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India Gate - The famous India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in the year 1931.India Gate is located on the road which leads to the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhawan. The gate is 160 feet high with an arch of 138 feet. The Gate was built as a memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I. Erected from sandstone, the arch houses the Eternal Flame, in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives during the war with Pakistan in the year 1971.
Tughlakabad Fort - The last of the beautiful remains, the Tughlakabad Fort is nevertheless the most evocative place in Delhi. The vast stone building hugging a rocky spread with all rubble and no stone was primarily constructed as a defensive building by Gyasuddin Tuglak ensuing safety against Mongal attacks.
Jama Masjid - Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort, this Mosque took more than 5,000 workers and six years of toil to become the largest mosque in India.
A fine example of Mughal architecture, the Jama Masjid has three gateways. In the center is a large marble tank in which the devout wash before attending prayers.
The main mosque is decorated with three onion shaped domes made of white marble and inlaid with stripes of black slate. Jama Masjid is not only architecturally beautiful, but it is a place of great religious significance as it houses a hair from the beard of the Prophet and a chapter of the Holy Quran written by him.
Many of Delhi's shopping localities like Sheikh Sarai and Yusuf Sarai, derive their names from medieval market towns which serviced the bygone era .Today, all of these have become a part of the rapidly expanding metropolis. Tourists have a wide choice of items to buy such as carpets, silks, jewellery, leather & silver ware, handicrafts and handprinted cotton. Each item is available in a range of prices with a bit of bargaining on quality.
Delhi's markets could begin at Chandni Chowk., through the meshy lanes. Leading markets are Dariba, the silver market, Khari Baoli, the spice market and Kinari Bazar popular for trimmings and tinsel. These bazaars offer the visitors a glimpse of life in Delhi in its older days.
The Tibetan market of woolen cloths and jewellery close to the Connaught Place is indispensable. Also available are embroideries from Gujarat and Rajasthan. Walking down Janpath, is another market for everything. Sundernagar Market is a fine place to shop for antiques and silver jewellery.
From exotic resort to 5 star ambience and bugetted accommodation - all kinds of stay are possible in Delhi. The Pahar Ganj area near the railway station is the favourite destination of the travellers as the hotels situated fall near the major locations of Delhi from where it is easy to move here and there. The Oberoi, Taj, Imperial, Le-Meridian, Park Royal, Radission, etc. are the pride of it.
How to Reach
By Air - All the major National and International Airlines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
By Rail - The Indian Railways with their modern and organised network connect Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi namely New Delhi Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Rly. Station.
By Road - Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) are located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporations provides easy access to nearby destinations.
Accommodation in New Delhi