Sightseeing in Delhi

Purana Qila

One of the oldest forts in India, situated on the banks of Yamuna – the Purana Qila was constructed by the Afghan King, Sher Shah Suri on what was supposed to be Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas which is consequently considered the ‘First City of Delhi’, In support of this, until 1913, a village called Indrapat existed

Gandhi Smriti

This poignant memorial in the Old Birla House is where Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu zealot on 30 January 1948, after campaigning against intercommunal violence. Concrete footsteps lead to the spot where Gandhi died, marked by a small pavilion. The adjacent house, where the Mahatma spent his last 144 days, contains rooms preserved as

National Rail Museum

The National Railway Museum was set up in Feb 1977. It is situated at Chanakyapuri, New Delhi & spread over 10 acres of land, which focuses on the rail heritage of India. The museum has a wide and varied collection of rare and antique steam locomotives, carriages, saloons and other railway artifacts. It has both live exhibits (75) as well as

Jantar Mantar

It was built between 1727 and 1734 by Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or “Jantar Mantars” as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with

India Gate

Originally known as the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of  ‘ ceremonial axis’, formerly known as the Kingsway. The names of some 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I, are inscribed on the memorial arch. In addition, the war memorial bears the names of some 12,516

Qutab Minar

The Qutub Minar  located in Mehrauli- Delhi, India, is the second tallest minar (tower) in India, after the Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri at Mohali in Punjab. At 73 meters in height, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site today. It is made of red sandstone covered with intricate carvings & verses from the Qur`an . The first three storeys are made

Lotus Temple

Delhi has a lot to offer tourists from all over the world. One such important tourist attraction would be the Lotus Temple, also called the Bahai Temple. Until now, it stands out for having one of the most difficult architectural designs in the country. The temple looks like a huge white lotus when seen from above, hence its name. It occupies 26

Akshardham Temple

A Hindu temple complex displays millennial of traditional hindu & Indian culture, spirituality & architecture. The Building was totally inspired & developed by Pramukh Swami Maharaj – the spiritual head of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3000 plus volunteers helped 7000 artisan construct

Humayun Tomb

Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, close to Nizzamudin Dargah – this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Humayun Tomb It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable

Garden of Five Senses

The Garden of Five Senses is not just a park, it is a space with a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. The project, developed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation, was conceptualized to answer to the city’s need for leisure space for the public, for people to socialize and unwind. Such