Built in Red Sand
stone between 1639 - 1648 AD, this imposing fort is 3 kms in
perimeter with the height of the wall fluctuating from 18 to 30 m
at places. In the evening the Delhi Tourism Department organises
a light and sound show which narrates the history of Delhi in
context of the Red Fort. The light & sound show organised
here is worth seeing.
Qutab Minar -Delhi
Minar is the most recognised landmark of Delhi. In 1199 AD,
Qutbuddin erected the Qutub Minar either as a victory tower or as
a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 mtrs. it
tapers to 2.75 mtrs. at a height of 72.5 mtrs. Even today, it is
the highest stone and one of the finest stone towers in India.
Completed by the Sultan's successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish,
Qutub MInar is the finest Islamic structures ever raised. The
tomb of Iltutmish, which he himself built in 1235 AD, is located
India Gate-Delhi India Gate
is a 42 mtrs high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the
85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died in the campaigns of World
War I. Below the arch is the memorial to the unknown soldier.
India Gate is surrounded by green grass lawns and trees. A place
you should not miss.
Jantar Mantar -Delhi
Close to Connaught Place is a strange collection of
astronomical instruments. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh this
structure is actually an observatory. The astonishing part of
these observatories is that they can calculate many astronomical
movements very accurately.