Red Fort, set amidst the bustling heart of
Old Delhi, with its obligatory share of dust
and memories, bears the stamp of a place
that has seen much grandeur and knows it.
After Mughal Emperor Shahjahan shifted his
capital to the royal quarters of Delhi, this
colossal fort sprouted from the heart of his
new city, Shahjahanabad.
you will move from the bustling quarters of
Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi towards the
serene zoological park, you will find a
colossal stone fort standing in mute
testimony to your left. Legend has it that,
the fort nestles on the ruins of the
princely state of Indraprastha, the original
city of Delhi.
to say, a war memorial built to commemorate
90,000 soldiers who died during the Ist
world war will trigger an awe, but the
colossal India Gate offers much more than
that, a promise of recreation, to every
at the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad
Road, just south of Rajpath, the National
Museum has in its possession over 2,00,000
works of exquisite art, both of Indian and
foreign origin embracing more than 5,000
years of our rich cultural heritage.
is here that bills are passed. It is here
that India is shaped and reshaped, pains are
addressed and measures are taken to achieve
common goals. Welcome to the Parliament
House or Sansad Bhawan, as it is commonly
a short stroll down the Parliament Street
from the Park Hotel, lies the strange
collection of salmon-coloured structures of
Jantar Mantar, one of Maharaja Jai Singh's
observatories. Surrounded by new office
buildings it portrays an almost futuristic
look, in fortuitous harmony with its modern
surroundings. The esoteric structures mimic
many astronomical phenomenon and are even
used by modern day scholars to determine
position of astral bodies.
grand monument rising elegantly to your
right, the ambrosial Akshardham Temple.
Nestling on the banks of theYamuna River
over 100 acres of land, the temple is a
modern signature of exquisite beauty.
Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode
of the supreme God, the haunt of eternal
values and virtues of 'Akshar' as defined in
the Hindu texts where a heart of devotion,
purity and peace forever perches.
before you savour the spiritual aroma of
this peerless architecture, you will see a
white lotus soaring high from amidst the
lush hills of Kalkaji in New Delhi. Lying to
the east of Hauz Khas is the last of seven
major Bahai temples build all over the
world, the famous Bahá'í Mashriqu'l-Adhkar
or Lotus Temple, as it is commonly known.
This magnificent tower of victory stands in
the Qutab Complex located at Aurobindo Marg,
near Mehrauli, 14 Km south of Connaught
place in Delhi.