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Forts And Monuments
Forts and Monuments|
Delhi is mostly famous for the various forts and monuments towering high in the city. These monuments depict the rich heritage and the glorious history of India. The varying architecture of the monuments with intrinsic designs is eye-catching and sights to behold.
Located near the crossing of Mathura road, Humayun’s Tomb is a magnificent garden tomb. It is a substantial example of Mughal architecture and influenced several architectural innovations.
Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate is a National monument of India. The 42 m high structure, built as a memorial is a popular relaxation area during the summer evenings. It commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and third Anglo-Afghan War. It bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers who were killed in the wars.
Jantar Mantar is one of several astronomical observatories raised by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur. The various abstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are, in fact, instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies.
Built on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha, Purana Quila is roughly rectangular in shape having a circuit of nearly two kilometers. It is not only the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi, but the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India. The architecture of the vast mansion is breathtaking. The architectural wonder is a mixture of Mughal and Western styles. The imposing structure almost overshadows all other monuments within its vicinity.
Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Originally, it was the name of a historic ghat in Old Delhi. People visit this place to pay respect to the Father of the Nation by laying wreath on the platform. Two museums are dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi located nearby Raj Ghat.
Red Fort is a massive 17th century structure constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The fort complex is built of red sandstones and is popularly known as the Lal Quila. It is one of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture.
Safdarjung's Tomb is a garden tomb with marble mausoleum. It is built almost on the same pattern of Humayun’s Tomb and represents the time when the Mughal style of architecture was almost at its downfall.
Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi. The ruins of the massive fort stretch as much the eye can see. It was once a symbol of the might of the Tughlaq Dynasty. Even in the state of ruins, it bears testimony of the glorious past.