Monuments in Old Delhi

There are numerous historical Monuments in Delhi which were built with one purpose which is to honor and immortalize an event in the history or a person. Delhi as the capital city of India is one of the metro cities of country as well. You can randomly go for sightseeing in Delhi and you will find yourself at the ruins of a beautiful and historical place. Monuments of Delhi are a part of the city as well as the people of Delhi as they are of high historical and cultural value. In this article we have described the famous monuments in Old Delhi with other tourist attractions. But before we start with the place to visit in Delhi and Old Delhi we would like to give you some information on hotels and places to stay in New Delhi and Old Delhi.

Where to Stay in Delhi – Here is a list of hotels and places to stay in Delhi: –

5 star hotels in Delhi: –

  • Claridges Hotel New Delhi
  • Hotel Qutub New Delhi
  • Hotel Samarat New Delhi
  • Hotel Taj Ambassador New Delhi
  • InterContinental Hotel New Delhi
  • Uppal’s Orchid Hotel New Delhi
  • The Manor
  • Hotel Centaur

4 star hotels in Delhi: –

  • Hotel Siddharth New Delhi
  • Hotel Ramada Plaza Delhi
  • Jukaso Inn New Delhi
  • Ashok Country Resort New Delhi
  • Hotel Diplomat New Delhi
  • Hotel Oberoi Maidens New Delhi

3 star hotels in Delhi: –

  • Hotel Broadway New Delhi
  • Nirula’s Hotel New Delhi
  • Hotel Shanti Palace New Delhi
  • Hotel Tourist Deluxe New Delhi
  • Hotel Metro Heights
  • Sun Star Grand
  • Sun Court Yatri

Budget Hotels in New Delhi: –

  • La Sagrita Tourist Home New Delhi
  • Hotel Metro City New Delhi
  • South Indian Hotel New Delhi
  • Hotel Metro Continental
  • Hotel Chand Palace

New Delhi Hotels near Airport: –

  • Hotel Shanti Palace
  • Hotel Dee Marks
  • Ashok Country Resorts
  • Centaur Hotel New Delhi
  • Radisson Hotel New Delhi

Now after you have decided where to stay in Delhi we can continue with main topic of Old Delhi Monuments. Here are some of the most well know Monuments in Old Delhi: –

 

Red Fort

Red fort is 17th century fort which was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Old Delhi. This fort used to serve as the residence of all Mughal Emperors until the year 1857. The Mughal emperor of that year was Bahadur Shah Zafar who was sent away by the British Indian Government. Red Fort is also known as Lal Quila.

About Red Fort: – The construction of this enormous fort began in the year 1638 by the order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Red fort was completed after 10 years in 1648. Shah Jahan decided to build this glorious fort when shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi in the year 1638. The main attractions of Red Fort are Lahore Gate, Diwan-I-Aam (Hall of Public Audiences), Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of private audiences), Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Royl Bths and Moti Masjid. Another one of the attractions of Red Fort is the event of sound and light show that takes place there.

How to get to Red Fort (How to reach Red Fort): –

  • Delhi’s international airport is connected to most of the cities in India as well as the major cities all around the world. This airport is well connected to this historical place by road and metro.
  •  There are three major railway stations located in Delhi which are connected to all cities of the country. Delhi railway station, New Delhi railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station.
  •  There are also buses, taxis and Auto rickshaws available in the city that will take you to Red Fort with a nominal cost.

 

Tomb of Humayun

Humayun’s tomb is the burial place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and it is the first ever garden tomb in India. The construction of this tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Behum who is also known as Haji Begam. Humayun expired in the year 1556 but the construction of the Tomb began after 14 years in 1569. This historical Monument was designed by Persian architect known as Mirak Mirz.  This Old Delhi Monument is located in Nizamuddin East close to Purana Qila which is a Fort of the Mughal Empire which was founded by Humayun.

How to Get to Humayun’s Tomb (how to reach Humayun’s tomb): –

  • Delhi’s international airport is connected to most of the cities in India as well as the major cities all around the world. This airport is well connected to this historical place by road and metro.
  •  There are three major railway stations located in Delhi which are connected to all cities of the country. Delhi railway station, New Delhi railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station.
  • There are also buses, taxis and Auto rickshaws available in the city that will take you to Red Fort with a nominal cost.

 

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar or the Qutub Tower is another one of the monuments in Delhi that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This glorious monument is considered as the tallest minaret in all of India with a height of 72.5 meters and it was constructed with red sandstone and marble. In order to reach the top of Qutub Minar, one will have to climb 379 stairs. The construction of Qutub Minar began by Qutbud-din Aibak in the year 1192 and it was completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish in the year 1235.

Main attractions of Qutub Minar – Adham Khan, Zafar Mahal, Tomb of Jamali-Kamali, Iron Pillar, Quwwatu’l-Islam Masjid and Tomb of Iltutmish.

How to get to Qutub Minar (How to reach Qutub Minar): –

  • Delhi’s international airport is connected to most of the cities in India as well as the major cities all around the world. This airport is well connected to this historical place by road and metro.
  •  There are three major railway stations located in Delhi which are connected to all cities of the country. Delhi railway station, New Delhi railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station.
  •  There are also buses, taxis and Auto rickshaws available in the city that will take you to Red Fort with a nominal cost.

Here are some of the other Old Delhi Monuments and some monuments in New Delhi: –

  • Isa Khan’s Tomb
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Old Fort
  • Safdarjung Tomb
  • Supreme court
  • Lotus Temple
  • India Gate
  • Akshardham Temple

 

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