The Red Fort
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region. The complete fort is made from red stones and marbles. It is very close to old Delhi and New Delhi railway stations both, so number of tourist starts their journey from Red Fort.
Qutb Minar is the 2nd tallest minar in India after Fateh Burj in Chappar Chiri at Mohali. Originally an early Islamic Monument inscribed with Arabic inscriptions, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Made by red sandstone and marble, the stairs of the tower has 379 steps. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutb complex.
The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the 'ceremonial axis' of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. This is very charming area with well surrounded by lush green lawns. You will always feel positive energy there especially if you visit at night in colorful floodlights. It is also one of most visited picnic spots in Delhi.
The Lotus Temple located in New Delhi is a Bahá'í House of Worship. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. It is a great example of today's structural design which recently becomes one of the most visited places in Delhi. It is the symbol of unity of all religions, blended with ponds, gardens and grass land. It is the excellent place if you want calm and reduce stress. Generally it opens all days.
Jama Masjid or the great mosque at Old Delhi is the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan. It is the largest and best-known mosque in India. The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.
Sprawling across the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi stands tall as a reminiscent of a rich history that is as old as the Mahabharata. Then it was known as Indraprastha - 'the land of the Pandavas.' Over the last five centuries the city has been a witness to a lot of political turbulences. From the mighty Khiljis, Tughlaqs and the Mughals to the British Empire in the early 19th century, Delhi's reins have kept shifting from one ruler to another till in 1947, when India became independent and the city was finally declared as the undisputed national capital.
Delhi city has several lodging options. From budget hotels in Delhi dotting the entire Paharganj area to the luxury hotels in Delhi, one can choose from wide range hotels to stay here. Thanks to Delhi's superb connectivity, none of the tourist attractions is unreachable from anywhere in the city.
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English are the principal languages spoken here.
Nearest Airports: Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Best Time to Visit: November - February.
Emergency Contact Number: Police: 100, Medical: 102, Fire: 101.