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Salimgarh Fort

Salimgarh Fort

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Salimgarh Fort is located in Delhi, India. Salim Shah Suri constructed this fort in 1546 AD. He constructed Sur Dynasty in Delhi. In later years this dynasty was captured by Aurangzeb and took control on the fort in 1857. He converted this fort into a prison. After that it became the part of Red Fort.   What to see at Salimgarh Fort: Structure: Fort is in triangle shape. Walls are so thick and were built in rubble masonry. Gate is another attraction of this fort. Name of this gate is Bahadur Shah Gate. Red Sandstone was used to construct this gate. Museum: It was the prison between 1945 to 1947 by the Britishers. Many prisoners died within the jail premises. On the basis of initial identification provided by Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, this place was converted into museum. Other attractions of Salimgarh Fort: Other attractions of Salimgarh Fort are Bahadur shah Gate, brick masonry, and solid rubble masonry walls.   What to see around Salimgarh Fort: Lothian Cemetery: It is located on Lothian Road. This is the first British cemetery in Delhi. It is located 5kms away from this fort. Chandni Chowk:  It is the oldest market in Delhi. This place is not only famous for marketing but also several historical records can be seen here. Chandni Chowk Attractions are Dariba Kalan, Bhagirath Palace, Katra Neel Cloth Bazaar, Kinari Bazaar, Khari Baoli, Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Fatehpuri Masjid, Haksar Haveli , Chunnamal Haveli. It is located 5kms away from this fort. Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 11kms away from this fort. Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 19kms away from this fort. Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 8kms away from this fort. Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Earlier...

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Tughlaqabad Fort

Tughlaqabad Fort

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Tughlaqabad Fort is situated in Delhi, India. It was built between 1321 to 1325. Ghias-ud-din Tughlaq (Ghazi Malik) had constructed this fort. He was the slave who served Sultan Mubarak Khilji. He drove away Sultan Mubarak and built his own city and fort. This city was named as Tughlaqabad.   What to see in Tughlaqabad Fort : Mausoleum of Ghiyas Ud-Din Tughlug: This mausoleum is supported by 27 arches. It has artificial lake. This was made up of single domed square tomb. Walls of fortification made up of granite. Arch borders made up of marble can be seen here. Inside the mausoleum visitors can see three graves. Graves belongs to Ghiyath al-Din Tughlug and his wife and son.  After passing an old Pipal tree, Ghiyath al-Din Tughlug’s tomb was made up of sand stone. Architecture: Architecture of the city is unique. Earlier, City consists of 52 gates but now visitors can see 13 only. City consists of 7 rainwater tanks. City is divided into 3 parts namely Palace area consists of Royal Residences; Bijai Mandal consists of several halls, wider city area with houses which was built between the gates.   What to see around Tughlaqabad Fort: Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 10kms away from this fort. Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 10kms away from this fort. Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 16kms away from this fort. Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 17kms away from this fort. Lodi Gardens: This is the best place for natural lovers. Lodi Gardens Attractions are  Sheesh Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and Masjid, Sikandar...

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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

in Delhi, Havelis, History, Masjid, North India, Temple | 0 comments

Chandni Chowk is the oldest market in New Delhi, India. This place is not only famous for marketing but also several historical records can be seen here. It is situated between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Masjid. This is most lovable place for the shopping lovers as well as historical lovers. Chandni Chowk means Moonlit Market. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan during 17th century. His daughter Jahan Ara designed this market.   What to see at Chandni Chowk: Dariba Kalan: Earlier merchants from Holland, China and Turkey come to this place. It is well known for natural perfumes, gold & silver jewellery and Pearls. Bhagirath Palace: For electrical goods this is Asia’s largest market. This place also offers allopathic medicines and medical equipments. Katra Neel Cloth Bazaar: At this place visitors can have all kinds of fabrics such as muslin, cotton, crepe, satin, silk. Kinari Bazaar: This is the best place for zardoji and Zari trimmings and tinsel. Khari Baoli: This is the right place for spice lovers. Other market places: Other market places are Lal Kuan, Nai Sarak. Religious Buildings: At Chandni Chowk several religious building are situated. They are Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Hindu Gauri Shankar Temple, Central Baptist Church, Sikh Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Sunehri Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid. Haveli: At Chandni Chowk along with market places and religious buildings some of the Havelis can also be seen. Few Havelis are Begum Samru’s Palace, Naughara Mansion, Khazanchi Haveli, Mirza Ghalib Haveli, Chunnamal Haveli, Zeenat Mahal Haveli, Haksar Haveli ( Jawarharlal Nehru got married to Kamla Nehru), Naharwali Haveli.   What to see around Chandni Chowk: Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 9kms away from the chowk. Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 16kms away from the chowk Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the...

