Delhi is a city and the union territory of India. It is the capital of the country. Delhi is situated in North  India. The city is the second most populous city in India after  Mumbai as well as the world’s second-largest urban area. Not only that, Delhi is the second wealthiest state in India after Mumbai. There are many large industries and big companies situated in the city, which make it very rich.

In the reign of Mahabaratha, it was known by the name Indraprastha. But later in 50 BC, it was renamed Delhi and was named after king Dilu or Dhillu.

If we speak about the history of the city, many invasions took place in Delhi and it has been the capital of many kingdoms. The brave Rajput Prithviraj Chauhan was born in Delhi and was the king of Delhi, but later after his death, his empire was extinct. When the empire of Prithviraj Chauhan got extinct then Qutub-ud –din Aibak set his empire in Delhi, whose granddaughter became the first lady emperor of Delhi Sultanate. Later in the 13th century, the Khilji Dynasty came into existence and Delhi was its capital, then came the Tuglaq dynasty and then the Lodi dynasty. Later in 1526 when Babur invaded India and defeated Ibrahim Lodi in the first battle of Panipat, he formed his Mughal empire and made Delhi a part of his kingdom. In 1556 when Humayun died, Hemu the general of Sher Shah Suri captured Delhi but later Akbar defeated him in the second battle of Panipat and took back his kingdom. Agra was the main kingdom of the Mughal empire unless Shah Jahan shifted it to Delhi, but later after the death of Aurangzeb when the British conquered India, Delhi went under the control of Britishers.

Delhi hosted the first and ninth Asian Games in 1951 and 1982, respectively, 1983 NAM Summit, 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2012 BRICS Summit and was one of the major host cities of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

The city has an area of 1,484 km², and Hindi and English are the official languages of the city. In 1911,  George V shifted the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi.

Delhi shares its border with Haryana on three sides and with Uttar Pradesh on the east.

Though there are many interesting facts regarding Delhi, it also visited by many people each and every day as it consists of lots of historic and amazing tourist places.

The best places to visit in Delhi are as follows:

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1.Qutub Minar

The first place that one visits during his or her tour in Delhi, is the Qutub Minar. When the slave dynasty came into existence, its founder Qutub-ud-din Aibak started constructing it in the year 1192, he only constructed the first storey, but later Iltutmush who was his general and later son in law completed it after he succeeded him. He completed it in the year 1220. But unfortunately  in 1369, a lightning strike destroyed the top storey. But later after the Tughlaq dynasty came into existence then Firoz Shah Tughlaq repaired the damage and later in the Mughal period when Humayun was in exile his biggest rival Sher Shah also added an entrance to this tower. This is considered to be the tallest minaret in the world and it stands a 73-metre (239.5 feet).

2.Humayun’s Tomb

The tomb belongs to the second Mughal ruler Humayun who died while falling from his stairs.After his death, his wife Hamida Banu constructed it. The design is based on the idea of Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen. This monument is also considered to be the first garden-tomb of the Indian subcontinent.It has been constructed using red stones. The monument reveals the Mughal style of architecture.

3.India Gate

The India Gate is also a very major attraction of the city. India Gate is originally called the ALL INDIA WAR MEMORIAL. People visit the India Gate to honour the memorials of seventy thousands soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the first world war. It came into existence in the year 1917, but its foundation stone was laid in 1921. Each and every day especially on the 26th January, people gather near the gate and bow down their head in order to honour the bravery of the martyr’s who died for the sake of our country.

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4.Rashtrapati Bhawan

It is situated on the opposite side of Rajpath. It is also called the President House. The house consists of Four floors and 340 rooms in a floor area of 200,000 square feet.

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5.Karol Bagh Hanuman Mandir

This is also one of the best places in the city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is constructed in a unique way as the statue of Lord Hanuman is among the tallest minarets of Lord Hanuman in the world. Each and every day many devotees visit the temple and bow down their head in front of Lord Hanuman.

 

6.Khooni Darwaza

Khooni Darwaza is a place that one never miss in his or her tour in Delhi. It is located near to the Delhi Gate. There is a reason why it is called Khooni Darwaza as in the revolt of 1857, Bahadur Shah Zafar’s sons Mirza Mughal and Mirza Khizr Sultan and grandson Mirza Abu Bakht, where killed by a British soldier Major Willam Hodson. The gate is now a tourist and visiting this attraction gives an idea of the British atrocities on Indians.

