhi display and sell contemporary Indian paintings and sculpture. Some of the big hotels like Hyatt Regency, Maurya Sheraton, Oberoi Hotel and Ashok Hotel also have regular exhibitions of art. Some of them are following:
- National Gallery of Modern Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, Garhi Studio, Triveni Kala Sangam, Art Heritage.
- Art Today, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, Eicher Gallery, Gallerie Ganesha, Gallery Espace.
- LTG Gallery, The Village Gallery, Vadhera Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, AIFACS Gallery.
- Art Indus, Art Konsult, Art Motif, Aurobindo Gallery, Delhi Art Gallery.
- Gallery 55, Gallery 42, India International Centre, Jharokha Art Gallery, Khirikee Gallery.
Azad Hind Gram Tourist Complex at Tikri Kalan is a project developed by Delhi Tourism to honour Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and to create quality leisure space and wayside amenities for the citizens.Located within two kilometers of the Delhi Haryana border on NH-10, the architecture of the project is inspired by the language of North Indian achitecture and the traditions of Indian craftsmanship.
The elaborate mosaic domes surrounding the museum and the memorial are the focus of the complex which offers the facilities of extensive plazas, an amphitheatre, tourist information centre, souvenir and garden shop, food kiosks, a restaurant, public toilets, drinking water, public telephone and convention facilities.
Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir , is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst G.D. Birla in 1938, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on condition that people of all castes be allowed to enter the temple.
At Palam-bound Sardar Patel Marg via Karol Bagh opp. Assam House is Buddha Jayanti Park founded on the auspicious eve of 2500 years of completion of Buddhas Great Salvation. A plant of Bodhi-Briksha was brought from Sri Lanka and planted in the commemorating park. The park is full of flowers and the garden is pleasant and charming for rest and walk. Ideal for picnic.
A typically congested scene along Chawri Bazar in the Chandni Chowk area, March 2006.Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in central north Delhi, India. The area is the historically important Shahjahanabad between the Laal Quila (The Red Fort) and Fateh Puri Masjid. With the most famous mosque of Delhi Jama Masjid (Delhi) in the vicinity, along with Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Jain Mandir and a lot of small temples, the place witnesses a genuine cultural harmony.
Chandni Chowk's speciality is the variety of its markets and their Indian-ness. From authentic Indian food, delicacies and sweets of more than 1000 kinds, to sarees with chikan, zaree work. There are lots of narrow lanes with many shops selling books, clothing, shoes and leather goods, electronic and consumer goods and what not. The area, even more so than the rest of the city, is congested. This is also a good area for window shopping. It is the location of the original Haldiram's. A particular local delicacy are the jalebis, which are fried in pure ghee (clarified butter).
Chattarpur Mandir is situated at a distance of 4 km from Qutub Minar, in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi. The impressive temple structure is an architectural treasure in itself. All the temples in this huge complex have been built out of white marble. The temple is fairly recent in its creation, and it stands as a rival to the splendors of the Mughal architecture.
The temple sees devotees from all over Delhi who pay their reverence to the deities in the temple. The main temple is devoted to Goddess Durga and displays attributes of the temple architecture typical to South India. Within the temple premises, prayers and discourses are conducted in the temple throughout the day. The magnificence of the complex is highlighted by the presence of green lawns in enclosing the temple.
Delhi also has a very popular underground shopping center called Palika Bazar. This shopping center like most shopping complexes in Delhi has variety of goods on display and at a reasonable cost. However, while shopping here you need to be good at bargaining, as generally the prices quoted are high.
A recent phenomenon in Delhi has been the steady rise of foreign collaborations in consumer goods areas. With extremely steep prices abroad, foreigners visiting India can pick up items of international brands like Benetton, Ray-Ban, Adidas, and Pierre Cardin at a comparatively lower price. A common sight in South Delhi, rather in Greater Kailash and South Extension is the presence of multi storeyed departmental stores.
These stores are complete in themselves in as much that they have on display items of all kinds ranging from cosmetics to clothes to shoes to books to household items. If you wish to buy quality products and do not mind spending a little bit more,then these stores are worth visiting.
