Tourist Attractions New Delhi
New Delhi is one of the historical cities of the world and three of its monuments have been declared "World Heritage Sites".
The monuments declared as "World Heritage Sites" are Qutub Minar, Red Fort and the Humayun's Tomb.
Qutub Minar is 5 km away from Inn at Delhi
Did you know –
- Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world.
- The diameter of the base is 14.3 meters wide while the top floor measures 2.75 mts
- The Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters high (237.8 ft) with 399 steps leading to the top.
- The building work started in 1193 and was completed in 1368.
- Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced construction of the Qutub Minar in 1193, but could only complete its basement.
- It is only 5 storey's high.
- The minaret is made of red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an.
- India Gate is 7 km from Inn at Delhi
Did you know -
India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I.
- The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls.
- The cenotaph (or shrine) in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet.
- India gate is a popular tourist attraction esp. at night when the lights bathe it and make it look majestic.
- Red Fort - also called the Lal Quila was constructed by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 A.D. It gets its name form the Red Stone used in its construction.
Did you know –
It is the largest monument in Old Delhi.
- The Indian prime Minister addresses the nation every year on Indian Independence Day, 15th August, from its ramparts.
- The Red Fort was used as headquarters by the Indian leadership during the first war of Indian independence in 1857.
- Red Fort is 14 kms away from Inn at Delhi.