Since the mythological years of the Mahabharata and to the now prevailing cyber age, this city has seen and witnessed much of transformation across civilizations. Various parts of modern Delhi have served as the capitals of the Slave dynasty, the Khiljis, the Tughlaqs, the Mughals, and British India . It is today the capital of modern India ; the city holds a major attraction for tourists
Excursion Places & Monuments worth a visit
Red Fort - Witness to the ravages of time, this structure of red sandstone known to the world as the Red Fort or Lal Quila, is the largest of Old Delhi's monuments. It rises above a wide dry moat in the northeast corner of the original city of Shahjahanabad . Its walls extend for two kilometers and vary in height from 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and work was completed in 1648. Entrance to the fort is through the imposing Lahore Gate . The heart of the fort is called Naubat Khana or the Drum House where the court musicians used to play music for the emperor. The Fort also houses the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences and the Diwan-i-Khas , the hall for private meetings.
Qutab Minar - the 239ft sandstone tower situated 15 kms south of Connaught Place.
Other monuments built subsequently include, the Ala-I-Darwaza and the Alai Minar built by Ala-ud-din Khilji.
Iron Pillar - The Iron Pillar is one of the significant structures of the Qutub Minar and lies close to the mosque. This is 4th century iron pillar with not a spec of rust is a manufacturing wonder.
India Gate - 42m high India Gate stands as an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like Archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart this war memorial commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Rashtrapati Bhavan - Thoroughly colonial but with a strong eastern accent, Edward Lutyen transferred his dreams into reality. It housed the British viceroys and is today the residence of the President of the India . The Mogul garden on the lawns of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan is one of the prettiest gardens in the world.
ROUTES LEADING TO DELHI
By Air - Delhi is well connected to all major cities of India and the World.
By Road - Delhi can easily be reached Delhi by the road, as it has well-defined roads.