Red Fort: The Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. Also known as Lal Qila, it served Mughal Emperors as their residence. In the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi) the fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad. Red fort lies along the Yamuna River, which surround most of the walls. This monument was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Lotus Temple: The Bahá'í House of Worship in New Delhi, Lotus Temple because of its flowerlike shape, is a prominent attraction in Delhi. Completed in 1986, it has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Like all other Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is too open to all religion. The Bahá'í’ emphasize that the holy scriptures of the Bahá'í Faith and other religions can be read or chanted inside in any language.
India Gate: The India Gate is situated in the heart of New Delhi. The India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Built in 1931, it commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Raj, in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The India Gate hexagon complex with a diameter of about 625m covers approximately 306000m² in area, surrounded by most important roads of national capital.
Birla Mandir: The Birla Temple, built by BD Birla is of the major tourist attractions in the city. Dedicated to Laxmi (goddess of wealth) and Shiv (the preserver) this temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi with the belief that it should be open to all castes and all faiths. The three-storied temple is built in Nagara style of Hindu temple architecture. The entire temple is adorned with carvings depicting the scenes from Hindu mythology.
Indira Gandi Memorial: The former residence of Indira Gandhi is now a museum, displaying photos and newspaper clippings, as well as personal belongings. One can also see the collection of the personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Some of the rooms of memorials are preserved as they are interesting window to her life. Another section of the same is devoted to her son Rajiv, who was assassinated in 1991 by a suicide bomber.
Rajghat: Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, which was originally the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi on the banks of river Yamuna. The memorial was designed by Vanu G. Bhuta, reflecting the simplicity of Mahatma Gandhi's life. The design had the black marble slab surrounded by red earth. The memorial, which has gone through a number of design changes in recent years, a sign of respect as visitors are required to remove footwear before approaching the memorial.
Teen Murti (Nehru Museum): The Nehru Museum in New Delhi is situated in the greenery of the Teen Murti House, which was earlier the official residence of India's first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. In 1964, the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund was set up to promote Mr. Nehru’s ideas and undertook to build the Nehru Planetarium with its primary aim being the promotion of astronomy education. Now, Nehru Planetarium is wing of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar, today, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi was constructed with red sandstone and marble. It is the tallest minaret in India with a height of 72.5 metres (237.8 ft). The Construction was commenced by qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1192, but completed by Iltutmish. During the rule of Firoz Shah in Delhi, the minar's two top floors were damaged, but were repaired by Firoz Shah to preserve this world-class monument.
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