Delhi Travel Guide- Part I

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21st Dec 2014
Photo of Delhi Travel Guide- Part I 1/6 by Nancy Nance
Red Fort
Photo of Delhi Travel Guide- Part I 2/6 by Nancy Nance
Lotus Temple
Photo of Delhi Travel Guide- Part I 3/6 by Nancy Nance
Jama Masjid
Photo of Delhi Travel Guide- Part I 4/6 by Nancy Nance
Qutub Minar
Photo of Delhi Travel Guide- Part I 5/6 by Nancy Nance
Akshardham Temple
Photo of Delhi Travel Guide- Part I 6/6 by Nancy Nance
India Gate

Delhi, the capital of India, is a perfect blend of history, culture and modernity. It has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires; from Pandavas (during the Mahabharata) and Shah Jahan, (during the Mughal Empire) to the British (during 1920s) . Since the 6th century BC, it has been continuously inhabited by the people and today 25 million people live in the National Capital Region of India.

When one thinks of traveling to India, one can't afford to miss the capital. It's as important as the Taj Mahal of India (okay, I'm exaggerating). So, there are many places to visit in the capital to know the history of Delhi. In this list, I'm covering some of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. Check out the following list.

Image Sources: Lotus Temple | Akshardham Temple | Jama Masjid Red Fort | Qutub Minar | India Gate

It is built in the shape of a lotus and is also known as the Lotus Temple. It is made of pure white marble. The lotus was chosen as a symbol common to different faith like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islam. It represents that people of different faith can worship or meditate here.

Photo of Baha'i House of Worship, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Nancy Nance

It's a Hindu temple complex and displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spitituality and architecture.

Photo of Akshardham Temple, Ganesh Nagar, Block D, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Nancy Nance

The 42 m high India Gate, it commemorates the 70k Indian soldiers who lost their lives for the British Army during WW1.

Photo of India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Nancy Nance

Red Fort was constructed by Shah Jahan and it is popularly known as Lal Quila. It was the residence of the Mughal Emperor for about 200 years, until 1857.

Photo of Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Nancy Nance

This 75m high tower of victory was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, in 1193 after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.

Photo of Qutub Minar, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Nancy Nance

It is the largest mosque of India. It is situated in Old Delhi. It is the final extravagance architecture of Shah Jahan, who was the Mughal emperor and also built Taj Mahal.

Photo of Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Nancy Nance
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