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Historical Places in Delhi


Posted Date: 19-Apr-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Historical places in Delhi    
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Read this article to know about various historical places in Delhi.



Commonwealth games are approaching and every visitor wants to watch the cultural heritage of Delhi which is very vast.

list of historical places to visit in Delhi

Red Fort – It was built in 1638 by the great Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. It was made in red stone; that's why it is called red fort or laal qila (लाल किला) in Hindi language.

Qutab Minar- It is the highest minaret in India; almost 250 feet above the ground. It is situated in Mehrauli in Delhi.

Humayun's Tomb- Humayun was the second Mughal emperor and son of Babar. After his death his tomb was made in this garden in the mughal style. The garden has been divided into many squares or blocks which make a beautiful view.

India Gate- It is situated in the centre of Delhi. It was designed in 1921 by Edwin Lutyens. It is a memorial for soldiers who lost their lives for the safety of nation. It is a great picnic spot for people of Delhi.

Jama Masjid – It is situated opposite to Red fort. It is the largest mosque in India. It was the last monument made by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. A sum of Rs.10 lakh was spent on its construction.

Jantar Mantar- It is an astronomical observatory situated in Connaught circus. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the year 1724. Maharaja made four more such observatories at different places.

Rashtrapati Bhawan or Parliament House- It was designed by Edward Lutyens during the British rule in India. Now, it is the official residence if the President of India. Hence it is called Rashtrapati Bhawan (राष्ट्रपति भवन) in India. It occupies 340 rooms.
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