Mesmerizing Tour of New Delhi’s Architecture

India Gate, Delhi

Delhi the capital city of India, has preserved all the historical monuments. The government of India has done a great job in preserving all the monuments of historical importance. Delhi is a city full of preserved and retained forts and ruins, you’ll pass across them while you drive through the Delhi streets. All the sustained monuments are like the gems embedded in the crown city, Delhi. So, when you plan for Delhi do plan to visit all the ruins and the forts, the government is working hard to uphold. Now, before you pack your bags and think of Booking an Affordable Flights to Delhi from Ottawa, Canada scroll down to see some ruins you should not miss when in Delhi,

RED FORT

Red Fort, Delhi

Is it believable if you are told that the red fort was once white? The red fort was basically made up of lime plaster but it began to peel off and then the Britishers painted it red. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb constructed the pearl Mosque near his chamber. The junction of Persian, European, and Indian architectural style Is clearly seen all throughout the Red Fort campus.

QUTUB MINAR

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutub Minar, here’s the story of this old historical monument. This is the tower to Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the founder of the Mamluk Dynasty. The first three floors of the tower were built by Qutub-ud-din and his son in law IItutmish embellished it with stones and also added the fourth story to the tower. The King Firoz Shah Tughlaq commissioned to repair the tower and also added the fifth floor to it after it got damaged due to the lightning. The above two floors are made up of marble and sandstone and the below three are made up of red sandstone. On each floor, there are intricate carvings of words from the Quran.

HUMAYUN’S TOMB

Humayun Tomb, Delhi

This tomb is special as it’s architecture eventually became the inspiration for the Taj Mahal’s design, which is amongst the seven wonders of the world. This tomb’s main architecture was Mirak Mirza Ghiyas from Persia. This tomb is built on the 25-acre plot which includes four square gardens which are further divided into 36 identical squares. This tomb also acted as a refugee center at the time of India Pakistan separation, which caused some damage to the tomb.

PURANA QUILA

Purana Quila, Delhi

The Purana Quila has a kinship of both Muslim and Hindu architectural styles. Sher Shah made the Quila with a city spread around it. This fort consists of three gates namely, Humayun Darwaza, Talaqi Darwaza, and Bara Darwaza. Each double tier barricade was constructed in sandstone. Each gate was surrounded by trench through which, once upon a time river the Yamuna used to stream.

SHER MANDAL

Sher Mandal, Delhi

This monument is situated inside the Purana Quila and was built by Mughal Emperor Humayun as a pleasure house and also a library. The Sher Mandal is Octagonal in shape and consists of two stories with marble flooring. It is also built of local red sandstone. Both the floors in the Sher Mandal has verandah which runs all around the perimeter.

MUTINY MEMORIAL

Mutiny memorial, Delhi

Mutiny memorial is the new addition to the monuments in Delhi. This monument was built by the British Army. Its design was highly denounced. The making of this building was sponsored and commissioned by the Public Works Department at the government’s expense in the year 1863. This monument is the Victorian Gothic style architecture, the reason why it is interesting and also some people say it Is haunted.

GHALIB KI HAVELI

Ghalib Ki Haveli, Delhi

This monument is least in talks. There’s a very little chance of you finding this place on the list of the historic monuments in Delhi. But this Haveli is of great significance as it belongs to a very renowned poet Mirza Ghalib. His home is made up of sandstones and lakhori bricks. There are arched aisles on the three sides enclosing a corridor. But sadly, only a portion of Ghalib’s house is preserved by the government and the rest is an unattended mess.

JAMA MASJID

Jama Masjid, Delhi

Shah Jahan instructed the construction of Jama Masjid after the construction of Red Fort when he changed his capital from Agra to Shahjahanabad i.e old Delhi. The interior of the Jama Masjid looks like the Jama Masjid situated at Agra. The construction of this monument in red stones and marble nearly took around six years. The lawn floors are made up of sandstones with marble strips demonstrating prayer positions to the common citizens.

Summing up with these historical monuments we’ll take your leave for you to relax and plan your next holiday to the capital city of India, Dil Walon Ki Dilli.