A symbol of the country’s rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly together. It is a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. With a history that goes back many centuries, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernising country. Dotted with monuments there is much to discover here. The seat of many powerful empires in the past, its long history can be traced in its many carefully-preserved monuments, ancient forts and tombs. All this is combined with the best features of a modern city such as a metro system, bustling markets and fabulous eating places. The
past and the present meld seamlessly together, making centuries-old monuments a part of the city’s daily life. Few are:
Akshardham is a Hindu temple, and a spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture.The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005 by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Nearest Metro Station : Akshardham Metro Station (BlueLine)
- Other Information : Akshardham is the third largest Hindu Temple in the World in terms of Area. http://www.delhitourism.gov.in
- Humayuns Tomb
Humayun’s tomb (Maqbaera e Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s rst wife and chief consort, Empress Haji Begum. It was the rst garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, close to the Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the rst structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.
- Nearest Metro Station : Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Metro Station (Violet Line)
- Other Information : Humayuns tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. http://www.delhitourism.gov.in
- India Gate
The India Gate (originally called the All India War Memorial) is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath. India Gate is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 191421 in the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen’s names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of the triumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is often compared to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
- Nearest Metro Station : Central Secretariat Metro Station (Yellow Line)
- Other Information : India Gate Features the famous Amar Jawan Jyoti, which serves as Indias Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. http://www.delhitourism.gov.in
- Lotus Temple
The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Bah’ House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986, costing 10 million. Notable for its flower like shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Bah’ Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of slightly over 40 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured
in many newspaper and magazine articles.
- Nearest Metro Station : Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station (Violet Line)
- Other Information : According to the government of India,Lotus Temples has received over 100 million visitors. http://www.delhitourism.gov.in
- National Rail Museum The National Rail Museum is a tribute to the Railway Heritage of India. An exotic and wide collection of over 100 acyual size exhibits of Indian Railways static and working models, signalling equipment’s, antique furniture’s, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in this unique museum. The museum was inaugurated by Shri Kamlapati Tripathi, the Minister for Railways on 1st February 1977.
- Nearest Metro Station : Dhaula Kuan Metro Station (Airport Express Line)
- Other Information : The museum was inaugurated as the Rail Transport Museum .