Delhi has been the central seat of power in India since ages, be it the Mughal era or the British colonial era. It is now the capital of India and is dotted with many grand and beautiful monuments constructed by the greatest kings this world has ever seen. Let us have a look at the top ten monuments that should be surely there in your travel schedule when you come to visit Delhi:
1. Red Fort
The crowning glory of Delhi is the grand fortress called Red Fort owned by the Mughal dynasty. This monument is situated in Old Delhi, is the largest of all monuments in the city and houses museums displaying ancient archaeology, the stories of martyrs and Indian wars etc. This monument is built in red sandstone and that’s why is called the Red Fort. Like any mughal fortress it has features like Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, several gardens etc in its complex. One can go for the light and sound show that is put up here every evening to describe the glory of Mughal era.
2. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and is one of the most serene places to visit in Delhi. It is a deeply revered worship place among the Muslim community and they come here to put forward their requests or ‘arziyaan’ in the hope that ‘Allah’ will fulfil their wishes. Such is the grandeur that the Masjid can accommodate 25,000 people praying at the same time.
3. Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar is the second tallest minaret in India. It was built as a mark of victory by Qutab-Ud-Din-Aibak to commemorate his triumph over the Hindu dynasty. It has now been given the title of UNESCO world heritage site due to the Arabic inscriptions on it. Such is the fame of this monument that a its picture appears on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Travel cards.