Delhi as a city exemplifies the transition and coexistence of the old world charm and modern convenience. On one side, the India Gate pays deference to the soldiers, the martyrs of Indo-Afghan war, while on the other, the Raj Ghat glorifies the memories of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Additional historical moments such as Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens, and Chandni Chawk stand in pride to boast of the royalty of Mughal Era and Indo-Islamic architecture in India. The Rashtrapati Bhawan and other modern buildings, shopping centres, Metro Project, and huge flyovers present a perfect blend of modernity with the traditional atmosphere of Delhi.
Red Fort is a magnificent structure dating back to the peak of Mughal power. When the emperor rode out on elephant back into the streets of Old Delhi, it was a spectacular display of pomp and power.
Qutab Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and an important example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is 72.5 metres high (237.8 feet) and requires 399 steps to reach the top.
The Yantra Mandir, literally the “temple of instruments” and often called the Jantar Mantar, consists of a collection of architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, for his own use, from 1724 onwards.
Rajpath literally known as “King's Way” is the ceremonial avenue of the Republic of India. It runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium, Delhi. The New Delhi Boulevard is lined on both sides by lawns with rows of trees and ponds. Undeniably the most important stretch of road in India, Rajpath goes straight toward Raisina Hill, India's administrative centre.
India Gate, the 42-metre high stone arch of triumph situated on the Rajpath in New Delhi, (originally called the All India War Memorial) is a monument built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars. Completed in 1931, the names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls.
The National Gallery of Modern Art stands near India Gate at the eastern end of the Rajpath, and was formerly the Delhi residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It accommodates an excellent collection of works by both Indian and colonial artists.
Just southeast of India Gate and north of Humayun’s Tomb and the Nizamuddin railway station is the Old Fort, Purana Qila. This was the supposed site of Indraprastha, the original city of Delhi.
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Arts & Culture
- National Gallery of Modern Art 4.0 km/2.5 miles
- Jantar-Mantar 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Crafts Museum 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- Lal Quila (Red Fort) 16.0 km/9.9 miles
- Asian Development Bank 0.5 km/0.3 miles
- International Monetary Fund 1.0 km/0.6 miles
- General Electric 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Microsoft 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- Ernst & Young 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- IBM 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- Coca Cola 12.0 km/7.5 miles
- Dehli Golf Club 7.0 km/4.3 miles
- Classic Golf Resort 36.0 km/22.4 miles
- US Embassy 2.0 km/1.2 miles
- India Gate (War Memorial) 4.0 km/2.5 miles
- Rajpath 5.0 km/3.1 miles
- Rashthrapati Bhawan (President's Estate) 7.0 km/4.3 miles
- Purana Qila 8.0 km/5.0 miles
- Red Fort (Lal Qila) 12.0 km/7.5 miles
- Qutab Minar (Minaret) 18.0 km/11.2 miles
- Dilli Haat 6.0 km/3.7 miles
- Chandni Chowk 10.0 km/6.2 miles