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Delhi, the national capital of India, has survived over several devastations. From Turks to British, none could grip it as its keep. It is still alive with the marks of their presence. You can catch it through historical, spiritual & other places which are today’s favorite tourists’ destination. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Delhi’s Astonishing Tourists Spots (1)


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Delhis Astonishing Tourists Spots
  • Historic places, Spiritual Places Shoppers Hub

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Historic places
  • Humayun tomb
  • India Gate
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Lodi Tomb
  • Purana Quila
  • Qutub Minar
  • Safdarjung Tomb

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Humayuns Tomb
  • Where is it? Opposite Dargah Nizamuddin, Mathura
    road
  • When built? 1565 A.D.
  • Who built? Humayuns senior widow Bega Begam
  • Why significant? Lieutenant Hudson arrested last
    Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah II from here.
  • Whats worth watching?
  • Garden Squares with pathways water channels
  • Mausoleum with double dome at Centre
  • Several graves of Mughal emperors

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India Gate
  • Where is it? Near Rajpath
  • When built? 1921
  • Who built? The Duke of Connaught
  • Why significant?
  • Immortalizes 70,000 Indian martyrs of World War-I
    (1914-1918)
  • Memorial of 13,516 British as well as Indian
    martyrs sacrificed life in Afghan War of 1919.
  • Designed by Edwin Lutyens
  • Dedicated after a decade to India by the then
    viceroy Lord Irwin
  • Whats worth watching?
  • 42 m high replica of Arc De Triomphe in the
    middle of a crossroad
  • Amar Jawan Jyoti- an eternal flame giving salvo
    to martyrs of Indo-Pak War (1971)
  • Dramatic floodlit fountains

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Jantar Mantar
  • Where is it? Parliament Street, Connaught Place
  • When built? 1724
  • Who built? Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur
  • Why significant? Astronomical Observatory for
    concluding accurate measurements
  • Whats worth watching?
  • Labyrinthine architecture
  • Astronomical instruments for celestial bodies
    observations

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Lodi Tomb
  • Where is it? Main Lodhi Road, Beside India
    International Centre
  • When built? 1517
  • Who built? Ibrahim Lodhi
  • Why significant?
  • Signifies the first battle of Panipat in 1526
    between Ibraham Lodhi Babur
  • Epitomizes the foundation of Mughal empire
  • Landscaped by Lady Willingdon in 1936
  • Whats worth watching?
  • Octagonal tombs of Muhammad Shah Sikander Lodhi
  • Square tombs of Shish Bara Gumbad with
    impressive dome, turrets facades

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Purana Quila
  • Where is it? Near Delhi Zoo, Mathura Road
  • When built? 1538
  • Who built? Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri
  • Why significant?
  • Reminiscent of 5,000-year old Pandavas
    Indraprastha
  • Sher Shah marked his impression via its revamping
  • Marks defeat of Humayun to Sher Shah Suri king
    Akbars to Hindu king Hemu
  • Ramparts used as backdrop for theatre drama in
    1970s.
  • Whats worth watching?
  • Thick ramparts (embankment for safety) with three
    gateways
  • Wide pit linked to river Yamuna
  • Northern gateway or Talaqui darwaza (forbidden
    gate)
  • Exquisite fusion of Hindu Islamic architecture
    in gates with chhattris brakets Humayun
    Darwaza
  • Now, spectacular light sound showcase here in
    the evening.

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Qutub Minar
  • Where is it? Mehrauli
  • When built? 1193
  • Who built? Qutab-ud-din Aibak
  • Why significant?
  • Its a tower of victory
  • Some believe it to be minaret to the muezzins for
    inviting faithful worshippers
  • Finest Indian monument
  • Qutub-ud-din Aibak started its construction in
    1200 AD to the base
  • Muslim ruler Iltutmish made it 3-storey
  • Firoz Shah Tughlaq built its fifth last storey
    in 1368.
  • Whats worth watching?
  • 238 feet high 47 feet at base with tapering top
    up to 9 feet.
  • Beautiful bands with inscriptions
  • 4 extended balconies standing on the support of
    elaborated brackets
  • Magnificent Quwwat Ui Islam mosque completed in
    1197
  • The most antique Iron Pillar (never get
    corroded)

