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Forts and Monuments of Delhi

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

Qutubuddin Aibak built this architectural splendor in 1192. The unfinished part of the monument was completed by King Iltutmish. This famous monument in Delhi was built to commemorate the victory over Rajputs. The monument or the tower of stone has a height of 72.5 meter and it is a 5-storied structure. Another attraction located in the complex of the Qutab Minar is the iron pillar.
Tourists can visit Qutab Minar on any day of the week. It remains open for them from sunrise to sunset. For foreigners, the entry fee is Rs 250 whereas for the Indian tourists it is Rs 10.

Red Fort

Red Fort

This fort is a famous tourist attraction in Delhi. This fort of red sandstone was constructed by the river Yamuna banks in Delhi. Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Red Fort during the 17th century. The Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate are the 2 important entrances of Red Fort in Delhi. Every evening, a Light and Sound show is organized here.

The interior of the Red Fort is worth seeing. The different rooms of the fort known by different names are tourists’ delight. The Naubat Khana, Diwan e Khas, Naqqar Khana, Rang Mahal, Hammam and Diwan e Aam can be explored within the Red Fort.
It takes about 4 hours to explore the fort. The visiting hours of the Red Fort, Delhi is from 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Monday, when it remains closed to tourists.

Old Fort

Old Fort

As the Hindu legend goes, it is believed that Indraprastha of Mahabharata was situated on the site of this Old Fort in Delhi. The Old Fort was constructed by Sher Shah Suri during the 16th century. A mosque was also built inside the fort. It is believed that Humayun, the Mughal Emperor died as he fell from one of the towers of the mosque.
In total it takes an average of 2 ½ hours to see this fort. It remains open on all days of the week from 8 am to 6 p.m.

Feroz Shah Kotla

Located midway to New and Old Delhi, is the ruin of the old city of Ferozabad. This city was constructed in 1354 by Feroz Shah Tughlaq. Tourists visit Feroz Shah Kotla to have a glimpse of this historic city. Ashoka’s edicts are engraved on a sandstone pillar in Feroz Shah Kotla. Here one will find the remnants of an old mosque and of a fortress palace.
It requires only Rs 5 for an Indian tourist to visit Feroz Shah Kotla. But for foreigners the entry fee is Rs 100. This tourist spot remains open for all from sunrise to sunset.

Religious Places in Delhi

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple

This Hindu temple has been set up in Eastern part of Delhi, by the Yamuna River. The BAPS Foundation or the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan has constructed the Akshardham Temple. In 2005 this temple was inaugurated and it took about 5 years to complete its construction. The architecture of Akshardham Temple is fascinating as it blends Orissan, Jain, Mughal, Gujrati and Rajasthani styles. The main attraction of this temple is its acres of cultural complex constructed of pink stone.
Akshardham Temple remains open from 9 am to 9 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. No charge is taken to visit the temple complex. But for viewing the light and sound show or the exhibitions, visitors are charged entry fees.

Jama Masjid

Shahjahan, the Mughal emperor built the Jama Masjid in Delhi in 1644. This religious place is commonly known as the Masjid i Jahan Numa. It is a classic example of Mughal architecture. There are 2 minarets, 3 magnificent gateways and 4 towers of Jama Masjid. It remains open only on Fridays of every week.

Jama Masjid
Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The contemporary architectural pattern of modern India is evident from this construction. The Lotus Temple, Delhi was built in 1986. The height of this modern construction is about 40 meter. The structure represents a partly opened flower of lotus. The beauty of the structure is enhanced by the elegance of white marble.
This temple remains open on all days except on Monday. In summer it remains open from 9 am to 7 pm. During winter, its timing is from 9.30 am 5.30 pm.

Bahai Temple

This temple has been set up at Kalkaji in the southern part of Delhi. This structure resembles that of a lotus. The temple was built with marble, dolomite, cement and sand. It is a religious place built after the Bahai faith.
The timing to visit Bahai Temple in Delhi is from 9 am to 7 pm during summer and from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm in winter. The temple remains closed only on Mondays.

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir

Raja Baldev Birla, the noted industrialist of India built Birla Mandir in 1938. The Birla Temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Many idols of deities are worshipped in this temple. This temple also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, remains open from 7 am to 12 noon and again from 2 pm to 9 pm everyday.

Memorial Tombs in Delhi

Lodi Tomb

At the Lodi’s Garden the tomb of Lodi has been set up. They have been set up during the rule of the Lodis and Sayyaids dynasties.

Safdarjung Tomb

This tomb was constructed after the death of Safdarjung by his son the Nawab of Avadh. It was built in about 1753 to 54. The tomb is built with brown and red colored sandstone. The towers of this memorial structure are 2 storied. This tomb stands as one of the last evidences of Mughal architecture. Here a very small sum is taken as entry fee. But on Fridays no entry fee is charged from visitors.

Safdarjung Tomb
Humayun Tomb

Humayun Tomb

Bagai Begum; Mughal Emperor Humayun’s wife built this tomb for her husband. The tomb was completed in 8 years. It is built from red sandstone and white marble. A well-planned garden surrounds the tomb where Humayun’s wife was buried. Here no entry fee is taken from visitors on Fridays.

 
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