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Near INA market, developed by Delhi Tourism has on display almost everything that would be very typical to a particular region in India. It has been designed to be an upscale version of a haat (generally a weekly traditional market). Unlike the traditional haat where the market itself is mobile and transient, in this case it is the craftspersons who are ever changing - thus offering a kaleidoscopic view of the richness and diversity of Indian culture and handicrafts. This market is spread over a six acre spread with imaginative traditional rural architecture and provides an ambience for the market. The stone and brickwork paved paths interspersed with grass patches make browsing and ambling fun. The not too large but diverse food court bring the cuisines of different states together.
Metro rail service in Delhi has come as a much awaited gift for the people of Delhi, which has indeed changed the transport facility of the city. It has become the "life line" of Delhi as people are dependent on Delhi Metro for commuting to different places within the city. Delhi Metro Project has been recognized all over the world for its specialty in terms of a hi-tech rail and better equipped transport system.
For Aquatics, Complex is spread over 12.13 acres with the built-up area occupying 3.7 acres .3 Pools of FINA Standards - Warm-up, Main Competition, Diving Pools .All pools are temperature controlled with digital temperature display system . Warm-Up pool : 50 m (L) X 12.5 m (W) X 2 m (depth); Lane for Handicapped athletes; Entry for physically challenged. Diving Pool: 25 m(L) X 25 m (W) X 5 m (Depth); Duaflex Diving Board.A lift for athletes to go up. Underwater observation windows.
Feroz Shah Kotla was the imposing citadel of Ferozabad, the Fifth city of Delhi. The great builder and Emperor Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88), nephew of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq and successor of Muhammad Tughlaq built the city of Ferozabad with its citadel in 1354. It is said that this city was spread over a very large area, extending from Hauz Khas in the southwest to Pir Ghaib in the north, where there is a hunting lodge built by Feroz Shah.
Designed by Malik Ghazi and Abdul Hakk, Feroz Shah Kotla was then popularly known as Kushk-I-Feroz, which meant Feroz's palace. Consisting of three rubble-built walled rectangular enclosures, it forms an irregular polygonal plan with its eastern wall in one alignment. The eastern wall of the citadel was built on a bank of the River Yamuna. It is said that Feroz Shah erected this citadel here in spite of having three palaces in Delhi because of the shortage of water in those areas. Among the three enclosures of the citadel, the central one is the largest and is presently called as 'Kotla Feroz Shah' as one can only find the ruins of the northern and southern enclosures amidst the modern constructions.
The Feroz Shah Kotla is a cricket ground in Delhi, India. The first match was played here on November 10, 1948. Anil Kumble took 10 wickets in an innings on this ground in 1999, only the second time this feat has been achieved in test cricket. It underwent renovations in 2005.
The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. The project, developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation, was conceptualized to answer to the city's need for leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind. Such spaces add atmosphere and life to a city and cater to all sections of the society. The twenty-acre site, located at Said-Ul-Azaib village, close to the Mehrauli heritage area in New Delhi, is spectacular area in New Delhi, is spectacular. The Garden was inaugurated in February 2003. Majestic rocks stand silhouetted against the sky, others lie strewn upon the ground in a casual yet alluring display of nature's sculptural genius. It was the ideal ground on which to realize the concept of a public leisure space that would awaken a sensory response and thereby a sensitivity to the environment.
Soaring stainless-steel birds mounted on slate-clad pillars welcome you into the park. An expansive plaza, set on the natural slope of the site, invites you up the spiral walkway. Across, a troop of elephants, cut in stone, regaling in a water bath, tempts exploration. The garden itself is divided into distinct areas. On one side of the spiral walkway is the Khas Bagh, a formal garden patterned on the lines of the Mughal Garden. Slow-moving water cascades in channels along its length, while flowering and fragrant shrubs and trees line its paths. The Central axis leads to a series of fountains, some of which are lit up by fibreoptic lighting systems. Encapsulating the expression here is the sculpture of 'A Fountain Tree".
