A triumph arch-42 m high, India Gate was built as a dedication to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the First World War. Designed by Edward Lutyens, it took 10 years to complete.
Believed to have been the palace of the British Viceroy of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan now houses the President of India. The construction of the edifice, commenced in 1911, was completed in 19 years. Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the building has a Mughal garden towards the west, which is open to public every spring.
Red Fort (Lal Qila)
A red sandstone fort, Lal Qila´s foundation stone, laid by Shah Jahan in 1618, was completed in 1648. Two km wide, the fort´s height varies from 18 m on the river side to 33 m on the city side.
One of India´s largest mosques, Jama Masjid´s courtyard can accumulate 25,000 people. Located in old Delhi, over 5,000 artisans put in 14 years to complete it. Built with strips of red sandstone and white marble, it has three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40 m high.
An astronomical observatory with masonry instruments, Jantar Mantar has instruments that can graph the path of the astronomical universe. It is located on Sansad Marg in Connaught Place, and is dominated by a huge sundial called Prince of Dials. It was constructed in 1724 by Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur.
Among the world´s tallest brick minaret at a height of 72.5 m, Qutub Minar was first conceived by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1193; it then had only a basement. His successor and son-in-law Shamsu´d-din Iltutmish built three more towers.
Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)
Popular for its flower-like shape (it has white petals), the Bahai Temple or the Lotus Temple was designed in 1986 by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba.
Characterised by 234 pillars, nine domes and 20 quadrangled shikhars, Akshardham Temple is built on the lines of Sthaapatya shastra of India, by carving 6,000 tonne of pink sand stone.
The cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Raj Ghat is located on the western bank of Yamuna river. It has a square shaped platform with a black memorial stone - similar to the size of the brick platform on which Gandhiji was burnt. Two museums, constructed in the nearby areas, are also dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.
Once called the Lady Willingdon Park, Lodhi Garden contains the tombs of Mubarak Shah, Ibrahim Lodi and Sikander Lodi.
The commercial hub of Delhi, Connaught Place boasts of shops, emporiums, eateries, business, etc.
Humayun´s Tomb, located near Mathura road, was built in 1565 by his widow Hamida Banu Begam. There are squares with pathways and water channels.
From Jama Masjid to Red Fort, Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi and Asia's largest wholesale market, created by Shah Jahan.
Dilli Haat is a famous place of traditional market for crafts, food and cultural activities.