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Saturday, May 3 2014

Delhi Top's Historical Sites

The Main entrance to the Red Fort is through lahore gate-the bastion in front was built by aurangzeb for increased security.you can still see bullet marks from 1857 on the gate.

walk through the chatta chowk which once sold silks and jewellery to the nobility;beyond it lies naubat khana,a russet red building,also known as hathi pol because visitors used to dismount from their elephants or horses here as a sign of respect.from here its a straight on to the diwan i am,the hall of public audiances,behind this are private palaces,the khas mahal and the diwan i khas.entry to this hall of private audiances ,the fort's most expensive buildings was only permitted to the highest official state.nearby is the moti masjid and south is the mumtaz mahal,housing the museum of archaeology or you can head north where the red fort gardens are dotted by palatial pavilions and old british barracks.here you will find the baoli,a spookily deserted water tank another five minutes walk across a road,then a railway bridge-brings you to the island fortress of salimgarh.

India Gate: straight down the road from the rashtrapati bhawan gate,the road called rajpath ends in the all india war memorial Arch,now called india gate,some 40 ft high,commemorating the soldiers killed in world war 1.today the vast green lawns surroundings the arch are a poplar space where delhi descends to eat ice cream on summer nights or enjoy sunny winter picnics.

Janpath or Cannaught Place: The earstwhile queen's way is now a long road which sweeps past ministerial residences,the national museum,several big hotels,culminating in a market stretch near cannaught place ( CP) designed with every english archways and colonnades is a shopping arcade,named after duke of cannaught,built by Tor Russelin 1913-31.today it offers pleasent stroll around newely restored blocks as you buy,window shop,sacn pavement bookstalls,or stop by at the many eateries.CP is like a huge brand name filled mall with offices,cinemas,travel agents,banks,souvenirs and more.

HUmayun's tomb Complex; A UNESCO world heritage site,Humayun Tomb ( 1565-66) is the first of the famous garden tombs of the mughals.its onion shaped dome is a forerunner of the classic mughal dome which got more shapely with time.the buildings,Its water Channels,fountains and Gardens have all been beautifully restored.The Complex is dotted with monuments such as tomb of Isa khan,the Nai ka Gumbad and Nili Gumbad

jama Masjid: The Building is literally rises above the splendour of the Lal quila is Shah Jahan's Jama Masjid ( 1656 ),once the largest mosque in asia,set on elevated mound reached by an ascent of some 35 steps and said to the finest example of the three domed mughal mosque.a few relics of prophet muhammad,including a hair from his beard,his sandals and his footprint in marble are said to be preserved in a pavillion along with two copies of QURAN. on deerskin of some antiquity.its countryyard is huge filled with muslim with different nationalities,with flights of pegions and an undefine serenity.

Tuesday, October 8 2013

Delhi-The Capital of India

Delhi stands in a triangle formed by the Yamuna river in the east and spurs from the Aravalli range in the west and south. It is surrounded by Haryana on all sides except east where it borders with Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has a semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter temperature.

Delhi is the traditional and present day Capital of India. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of India. This city is believed to be the site of ‘Indraprastha’, the capital of Pandavas in the ‘Mahabharata’. Delhi has been ruled by many dynasties. It came under British Rule after 1857. On 15th Aug 1947, it was officially declared as the capital of India republic. It is centre stage of all apolitical activities. It also contributes significantly to Indian economy. Delhi has a lot of tourists’ places.

The Parliament House in new Delhiimga2.jpg is a massive circular edifice measuring about 170.69 meters (560 feet) in diameter and 536.33 meters (one-third a mile) in circumference. The magnificent building stands unique among the new buildings built later. The continuous open verandah on the first floor, fringed with a colonnade of 144 creamy sandstone columns, each standing 8.23 meters (27 feet high), lends an unparalleled grandeur to the building. While India's new capital was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, the Parliament House was designed by Sir Hervert Baker.

The original plan for New Delhi, prepared in 1911, had not provided for a Legislature building. A decision to build a legislature building was taken after the First World War and after the introduction of Montague-Chelmsford reforms. The design for the structure was approved in 1919, and the foundation stone was laid on February 12, 1921 by the Duke of Connaught.