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Monuments of Delhi: Fascinating Vignettes of History

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12 years ago|32 views
Delhi, the capital of India, is a city of many faces and shades. Here history brushes shoulders with modernity quite casually, and this endows the modern city with an ancient soul with a unique appeal.

This city of myriad charms has allured and enticed many emperors and adventurers, poets and traveler, saints and revelers… builders and gamblers over the course of centuries. The city, or rather the seven cities of Delhi prior to Lutyens Delhi had also witnessed the rise and fall of many empires, and the status of the capital of India sits quite fittingly on this city, state and a state of mind. The majestic monuments in Delhi reflect its rich, glorious and troubled past in stones for you to see…and also hear. Cruel time has forced some of these mighty monuments and forts to compromise their grandeur, but even in their ruins, they manage to whisper their long lost glories. You can validate this view by visiting the Tughlaqabad Fort and the Old Fort, where you can celebrate a singular affair with the past.

Of course, Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid and India Gate are among the most famous monuments of Delhi, but do also include the Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens and Jantar Mantar in the itinerary of your heritage tour of Delhi, so as to give it a holistic ring. And besides them, there is also a multitude of unknown or little known monuments strewn here and there in the capital’s bustling landscape; often at the most unexpected of places, which would not fail to surprise you. Yes, Delhi is full of surprises, for the first time tourists as well as for those who have lived a lifetime here.