With its magnificent history behind it, Delhi
has always been an attraction for travelers and tourists. It is one of the cosmopolitan cities of India and caters to the cultural, religious, historical and contemporary interests of the travelers. People from all parts of the world come to witness the heritage and splendor of this city. No doubt that it is called 'Heart of India'.
Delhi was the capital of several Mughal, Rajput and Afghan empires in ancient times. As a consequence, Delhi has a unique history of blending itself with several different cultures. People who visit Delhi to find out about its culture will never go disappointed. A direct consequence of Delhi's rich history is its magnificent monuments. Old Delhi has great architecture wonders like Lal Quila and Jama Masjid. Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple and 72.5 meters tall Qutub Minar are also located in Delhi. There are various monuments in Delhi that are reminiscent of the British colonial architecture. Some of these structures are Rashtrapati Bhavan the Secretariat , the Rajpath , the Parliament house of India and the Vijay Chowk . Other famous monuments include India's war memorial, the India Gate, an 18th century astronomical observatory, the Jantar Mantar and a 5th century BC fortress, the Purana Qila.
There are innumerous museums in Delhi, which showcase the artifacts and scriptures from various eras. Archaeological Museum, Indian War Memorial Museum, class="content-link">National Gallery of Modern Art and The Air Force Museum are few of these museums. Delhi also offers a glimpse of India's religious diversity. It has many temples, mosques, gurudawaras and churches. The largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid and the most visited Vaishnavite temple in the world, the Birla Mandir are located in Delhi. St. James Church , which is built by James Skinnner, and located in north Delhi, is the oldest church in the capital. Another very important place of worship in Delhi is the famous Bangla Sahib Gurudwara , which is located in the heart of Delhi , Connaught Place. The recent addition to the list of famous religious monuments is The Akshardham Temple. Recently built in pink sandstone, this temple is known for its delicate carvings and beautiful lawns. Apart from these some other temples of interest are Chattarpur Mandir, ISCKON Temple and Bala Hanuman Temple.
Delhi offers various accommodation facilities to the tourists. It has many hotels that fit in every budget and are scattered in various parts of Delhi five star hotels in new delhi, deluxe hotels, and cheap hotels in Delhi.
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Last Updated on : 11 March 2011