Connecting with history of Delhi help you connect with the India also. Time back to first millennium BC, it was called Indraprastha which was the glamour of a bygone era . Delhi is a world of diversity, pretty as a picture.The monuments of Delhi are extraordinary.There is a sense in Delhi monuments when you are witnessing the advent of something new and special in Old and New Delhi.
Red Fort: This red stone 17th century fort was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Diwan-i-Aam Diwan-i-Khas Nahr-i-Behisht Zenana Moti Masjid Hayat Bakhsh Bagh are some important structures built inside the Red Fort. The fort has two main entrances - Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate. There is a Light and Sound show every evening.
Humayun's Tomb: The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD. First structure to use red sandstone at such a huge scale as well as black and yellow stones also been used. Now it is a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most impressive Mughal edifices.
Purana Qila: In 1538, the Mughal emperor Humayun laid the foundations of his city named Dinpanah, or the Refuge of the Faithful. The inner citadel of this city is today called Purana Qila or the Old Fort. It is a very good example of military architecture of medieval era. Today just two structures survive to tell the tale of the bygone years.
Safdarjung's Tomb: Safdarjung's Tomb is the last of the enclosed garden tombs in the tradition of Humayun's tomb. It was built in 1753-54, for Safdarjung, the Prime Minister of Muhammad Shah.This tomb has several smaller pavilions - Jangli Mahal (Palace in the Woods), Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) and Badshah Pasand (King's Favourite) The Archaeological Survey of India maintains a library.
Qutab Minar: The highest stone tower in India, the Qutub Minar was built by Qutbuddin Aibak, the viceroy of Mohammed Ghori in 1192. It was built to celebrate Ghori's victory over the Rajputs. The Minar is a five-storey building with a height of 72.5 metres.It is a classical example of indo-Islamic architecture. Now it is a World Heritage Site.
India Gate: This monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I. It was built in 1931, designed by Lutyens, and was originally called the All India War Memorial. The names of the soldiers are inscribed on the walls of the arc of the gate. Later in 1971, an eternal flame was lit here in memory of the unknown soldiers who died in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. India Gate stands at the end of Rajpath, and is a popular picnic site.
Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar - the 18th century observatory. Sawai Jai Singh II built it in 1724 . It is one of the five observatories that Jai Singh built in Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. A keen astronomer the Maharaja felt that the existing observatories did not provide accurate information and so he built the larger and more accurate instruments. A piece of engineering and scientific brilliance.