Delhi- The Capital of India is a city with a lot of historical significance. All of the city is filled with some of the most spectacular forts, monuments, and mosques which were built by Mughals who ruled the place. Modern day’s Delhi is divided into two distinct areas Old Delhi and New Delhi. Both the areas have a distinct contrast regarding architecture.
Old Delhi is full of monuments from the Mughal empire whereas New Delhi consists of modern architecture and is filled with malls and modern gotels.
So, here are the top 5 places with historical significance in the capital region.
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1. Jama Masjid
The Mosque is situated right next to Chandni Chowk and is another treasure of Delhi. This is the largest mosque in India and has a large courtyard which can hold 25,000 people at once. Mosque was completed in the year 1650, and it took 13 years to build it. Mosque has a very distinct design which is very pleasing to the eye. The tower on the southern side can provide you with the stunning view of the city. Proper dressing is mandatory in the mosque, and you will have to wear an attire which will cover you from head to legs. Mosque is open for prayers from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM.
2. India Gate
Located in the Centre of the city, India Gate is a memorial which salutes the hardship of Indian Soldier who lost their lives fighting for the country. Memorial was originally built for the soldiers who fought World War I and stood tall against all the odds. Visiting India Gate will fill you with a sense of pride and patriotism.
3. Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar is the tallest brick Minar in the world and is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Constructed in the year 1206, and the reason for its construction remains unknown. The store has five stories and has carvings from the great Quran which add to the cultural heritage of the monument. The Minar is a must visit for the tourist which can ensure that you get the best experience of the city because Qutab Minar is one of the historical places of Delhi.
4. Lodi Tomb
Sikandar Lodi’s tomb is situated in Lodhi gardens in Delhi and was built in 1517-1518 CE. This monument is about a 100 meters away from the Bara Gumbad which is in village Khairur. The construction of the tomb is purely based on Indo-Islamic style with octagonal design. Main attraction is the encryption of Mughal architectural design and many foreign languages on the walls of the tomb.
5. Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb is an extravagant example of marvelous Mughal creation. The tomb is inspired by Taj Mahal and was built in the year 1570 and is a very popular tourist place of Delhi. The monument houses the body of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. This tomb was the first completed structure of Mughal architecture in India and showcases the brilliance architects’ of that era had.
These were the top 5 locations that you must check out while you’re still in Delhi. We are sure that you won’t be disappointed.
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