Saturday, November 22, 2014

Qutub Minar, a Place to Visit in Delhi

Qutub Minar is also written as Qutab Minar is one of the tallest Minars and popular historical place in India. It is an Islamic monument and is added among the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is one of the best places to visit in Delhi made of red sandstone and marble. Qutab Minar is five storeys Minar and each Minar has separate balcony. The base of the Qutub Minar is about 15 meter and reaches up to top level it decrease to only 2.5 meter. Adjacent to Qutb Minar there is also a small mosque, called Ul- Islam Mosque which is the first mosque to be built in India.
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Qutub Minar Photos
Qutub Minar History and Height
The foundation of Minar was laid by Qutbuddin Aibak who considered the very first Muslim Sultan of Delhi in 1193. It got completed by Shams –ud-din lltutmish, the founder of the Delhi Sultanate. The total  

Height of Qutab Minar is approximately 73 meter, second highest Minar in India after Chappar Chiri, Mohali, that is 100 meter high. The history of Qutb Minar is very controversial; some people believe Qutab Minar was built as a tower of victory in the beginning of Muslim rule in India. The architecture of Qutab Minar describes the intricate carvings and verses from the Quran, a holy book of Muslim Community.

Qutb Minar Timmings and Tickets
Today, Qutb Minar has been converted into most popular tourist place in India which is visited by thousands of tourist across the globe every day. Apart from this, Qutab Minar is the first monument in India offers E-ticket facility. Qutb Minar is located in Mehrauli, New Delhi and is very close Delhi Metro station. Qutb Minar remains open from Monday to Saturday morning 10 am to 5 pm. The phone number of Qutub Minar is 91-11-24647005.

India Gate a Place to Visit in Delhi

I think every Indians who have proud and respect in their heart for our soldiers must like this place, yes we are talking about the another prominent place to visit in Delhi, called India Gate or All India War Memorial. Established on 10th February 1921, India Gate, formerly known as Kingsway is a war memorial to 82,000 soldiers of Indian Army who laid their lives in First World War (1914-21) in East Africa, Gallipoli, France, Mesopotamia and other places.  The memorial bears the names of approximately 82,000 Indian Army, and apart from them over 13,300 names of servicemen few from soldiers and officers of the United Kingdom are also emblazoned on the gate.
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India Gate Photo

India Gate History
India Gate was built during the British rule over India on the memory of soldiers of Indian Army who got killed in First World War representing British Army. The foundation of the India Gate was laid by then Duke of Connaught and the ceremony was joined by few higher personnel of Indian Army, Imperial Service Troops and Chelmsfor, the viceroy. India Gate was opened for public on 12th February, 1931 designed by Edwin Lutyens.  In the covering area of India Gate, the Government of India has planned to make new National War Memorial which is expected to build in approximately 66 million US Dollars.

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Amar Jawan Jyoti Delhi
Amar Jawan Jyoti India Gate
Amar Jawan Jyoti is one of the best places to visit in Delhi that was added to India Gate, after got Independent in 1947. It is considered the popular tourist places in India made of black marble holds a rifle having war helmet on top. Amar Jawan Jyoti or the flame of the immortal soldier is an eternal flame that burns day and night under the arch on the memory of soldiers who bravely fought for the country in the Indo-Pakistan war of December 1971.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Red Fort Delhi, a Historical Place to Visit in India

Once served as the residence of Mughal emperor, Red Fort is one of the historical monuments in India situated in the heart of capital Delhi. Red Fort is the place where Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag every year on 15th August, (Independence Day of India). Being the prominent historical place in India, Red Fort represents the long history of Mughal dynasty in India  which is making it most popular places to visit in India.
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Red Fort Front View

Red Fort History
History of Red Fort dates back to 1648 when it was setup as capital fort for fifth Emperor Shah Jahan of Mughal dynasty. The fort is made in Mughal architecture and was architect by Ustad Ahmad Lahuri. It is beautiful complex wall made of red sandstone, originally known as Qila -I- Mubarak. In 2007, it got chosen for UNESCO World Heritage site, being the part of Red Fort Complex.

Places to See at Red Fort
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Red Fort Other View
 Red Fort is the most visited places to visit in Delhi that attracts thousand of tourist everyday.
The major attraction of the Red Fort is its structure that consists of walls, gates, chowk, audience halls and imperial apartments. Lahori Gate is the major entrance for the red fort that faces toward the city of Lahore and therefore it is called Lahori Gate. On the occasion of Independence Day prime minister of India flies National Flag from this gate.  Delhi Gate is other major attraction in the fort that is located in south side to the fort also known as southern public gate. The statues of two life size elephants have been place on either side of the gate. Water Gate is other gate in Red Fort that has been setup in southeastern end of the fort. Chhatta Chowk, once it was the old market place during the Mughal period where silk, house items, and jewelry was sold is also the worth seeing place at Red Fort Delhi. There is also an archaeological museum inside the palace Zenans which is located in southernmost pavilions of fort comprises of Mumtaz Mahal and Rang Mahal.  Apart from this,  Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-khas, Moti Masjid, Hammam, Shahi Burj are other things that attract every eyes. Red Fort is considered the ideal place for those who want visit historical places in India.
Red Fort Timings and Ticket Fare
Timings of the Red Fort are morning; 9:30 am to evening 4:30 pm Tuesday to Sunday, Monday remains closed. Entry fee is Rs 10/ for Indian Citizens, and for foreigners Rs, 150/-. Apart from this, 50 Rs is separately taken for Sound and Light Show. Red Fort Delhi is located on Netaji Subhas Marg, Chandni Chowk and is accessible all the medium of transport like bus, auto rickshaw, train and by air from all parts of the world.