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Agra is a wonder city but if you want to explore beyond this monumental
terrain of Agra then Delhi is a good option. Delhi as most of us
are aware of is the national capital of India and with housing intriguing
attractions reflecting the Indian culture and taste makes it a perfect
destination that magnificently match up to its reputation. Delhi
stands as a mini India because it has all of those alluring aspects
which India incorporates on a larger level.
The most fascinating quality, after which Delhi stands as a significant
and attractive tourist destination, is the two regions in which it
has been divided. The New Delhi and the Old Delhi the two distinct
regions depict the two distinctive aspects of the nation. The modern
developments of India can be witnessed while exploring the wide tree
lined avenues in New Delhi whereas one can taste the ancient charm
of the nation in the congested streets of Old Delhi. Both the regions
comprise innumerable attractions which gives you an insight of the
two different eras which India incorporates today as well as in the
Delhi is an absolute destination as one can get so many alluring
features within one place. Delhi endows you the best of shopping
experience with its vivacious markets, vibrant shopping complexes
and grand malls. It affirms to be one of the best places in India
for branded as well as street shopping. And not only shopping it
is a place that incorporates some of the amazing restaurants which
will give you the best of national and international cuisines.
India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of WW1, the North-West Frontiers operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the unknown soldier. India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees.
It is made in the shape of a lotus. It is one of the major attractions for national and international tourists. It represents the Baha'i faith which is an independent world religion, divine in orgin, all-embracing in scope, broad in its outlook, scientific in its method, humanitarian in its principles and dynamic in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men.
The Red Fort more popularly known as The Lal Quila (Lal ie. red and Quila ie.fort), stands strong on the banks of the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon. It is surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 Kilometers in circumferance and is built of Red Sandstone.
Qutab Minar is nearly 73m high and tapers from a 15 m diameter base to ust 2.5 m at the top. The tower has five distinct storeys each marked by a protecting balcony. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth of marble and sandstone. Although Qutab-ud-din began construction of the tower,but he could complete the first storey only. His successors completed it and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlaq rebuilt thetop storeys and added a cupola. The earthquake brought the cupola down in 1803, an English man replaced it with another in 1829.
A marvellous piece of architecture where the bicameral legislature of Indiameets for its sessions. Lok sabha, the lower house and Rajya Sabha the upper house. Close to Rashtrapathi Bhavan, is a domed almost circular structure almost a kilometer in circumferance, and was designed by the famed architect Lutyens. It is the seat of the Indian Parliament and during the sessions of Parliament there is a flurry of activity in and around the structure.
South of Connaught Circus in the Jantar Mantar Observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur in the early eighteenth century. The amazing collection of large masonry instruments includes the Samrat Yantra and the Jai Prakash Yantra.
This tomb which was built by the wife of Emperor Humayun took eight years to complete and is one of the earliest examples of Mughal architecture. The mausoleum is the first tomb built in the centre of a planned garden. The combination of white marble and red sandstone was a great influence on later Mughal architecture.