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Delhi - Showcasing the Architectural Excellence of the Indian Heritage
By:Sanjog KR

Delhi, the National capital, boasts of being the treasure trove of rich history and architecture of India, which depicts the most colourful patterns of age old culture, traditions and heritage along with the modern values. Delhi tourism offers the best of architectural beauties, art forms, and even mouth-watering delicacies. Whether you are a vacationer or a history buff, the historical city of Delhi is capable of capturing your heart and mind.

About Delhi
The history of Delhi dates back to the era of the Mahabharata, when the capital city of the Pandavas was founded with the name of 'Indraprastha'. Later it was ruled by a number of dynasties including the Mauryas, Tomars, Chauhans, Rajputs, Lodhis, Khiljis, Tughlaqs, Marathas, Mughals and finally the British. The strong influence of all these dynasties can be seen on the lifestyle, culture and most importantly the monuments of Delhi.

Architectural Beauties
Delhi, with an impressive and remarkable history, comprises of a number of architectural wonders. The best part about Delhi is that each one of these monuments represents a different era of establishment. Delhi travel guide takes you to a typical Mughal period.

Old Fort
The fort has an ancient mosque, a lake, Zoological Park, and an octagonal tower 'Sher-Mandal'. Another prime attraction at the Old Fort (Purana Quila) is the sound and light show that showcases 5000 years of history of Delhi.

Red Fort
The huge fort comprises of a number of structures like Diwan-i-am (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-khas (Hall of Private Audience), palaces, private apartments, Moti Masjid (mosque), etc.

Tughlaqabad Fort
Built by Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq, the ancient fort is now mostly in ruins. This red sandstone structure is known for its extra-ordinary Mughal architecture and ancient carvings.

Qutub Minar
Also called the 'Tower of Victory', this 73 m high tower has five storeys with projecting balconies and numerous inscriptions.

India Gate
One of the largest war memorials in India, built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the World War-I and the Afghan Wars.

Humayun's Tomb
The mausoleum of Mughal emperor Humayun, the tomb is visited for its square garden that is divided into four large squares, separated by causeways and channels.

Jama Masjid
One of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid is built as the replica of Moti Masjid of Agra.

Apart from the above, places like Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's house), Jantar Mantar (the largest stone observatory), Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple built in the shape of a lotus), Rajghat (final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi) etc. are several other tourist attractions in Delhi. The city is admired for preserving its jewels in such a wonderful manner. Delhi tour and travel packages offer you a miniature of India.

Delhi is, undoubtedly, India in miniature. When we talk about Delhi, the images of its rich history and unique blend of various cultures strike our mind. The historical city comprises of some of the best monuments of India showcasing the royal heritage. A tour to Delhi is best suited to treat your senses whether you are merely a vacationer or even a history buff.

Choose from a wide range of Delhi Tour and Travel Packages provided by northindiatours.org, and visit the best tourist attractions in Delhi. Plan a tour to Delhi and explore the royal Indian heritage and architectural excellence. http://www.northindiatours.org/delhi-tourism/delhi-travel-guide.html

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