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The capital of our country Delhi is steeped in historical value. The cultural monuments that dot the city skyline are all must-visits for anybody who visits this iconic city. Despite being such a cosmopolitan environment, a visit to any of these historical icons will take you back to the time of the Mughals.
The mausoleum of one of the greatest of the Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Dargah is a place that pulls in visitors irrespective of their caste or religion. The Dargah is a must visit if you want to immerse in the mesmerizing Sufi culture of Delhi.
The Red Fort or the Lal Quila has been standing tall since the aesthetically booming days of the Mughal giants. It used to be the residential tower for all the Mughal emperors from the reign of Shah Jahan, who created it, till 1857. Other than being the political centre of Mughal Delhi, the Lal Quila also houses several museums, which hold tremendous tourist value for anyone who visits Delhi.
A Delhi-visit is incomplete without a shopping trip to Connaught Place. What was once the headquarters of the British Raj, is now the largest commercial, financial and business centres of Delhi. Packed with major brand showrooms, this place is always throbbing with shoppers and tourists who all want to have a taste of the urban side of Delhi.
A monumental location that not only contains historical significance, but scientific value as well – Jantar Mantar was one of the five observatories built by the Maharaja of Jaipur back in 1724. Tourists flock to this spectacular observatory to bask in the depth of scientific and technical knowledge that India had back in the 18th century.
Created by the greatest Mughal Emperor of India, Akbar, in honor of the memory of his father, Humayun’s Tomb is a towering garden tomb, and is significant in the pages of history as the first spectacular example of Mughal architecture in India. With the Yamuna river flowing beside it, the Humayun Tomb is a must visit for anybody who relishes Indian history.
Towering on the eastern end of the Rajpath, the India Gate is significantly the most iconic image that stirs up stories of bravery of Indian soldiers. It was created in the early 1900s to pay homage to the Indian Army that participated in the First World War. A visit to this iconic structure is sure to stir up patriotic sentiments in you and make you feel proud to be an Indian.
With its unique shape like a blooming flower, the Lotus Temple in Delhi is not only one of the most important Baha’i House of Worship, but also a place of serenity, self-introspection, and community service. It’s open-armed embrace to people of all culture, religion, caste, creed, and gender, is representative of Delhi’s true cosmopolitan nature.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutab Minar is a tall towering monument that has stood the tests of time since the early days of the Delhi Sultanate. The decorative motifs etched on the red and buff sandstone surface of the tower are beautiful to observe and this tower captures the true spirit of Delhi.