He India Gate is one of the largest war memorials in India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in World War I and the Afghan Wars.
This grand fort built during the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's reign, this majestic building made of red sandstone is the location from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation every Independence Day.
Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape‚ is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.
Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments‚ built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur‚ from 1724 onwards‚ and is one of five built by him. The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the time and movements of the sun‚ moon and planets.
Built during the reign of Sultan Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1199 A.D.‚ this 72.5 m high pillar is a symbol of the Delhi Sultanate. Near it can be seen the ruins of Kila Ri Pithora, the fort of Prithviraj Chauhan‚ and an amazing iron pillar from Gupta times which has not yet rusted.
Built by Humayun´s wife‚ Hamida Begum‚ in 1556, after Humayun´s death‚ this elegantly proportioned tomb‚ set on a platform amidst a garden‚ is believed to have influenced the design of the Taj Mahal.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India‚ located in New Delhi Delhi‚ India. Until 1950 it was known as "Viceroy´s House" and served as the residence of the Governor-General of India. It is at the heart of an area known as Lutyens’ Delhi.It is the biggest residence of any Head of the State in the world.
The memorial of the Father of Nation‚ Raj Ghat is located amidst a lush garden. The last utterance of Gandhi "Hey Ram" is inscribed on his cenotaph in golden letters. There are two Gandhi museums in the premises namely Gandhi Memorial Museum and Gandhi Smriti Museum.
Purana Qila is the oldest monument in Delhi and was built in the year 1538 by Sher Shah Suri‚ at the site of the ancient city of Indraprastha founded by the Pandavas some 5000 years ago. The Old Fort or the Purana Qila is also known as the ‘Qila-i-kuhna masjid.
Dilli Haat is an upmarket version of a traditional Indian village or rural market. It is a Mecca for craftsmen selling Indian handicrafts and ethnic wear. There are a number of shops selling Indian souvenirs and interesting gift items. There are also numerous food stalls offering local cuisines from different parts of the country.