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is capital of India and has been a centre of power almost continuously
since the 13th century. This big city is divided into Old
New Delhi; the former also comprise the seventh city of the Mughals - Shajahnabad.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Delhi is the "visibility" of
its historic past. From the 12th to 17th centuries, the rulers of successive dynasties
established seven "cities" in different parts of Delhi. During this
period, some of the most outstanding monuments were built which stand as past
glory of the Afghan and Mughal architecture.
The Qutub Minar
built in 1199. Its base covered 14.32 meters area and height is 72.5 metres. Humayun's
begun in 1564 is one of the best examples of garden Tomb.
imposing citadel 'The Red Fort'
and ' Jama Masjid
', the largest
mosque in India was built in the 17th century.
In 1206, Qutbuddin crowned
himself as the Sultan of the Slave or Mamluk dynasty, and became the first Muslim
ruler of Delhi. Qutbuddin, had started thinking his architectural future even
before he chose to become the sultan. The mosque was essential to the Islamic
emphasis on congregational prayer, while the burial of the dead, as opposed to
cremation, introduced the tomb to India.
Qutub Minar, one of the starting
Islamic structures are to be seen in the Qutub complex and the incorporation of
many Hindu elements is due to the ready availability of building material and
the use of local craftsmen. Qutbuddin raised the Quwwat-ul-Islam (might of Islam)
mosque, which is the earliest extant mosque in India. Qutbuddin retained one Iron
Pillar known as Vishnu temple of 4th century within its spacious courtyard, and
all these centuries this Iron Pillar has not rusted at all.Qutbuddin
raised the Qutub Minar in 1199 and was completed by the Sultan's son-in-low 'Iltutmish'.Qutub
Minar started by Qutbuddin either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent
mosque. It is still the highest stone tower in India. Iltutmish
one tomb nearby in 1235. Its interiors are profusely decorated with calligraphy,
thought the dome has collapsed.
The Classical Delhi built during the British
Empire , like Parliament House, President House, India Gate, the World War I memorial
arch. Delhi offers various museums out of few important ones are like National
Museum , National Gallery of Modern Art, Gandhi Museum Crafts Museum, Dolls Museum,
Rail Museum, Temple of Bahai - a Islamic sect founded in Iran in 1836 by Bahaullah.
Places of Interest 1.
Qutub Minar 2. Purana Quila
3. Jantar Mantar 4.
Humayun's Tomb 5. Jama Masjid
6. Safdarjung's Tomb 7.
India Gate 8. Rashtrapati Bhawan
9. Rajghat 10.
Lakshmi Narayan Mandir How to Reach
All the major
National and International Air Lines have their flights operating from Delhi 's
Indira Gandhi International Airport. Rail :
Indian Railway with their modern and organised network connects Delhi to all major
and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in
Delhi namely New Delhi Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin
Rly. Station. Road :
Delhi is well connected
by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus
(ISBT) are located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport
Corporations of the neighbouring states provide frequent bus services through
Air Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches. :||:
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