Landmarks in Delhi

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  • India Gate

    India Gate

    Synonymous with New Delhi and situated in the heart of the city, India Gate is one of the most popular monuments in the city. The foundation stone of India Gate was laid in 1920 and the structure was unveiled in 1933. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, India Gate was dedicated to ...

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  • Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Rashtrapati Bhavan

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India and is a rambling mansion with breath taking architecture. Spread over 320 acres, the vast grounds of the Rashtrapati Bhavan are home not only the head of state, but also staff quarters, stables, offices and the beautiful and ...

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  • Qutub Minar

    Qutub Minar

    The Qutub Minar is a towering 73 meter high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193. The tower was built to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler. This tower is the highest tower in India, complete with five storeys and projecting balconies. The ...

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  • Red Fort (Lal Qila)

    Red Fort (Lal Qila)

    The Red Fort-a massive red sandstone fort is synonymous with Delhi and is proof of the glory of the flourishing Mughal Empire in Delhi.

    Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1638 when he decided to shift the capital of the Mughal Empire from Agra to Delhi, the Red Fort ...

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  • Jama Masjid

    Jama Masjid

    Shah Jahan’s last architectural extravagance, the Jama Masjid towers over Old Delhi and is India’s largest mosque. Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1650 the mosque took six years to be constructed and was completed in 1656. The massive courtyard of the Jama Masjid can hold up to twenty five thousand ...

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  • Diwan-i-Khas

    Diwan-i-Khas

    Located within the Red Fort, the Diwan-i-Khas, or the hall of private audiences is where the Emperor would conduct meeting with heads of state and high ranking officials. The hall is essentially a rectangular chamber with high arched openings, which are beautifully engraved. The arches are held in place by ...

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  • Diwan-i-Am

    Diwan-i-Am

    The Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public audiences is located within the Red Fort and is where the Emperor would address the needs to the common people oh his kingdom through a balcony. The Diwan-i-Am is an ornate hall adorned with stuccowork and contains gold columns. The hall also housed ...

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  • Chandni Chowk

    Chandni Chowk

    Chandni Chowk is one of Delhi’s oldest and most famous markets. Located in Old Delhi and built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Chandni Chowk is still steeped in history and is home to many iconic historic monuments such as the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Lal ...

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  • Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan)

    Parliament House (Sansad Bhavan)

    Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan is one of the most impressive buildings in Delhi. Located at the end of Sansad Marg the Parliament Building was designed by British architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. This iconic building was inaugurated in 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Governor-General of India.

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  • Rajpath

    Rajpath

    Rajpath is a beautiful tree lined avenue which starts from Rashtrapati Bhavan and runs through Vijay Chowk, and National Stadium. Flanked by trees, lawns and canals on either side. After an incline at Raisina Hill, Rajpath is framed by the North Block and South Block on either side and culminates ...

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  • Vijay Path

    Vijay Path

    Vijay Path is the name of the square in front of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was initially known as Kingsway during the British Raj and was renamed Vijay Chowk after Independence. The Beating of the Retreat Ceremony which is the official closing ceremony of the Republic Day is held at ...

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  • Connaught Place

    Connaught Place

    Located in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place is one of the most important business and commercial centres of the city. Connaught Place and its iconic white pillars form a large circle in the centre of the city with seven streets diverging from it. This city centre is home to ...

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  • Rang Mahal

    Rang Mahal

    The Rang Mahal, which means the Palace of Colour is a palace within the Red Fort where the Emperor’s wives and mistresses would live. The palace is topped with a golden plated dome and was adorned with intricate mirror work on the ceiling. Apart from that the ceiling was also ...

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