is the Capital of India.
: (1) Indira Gandhi International Airport (2) Palam Domestic
Terminals : (1) ISBP and (2) Sarai Kalay Kha (3) Anand
Railway Stations : (1) Old Delhi Railway Station (2) New
Delhi Railway Station (3) Nizamuddin Railway Station (4)
Sarai Rohilla (5) Shahdara (6) Delhi Cantt
Transport in Delhi : Metro Train, DTC Bus, Auto, Taxi,
: Hindi, Englinsh and some regional languages
/ ABOUT DELHI / ABOUT THE CAPITAL OF INDIA
has seen the rise and fall of many empires which have
left behind a plethora of monuments that the grandeur
and glory of bygone ages . A city which traces its history
to Mahabharata, the great epic tale of wars fought between
estranged cousins , the Kauravas and the Pandavas for
the city of Indraprastha.
ruled Delhi in succession starting from Qutab-ub-din to
Khiljis, Tughlaqs . The city of Delhi passed on to the
hands of the British in 1803 AD. It was only in 1911,
when the capital of British empire was shifted from Calcutta
to Delhi, that Delhi got its present prestige. After independence
also, a kind of autonomy was conferred on the capital
but it largely remained a chief commissioners regime.
In 1956 Delhi was converted into a Union territory and
gradually the chief commissioner was replaced by a Lt.
Governor. In 1991, the national capital territory Act
was passed by the parliament and a system of diarchy was
introduced under which, the elected Government was given
wide powers; except law and order which remained with
the central Government. The actual enforcement of the
legislation came in 1993.
the capital of India, sprawled over the west bank of the
river Yamuna is one of the fastest growing cities in India.
It is surrounded on three sides by Haryana and to the
east, across the river Yamuna by Uttar Pradesh. Historically,
the city has long since been the foremost in political
importance with successive dynasties choosing it as their
seat of power, between the 13th and the 17th centuries.
Remnants of the glorious past survive as important monuments
in different parts of the city.
faces of the city are simply fascinating. In some places
it remains a garden city, tree lined and with beautiful
parks, but in some places it can also be crowded with
heavy traffic. Turbaned Sikhs, colourfully dressed Rajasthani
and Gujarati women working in offices, Muslim shopkeepers
along Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, Tibetans and Ladakhis
in the street stalls along Janpath and Kashmiris in the
handicraft emporia around Connaught Place, all add to
the cosmopolitan feel of the city. Soaring skyscrapers,
posh residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes
can be seen along with the ancient historical monuments.
Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth
of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over
the country. Old Delhi which looks entirely different
from New Delhi area, is about 6 Km north of the city center.
PLACES / EXCURSIONS / PLACES TO SEE IN DELHI / NEW DELHI
: The Red Fort more popularly known as The Lal Quila
(Lal ie. red and Quila ie.fort), stands strong on the
banks of the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon. It
is surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 Kilometers in circumferance
and is built of Red Sandstone. The Mughal king Shah Jahan
(popular for building the Taj Mahal of Agra) transferred
his capital from Agra to Delhi and the fort was completed
in 1648, nine years after the king shifted to this city.
The fort has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the
Lahori Gate which faces the famed Chandni Chowk market.
QILA : It is believed that the Pandavas had built
their capital, Indraprastha at the place where the old
fort stands today. This fort, now in ruins, was the seat
for administration for many emperors. The legendary Prithviraj
Chauhan ruled from here till he was defeated by Abdali
in the battle of Panipat. A new light & sound show
is held by the Department of Delhi Tourism every evening.
Timings and Tickets are available from the tourist office.
MINAR : It was built by a muslim king,Qutub - ud -
din in 1199 A.D. and a part of which he could not finish
was completed by Itutmish, another muslim king. It is
situated in the southern part of the capital. The height
of the tower is about 72.5 meter high and there is a mosque
at its base. In front the Qutub Minar there is an iron
pillar which is believed that it was built in 5th century.
The uniqueness part of the pillar is that it has not caught
rust ever since it was built. Due to some precaution the
Tourists are not allowed to climb the Qutub Minar i.e.
to the tower.
GATE : India Gate primarily a memorial to the unknown
soldier was Designed by Lutyens. The 42 metre high structure
is a war memorial in honour of the soldiers who died during
the second world war. The imposing structure from where
stretch massive lush green lawns has an eternal flame
(Amar Jawan Jyoti) to honour the memory of the unknown
soldiers. India Gate prominently located in the vicinity
of Rastrapati Bhavan is a major crowd puller during the
hot summer evenings of Delhi by virtue of its lush green
HOUSE OF WORSHIP / LOTUS TEMPLE : IT is Completed
in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens,
and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple
and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion.
The structure is in lotus shape so it often called the
lotus temple. The view of the temple is very spectacular
just before dusk when the temple is flood lit.
BHAVAN / PRESIDENT'S HOUSE : The house that houses
the President of India and the house that boasts of having
welcomed the most powerful men in history. The Rashtrapati
Bhavan was designed by Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931,
to be the central point of the British power in Delhi.