Almost two hundred varieties of plants are introduced. In addition, there are large areas where the existing vegetarian, consisting mostly of trees such as the local Kikar and he thorny Ber bush, has been left untouched. The Garden has been designed to the imagery suggested by the name Garden of Five Senses. Colour, fragrances, texture and form all come together in an evocative bouquet that awakens the mind to the beauty of life and invokes a grateful prayer for the gift of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
The Greater Kailash area of South Delhi has it all; lavish cozy homes, elegant dresses, brisk crowd and bountiful markets. One of the most colorful and posh markets of Delhi, this place is a real paradise. Magnificent show rooms and retail outlets selling designer wears, restaurants and easy accessibility give the Greater Kailash market the edge. The market is aslo referred to as the GK market and is divided into two zones, GK-I and GK-II. Party animals can have a time of their life as here are swanky clubs, bars, pubs and discotheques serving most exquisite variety of food. An absolute bliss in a multidimensional sense, Greater Kailash will blow you out of your mind.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pond inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar", whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as "Amrit". It was built by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II. It is situated in the Connaught Place, New Delhi area and is instantly recognisable by its stunning golden dome and tall flagpole, Nishan Sahib.
The grounds include the temple, a kitchen, a large pond, a school and an art gallery. As with all Sikh Gurdwaras, the concept of langar is practiced, and all people, regardless of race or religion may eat in the Gurdwara kitchen (langar hall). The food is prepared by gurusikhs who work there or volunteers who like to help out.
At the Gurdwara, visitors are reminded to cover their hair and not to wear shoes. Head scarves and a shoe-minding service can be found inside the compound and are available free of charge. Anyone can also volunteer to help keep the shoes in the shoe-minding room. The complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital.
Hauz Khas is the historical battleground where Timur defeated Mohammed Shah Tughlaq in 1398. One can find the remnants of an ancient college and Feroz Shah's tomb here and on the east to a short distance the Moth ki Masjid built in the finest Lodi style. Once an archetypal North Indian Village in the heart of Delhi's urban sprawl, Hauz Khas is now a shopper's paradise successfully marketing the concept of 'ethnicity' in every possible way.
There are boutiques selling furniture, clothes, jewelry and art along with a smattering of restaurants that serve a variety of authentic cuisine. One wanders down a quaint narrow alley experiencing all these ending up in a surprisingly well-kept sprawling monument. Hauz Khas was a large reservoir built by Allauddin Khilji that was once the water catchments for the city. This village is remarkable for both the ancient and charming ruins in the nearby compound looking down on a still, green tank, as well as for the modern and posh shopping complex, which has sprung up around here. The madarsa, tombs and mosque around it built by Feroz Shah Tuglaq still make for an exclusive and exciting experience.
The Nizamuddin's shrine was built as a commemoration of the Muslim Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Chishti. The Nizamuddin Shrine is an interesting tomb that speaks of a keen sense of architecture prevalent in the olden times. The premises of the temple include a tank which is bordered by many other tombs. These tombs are in memory of the people of Mughal times. The grave of Jahanara, who was the daughter of Shan Jahan and Amir Khusru, who was a celebrated Urdu poet in the Mughal courts are in the same premises. The sunset on Thursdays is an accepted time amongst the Muslims for prayers and adoration, and hence, this is the best time to visit this temple. The much-liked Qawwali singers start presenting their skills in the evening times.
Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture located in Nizamuddin East, New Delhi. It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as well as numerous others, including the Barber's Tomb. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. This style of mausoleum was the same that created the Taj Mahal in Agra.
The tomb of Humayun was built by the orders of Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun's widow starting in 1562. The architect of the edifice was reportedly Sayyed Muhammad ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak Ghiyathuddin who were brought in from Herat. It took 8 years to build and had a Chahr Bagh Garden style in its design. Restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India was completed in March 2003, enabling water to flow through the watercourses in the gardens once more.
Built as recently as 1998, the ISKCON temple complex at Hari Krishna Hill in East of Kailash is one of the most lavish and grand temples of Delhi. A fine example of architecture, it sports 'Shikharas' rising to a height of 90-ft above ground level and centrally air-conditioned hall that can hold as many as 1,500 people at once. The fine art paintings by Russian artists here depict lives and events related to Hindu mythological characters such as Radha-Krishna, Sita-Ram, Laxman, Hanuman and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Special sermons and prayer meeting are held in the temple, every Sunday afternoon. Dedicated mainly to Lord Krishna, the elegant temple was built by the followers of 'Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna' cult. One of the largest temple complexes in India, it also boasts of a Robot, which was built especially to enact and preach 'Gita'.
Situated on the Rajpath in New Delhi, India Gate (originally called the All India War Memorial) is a monument built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The foundation stone was laid on 10 February 1921 by the Duke of Connaught. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. It was completed in 1931. Burning under it since 1971 is the Amar Jawan Jyoti (The flame of the immortal warrior), which marks the Unknown Soldier's Tomb.
