Places in Delhi
The Red Fort popularly known as the Lal Quila stands on the
banks of the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon. The fort
was completed in 1648, after Mughal king Shah Jahan shifted
his capital from Agra to Delhi.
Built by King Qutub - ud - din Aibek in 1199 A.D, Qutub
Minar is situated in the southern part of Delhi. The height
of the tower is about 72.5 meter high and there is a mosque
at its base. An iron pillar in front of the Qutub Minar which
is believed to be built in 5th century has not caught rust
ever since it was built.
India Gate, the landmark of Delhi is primarily a memorial
to all the unknown soldiers who died during World War II.
This 42 meter high war memorial was designed by Edward Lutyens.
Built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1719, Jantar Mantar
is set within the garden of stately palms. It is an observatory
in masonry conceived with perfect stability and is adjusted
to the meridian and latitude of the location and is used to
the movements of stars.
The lotus-shape Bahai temple of Delhi was completed in 1986. The Lotus temple is set amidst pools and
gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the
temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own