Popular Forts and Monuments of Delhi Complete Guide for Travel

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Delhi, the national capital of India is more than what we see on postcards or in books. Since many generations, the national capital has been a center of distinct political power. The history of Delhi is diverse because it has witnessed the rise and fall many rulers. Although there are many versions of facts and fables about the history of Delhi, one thing is certain: this place has stood the test of time. It is now one of the most developed cities in India It is also brimming with monuments that tell us tales of India’s turbulent past. Although most tourists have already visited the tourist attractions, there are still many monuments that can be explored.

We Explore Famous fort and monuments in Delhi:

Qutab Minar

This architectural marvel was built by Qutubuddin Alibak in 1192. King Iltutmish completed the unfinished portion of the monument. This monument is located in Delhi to mark the victory over Rajputs. It is a 5-storey structure with a 5th-story tower of stone. The monument, or the tower made of stone, has a height 72.5 meters. The iron pillar is another attraction in the Qutab Minar complex.

Qutab Minar is open to tourists on all days of the week. They can visit it from sunrise to sunset. The entry fee for foreigners is Rs 250, while it is for Indian tourists at Rs 10.

Red Fort

This fort is a popular tourist attraction in Delhi. This red sandstone fort was built by the Yamuna river banks in Delhi. The Red Fort was built by Shahjahan, Mughal Emperor. It was constructed in the 17th century. Red Fort Delhi’s 2 most important entrances are the Lahore Gate (and the Delhi Gate). Here is a Light and Sound Show every evening.

It is worth visiting the interior of Red Fort. Tourists will love the variety of rooms in the fort, which are known under different names. Within the Red Fort, you can explore the Naubat Khana and Diwan e Khas as well as Rang Mahal, Hammam, Diwan e Aam, Naqqar Khana and Naqqar Khana.

The fort can be explored in approximately 4 hours. It is open from 10am to 4pm every day except Monday.

Old Fort

According to Hindu legend, Indraprastha of Mahabharata lived on the spot of the Old Fort in Delhi. Sher Shah Suri built the Old Fort in the 16th century. The fort also contained a mosque. According to legend, Humayun, Mughal Emperor, died while falling from one of the mosque’s towers.

It takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to visit this fort. It is open every day of the week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Feroz Shah Kotla

The ruin of Ferozabad, an old city located midway between New Delhi and Old Delhi is found. Feroz Shah Tughlaq built this city in 1354. To see this historical city, tourists visit Feroz Shah Khotla. The edicts of Ashoka are engraved on a Feroz Shah Kotla sandstone column. You will find here the remains of an old mosque as well as a fortress-palace.

Indian tourists need to pay Rs 5 to visit Feroz Shah Kotla. For foreigners, the entry fee is Rs 100. The tourist spot is open from sunrise to dusk.

India’s Religious Places

Akshardham Temple

This temple dedicated to Hinduism was built in the Eastern part of Delhi by the Yamuna River. The Akshardham temple was built by the BAPS Foundation, or Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan. It was completed in five years and inaugurated in 2005. Its unique architecture, which combines Orissan, Jain and Mughal styles with Gujrati, Rajasthani, Gujrati, and Mughal styles, is quite fascinating. This temple’s main draw is the acres of pink-stone cultural complex.

From Tuesday through Sunday, Akshardham Temple is open from 9 AM to 9 PM. The temple complex is free to enter. Visitors are charged an entry fee to view the light and sound show, or the exhibitions.

Jama Masjid

Shahjahan, Mughal emperor, built Jama Masjid at Delhi in 1644. This sacred place is also known as Masjid i Jahan Numa. This is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. It has 2 minarets as well as 3 gateways and 4 towers at Jama Masjid. It is open on Fridays only.

Lotus Temple

This construction demonstrates the modern architectural style of modern India. In 1986, the Lotus Temple in Delhi was constructed. This modern structure is approximately 40 meters high. This structure is a partially open lotus flower. White marble adds elegance to the structure’s beauty.

The temple is open every day except Monday. It is open daily from 9 am to 7pm in summer. It is open from 9.30 to 5.30 in winter.

Bahai Temple

This temple was built at Kalkaji, in the southern region of Delhi. The structure is similar to a lotus. It was constructed with dolomite and cement, sand, and marble. It is a sacred place that was built in the Bahai faith.

Bahai Temple, Delhi, is open from 9 am to 7 p.m. in summer and 9.30 to 5.30 p.m. in winter. Mondays are the only day that the temple is closed.

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir was built by Raja Baldev Birla in 1938, a noted Indian industrialist. Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated the Birla Temple. This temple is home to many idols of deities. This temple, also known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple is open daily from 7 am to noon and again between 2 pm and 9 pm.

Memorial Tombs at Delhi

Lodi Tomb

The Lodi’s Gardens has the Lodi’s Tomb. These tombs were built during the rule by the Sayyaids and Lodis dynasties.

Safdarjung Tomb

The tomb was built by the Nawab, Avadh’s son, after Safdarjung died. It was constructed between 1753 and 54. It is made of sandstone in brown and red colors. This memorial structure has 2 stories. This tomb is one of the most important examples of Mughal architecture. A very small amount is charged as an entry fee. Visitors are not charged an entry fee on Fridays.

Humayun Tomb

Bagai Begum, the wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built this tomb. It was completed in eight years. It is made from red sandstone, and white marble. The tomb of Humayun’s widow is surrounded by a well-planned garden. Visitors are not charged an entry fee on Fridays.

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