VISIT DELHI- Pride of India
Capital Of India
VISIT DELHI-if you have not yet seen her. She is so charming, so marvelous, so young and , yes, so old too!
Delhi is the capital city of India, spread on either sides of river Jamuna or Yamuna. The city is popularly divided into two parts-old Delhi and New Delhi. While old Delhi has many historical remains like Red Fort,etc, New Delhi has many important and wonderful constructions like-the parliament house, Rashtrapathi Bhavan, supreme court, Humayun's tomb,Fer oz-Shah Kotla, etc.
Total land area old Delhi is about 1500 sq.k.ms.It is situated in the latitude of 28.36 north and 77.13 east.
Climate of Delhi is best for visitors in October. European visitors find it leasent even in winter season i.e. Nov. to Feb end. From March to May end, it is summer and all may feel it sweating.
Spots to be visited by tourists in Delhi are the following:
Red-fort, Qutub Minor, Shanthi-sthal, Raj-Ghat,and tombs of other deceased prime-ministers in the neighboring area, Teen-Murti Bhavan, parliament house, National museum, Lotus temple or Baha'i Temple, Akshara-dham temple, Carol-Bagh shopping area, Toy-museum, Jan tar-man tar,Rashtrapathi Bhavan, etc.
It is built alongside river Yamuna(Jamuna).The fort wall is about 2.4 K.Ms in circumference.Built in red sandstone, it is one of the finest forts in India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shahajahan(who built Taj Mahal) in 17th century.
The fort has a public meeting hall, palaces, Masjid,etc. By evening 6,0clock there will be sound and light show in which the history of Delhi, and India will be attractively narrated by using colorful lights and recorded narration.
In front of this is Famous market street called 'Chandini Chowk' or 'Silver Street'.
It is one of the most wonderful archeological structures in India.It is a 92.5 meter high stone pillar, conical in shape . Its construction was started in 1193, but took many years to complete.For its construction, many neighboring Hindu and Jain temples were destroyed.Qutub-ud-din started its construction.It's tip has a diameter of 14.4 meters.It has steps to climb up. But now a days nobody is allowed to go up,for security reasons.
Near this ,is the famous iron pillar of 4th century, still not caught rust.
Indian parliament house is a magnificent, elegant piece of modern architecture.Designed by British architect -Leutyens.Construction was completed in 1926.It is in new-Delhi area. Special permission is required to enter inside.It is a circular building.Has three halls inside. It has a central dome. Circumference of the building is about one kilometer.
India Gate and Rashtrapathi Bhavan
These are the constructions erected near the parliament house . The whole area is a wide open ground called Boat Club.
India gate is a memorial dedicated to the martyrs of world war -ii.It is a four pillared arch with a ever-burning flame inside it. This is also designed by Lutyens.It is 42mts(137 ft) high.The boat club lawn is a very popular time spending place for Delhi local people.On January 26, Republic day parade passes through the Road (called -Raj path) in this boat club.
Rashtrapathi Bhavan or 'President's house' is the official residence and office of the president of India.It has the total area of 330 acres( about 500 hectares), perhaps largest royal house in the world. It has 340 rooms, apart from celebration halls, etc It has beautiful Mughal style gardens around it. In certain months, specially in January, these gardens are open for public. But to visit the building, special permission is necessary.This was designed and built by British Viceroys for their residence. After independence, it became president's house..
Many other structures in Delhi will be added to this article gradually.This article continues to keep frequently edited.
It is newly built exquisite Hindu temple. It is on the banks of river Yamuna, near Nizamuddin bridge.It took day and night work for five years. It is a blend of traditional and modern Indian art and architecture.It is built in the area of about 100 acres,i.e.40 hectares.It is built at the expense of Rs.200 crores.You will enter the temple through peacock enterence.Main temple is 141ft. high,136 ft wide and 370 feet high.Exquisite design work in the temple keeps you spell bound.This is built by the deciples of Swami Narayan who was a famous saint of recent days. It has 234 pillers with ashtonishing carving.But the circumambulatory path of the temple has 1160 pillers.
This temple has an enterence fee of Rs.125 per head.For senior citizens and children it is only Rs.75/-.