Delhi Sightseeing Tour & Guide
Further east to the Secretarial Building lies the All India War Memorial
Arch, now known as the India Gate. The 42m high free standing arch was
designed by Lutyens and built in 1931. India gate was raised in the memory
of 90,000 Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. One the arch
itself are inscribed the the names of the 13,516 British and Indian
Officers, who died on the North-West Frontier and the third Afghan War.
Nowadays, it has also become a memorial to the unknown soldier and is a
popular evening spot.
Spearing its way proudly into the sky, Qutub Minar with a height of 72.5
mts commands a panoramic view of the green fields extending into a sprawling
city. The Qutub Minar was built as a victory memorial by the Muslims who
captured Delhi. Minar is the root of the English word "minaret"
meaning "Little Minar" or pillar.
Baha`i Temple, is known as one of the most beautiful architectural temples
in India. Popularly called Lotus Temple as it is built in the shape of a
Lotus flower and reaches a height of more than 40m. It was completed in 1986
and one can enjoy its exquisite beauty even from a kilometre distance, at
night. The House of Worship is surrounded by nine large pools of water that
not only enhance the beauty of the building, but also play a significant
role in the natural cooling system of the prayer hall. An adjunct of the
main building is its ancillary building which houses offices, a conference
hall, a library and an audio-visual room.
The largest of old Delhi's monuments is the Lal Qila, or the Red Fort, the
thick red sandstone walls of which, bulging with turrets and bastions, have
withstood the vagaries of time, and nature. The Lal Qila rises above a wide
dry moat, in the northeast corner of the original city of Shahjahanabad. Its
walls extend upto 2-kms, and vary in height from 18 mts on the river side to
33 mts on the city side.
Jama Masjid Delhi Trip, Situated in the ancient town of Old Delhi, the Jama or Jami Masjid is the
final architectural extravaganza of the Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan. This
monument was built between 1644 and 1658 by five thousand artisans.
Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahanuma, or "Mosque
commanding view of the world", this magnificent structure stands on the
Bho Jhala, one of the two hills of the old Mughal capital city of