We might be in a Lockdown right now. But there will be a time when we all go out on the streets. People will be travelling from one state to another. Some will be coming to visit Delhi in their holidays. So, for them here are 6 must visit monuments in the state.
1. Qutub Minar :
This 73 meter high tower was built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193 and is situated in Seth Sarai, Mehrauli in New Delhi. This tower is the highest tower in India, and has complete five storey and projecting balconies. From its illustrious history to grand architecture, everything about this structure is awe-inspiring.
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2. Safdarjung Tomb :
It was uilt in 1754, during the reign of Mughal Emperor- Ahmad Shah Bahadur, by Safdarjung’s son Shuja – ud – Daula who dedicated this to his father who was also the Prime Minister of the court.The stone carvings which are very common in Mughal architecture are intricate and stunning here.
3. India Gate :
India Gate is a 138-foot (42-meter) war memorial in the heart of New Delhi, and was initially named as the All India War Memorial. It built to commemorate Indian members of the British Indian Army killed during World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It was built in 1931 and designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, designer of most of New Delhi. Around 13,000 soldiers’ names are inscribed on the gate.
4. Agrasen Ki Baoli :
Agrasen Ki Baoli is a protected monument and one of the must visit places in India. It is said that the King Agrasen lived during the time of Mahabharat and the stepwell was built by him during this time. However, there is no proper evidence to prove this theory.It has three stories and 108 steps which goes down to the well. This marvellous structure has been used in the shooting of the films such as PK starring Amir Khan and Sultan starring Salman Khan. It is said to be one of the haunted places, but again it’s just a theory.
5. Red Fort :
Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk was home to emperors of the Mughal dynasty for almost 200 years, until 1857 when the British took over.It has withstood some of India’s most important historical events that shaped the country. It was built from red sandstone which gives the building a red tint, hence forming the name Red fort. It is one of the most attractive places for outsiders to visit. In 2007, It was declared as a World Heritage site.
6. Jantar Mantar :
Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, is one of the five observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the year 1724. The word Jantar/Jantra is derived from the Hindi word yantra, which means an instrument. The suffix Mantar is derived from the Hindi word mantrana, meaning consult or calculate. Jantar Mantar attracts travelers from around the world who are curious about the significance of astrology and the use of various tools and methods applied in the ancient era.