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Khooni darwaza! . Situated on the Bahadur Shah Zafar road it is also known as the 'Kabuli Darwaza' as it faced kabul,Afghanistan. Haunted throughout history, it is popularly known as Khooni darwaza for reasons that state that this was the venue where poet Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana's two sons were killed by mughal emperor Jahangir. Another incident states that Aurangzeb beheaded his brother Dara Shikoh and displayed at this gate for public view. It is also the place the sons and nephew of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, were shot point blank by the Major William Hodson and their dead bodies were displayed it for public viewing at this gate. This gate became the centre of a series of violent and unfortunate events which earned it its most famous name of 'Khooni Darwaza'. . #Delhi #monuments #history #delhiigers #delhimonuments #sodelhi #Dfordelhi #justdelhiing #historyofindia #monuments #indiaclicks #indiagram #insta #instatravel #instagram #instahistory #insta #historyofindia #delhigram #travelgram #traveller #streetsofindia #delhidiaries #trell #art #artoftheday #delhigram #omgdelhi #monumentsofdelhi_ 98 #gatesofdelhi_ 3 #khoonidarwaza

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7.Akshardham

This Hindu temple situated in the city has been described as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple by the Guinness Book of World Record. And not only in the city or in the country it is also considered to be the most beautiful temple in the world. The construction of the temple reveals the Hindu and Indian culture. Each and every day many tourists, as well as local people of the city, visit the temple to pray their almighty.

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8.Lodi Garden

The Lodi Garden Spread over 90 acres. Before the Mughal dynasty, Delhi was ruled by Lodi Dynasty and Lodi Garden consists the tombs, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad. The garden is a beautiful park in the city. It construction reveals the Lodi style of architecture. Both history lovers, as well as nature lovers, can visit the place as it consists of many historical monuments and has also many ponds and beautiful trees and gardens which makes the place a very famous natural beauty. The historical monuments are amazing and the garden is also the best place to have a date with nature. Each and every day this spot is visited by many people both by tourists as well as local people of the city. People also hang out there with friends or families for a picnic. Even couple who wants to spend time alone for some time, Lodi Garden is the best place for them. This garden also reveals many facts associated with the Lodi dynasty.

9.The rail Museum

It homes to a collection of over hundred exhibitions of trains from Indian Railways. When one visits this attraction then his or her attraction will not go in vain as there are many things to see tatic and working models, signaling equipment, antique furniture, historical photographs, Prince of Wales’ Saloon, Maharaja of Mysore’s Saloon. Local people also take their kids to the place and kids also love to visit it as there is a mono toy train which is an enjoyable attraction for every kid. The museum opens at 9.30pm.

10.Raj Ghat

This memorial is dedicated to our father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. 31st January 1948 was the day when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. It is now a tourist place and one will not believe in his or her eyes as the room is exactly left as Gandhiji left. His prayer room and his sleeping room both are open to public and also homes to many paintings, sculptures, etc.

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11.Razia Sultan Tomb

Razia Sultan was the first lady emperor to sit on the Delhi throne. She belonged to the slave dynasty and ruled Delhi for four years starting from 10 November 1236 – 14 October 1240. After she died on the 24th of Rabi’ al-awwal 638 A.H. (October 1240), she was buried in Bulbul-i-Khan near Turkmen Gate. She was a very brave and great ruler as well who used to rule in the people’s heart, so each and everyday people across the country visit the tomb and salute her bravery.

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The forgotten history of The only women ruler in Delhi "Rajia sultan" her real name was "Jalalat-ud-din Razia". Situated in the narrow lanes of Bulbul-i-khan Old Delhi. The monument is neglected by the authorities (ASI) and in ruins now. There are conflicts regarding her actual site of grave between three places which are kaithal(haryana), Tonk(Rajasthan) & Delhi. The grave next to her is to beieved that of her sister "Sajia". #delhidiaries #delhi #dfordelhi #delhigram #delhiexplorer #_soi #_coi #streetsofdelhi #raziasultantomb #delhipedia #sodelhi #mypixeldiaries #indiatravels #heritage #puranidelhi #phoneonly📱 #delhi_igers #delhigate #delhibyfoot #heritagemonuments #hiddengems #lostparadise #unexplored #indiapictures #delhiheritagewalks #beingdelhiwala #dildilli #delhihai #saddidilli #justdelhiing

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12.Chattarpur Temple

Famous for its way of amazing architecture located in South Delhi. The temple came into existence in the year 1970 and the founder of the temple was Sant Shree Nagpal Baba. For every Hindu devotes this will be their best attraction as the temple consists idols of Shiv-Parvati, Ram-Darbar, Maa Katyayani, Radha-Krishna, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Laxmi, and Lord Hanuman.