To the dead of the Indian armies who fell honoured in France and Flanders Mesopotamia and Persia East Africa Gallipoli and elsewhere in the near and the far-east and in sacred memory also of those whose names are recorded and who fell in India or the north-west frontier and during the Third Afgan War.
The shrine itself is a black marble cenotaph with a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in gold the words "Amar Jawan" (Immortal Warrior). This cenotaph is itself placed on an edifice which has on its four corners four flames that are perpetually kept alive. The 42 metre tall India Gate is situated such that many important roads spread out from it. Traffic passing around India Gate used to be continuous till the roads were closed to the public due to terrorist threats. The lawns around Rajpath are thronged by people during the night, when the India Gate is lit up.
The India Habitat Centre was considered as a medium to catalyze the association between individuals and institutions, who work in habitat and allied areas in order to increase their effectiveness. This beautiful garden is spread over a sprawling nine acres of land and houses offices of 37 institutions that are committed to habitat and environmental research. It also offers the finest gathering facilities with state of the art conference halls, an auditorium, business centers, and guest rooms all under the same roof. The complex houses the hospitality center known as Habitat World operated by Old World Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, which is India's first hospitality company to be given an ISO 9002 official recognition for one of its properties.
For Volley Ball, Badminton and Gymnastic etc., Stadium can be divided into 2 equal halves by a retractable sound-proof, fire-proof synthetics wall .Enables conduct of 2 sports competitions simultaneously .Each half has the following: 6 change rooms, 4 V.I.P areas, Media Room, Medical Room .Lighting for the Arena is provided with metal-halide lamps with the lighting of 1,600 lux-lumens.Wooden playing arena 4680 sqmts.Centrally air-conditioned Indoor Stadium.
Indira Gandhi Museum, is located inside the white bungalow which served as residence of Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. The bungalow was turned into a memorial museum after her assassination on October 31st 1984. Walking in this museum is like strolling on the paths of history as the walls of the museum display rare photographs and drawings by Indira Gandhi and his son Rajiv Gandhi. The collection gives a visual narration of her life from childhood to her last days. Besides her personal belonging, tourists can also see the living room and the study room of the lady from a distance. The museum also has on display the blood stained saree and the accessories she was wearing on the day of her assassination.
The most interesting part of the museum is the entrance of the bungalow where she was shot by her bodyguards. The whole stretch of the area has been covered by glass. The place where she fell and died has been marked and on closer look, tourists can even see a few droplets of dry blood there. Tourists are advised not to miss the last writings of Mrs. Gandhi (hung at the right hand side partition of the entrance room), which reflects her love and dedication for the country.
The International Doll's museum was built in 1957 in order to display some of the best and unusual dolls from all over the world. Today, the museum proudly puts on display 6500 dolls from over 85 countries. The museum is divided into two major segments; one having dolls from Greece, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Poland, Thailand, South Korea, the United Kingdom, USSR, etc. In the second section, dolls from Asian and Indian places have been put on exhibit. The museum has dolls with unusual themes like man on the moon, Japanese Kabuki dancer, etc. The major pull factor of the museum is the Doll Workshop. A visit to the doll museum is a treat for people of all ages.
This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. Travellers can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like an outsider , so make the most of it.
Jantar Mantar is an important landmark of Delhi and a unique edifice. It is an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the erstwhile ruler of the princely state of Amber and a contemporary of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The various abstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are, in fact, instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies. Nevertheless, the Jantar Mantar is not only a timekeeper of celestial bodies: it also tells a lot about the technological achievements under the Rajput kings and their endeavor to unravel the mysteries pertaining to astronomy.
Jantar comes from Yantra or instrument, and Mantar comes from Mantra or chanting, which makes the Jantar Mantar a "chanting instrument". For instance, one of the instruments is an equinoctial dial, consisting a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second, and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bodies.
For Athletics, one of the biggest stadia in the entire region .Spread over 100 acres, including 23 acres green cover .Has been the venue for several international sporting events .4 flood-lit towers providing 1,500 lux illumination - 1,200 lux of vertical illumination. Warm Up area: 4-lane 400 meter synthetic track. Four play areas are their. Spectators gallery on one side. catering/resturant area and facilities.
