Delhi is the National Capital of India. There are many historical monuments and places like Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate etc. in which most of the travellers like to visit and there are so many food carts, sweet shops and spice stalls.
1. Red Fort
Red Fort is a historic Fort which is situated in Delhi. The height of the Fort is 18 – 33 meters and it is designed by architectures. And it is constructed by Mughal Emperor. They start to build this Fort on 12th May 1639 and end this project on 6th April 1648. It took around 9 years to complete. This fort is architect by Ustad Ahmad Lahori. The fort is plundered of its artwork and jewel during Nadir Shah. Most of the fort’s expensive marbles, stone and jewelries steal by the Britishers. Every year on the Independence Day our Prime Minister hoists the Indian Tricolour flag on the date of 15th August. It has a big museum a Diwan-e-Am and a Diwan-e-khfor as public. And there are many shops and stalls. One hour sound & light show is held at Red Fort every day in the evening after sunset. In this show the history of Delhi and history behind Red Fort is shown.
2. India Gate
India Gate is also a historical monument and it was built in the memory of 70000 soldiers. The work of India Gate was began in February 1921 and end in February 1931. It took around 10 years to complete. Most of peoples and foreign touristers like to see in India Gate that is Amar Jawan Jyoti which is a tribiute to Indian Soldiers who lost their lives during the war. There are sprawing green lawns on both sides of India Gate which enhance the look of this monument. When you visit at India Gate you feel like a patriotism. So you must visit.
3. Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun Tomb is also most popular tomb which is located in Delhi. Every day thousands of peoples visit in this monument. It is constructed in 1569-1572. And it is first tomb surrounded by gardens and constructed on the Indian subcontinent by the Mughals. And architect of the tomb was Mirak Mirza Ghiyath and built by Biga Begum. It is also known as Purana Quila. And the best time to visit in this monument is 8.00 am to 6.00 pm and the entry fees is Rs 10 per Head for citizen of India and 250 Rs for foreign travellers. So you can’t skip this monument to during your visit to Delhi.
4. Akshardham Temple
Akshardham Temple is also most famous temple and it is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. It took five years to complete with efforts of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) with the help of thousands of artisans. It has been made in the memory of Jyotidar Swaminarayan Bhagwan. This temple was spread over 83,342 sqaure feet area. It is 350 feet long 315 feet wide 141 feet high monuments which are very attractive. This temple comprises 200 sculptures stone and it also consist 234 carved pillars and 20000 statues of divine figures of India. And the temple is surrounded by Narayan Sarovar which is lake and it represent 108 Hindu deities. The timing of entry is 9.30Am to 6.30Am. And the timings of musical fountain is 7.45pm and is very beautiful fountain. And the charges of this fountain is 80 per head. So you must visit in the temple.
5. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is largest mosque which is situated in Delhi. It is originally called Masjid-i-Jahan Numa. It was built by the Mughal Empror Shah Jahan. The construction of this mosque begin in 1650 and end in 1656 at the cost of one million rupees. It is constructed with the strips of red sandstone and with white marble. The timings of this mosque is 7.00am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 6.30pm and there is no entry fee. Thousands of muslims visit every day. So you must visit.