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Delhi portrays the new face of
contemporary Indian society, where the
glorious past is intertwined to the fabrics
of modernism. Delhi is a depository of
varied cultural rudiments that has been
engrossed into the every day life of the
city. Among the archaeological ramparts of
ancient and medieval India, this seven times
destroyed city proudly stands as a living
monument of the bygone glory.
Elegantly designed buildings, which reveals the architectural brilliance of the British architect, Edwin Lutyens attributes the magnificence of this cosmopolitan city to a great extent. Among the marvels of architectural excellence the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in the Raisina Hills and its accompanying Mugal Garden stands first among the others. When we speak about Delhi, we cannot avoid writing about JNU. One among the prestigious institutions in India, this university campus has given birth to so many illustrious Indians.
Being the capital city, almost all the industrial icons have their outlets here. There flamboyant office set up and highly qualified executive cadre shows the developing facade of this historic city. Delhi presents the sophisticated facilities of communications and travel. Its spacious roads are akin to traffic jams and the city is better known for its good public transport system.
Red Fort, with a circumference of over 2.2 kilometers, was laid out by the banks of the Yamuna river in the 17th century. The Mughal emperor Shajahan built it with the ambition of concentrating the Mughal power in one monument.
Jama Masjid mosque was begun in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort. More than 5,000 workers toiled for six years to complete the largest mosque in India. .
India Gate This solemn monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I. It was built in 1931, designed by Lutyens, and was originally called the All India War Memorial. .
Humayun's Tomb is anoctagonal and was constructed in 1570 in Delhi. The octagonal Tomb was constructed by the senior-most wife of Humayun - Haji Begum. Known as one of the garden tombs of India this is also considered as one of the Delhi World Heritage Sites. .
Lotus Temple represents the Bahai faith which is broad in its outlook, scientific in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men.
Qutub Minar was built by Qutbuddin Aibak, the viceroy of Mohammed Ghori in 1192. The Minar is a five-storey building with a height of 72.5 meters.