It is yet another famous shopping complex in Delhi of similar nature. You can find a variety of Indian clothes, shoes and accessories out here as well as precious jewelry and bridal wear. What's more, this place sells automobiles and related accessories too.
Established in the 15th and the 16th centuries by the Sayyids and Lodis, the vast grounds of Lodi Garden are famous among the joggers of the nearby areas. Carefully kept gardens and the medieval monuments lend a charm to these gardens. In 1968, J A Stein and Garrett Eckbo re-landscaped these gardens giving them their present beautified forms. The several tombs situated in the garden belong to the Lodi and Sayyid era and include Muhammad Shah's Tomb and Sikander Lodi's tomb. Muhammad Shah (1434-44) was the third ruler of Sayyid dynasty. His tomb has been built in a typical octagonal pattern with a central octagonal chamber, verandahs, three arched openings on each side and a sloping buttress at each angle of the structure. Inspired by Mubarak Shah's tomb, this tomb has a more compact plan, high dome, matching chhatris and better proportions.
Situated about 3-kms to the west and adjoining the Indian International Centre are the Lodi Gardens. In the midst of these famed gardens are the tombs of the Sayyid and Lodi rulers. History has it that the tombs are remnants of another city that was sought to be built in Delhi. Muhammad Shah's tomb built in 1450 is a prototype for the later Mughal style tomb of Humayun, a design that would eventually develop into the Taj Mahal. Other tombs include those of his predecessors Mubarak Shah -1433, Ibrahim Lodi - 1526 and Sikander Lodi - 1517. The Bara Gumbad Mosque is a fine example of its type of plaster decora.
Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) of the most beautiful temples in India, the 40 m high Bahai Temple is also known as Lotus Temple as it is built in the shape of a half-opened Lotus flower. Completed in 1986, this pure white marble temple is also known as Taj of Modern India. Surrounded by carefully manicured lawns, it has been constructed using marble, cement, sand and dolomite. The temple structure has 27 giant white marble petals and nine pools indicative of the nine unifying spiritual paths of the Baha'i faith, which believes in oneness of all religions and mankind. The faith emphasizes on prayer, described as 'Conversation with God' and meditation, described as 'Key for opening the doors of mysteries'.
The temple represents the broad views and scientific ideas of Baha`i faith and signifies the purity and the universality of the lord. A perfect silence is maintained in the main hall of prayer to allow the devotees to meditate and pray peacefully and tranquilly without being disturbed. It is said that about four million people visit it daily. Situated on Bahapur Hills, it is the seventh Baha'i houses of worship in the world. The temple looks all the more divine in the night when the colored lights impart it a multihued look.
Majnu ka tilla is a place in Delhi that is visited by many tourists throughout the year. The place has no connection with the traditional folk lore celebrating the love of Laila Majnu. At the spot on the banks of river Yamuna where the Majnu ka Tilla is situated, lived a Muslim fakir. He fasted frequently, lived a strict life and was shabbily clad. This fakir came to be known as Majnu, was a godly personality, who had many followers. Guru Nanak blessed him and told him that it was not essential to fast and survive austerely to reach God. One could lead a normal life and yet be close to God. This place came to be known as the Majnu ka Tilla and many pious persons started visiting Guru Nanak at the Tilla to listen to his dissertations. This place thus has religious importance.
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The National Museum is located in New Delhi. It has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of beautiful art, of Indian as well as foreign origin. The art and craft masterpieces on display cover more than 5,000 years of our cultural legacy. The artifacts on display represent a blend of various artistic traditions and disciplines thus being the perfect example of unity amidst diversity.
The National Railway Museum is located at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi. It is a huge attraction because of its compilation of trains, locomotives and carriages. There are beautiful models dating back to the olden days on display. The trains and coaches mark the development typical to each era of progress. The first steam engine that traveled within the Indian sub continent is being displayed in the museum. The locomotives are show cased in the open and hence, one gets a feeling as if one is walking into a garden full of railways! This museum has a wealth of information on Indian Railways. Some of the wagons that were meant for the transport of the rich are on display and are the Viceregal Dining Car, Prince of Wales Saloon, Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon and Maharaja of Baroda's Saloon.