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India Gate

India Gate

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India Gate is a national monument in Delhi, India. Sir Edwin Lutyens designed this structure. It commemorates 70,000 Indian Soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. It was dedicated to Nation by the viceroy Lord Lrwin.   What to see at India Gate: It is the site of Indian Armed Forces’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Also known as Amar Jawan Jyothi. It is an empty canopy which was constructed with sandstone. Designer Lutyens inspired by 6th century pavilion from Mahabalipuram and designed this structure. To support this canopy he used 4 Delhi order columns. On the Delhi Order Columns visitors can see Classical architecture with small bells hanging on the capitals of the columns. Opposite to India Gate, visitors can have a look at 50 foot tall statue of King George V. Marble was used in the construction of this statue. It features King George Standing on top of a very tall pedestal wearing his Coronation Robes and Imperial State Crown.   What to see around India Gate: Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 5kms away from this monument. Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars. Marble and red sand stone was used in the construction of this minar. Several ancient structures can be seen around the minar. It is the Qutub complex. It is located 11Kms away from this monument. Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1699 to 1743. This look like gallery of modern art on the first seeing but it is just an observatory. It is located 3kms away from this monument. Rashtrapati Bhawan:  Earlier this was used as Viceregal Lodge. In this palace there are 340 rooms. Expenditure for the construction of this palace is 12, 53,000 pound sterling’s. It is located 4Kms away from this monument.   Lodi Gardens: This is the best place for natural lovers. In this park several birds like kingfishers, Kites, Parakeets, Babblers can be seen here. Lodi Gardens Attractions are  Sheesh Gumbad, Bara Gumbad and Masjid, Sikandar Lodi’s Tomb,...

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Garden of Five Senses

Garden of Five Senses

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Garden of Five Senses is a park located at Said-UL-Azaib Village in Delhi, India. Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation developed this park. This park is attracting the tourists since 2003.   What to see at Garden of Five Senses:  Major attractions of this place is Khas Bagh. This park is divided into several areas. Khas Bagh is designed on the basis of Mughal Garden. Water cascades in the channels, fragrant shrubs, different variety of flowers and trees line the path to Khas Bagh. Fountains are another attraction of this place. Pool of water lilies covered with climbing plants of different textures and colours can be seen at Neel Bagh place of this park.   Species of bamboo, herbs or cacti, are planted here. It is not only a park several activities conducts here. Plenty of colourful gardens with different colours of flowers. Seeing these flowers at one place is an amazing experience. Around 200 varieties of flowers can be seen here. Trees like thorny ber bush and local kikar is other attractions of this garden. Largest collection of public art of India can be seen here. More than 25 different sculptures and murals are situated here. Here visitors experience the first city including dome shaped office complex and stones used in the construction of the boundary walls.   Attractions and beauty of the park make the visitors give the chance to hear, smell, touch, sight and taste the natural surroundings. Other attractions of this place are 200 variety of plants and flowers, courts of specimen plants, colour gardens, expansive plaza, amphitheatre, Exhibition area, Art Destination, Solar Energy Park. There is an amusement section where toy solar cars are the attraction.   What to see around Garden of Five Senses: Humayun Tomb:  After the death of Humanyun his wife Hamida Begum commissioned the construction of his tomb. It was constructed between 1562 to 1572. It is located 14Kms away from this garden. India Gate: It was constructed by Edwin Lutyens in the memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in First World War. It is located 13Kms away from this garden. Qutub Minar: It is the tallest minar in India. Brahmi inscriptions can be seen on the iron pillars....

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Red Fort

Red Fort

in Delhi, Fort, History, Mughal, Musuem, North India, Shah Jahan | 0 comments

Red Fort is located in Delhi, India. Other name of this fort is Lal Qila. This was constructed by Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor. Fort is known for Mughal Architecture. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Construction started in 1638 but completed in 1648. Red Sandstones are used to construct this fort. The Joint court martial of officers of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army – colonel Gurubaksh Singh Dhillon, Colonel Prem Sahgal and Major general Shah Nawaz Khan was held at this fort. In 2007, this was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.   What to see in Red Fort: Moti Masjid: It is located on the west side of the main fort. Other name is Pearl Mosque. In 1659, this was built by Aurangzeb. It has 3 marble domes. Though this is so small it must be visited by the visitors. Zenana: In the Palace there are many canopies. But Southern canopies are called Zenanas. These two Zenanas are Rang Mahal and Mumtaz Mahal. Rang Mahal is famous for pool built with marble, decorated ceilings. Mumtaz Mahal is now converted into Museum. Nahr-i-Behist: Behind the throne of Emperor, imperial apartments are located.  Row of balconies is located in the apartments. A water channel runs through the middle of the domed structure is known as Nahr-i-Behist. Diwan-i-Khaas: This is the Hall of Private Audience. It was reserved for the courtiers of the emperor and for meeting with guests of the state. Upper part was decorated with Paintings and lower part is decorated with flower patterned designs. Earlier Legendary Peacock throne was used to sit the emperor in this hall. Now this was taken by Nadir Shah in 1739 to Persia. Diwan-i-Aam:  This is the hall for public Audience. It was used to hear the problems of the citizens. It consists of large railings and gold columns to form a barrier between common folk and the emperor. Meena Bazaar: Other name of this Bazaar is Chhatta Chowk Bazaar. Chhatta means roof. It is located after entering from Lahori Gate. Hayat Bakhsh Bagh:  This is a large ceremonial garden. It lies between two water channels.   What to see around Red Fort: Jantar Mantar: This was constructed by...

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