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Introduction: India Gate, Delhi Rajasthan Tourism

Delhi the capital city of India exudes rich history of India. Located on the bank of River Yamuna, Delhi enjoys the status of special union territory jointly ruled by Delhi government and government of India. Innumerable mighty emperors ruled this city for thousands of years. Numerous historical monuments and palaces of religious importance built by rulers of this city are scattered in every corner, showcasing its spectacular historical importance. Delhi is the hub of outstanding and unique art and cultural festival of India held throughout the year. India’s VVIPs resides in this historical city of India. All the strategies and plans of India are made here. It is the most advanced and developed cities of India heavily contributing in its economic development.


History:

Delhi used to be capital of many Mughal, Turkish, and Afghan and Rajput emperors. This city has witnessed number of historical wars fought between rulers to prove their supremacy over it. This city houses historical monuments built by Mughals, which proves they dominated this city for longer time. Delhi became capital of India in year 1912, before it Kolakata used to be capital of India.


Travel Information:

Being the capital city of India, Delhi is well connected to remaining parts of India. Road and air connectivity with this city is world class. Every hour domestic and international flights depart for allotted destination. All the deluxe and budget are located within close proximity to railway station and International airport. Although whole year is suitable for tourists to visit Delhi, during the spring season from February to April and in autumn from August to November is the best to venture and experience the cultural heritage of Delhi. February can be best season for flower lovers to visit the capital city, because during this month Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhawan is opened for general public.


Places to See:

Qutub Minar
The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim Qutub Minar, Delhi Rajasthan Tourismrule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer. No one can, however, dispute that the tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India, but also in the world.

Red Fort
This is called the red fort primarily because of the red stone with which it is built, the Red Fort is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. India's history is also closely linked with this fort. Here the people get nostalgic with the view of this fort as it is a essential part of history. It was here when the British deposed the last Mughal ruler, Bhadur Shah Zafar, marking the end of the three century long Mughal rule. It was also from its ramparts that the first prime. Minister of India, pandit Jawharlal Nehru, announced to the nation that India was free form colonial rule.

Purana Quila
The fort is said to carry a history along with it, it is constructed on the historic site of Indraprastha (900BC) by Humayun and Sher Shah. Covering a circuit of about a mile, the walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded by a mat fed by the river Yamuna.

Jantar Mantar
At first sight, the Jantar Mantar appears like a gallery of modern art.But is something different it is an observatory. Sawai Jia Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), a keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal court, was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments.

Jama Masjid
Work on the Jama Masjid mosque was begun in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort. More than 5,000 workers toiled and worked day in and day out to complete this endeavor and finally it got completed in six years to complete the largest mosque in India. Every Friday, the emperor and his retinue would travel in state from the fort to the mosque to attend the congressional prayers.

India Gate
Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931.It has the name of the soldiers who died and sacrificed their lives in the war for the safety of the citizens in the country.

These are some of the places that are of utmost importance as Delhi is concerned and a visit to these places will open you to another world of difference.


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