The Delhi zoo, close to Purana Qila, near ITO, was established in 1959 and is spread over a massive area of 214 acres. Is regarded as one of the finest zoos in Asia and efforts have been made to provide an almost natural habitat to the animals and birds. There are more than 2,000 animals and bird species from places like Africa, America, Australia and even Asia. There is a lot of greenery around the zoo and it is an ideal picnic spot especially in winter. Timings summer 0800 to 1800 hours, winter 0900 to 1700 hours. Closed on Friday.
The Nehru Park is a famous garden that sees myriads of visitors daily. The park has a beautiful collection of flowers, alluring little mounds and rocks emblazoned with the famous sayings of Nehru. Thus, the park attracts people of all ages. Due to the pleasing and calm ambience prevalent in the park, it has in recent times become popular with picnic goers as well as the young couples. The 'Morning Ragas'- are the famous musical recitals that are organized every Sunday morning. Famous musicians and vocalists of India present their talents in these concerts that are typically held for two hours in the landscaped gardens of the Nehru Park.
The Parliament house is a cirular colonnaded builing . It also houses ministerial offices,numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns. The domed circular central hall with oak paneled walls and the three semi circular buildings are used for the Rajy Shabha and Lok Shabha meetings.
The Pragati Maidan was founded in 1982 as the venue of the annual India International Trade Fair that is typically held in November. This seven acre land has permanent buildings for exhibition areas for all the states of the country. The Nehru Pavilion, Defense Pavilion, the Son of India Pavilion, the Indira Pavilion, and Village Complex are worth a visit. Many business units from all over the world partake in these fairs, thus resulting in industrial relationships and joint ventures. There are four entrances to this huge Maidan. The best time to visit the Pragati Maidan is November since that is the time the India International Trade Fair is held. This fair sees some 6,000 companies, mostly from India and other Asian countries exhibit their products at an international fair of such huge magnitude.
The palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen of India - its President. The imposing structure almost overshadows all other monuments within its vicinity. The architectural wonder is a mixture of Mughal and Western styles. The columns at the front entrance have bells carved into them and Lutyens designed them with the idea that since the bells could not make sounds, the British rule would never come to an end. Rashtrapati Bhawan is the highlight of Lutyens New Delhi and was completed in 1929 at a cost of 12,53,000. The palace has 340 rooms. At one time, 2,000 people were required to look after the building and serve the Viceroy's household. It has an impressive garden called the Mughal Gardens, which is open to the public for a short while in February when the flowers are in full bloom.
Old Fort or Purana Qila has been the seat for administration for many emperors. Now in ruins, this citadel has had the glory of being the seat of legendary ruler Prithviraj Chauhan. Sher Shah Suri built it after he demolished the Humayun's city, Dinpanah. There are bastions on the corners and the western wall of the fort. The 2-km long ramparts boast of three double-storeyed main gates sporting 'chhatris' on top. They can be found in the north, south and west. The northern one is called the 'Talaqi-Darwaza' (the Forbidden Gate) and has a carving of marble lions engaged in combat with a man in its front. One can still see the remnants of the colored tiles used to ornament its exteriors originally.
However, it is said that Sher Shah could not complete the construction of Purana Qila and it was finished or at least renovated by Humayun. Thus, the southern gate of the fort is known as Humayun Darwaza. There is a wide moat on the northern and western sides of the fortress and a causeway connected the fortress with the main land. Excavations in the Old Fort area has revealed pieces of painted grey ware dated around 1000 BC and said to be related to Mahabharata and relics and remains of later period, which confirms the belief that Purana Qila was built on the site of Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas. The relics found here range from the Mauryan to early Mughal period such as Northern Black Polished Ware, punch-marked coins, human and animal terracotta figurines and inscribed terracotta seals.
Quila Rai Pithora is known as the first red fort of Delhi. The prince of Sakambhari, Vigraharaja IV captured Delhi from the hands of the Tomar Rajputs in the concluding half of the 12th century. Prithviraj Chauhan, who was the grandson of Vigraharaja IV, built the Qila Rai Pithora, by extending the fortress of Lal Kot, and erecting huge fortifications and moats around it. Presently, the remains of Qila Rai Pithora have been preserved in a Conservation Park at Mehrauli. This park houses an 18-foot high statue of the great ruler Prithviraj Chauhan and also has a library. The entry to the Quila Lal Pithora is free and open to all. As of now, it is being developed as a tourist place that will have a museum having artifacts belonging to the Mughal era.