Originally called the Viceroy's House, the Rashtrapati
Bhavan covers an area of 4.5 acres of land. It has 340
rooms, 37 salons, 74 lobbies and loggias, 18 staircases
and 37 fountains. The most magnificent room in the Rashtrapati
Bhavan is the Durbar Hall, which lies directly beneath
the main dome. All important Indian State and Official
ceremonies are held here. To the west, is the famous and
beautifully landscaped Mughal Gardens, designed after
the terraced gardens the Mughals built in Kashmir. The
garden is famous as the 'Butterfly Garden' for the numerous
butterflies that visit the varied flowers.The garden is
open to the public in february.
: The simple square platform of black marble on the
banks of the river Yamuna marks the place where Mahatma
Gandhi was cremated. His last words ' Hey Ram ' are inscribed
on this platform which is surrounded by a serene garden
TOMB : Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in
the mid 16th century, this red sand stone structure is
considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal. The structure
is one of the best example of Mughal Architecture. Humayun's
wife is also buried in the red and white sandstone, black
and yellow marble tomb. The entry in the complex is free
HOUSE : A marvellous piece of architecture where the
bicameral legislature of India meets for its sessions.
Lok sabha, the lower house and Rajya Sabha the upper house.
Close to Rashtrapathi Bhavan, is a domed almost circular
structure almost a kilometer in circumferance, and was
designed by the famed architect Lutyens. It is the seat
of the Indian Parliament and during the sessions of Parliament
there is a flurry of activity in and around the structure
MASJID : One of the Architectural gift given by Shah
Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only
in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has
three gateways, Four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets.
You can enter the mosque but take precaution to take off
your shoes and make sure that you are properly dressed
before entering. One can also go to the top of minarets.
From here you can have a birds eye view of Delhi.
MANTAR : Set within the a garden of stately palms,
it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1719.
He had been entrusted with the task of revising the calender
and correcting the astronomical tables then in use. He
made daily astral observation for seven years before embarking
on these stone constructions. He discarded the usual instruments
of brass and built these massive ones in masonry which
are used to the movements of stars. This observatory,
together with the one at Jaipur, are the finest examples
anywhere of observatories modelled on the general pattren
laid down by Ulugh Baigh of Samarkand in the 14th century.
The observatory is conceived with perfect stability and
is adjusted to the meridian and latitude of the location.
TOMB : The Safdarjung tomb is besides the of Safdarjung
airport. This tomb was built by the Nawab of Avadh for
his father. The structure is one of the finest example
of architecture of its time and tells a saga of the last
remnants of a dying empire.
MANDIR / TEMPLE : Chattarpur Mandir - A complex of
temples called Chattarpur mandir is located beyond the
Qutab Minar in Mehrauli. Dedicated to Goddess Durga. Build
in South Indian style the temple complex is spread over
a large area with beautiful lawns and gardens. Though
devotees visit these temples through the year, during
the navratras devotees come from near and far. During
the festivals there are special bus services to these
SAHIB GURUDWARA : Bangla Sahib Gurudwara - A magnificent
and spacious bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja Jai Singh
Amber (Jaipur) who commanded great respect and honour
in the court of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb now enjoys the
status of a holy shrine called Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.
The eighth Guru Sri Harkishan had stayed here for a few
months as guest of Raja Jai Singh. Since then it has become
a place of pilgrimage for both, Hindus and Sikhs. They
pay their respect to the memory of Guru Harkrishan, nominated
as successor by the seventh Guru, Sri Har Rai. He passed
away on October 6, 1661 A.D. When only a little over five
year old, he had been tried and tested as a perfect fearless
and fully illuminated soul.
GURUDWARA : Sisgunj Gurudwara - Near the Police Station,
Chandini Chowk the beautiful golden domes of the Gurudwara
Sisgunj immediately strike your eye. It commemorates the
site of the ninth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Teg Bahadur's
martyrdom. The Guru was beheaded by Aurangzeb 1675. The
gurudwara has been extended from time to time and it tough
to tell apart the original structure anymore
GARDEN : Moghul Gardens - The Mughal Garden is located
in the premises of the President house. This garden is
not opened to public viewing. During the spring seasons
of February and March, when the garden is in full bloom
people are allowed inside. This garden have some exotic
and rare flower plants. The dwarf orange trees and numerous
Rose plants are special attraction in the garden. The
fountains add to the beauty of the place.
GARDEN : Rose Garden - National Rose Garden is situated
in the Chanakya Puri area of the capital. This garden
has some of the rare and imported rose variety. The best
season to visit this garden is during December / January
when the flowers are in full bloom.
GARDEN : Lodhi Garden - Adjoining the India International
Center is the Garden, around the tombs of Sayid and Lodhi
rulers. This garden is very well planned and has artificial
streams. The Tombs of the rulers adorn the architectural
style which was latter used in the construction of Taj
ZOO : The Zoo - The Delhi Zoo is located near the
Purana Qila on the Delhi-Mathura road. Delhi Zoo has many
animals which includes the rare and exotic white tigers.
This place is particularly popular among the children.
- AIR FORCE
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
SCIENCE CENTRE MUSEUM
MUSEUM & LIBRARY
MUSEUM & PLANETORIUM
WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
KENDRA TERRACOTTA & METAL MUSEUM
MEMORIAL THREATRE CRAFT MUSEUM
INTERNATIONAL DOLLS MUSEUM
GALLERY OF MODERN ART
/ MARKETS OF DELHI
are the famous markets for retail and wholsesale are :
EXTENSION / SOUTH EX
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