Monuments of Delhi


Delhi, the national capital of India is delightful tourists’ destination. It is replete with varied kind of attractions, and topping the list are the monumental heritage of the city. Having served as the capital for various dynasties that ruled India, Delhi has always been at the center stage of the Indian political scene. All these rulers have built different monuments that still stand to narrate stories from past.

Primary amongst them are the Mughal and the British monuments.

The Mughal Monuments

The mighty Mughals ruled Delhi for a good while of time and during their rule, built numerous monuments. Most popular amongst them are the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Purana Qila and Humayun’s tomb.

The British Creations

The Britishers built a whole set of structures in Delhi, beginning from the Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. All these structures today represent Delhi to the outside world.

Other Monuments

There are host of other monuments in Delhi that have been built by rulers who came before the Britishers and the Mughals. For example Jantar Mantar was built by Raja of Jaipur while Qutub Minar was constructed by the founder of slave dynasty in India – Qutub-ud-din-Aibak.

The Temples of Delhi

The temples of Delhi are also a huge tourists attractions other than being religious centers. The Lotus Temple, the Akshardham Temple, Birla Temple are thronged by devotees and tourists alike.

Apart from monumental heritage, Delhi is also home to numerous other attractions. Chk out more about tourist places in Delhi.





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