Article 2: Places of Interest in Delhi
Delhi a National Capital territory is a large metropolis city pronounced as “Dilli” in Hindi and a capital of India. It is a hub of various political powers, delightful tourist destinations, old historical monuments, wonders of cuisine and very interesting places that every travel connoisseur should be paying a visit to. Delhi is a must visit place for any travel freak, backpackers or a travel enthusiast, a place where every traveler wants to travel. Delhi offers everything to every traveler for those interested for history it’s a heaven for them, here you meet with diverse cultures, a superb nightlife, and a political hub of India Parliament where laws are made and amended. To the next you will find Rashtrapati Bhavan which is an official residence of former Indian President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee which was designed by Edwin Lutyens and built in 1931 to be the central point of the British power in Delhi. Red fort is one of the top tourist site, a brilliant red sandstone fort built by great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as his ruling palace. Major Building within Red fort include Chatta chowk (covered bazaar), Diwani-e-am (Hall of public audience), Hayat Baksh Bagh (Life bestowing Gardens), Diwani-e-khas (Hall of private audience), Khas Mahal (Private Palace), Rang Mahal (Colour Palace), Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel Palace), Dawaat Khana.(It was originally the residence of a prince but was converted to tea house by British.
Humayun’s tomb one of the Delhi’s UNESCO World heritage site is a must see place. It is the first example of monument that characterizes superb Mughal architecture. It was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. It marks the grave of Mughal emperor. Humayun tomb is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments in Delhi. It houses the graves of Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum and also Dara Shikoh. It is famous for its Char Bagh garden spread on a 30 acre area, a Persian style garden which is the first of its kind in the south asia region. Other famous places to visit are Jama Masjid built by shah Jahan in 1658 with a seating capacity of more than 20,000 people, Nizam-ul-dine shrine, tomb of famous sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya, Bahai temple a gleaming lotus like marble structure is located on Bahapur Hills. It was completed in 1986, ISKON temple built in 1998 a comples of temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, St James Church built by James Skinner and consecrated in 1836, Mughal garden located in the premise of the Rshtrapati Bhavan, Akshardham temple