The 42 meters high, freestanding arch was designed by Lutyens and built in 1931. It was originally called the All India War Memorial in memory of the 90000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. in 1971 and Eternal Flame was lit here to honor the Amar Jawan (Eternal Soldier).
Rashptrapti Bhawan :
The official residence of the president of the Indian public , It was the official residence viceroy during the British rule . With 340 rooms and an area of about 330 acres, special permission is required to visit the complex. The mughal gardens are a treat for the eyes and are open to the public during certain periods of the year.
Red Fort :
Red fort or Lal quila, laid out along the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon and is built of red sandstone. The fort has two entrances, the delhi gate and the lahori gate which faces the famous chandni chowk market.
This observatory within Connaught Place was built in 1724 by the Rajput king of Jaipur. It was believed to be built with masonry instruments for observing the movement of stars and planets.
A marvelous piece of architecture, close to rashtrapati bhawan, it is a domed structure almost s kilometer in circumference, and was designed by the famed architect Lutyen. It is the seat of the Indian Parliament.
Baha’i Temple in Delhi is often compared to the Sydney Opera House. It is located 12km. southeast of Connaught Place- (WRITE PROXIMITY TO OUR HOTEL), popularly known as the Lotus Temple. Baha’i Temple is a major feather of Delhi and is well known for its appearance.The Baha’i Temple of Delhi is spectacular in its design. 27 wonderful huge white petals of an unfolding lotus made of marble spring from nine pools and walkways. This symbolizes the nine unifying spiritual paths of the faith. The temple has a striking through plain central hall where you can meditate. Set amid beautiful gardens, the temple is at its most exuberant best when the sun dazzles these lotus petals. While entering you’ll have to remove your shoes and keep silence.
Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhi’s cremation on 31st January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi on Ring Road officially know as Mahatma Gandhi Road. A stone footpath flanked by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi, including the National Gandhi Museum, are located near by. The memorial has the epitaph He Ram, (literally ‘O’ Ram’, but also translated to ‘O God’), believed to be the last words uttered by Gandhi. It was originally designed to reflect the simplicity of Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
Akshardham temple is a hindu temple complex displaying centuries of traditiional indian & hindu culture, spirituality & architecture. The building was inspired and moderated by pramukh swami maharaj, the spiritual head of the bochasanwasi shri akshar puroshottam swaminarayan sanstha, whose 3000 volunteers helped 70000 artisans construct Akshardham. The temple which attracts 70 percent of all tourist who visit delhi was officially opened on 6th november 2005. It sits on the banks of the river yamuna adjacent to the 2010 commonwealth games village. The monument at the center of the complex was built of the vastu shastra and pancharatra shasstra. The complex features a large central monument crafted entirely of stone, exhibitions on incidents from the life of Swaminarayan and the history of india, an imax theatre, a musical fountain and large landscaped gardens. It remains closed on mondays.
Jama Masjid :
The largest mosque in the country, built in 1656, it lies opposite to the Red Fort. The flight of stairs and its large courtyard are marvels of architecture.
Qutub Minar :
The magnificent structure in the southern part of New Delhi was built in 1199. The Minar(Tower) is 72.5 meters high and has its base a mosque. Tourists are not permitted to climb the tower.
Dilli Haat :
The dilli haat, located opposite the INA Market, jointly set by the New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Tourism. One of the primary objectives of setting this complex was to provide marketing facilities to rural artisans. It is an ideal place to spend some time while admiring the great array of handicrafts, Jewellery, garments and artifacts representing the workmanship of almost all parts of the country