Visit the Wonderful Historical Capital Of India: Delhi
April 11, 2017 in Outdoors
Delhi, the capital of India. Known by all but explored by a few, Delhi is home to majority of India’s rich culture and heritage. From the overwhelming tourist attractions to the Mughal-era neighbourhoods, one would find everything here.
Thousands of tourists flock to this artsy city to study and explore what it has to offer. One could catch a flight to Delhi from anywhere in the world. If you are of Indian origin, you would find a lot of flights from Mumbai to Delhi and other major metropolitan cities.
Three of the major historic attractions one would find here are:
1. India gate: Situated in the centre of New Delhi at 42 metres in height is the India Gate. The India Gate is one of the most important heritage structures in India. Engraved on it, you would find the names of more than 13,000 Indian and British soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the North Western frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The structure is beautifully lit up as the night dawns upon India surrounded by lush green lawns and a huge number of people waiting to witness this historical structure.
2. Qutub Minar: The Qutub Minar was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak to commemorate his victory over Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The tower is 73 meters high with five distinct, sections each separated with a balcony. The first three stories were constructed using red sandstone while the remaining two were constructed using a combination of marble and red sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. In the courtyard of the mosque lies a seven meter high pillar. It is said that if you encircle the pillar with your hands while standing with your back to it, your wish will be fulfilled.
3. Humayun’s Tomb: This magnificent garden tomb is a beautiful example of Mughal Architecture in India. Being built in 1565, by Bega Begam in memory of Humayun, it possesses garden squares with water channels and crowned by a double dome. One would find many Mughal ruler’s graves inside the wall enclosure.
Backpack through this beautiful capital and explore Indian history in the best way possible. With a beautiful hotel stay and delicious food options, this could turn out to be your best trip yet!