Monuments 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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  • The Canopy

    The Canopy

    Standing behind the India Gate, the Canopy is a red sandstone structure constructed by British architect Edwin Lutyens. The construction of this structure was inspired by a 6th century Mahabalipuram Pavilion in South India. Until Independence in 1947 the pavilion contained the statue of King George the Fifth, but that ...

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  • Coronation Durbar Park

    Coronation Durbar Park

    The Coronation Durbar Park, also known as the Coronation Memorial was the venue of the Delhi Durbar in 1877 after Queen Victoria was declared the Empress of India. In 1903 the park was later used to celebrate King Edward’s assumption of the throne in 1903.

    It was at ...

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  • Lodi Gardens

    Lodi Gardens

    Dotted with monuments and tombs from the Lodi and Sayyed periods of history, the Lodi Gardens in one of Delhi’s popular tourist attractions. Emblematic of 16th century architectural styles, the Lodi Gardens contain the tombs of Muhammad Shah and Sikandar Lodi.

    Despite being a historical monument, the Lodi ...

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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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  • Humayun’s Tomb

    Humayun’s Tomb

    One of the most magnificent tombs built in Delhi during the Mughal rule, the Humayun’s Tomb is an excellent example of Persian architecture. The Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned in 1526, nine years after the death of Humayun, by his widow Hamida Banu Begum.

    Constructed out of red sandstone, ...

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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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  • Safdarjung’s Tomb

    Safdarjung’s Tomb

    The last garden tomb in Delhi, the Safdarjung’s Tomb is the mausoleum of Safdarjung. Built between 1753-54 by Safdarjung’s son Shuja-ud-Daula this tomb has numerous small canopies, such as the Moti Mahal, Badsha Pasand and Jangli Mahal among others. The complex of the Hunayun’s Tomb also contains a Madrasa and ...

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  • Isa Khan’s Tomb

    Isa Khan’s Tomb

    Located in the same complex as the Humyaun’s Tomb, the tomb of Isa Khan was built during his lifetime between 1562-1571. An Afghan Nobel in the court of Sher Shah Suri, Isa Khan’s tomb has a strong resemblance with other tombs constructed during the Sur Dynasty.

    Isa Khan’s ...

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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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  • Alai Darwaza

    Alai Darwaza

    The Alai Darwaza is the main gate from the southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque in the Qutub Minar complex .Built by Allaudin Khilji the Sultan of Delhi in 1311 AD, the Alai Darwaza has a domed entrance which is constructed using red sandstone and is adorned with white marble. ...

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  • Mehrauli Archaeological Park

    Mehrauli Archaeological Park

    The Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an archeological complex spread over 200 acres in Mehrauli and houses over 100 historically important structures. The complex is known as being the only place in the city which has been continuously inhabited for 1000 year. The park has ancient relics dating from the times ...

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  • Tomb of Khan-i-Khana

    Tomb of Khan-i-Khana

    Situated in Nizamuddin East, in close proximity to Humayun’s Tomb lies the tomb of Khan-i-Khana, a famous composer during the time of Mughal Emperor Akbar, more popularly known as Rahim.

    This tomb was originally built by Rahim for his wife in 1598, but he himself was buried here ...

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  • Alai Minar

    Alai Minar

    The Alai Minar is an unfinished tower in the Qutub Complex, construction of which was started by Alauddin Khilji. After Khilji had doubled the size of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque he decided to constructed a tower which would be twice the height of the Qutub Minar. Construction of the Alai Minar ...

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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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  • Tomb of Imam Zamin

    Tomb of Imam Zamin

    Located in the Qutub Complex near the Alai Darwaza is the tomb of Imam Zamin, a noted Turkestani Imam, who lived in the Qutub Complex during the rule of Sikandar Lodi. Imam Zamin came to Delhi during the 15th century and was the imam of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. This tomb ...

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  • Ajmeri Gate

    Ajmeri Gate

    Located in Chandni Chowk, the Ajmeri Gate was built on a square base and boasts of high arches. The Ajmeri Gate derives its name from the fact that the road which ran from this gate led to Ajmer in Rajasthan. The gate is surrounded by a park and a madrasa ...

