India is a land of history and rich heritage. The peninsular country has been invaded by foreigner’s umpteenth number of times in the past. Delhi has been the central seat of culture and historical places from time immemorial. Today the metropolitan city of Delhi is the political capital of the country. There have been mentions of Delhi in the travelogues of ancient travelers like Hieun Tsang and Fahein.
The city is a hot favourite among travelers because of its rich historical importance. The city has been built and rebuilt almost thirteen times. A tour around the city will reveal to you the truth behind the statement. The city and its historical and modern buildings together are a perfect blend of then and now.
Historical places in Delhi
Historical places and historical buildings of India are famous worldwide and here we enlist a few of the historical monuments present in Delhi:
The Lotus Temple in Delhi:
Located near Kalkaji in New Delhi the lotus temple is a major tourist attraction. It is also known as the Bhai temple. It was constructed by a Persian architect named Fariborz Sahba and completed in 1986. The temple gets its name because of its shape which resembles that of a Lotus flower. Lotus is the symbol of love and the temple gives out the message of immortality.
The India Gate in Delhi:
One of the national monuments of the country, it was built in 1931 in memory of the 9000 soldiers who were killed in the First World War fighting for the pride of India. The gate is also famous as the Amar gyan Jyoti and the world war memorial. The perfect time to visit the gate is during the summer evenings and tourists from all over the word come to Delhi to grab a glimpse.
Built on the banks of the Yamuna, it is also known as the Lal Quila. The fort has been built out of red stones and hence the name is Red Fort. It was completed in 1648 by the Shah dynasty. The two great walls of the fort are the main attractions.
The biggest mosque in India and is located opposite to the Red Fort. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan and portrays the blend of Mughal and Hindu styles of architecture. Even in that time the total cost of the building was around one million rupees.
Located at a distance of fifteen kilometers from New Delhi, it is the tallest minaret among all the minarets in India. The minaret has been constructed from red sandstones and marbles by the Muslim ruler Qu-tub-ud-Din in 1145. The construction of the minar is completely based on Afghan Architecture. It is famous all over the world and not just in India.
Travelling from Mumbai to Delhi via train
Mumbai and Delhi are the two most popular and important metropolitans of the country. They have always been in the spotlight because of business, pleasure, vacation and travel explorations. There are a large number of Mumbai to Delhi trains which are available. Majority of these trains depart from the Borivali station of Mumbai. The total duration of the journey is about seventeen to thirty hours depending on the train service that you choose.