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak is quite evident in the minar. The relief work and even the materials used for construction differ. The 238 feet Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The tower is ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. Even in ruin, the Quwwat Ui Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex is one of the most magnificent in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak started its construction in 1193 and the mosque was completed in 1197.
Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, was constructed in the early half of the 12th century by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak. The mosque is situated in Mehrauli and was originally commenced as a mark of Qutub Aibak's triumph over Rai Pithora. The mosque has been exquisitely built with a rectangular court in the centre, surrounded by covered passages. These passages were erected with engraved columns and other architectural works after demolishing the temples standing in that area. The dimensions of the mosque were later increased in 1230 by extending the arcade and prayer hall. A skillfully engraved stone screen with arabesque adornments and inscriptions from the Quran was erected in front of the prayer hall. This beautiful mosque is a must visit for every visitor.
4 km away from Janpath to the N-East of Feroz Shah near Delhi Gate at Ring Rd on the bank of Jamuna situated Rajghat. Jawaharlal Nehru Rd also ends opp. Rajghat. On 31st Jan. 1948, Mahatma Gandhi's last rites was performed here. The memorial stone of Gandhi is square in shape made of black stone. His last ward- 'Hey Ram' is inscribed on it.
Ordinary people, VIPs, foreign tourists all come here at Rajghat to pay their homage to him. On every Friday (the day of his death) a prayer is being held. Except Monday, a regular feature of projecting Gandhi philosophy in picture, sculpture and photos from 10-00 to 17-00 is being performed at Rajghat. Besides, there is Gandhi Memorial Museum projecting his life and the philosophy of Sarvodaya Movement in film from 9-30 to 17-30 except Thursday and on Sunday at 16-00 in Hindi and 17-00 in English. Another Gandhi memorial is Gandhi Balidansthal or assassinated spot at Tis January Marg of the city. On 30 Jan. 1948 on his way to prayer at Biral Bhawan , he was assassinated by bullets. Hence, this memorial.
It is said that Edwin Lutyens commissioned the construction of India Gate and its surrounding area on Rajpath. Raj Path means the Royal Road. It is the traditional avenue of the Indian republic through which the Republic day parade passes every year. It boasts of decorative parks, pools and gardens along the side. Rajpath extends from the India Gate to Vijay Chowk, and has the Rashtrapati Bhavan and National Stadium at two opposite ends.
Along Rajpath, the two secretarial buildings - North Block and South Block can be seen as the main administrative wings of India. The Sansad Marg and the Parliament House can be seen along the stretch of this broad road. Many official buildings and museums surround the Rajpath. The Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts and the National Museum, which are famous for its archaeological artifacts are located near Rajpath.
The red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major crowd each Independence Day.
The vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk, a bazaar selling tourist trinkets, leads into the huge fort compound. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color. An evening sound and light show re-creates events in India's history connected with the fort.
Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan, Asaf Jah, Jamat ul-Mulk, Shuja ud-Daula, Nawab Abu'l Mansur Khan Bahadur, Safdar Jang, popularly known as Safdarjung was the second Nawab of the Awadh dynasty. Safdarjung was born Muhammad Muqim in Khurasan, Persia and migrated to India in 1722. He succeeded his father-in-law and maternal uncle Saadat Khan to the throne of Awadh, apparently by paying Nadir Shah two crores of rupees. The Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah gave him the title of "Safdarjung".
Safdarjung was an able administrator. He was not only effective in keeping control of Awadh, but also managed to render valuable assistance to the weakened Muhammad Shah. He was soon given governorship of Kashmir as well, and became a central figure at the Delhi court. During the later years of Muhammad Shah, he gained complete control of administration in the Mughal Empire. When Ahmad Shah Bahadur ascended the throne at Delhi, Safdarjung became his Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan or Chief Minister of India. However, court politics eventually overtook him and he was dismissed in 1753. He then propped up an eunuch, Akbar Shah, as the claimant to the Delhi throne. Later that year, he reconciled with Ahmad Shah Bahadur and was given back Awadh. He returned to Awadh in November, 1753, but died while travelling from Lucknow to Sultanpur in 1754.
Sarojini Nagar Market is a lively market where middle-class locals shop. It's a good place just to stroll around and take in the chaos, as it has pedestrian-only zones -- a rarity in India. Shopkeepers boisterously hawk their wares while workers unload goods from auto- and cycle-rickshaws, shoppers scurry about, and diners pause over plates of greasy street food.
