imposing structure located at one end of Rajpath was designed by Lutyens
as a war memorial. The names of Indian soldiers who died in World
War I are inscribed on the memorial. An eternal flame, a tribute to
the Unknown Soldier, is located under the arch.
Qila or Old Fort ruins are located on a small hill which once stood
on the banks of the river Yamuna. The fort is believed to mark the
site of Indraprastha, the magnificent capital of the Pandavas. The
citadel we see today, however, was the work of Sher Shah Suri (1538-45).
square platform of black marble on the banks of the river Yamuna marks
the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. His last words "He Ram"
are inscribed on this platform which is surrounded by a serene garden.
metres high stone tower dominates the southern area of Delhi and is
visible for several kilometres. The construction of this five storey
tower was begun by Qutab-ud- din Aibak in 1199 and added to by Iltutmish.
of Connaught Circus is 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
tomb was built in 1753-54 soon after the death of Safdarjang.It is
a red and brown sandstone tomb with double storeyed towers in the
corners and is one of the last examples of Mughal architecture.
immense shopping complex comprises concentric circles containing shops,
hotels and restaurants. The rows of small shops along Janpath selling
curios are an added attraction. An air-conditioned underground market
called Palika Bazaar and government emporia of many Indian States
are also situated in or close to this complex.
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.
circular and colonnaded structure was inaugurated in 1927 by the then
Governor-General of India, Lord Irwin. The Constitution of India in
its original hand written form is available in the library.
known as Birla Mandir, ideally located in central Delhi, is a temple
dedicated to the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, and Lord Vishnu built
by the wealthy businessman Raja Baldev Das Birla.
house of worship is a marvel of modern architecture. 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.
in 1959 and spread over 214 acres is the first zoo of Asia with more
than 2000 animals and bird species from all over the world. Timings
: Summer 0800 to 1800 Hrs. Winter 0900 to 1700 Hrs. (Friday closed)
museum that was built in 1960, the National Museum has an extraordinarily
rich collection. It begins with prehistory, going on to the classical
period of Indian art, then on through galleries of miniature painting,
textiles, decorative art, arms, tribal art, Central Asian antiquities,
costumes and musical instruments. The museum remains open from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days except Mondays.
||Situated within the President's Estate the garden boast of finest
varieties of roses in the country besides other flowers. It is open
for the public only in the month of Feb - April.
over an area of 10 acres and laid out with tracks of different gauges,
the museum houses the oldest locomotive in the world still in working
order, as well as many other vintage locomotives and carriages. Vintage
coaches with their splendid original fittings intact evoke memories
of an era of luxurious and leisurely journeys.
a massive complex with well laidout roads, fountains, garden, lawns
and eating joints. It is the venue of the annual India International
Trade Fair and other International/National Trade Fair. One of the
attractions of the complex is APPU GHAR, based on the Disneyland concept
in several forms of entertainment and games to play. Located near
Delhi Zoo and ITO.
called the Lal Qila, the fort is laid out along the river Yamuna as
an irregular octagon. It is surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 km circumference
built of red sandstone. The Mughal ruler Shah Jahan transferred his
capital from Agra to Delhi and, after nine years, the fort was completed
in 1648. The fort has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the Lahori
Gate. The latter faces Chandni Chowk, the city's most crowded but
natural lake surrounded by small hills is an ideal place for Picnic.
Boating facilites are also available. Situated in Faridabad it is
just 20 minutes drive from South Delhi.
park situated at the banks of river Yamuna near Sarita Vihar / Noida.
The Green Park is famous for its colourful fountains shaded by lights
of different colours.
place for a picnic in Haryana at the border of South Delhi. It is
the annual venue of Art & Crafts Fair held in February. Haryana
Tourism provides excellent boarding and lodging facilites. You can
also enjoy boating in the beautiful lake.