Unesco World Heritage Sites in Delhi


Unesco World heritage sites have always been a big attractions for traveler from all over the world and people like to visit these places very much. Specially travelers who love history and architecture love to visit world heritage sites all over the world. Delhi also have three Unesco world heritage sites and these are must visit when you are in Delhi. Check it out...

Red Fort: One of the three world heritage monument in Delhi situated in front of Chandni chowk and bank of the river Yamuna. construction was started in 1639 and completed in 1648. Inside the Red fort you will find places like Naubat khana , Diwan-i-Aam(Hall of Public) , Mumtaz Mahal , Rang Mahal , Khas Mahal , Diwan-i-Khas , Hammam(Royal Bathroom) , Moti Masjid Nahr-i-Bihisht(Stream of Paradise) Hayat Baksh Garden.

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Red Fort

Every year on 15th August at Independence day Prime Minister of India hoist the national flag and delivers a speech from its rampart since first time Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru gave a speech here when India became independent. you can also enjoy a light and sound show in the evening about Mughal History. Light and Sound Show.

Humayun's Tomb : One of the world heritage monuments in Delhi and one of the most beautiful examples of Mughal architecture. Most of the world does not know that Taj Mahal is a copy of Humayun's Tomb because it's older than Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was completed in the year of 1648 and Humayun's Tomb was completed in 1572 so its 76 years old than Taj Mahal. We can say Taj Mahal's design was inspired by Humayun's Tomb but some differences are there like Humayun's Tomb was made by Red sand stone and white marble and Taj Mahal is purely made by white marble. Humayun's Tomb does not have minarets Taj Mahal has 04 minarets. Humayun's Tomb was made by a wife (Hamida Bano Begum) in memory of her husband and Taj Mahal was made by a husband in memory of his wife.

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Humayun Tomb

Humayun's Tomb is one of the most beautiful places in Delhi. 42.5 meter high inspired by Persian architecture with a bit of Indian architecture. Surrounded by lush green char bagh garden from four side and has a same design for all four side. Nowadays it is one the most visiting monuments by foreign as well as Indian tourists.

Qutub Minar : TallestMinaret of world which has been made by bricks only. Qutub Minar is part of Qutub complex which is a world heritage site in Mehrauli. Made by red sand stone and marble. Height of Qutub minar is 73 meters and diameter is 14.3 meter. Construction was started by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak but he was not able to complete later Iltutmish completed the Minar with five storeys than top floor was rebuild by Firoz Shah Tuglaq which is still remains. It has been made by three different people that is why you will find quite difference in first two floors and top three floors. You will also find Quran Verses on Qutub Minar crafted on stones.

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Qutub Minar

In Qutub complex you will also find remaining of Quwat-ul-Islam Mosque which is the one of the earliest Mosque in India. One more uncompleted minar is here in Qutub complex named Alai Minar construction was started by Alauddin Khilji and he wanted to build it double of Qutub Minar but he was not succeeded now unfinished Minar is 24.5 meter high. The tomb of Iltutmish and Alauddin Khilji is also here in Qutub complex. In Courtyard of complex you will find a iron pillar of 7.21 meter high.

So when you come to Delhi do not forget to add these places in your bucket.

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