The back streets of Sarojini are famous for selling rejected export apparel at bargain prices.For music, The Music Shop at Khan Market, Rhythm Corner at South Extension, Blues in Defence Colony and Sheilma and Pyramids in Palika Bazar should be visited. Although you will find music available almost everywhere, the quality of music in these shops is better.
For casuals, Janpath with its rows of shops, Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar are the places you would like to visit. These places offer variety of novelties, gifts and handicraft items at bargain prices. Sarojini Nagar also has this rather big market of export surplus clothes. Here you will find clothes made for GAP, Van Hausen, Joe Boxer, Levis being sold for a song. All these clothes have been made in India for these designer brands and are sold just because they are surplus. Terrific bargains!
Delhi is divided into sub cities. These cities are known as Seven Cities of Delhi. They are following:
- Quila Rai Pithora
It is one of the most important Moghul gardens in the city. The Shalimar Garden, which lies in the suburbs of the city, was once the first-night staging post for the Moghuls on their way to Kashmir and Lahore. In 1658, Aurangzeb was crowned emperor here.
The beautiful central pavilion built by Shah Jahan is now in a fairly advanced state of decay. Some of the original painted flower decoration has survived.
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The South Extension Market is one of the most high-class market place in Delhi. A visit to this complex ensures an international shopping experience. This plaza is located on Ring Road. The South Extension is further divided into two parts, the South Extension I and South Extension II. Amongst the Delhities, it is usually known as the SouthEx.
South Extension Market is a dream paradise for shoppers. It has a number of restaurants, and stores of reputed brands like Nike, Adidas, John Players, Mango, Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Mehrasons Jewelry, Excalibur, Nalli Saris, Tanishq etc. Amongst these huge stores, you will find the street side bhel puri stands and shoe shiners. SouthEx is a must visit if you wish to know how the high and mighty of Delhi live.
For Basket Ball,Table Tennis, a stadium at the prime location of the city is situated.
The Teen Murti Bhavan is a beautiful monument that is special since it was the home of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was the first Prime Minister of India. It was formerly known as the Flagstaff House, since in those days, it used to be the dwelling place of the British Commander-in-Chief. This extravagant house matched the Anglicized preferences of the Prime Minister who made this magnificent housing complex a home during the period from 1948 to 1964. The house is set in the middle of large marvelously preserved gardens with rose bed. The Jawahar Jyoti, or the undying flame, that was lit on his birthday in 1964 and his epitaph are also housed in the same complex.
The famous Mughal Gardens is located in the premises of the Rashtrapati Bhavan - the official residence of the President of India. The building and gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens span an area of about 320 acres that include colourful flowering shrubs and European flowerbeds. The gardens comprise of the Rectangular Garden, Long Garden and the Circular Garden. The Rectangular Garden is the formal garden, which derived its treatment from the water-gardens which the Mughals brought into Delhi. The small flowerbeds, the four waterways and mown lawns produce a virtual paradise. The gardens are open to the public from February to March every year.
The Tibet House is located in New Delhi and is a brilliant store of information offering a quick picture of the Tibetan history. The Museum of Tibet house, holds an assortment of Tibetan artifacts that have been brought to India by Dalai Lama, when he escaped from the Tibetan lands. The cherished possessions of the museum comprise of the 15th century 'Tankhas', which are decorated scrolls that depict the life story of Buddha. The other artifacts on display are the splendid Buddha statuettes, the old currency notes, harmonious instruments, antique jewelry etc. The Tibet House museum also has a library with books on the culture of Tibet in its premises. One can purchase handicrafts, clothes, jewels and ornaments of Tibetan origin from the shops housed in the same complex.
The tomb of Imam Zamim is located in the Qutub complex. It is located just outside the main complex, next to the Ala-i-Darzawa. This tomb is octagonal in shape and has been built to honor a Turkestani iman. The Imam who is regarded as an Islam preacher was based in the mosque of this complex during the sovereignty of Sikandar Lodi.
For Rugby 7's,Boxing,Wrestling, Main Stadium will be divisible in 2 halves by a retractable sound-proof and fire-proof curtain. 2 Main Rings .Electronic Displays . Playing Area : 150 m X 70 m to play Rugby7's.
- International Trade Fair Exhibition Centre, Fun and Food Village etc.