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New Delhi

Introduction of New Delhi
Delhi, a city that existed for about two thousand years is the modern cosmopolitan and capital city of India. It is one of the most famous destination and gateway of India. It is a city of fairly startling contrasts. Various monuments built by the great Mughal emperors are situated in this city. Besides the monuments there are variety of museums, art galleries, bazaars and modern shopping areas. Delhi is an ideal place to begin one's discovery of India. 

Architecture of Delhi

Encompassed within the limits of Delhi are the seven earlier cities that once existed. One of the city is the three hundred year old walled city or Old Delhi. This city owes its existence to the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Within its granite walls is a busy bustling place full of little bazaars, crowds and colour. The main ornament of the old city is the magnificent Red Fort built of red sandstone. Within its massive walls are the palaces and the beautiful audience chamber, the Diwan-i-Khas where Mughal emperors once held court, seated on the priceless gold Peacock Throne that was studded with precious jewels. Laying opposite the fort are the black and white dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, the largest and most elegant mosque in India. The famous market of the Mughals, the moonlight bazaar or Chandni Chowk, lies adjacent to the mosque.
 
Qutub Minar, Qutub Minar in Delhi New Delhi, the new capital that Sir Edwin Lutyens designed for the British lies adjacent to Old Delhi. The main places are the Rajpath, the India Gate, the President House, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Secretariat buildings. The massive Old Fort or Purana Quila, the tombs of the Lodi Kings and the Humayun Tomb also dominates this area. 
The earliest Muslim city of Delhi lies 15 km south of Rashtrapati Bhawan. It was built with the remains of earlier Hindu buildings and this is evident in its stone structures. The famous Qutub Minar or victory tower, Iron Pillar and Quwwatul Islam Mosque dominates the area. 

Another city of Delhi, Tughlaqabad, lies just five kilometers away. This is a fortified town, built by rulers of the Tughlaq dynasty in the 14th century.


Tourist Attractions in Delhi

The main tourist attraction in Delhi are Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, Lakshmi Narayan or Birla Temple, India Gate and various Government Buildings in New Delhi area like Rajpath, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, etc. The Red Fort is built of red sandstone. It is the Delhi's most magnificent monument, which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India, and stands across the road from the Red Fort. Built in 1656, it is an eloquent reminder of the Mughal religious fervour. "Qutub Minar" is 71 meter high and consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world.
How to get here: 

By Air: 

New Delhi is well connected to major metropolitan cities of India like Bombay, Kolkata and Chennai. It is also well connected to other cities of India and abroad through regular flights of Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Sahara Airlines. 

By Rail: 

Various important trains daily run between New Delhi and other major cities. 

By Road: 

New Delhi is well connected by road to the various parts of India. Regular bus service operates between Delhi and major cities like Jaipur, Agra and rest of the cities in India.
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Qutub Minar

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