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  • Hauz Khas Village

    Hauz Khas Village

    Hauz Khas Village is a popular complex in Delhi which is essentially popular for its designer boutiques, specialty restaurants. This urban village or HKV as it is popularly known also houses an Islamic seminary, a mosque and a tomb constructed around a water tank. The historic remains in the Hauz ...

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  • Qila Rai Pithora

    Qila Rai Pithora

    The Qila Rai Pithora was constructed in the 12th century by Rajput ruler Prithviraj Chauhan. The first was constructed after the Chauhan Rajputs took over Delhi from the Tomar Rajputs.

    The complex of the Qila Lal Pithora also includes the Lal Kot, which had been built in the ...

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  • Purana Qila (Old Fort)

    Purana Qila (Old Fort)

    One of the oldest forts in India, the Pura Qila was constructed by the Afghan King, Sher Shah Suri on what was supposed to be Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas. The walls of the Old Fort rise to a height of 18 metres and are spread over 1.5 kilometres. ...

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  • Tughlaqabad Fort

    Tughlaqabad Fort

    The Tughlaqabad Fort was built by the founder of the Tughlaq Dynasty, Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughlaq in 1321. Established as the fifth historic city, the fort was later abandoned in 1327. The fort is a gigantic stone structure, with walls that are 10-15 metres high. Crowning the walls are battlement parapets and bastions. ...

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  • Khirki Masjid

    Khirki Masjid

    Located in Jahanpanah, the Khirki Masjd was commissioned by Khan-i Jahan Junan Shah, a high ranking official in the court of Tugluq Sultan Firoz Shah. The mosque has derived its name from the khirkis (windows) which adorn the upper floors.

    Spread over an area of 87 square metres, ...

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  • Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

    Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

    Located in the Archeological Village Complex are two monuments besides each other. One is a mosque and the other a tomb of two people by the names of Jamali and Kamali.

    Jamali was the alias of Shaikh Jamali Kamboh, a famous and highly regarded sufi saint who lived ...

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  • Khairul Manzil Masjid

    Khairul Manzil Masjid

    The Khairul Manzil Masjid is located opposite the Purana Qila and was built in 1561 by Maham Anga, a powerful wet nurse of Emperor Akbar. Anga was the foster mother of Akbar and briefly ruled the Mughal Emperor when Akbar was a young boy. The mosque was built with the ...

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  • Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

    Feroz Shah Kotla Fort

    Feroz Shah Kotla is a fortress constructed by Sultan Feroz Shah as a walled city he named Ferozabad. The fort came into being when the Mughals decided to shift their capital from Tughlaqabad to Ferozabad, because of water scarcity. The fort contained beautiful gardens, baolis (step wells) palaces, mosques and ...

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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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  • Raj Ghat

    Raj Ghat

    Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. A black stone platform in an open air complex marks the spot where Gandhi was cremated. A flame constantly burns at one end of the platform and visitors are required to remove their footwear before they enter ...

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  • Shantivan

    Shantivan

    Shantivan, or the Forest of Peace, is the Samadhi, or cremation spot of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The samadi in the form of a large base covered with a lawn is located north of Raj Ghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. Shantivan is visited by many visiting dignitaries ...

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  • Vijay Ghat

    Vijay Ghat

    Vijay Ghat is the memorial of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Vijay means victory and his memorial was named after the victory he led India to in the 1965 war against Pakistan. The memorial marks the spot where Shastri was cremated and prayer services are held every year ...

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  • Shakti Sthal

    Shakti Sthal

    Shakti Sthal is the memorial of former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Elements like earth, rock, water and nature have been used in the primary design of Shakti Sthal. The structure of the memorial is sixteen feet high and has been made using 60 tonnes of iron ore, which signify ...

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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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  • Jantar Mantar

    Jantar Mantar

    Jantar Mantar is an observatory constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724. The essential purpose of the Jantar Mantar was to accumulate astronomical tables which in turn would help predict the time and movement of the celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and other planets.

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  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa

    Vishwa Shanti Stupa

    The Vishwa Shanti Stupa, also known as the World Peace Pagoda is located in the heart of Delhi in the Indiraprastha Park. The aim of the Shanti Stupa is to create a place of peace and do encourage programs that promote peace and primarily non –violence across the world.

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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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