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Red Fort -  The Lal Quila or Red Fort was built by the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This 360 year old architectural masterpiece, located next to Chandni Chowk, is completely built with red stone. Red fort was the epitome of the power of Mughal.

 


Qutub Minar - One of the most important sightseeing places in Delhi is the Qutb Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the World at 72.5 m. Spelled also as Qutub and Qutab minar, this beautiful monument is located in the Qutb Complex of Delhi. Several other important ruins of ancient and medieval structures are also present in the complex. This complex was listed in the UNESCO Heritage site list and got the distinction of India’s most visited attraction in 2006 surpassing Taj Mahal by a huge margin of 13 lakh visitors.


Humayun's Tomb - The mausoleum of Mughal emperor Humayun, is situated on the Mathura Road. Echoing the Mughal style of architecture, the tomb was built by Humayun's wife Haji Begum in the year 1565. High arches and a double dome adorn the tomb that can be entered through two towering double-storied gateways.



India Gate - India Gate, considered to be a national monument, is one of the largest war monuments in India. This 42 metre tall monument, built in the memory of the World War 1 martyrs (i.e. British soldiers), can be located on Rajpath in New Delhi. This magnificent architectural marvel was designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The construction was completed on February 1921.


Lotus Temple - One of the most beautiful specimen?s of modern architecture is the Lotus temple, a symbol of Bahai faith. It was completed in 1986 under the guidance of the Persian architect from Canada, Fariborz Sahba. Located in Kalkaji, the whole temple has been constructed out of milk white marble in the shape of a lotus.



Jama Masjid - The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, better known as Jama Masjid, is one of the primary attractions of Old Delhi. Located in the busy central street of Old Delhi, in the Chandni Chowk area, the construction of this mosque was completed in 1656 AD. This beautiful construction was the result of the effort put in by 5000 workers, over a period of 6 years. According to the historians, the cost of the construction was 10 Lakh Rupees. At any given time, the front yard of the mosque can hold up to 25000 worshippers.

 
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