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Safdarjung Tomb
  • Where is it? Intersection of Safdarjung road
    Aurobindo Marg
  • When built? 1753-54
  • Who built? Nawab Shujaud Daula
  • Why significant?
  • Memorial tomb of Mirza Muqim Abdul Mansur Khan
    alias Safdarjung
  • Puts forth son Shujaud Daulas love for his
    father Safdarjung
  • Designed by Abyssinian architect
  • Mohammad Tughlaq was defeated here by Timur of
    Mangol in 1386.
  • Whats worth watching?
  • Several pavilions with remindful names as Moti
    Mahal, Jangli Mahal Badshah Pasand
  • Madarasa the Archaeological Survey of India
    occupied library near main gateway.
  • 2,952 square feet garden with the resemblance of
    Mughal Charbagh (garden)
  • Octagonal Chhatris or towers

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Spiritual Places
  • Akshardham Temple
  • Bahai Temple
  • Iskcon temple
  • Birla Mandir
  • Jama Masjid

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Akshardham Temple
  • Location NH 24, Akshardham Setu
  • Belongs to Hindus
  • Dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan
  • Promotes Spirituality culture
  • Special Features
  • Inaugurated on 6th November 2005
  • Constructed by Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar
    Purushottam Swaminarayan Sansthan (BAPS)
  • Carved out of sandstone marble
  • Exhibitions on Hinduism
  • Robotic exhibition on human values, non-violence,
    honesty, family harmony spirituality
  • Spiritual film on Neelkanth Varni
  • Cultural ride through boats exploring 10,000
    golden years of Indias heritage, Ajanta-Ellora
    caves first University Takshshila
  • Depiction of Circle of life via musical
    fountain
  • Garden of India exhibiting bronze statues,
    children heroes, gallant soldiers, patriots
    great Indian women
  • Lotus Garden expressing spirituality via the eyes
    of philosophers, scientists leader

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Bahai Temple/Lotus Temple
  • Bahai Temple scatters the idea of oneness. Its
    design itself combines Hinduism, Buddhism,
    Jainism Islam to favour secularism.
  • Location Near Kalkaji Temple, East of Nehru
    Place
  • Built in 1986
  • Belongs to Bahai people
  • Unique Design White marbled Lotus
  • Promotes Meditation, oneness peace

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Birla Mandir
  • Birla Mandir was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi.
    The doors of this temple are opened for all
    castes people.
  • Location Near Gole Market, Mandir Marg,
    Connaught Place
  • Built in 1939
  • Built By J.K. Birla
  • Belongs to Hindus
  • Dedicated to Deity Laxmi Narayana
  • Promotes Equality

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Iskcon Temple
  • Spread in 5 acres, Iskcon temple marks its
    presence 77 nations with 600 in all. Iskcon
    community spreads the central theme of scripture
    Bhagwat Gita around the world. In Delhi, you
    can catch robot shows depicting Bhagwat Gita with
    amazing effects of lights sounds.
  • Location East of Kailash
  • Built in 1998
  • Built by Achyut Kanvinde
  • Belongs to Hindus
  • Dedicated to Lord Krishna his consort Radha
  • Promotes Vedic Science culture

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Jama Masjid
  • With the footfall of around 25,000 devotees every
    day, this mosque is an extravagant showcase of
    last Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
  • Location Off Netaji Subhash Marg, West of Red
    Fort
  • Built in 1644
  • Built by Shah Jahan
  • Belongs to Muslims
  • Dedicated to Islam
  • Promotes Devotion in Allah

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Shoppers Hub
  • Dilli Haat
  • Location Pitampura, Janakpuri, INA
  • Craftsmen Den It is shopping nuts unique
    shoppers stop where trinkets, handicrafts,
    pottery, wooden articles, gems so many hand
    made products are showcased to buy.
  • Heaven for foodies Sikkims momos, Bambnoos hot
    chicken of Nagaland, Kahwa Kebab of Jammu,
    Pooranpoli of Maharashtra Gujarati Dhokla will
    water your mouth for sure.

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Contact Us
  • North India Excursions
  • Address Plot No. 78, Sector 44, Gurgaon-122002,
    Haryana INDIA
  • Phone 0091-124-4932450
  • Fax 0091-124-4932499
  • Email info_at_northindiaexcursions.com
  • Web northindiaexcursions.com
  • Website http//northindiaexcursions.com/

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