 

13.Jantar Mantar

This amazing attraction came into existence in the year 1724 and was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur. The attraction consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The reason for constructing this attraction is to predict the movement and timings of the sun, the moon, and the planets. Not only in Delhi but there are total five other Jantar Mantar which lie in New Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura, and Varanasi.

 

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14.Jama Masjid

It is considered to be the largest mosque in India. It came into existence in the reign of Shah Jahan and its construction describes the Mughal style of architecture. It’s construction started in 1644 and ended in 1656. It stands 80m in length; 27m in width. On Fridays and eid more then twenty-five thousands of Muslim devotees gather together in the masjid and bow down their head in front of Almighty.

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15.Purana Qila

Also called the old fort it is considered to be the most ancient grandeur of the city. Whoever loves to visit historic places for them this is one of the best places and visiting this place will put a light on the history of Delhi as it has been ruled by many dynasties. Not only that there is a lake nearby the qila where boating facility is also available, and the lake is also an amazing natural attraction.

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16.Delhi zoo

Very next to the Purana Quila is the Delhi Zoo. The Delhi zoo is of s a 176-acre (71 ha) zoo. It was opened for the public in the year 1959. The zoo homes to many animals, species, birds, even crocodile is also there in the zoo. Every day the zoo is visited by many people both by young as well as adults.  Kids after visiting the place don’t wish to go back and is also famous for photography.

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17.Delhi Haat

India consists of 29states and this attraction of the city represents foods of each state which his famous in the state. Not only that it is also famous for venue of crafts, music, dance and cultural festivals.

18.Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

This Gurudwara came into existence in the year 1783 when India was under British rule. That time it was just a Gurudwara but now it is one of the major attraction of the city also a very holy place for every Sikhs. It was constructed by Sardar Bhagel Singh. Not only a holy place, and as Sikhs are known for their social service, so the complex also houses a higher secondary school, Baba Baghel Singh Museum, a library and a hospital. Not only Sikhs many Hindus gather in this Gurudwara for prayer to almighty.

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19.Lotus Temple

Also called the Baha’I House of Worship. As the temple is constructed in the shape of Lotus so it is termed as Lotus temple. White marble from Penteli mountain in Greece where used to construct it. Also consists of twenty-seven massive marble petals shaped like an unfolding lotus flower. People of every caste and every religion are allowed to visit it. Whoever wants to cheer their mind and relax the brain and want to get rid of all tensions for them the best place will be Lotus temple. And visiting this temple makes one mind free from all tensions.

20.Lal Qila

Also called Red Fort. It was built by Shah Jahan the fifth Mughal ruler.Its construction reveals the Indo-Islamic and the Mughal style of architecture. And its architect was  Ustad Ahmad Lahori who also was the architect of Taj Mahal.It was constructed in 1639 after he shifted his kingdom’s capital from Agra to Delhi. When Nadir Shah invaded India and defeated the Mughal army he then looted many of its precious things and also weakened the Mughal Army. The fort at present consists of a number of museums which revels history associated with the Mughal empire and with the city itself. Every year on 15th August our honourable Prime Minister hoists the National Flag there at Lal Qila.

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21.Sarojini Market

Along with its historical places and other attractions the city is also famous for Sarojini Market. Almost every tourist, as well as foreigners, visit the market for shopping as the best things in the city are found there.

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22.International Doll Museum

This museum is very unique from all other museums.  Popular cartoonist, K Shankar Pillai had his part in bringing the museum into existence. The costume dolls are collected from USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and from Asian countries. The number of dolls has increased from 3000 dolls to 6500 dolls. And another best thing is that not only from one country, these dolls are collected from eighty-five other countries.