7 historical places never miss in Delhi
Delhi is the hub of historical sites; it was the capital city from ancient times. To feel the grace of this, place the archaeologist from all over the world come here. I suggest you not to miss these 7 beautiful historical places in Delhi. I assure you would have an incredible experience in these 7 historical places.
1. Red Fort
The Red Fort is a historical fortification in New Delhi. Out of 7 beautiful places, it is one of the most visited sites in Delhi. Red Fort was the primary residence of Mughal dynasty that’s why it is located in the middle of the capital city Delhi.
As per its history, this was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1939 when the capital shifts from Agra to Delhi. This place is known for its architecture with red sandstone walls. Walls. This monument has many museums that have an assortment of precious artefacts on display.
You can spend your time with family and friends over there, the best time to visit Red fort is in between August and September when weather is pleasant. The best part is it lies along the banks of river Yamuna, and you can see the waters fed the moats surroundings.
This enhances the beauty of this place.
Light and Sound Show
The attraction of this place doesn’t stop here, but rather there is another attraction – Light and Sound Show. This show will make you confront the history of the fort in Hindi as well as in English
Show days – held every evening but except Mondays,
Show timings – Hindi- 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
English- 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
these are the part of our history, and it is something that made us, made our country beautiful.
2. Qutub Minar
This is the best thing about the architecture that it never stops showing its charm. This soaring and strong tower that attracts the tourists although it is destroyed by ravages of natural apocalypses several times. This is known for world’s tallest single tower in the world and second tallest monument of Delhi. This place is located in Mehrauli, and it is constructed by Qutb Ud-Din-Aibak, in 1192 the founder of Delhi Sultanate.
Besides Qutub Minar, it has many other ancient structures to offer you like Iron Pillar and the Alai Darwaza other old structures besides the Qutab Minar. Plainly this place compels you to immerse more in-depth into the past of India.
It’s been a favourite picnic spot for Delhiites; you can also plan a picnic with your friends and family.
FESTIVAL – The Qutub Festival, this festival held in Qutub Minar in November- December. It’s a three-day festival organised by the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation and the Sahitya Kala Parishad. This festival held to celebrate the magnificence of the monument and its past glory to the entire world through cultural shows and art.
The regional delicacies food adds spices. During this time this place gets the attention of the national and international level.
The timing of the Qutub Minar are 10 AM – 5 PM
Tughlaqabad Fort is the most beautiful specimens of pure Islamic architecture and has the touch of Sultanate. Its architectural fortifications show the country’s ancient royalties.
This place was the mausoleum of the founder and first ruler of the fort – Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq and his wife and son.
The fort of Tughlaqabad was cursed by the words “ Either this fort shall remain barren and inhabitant “ or it will be taken by the Gujjars, this led to the successor of Ghiyas-ud-din to unrestraintthe fort and earned the place the tag of a haunted.
This fort is again cursed by the Sufi saint with words like “Hanuz Dilli dur ast” means Delhi is still far away.
Open all days from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
4. Jantar Mantar
This place is located in the Parliament Street, south Connaught Circle of New Delhi. Jantar Mantar is known for studies of time and space in ancient times. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh 1724. This part has collaborated with the five observatories located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, and Mathura etc. Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy apparatus that used to compile the astronomical tables and to anticipate the movement and timings of the sun, moon, and planets. This construction and placement of these instruments help to know the position of heavenly bodies with naked eyes.
You can stopover this place during September- March when the weather is pleasant
5. Purana Qila
This Purana Qila is situated in Indraprastha. It comes under beautiful masterpiece Purana Qila of the ancient glory and sterling architecture of the bygone Mughal Empire. This oldest forts build on the banks of river Yamuna and surrounds 1.5kms of the area.
This place have lots of myths attaches with it, one of them is it built by Pandavas and the famous hall, mentioned in the Epic Mahabharata.
Things you can enjoy by doing at Purana Qila
Photography with the marvellous fortifications and the massive gates.
You can Visit the Qila-e- Khana mosque.
The Sher Mandal which is allegedly the place where Sher Shah took his last breaths. This place will connect you with the previous moment of Sher Shah.
There is a museum where you can see unexpected archaeological findings.
Don’t miss the evening charm of Light and Sound show.
Keep things for the picnic because you will go to meet with the beauteous garden and enjoy a quiet picnic with your friends/family.
Experience the boat ride in the moat.
6. Fatehpuri Masjid
Near to the Chandni Chowk in Delhi. This mosque named the death of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s wife – Fatehpuri in 1650 masterpiece of Mughal architecture. This place is also famous for its festival Id-ul-Fitr e ‘Festival of breaking the fast’, the festival is celebrated when the new moon appears after a month of fasting. Thousands of devotees gather at the mosque on the day of Id mostly wearing and Id-ul-Azha ‘Festival of Sacrifice’. A grand prayer meet is held at this mosque for a special ‘Dua’ only done for the peace and prosperity of the believers.
7.Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple is an abode of God built in 2005; this epitome of Indian culture is situated near the banks of Yamuna River. This creature is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan; the temple is constructed with carved marble and sandstone. Undoubtedly a work of a miracle.
This place hosts a mesmerising water show; an open garden, Narayan Sarovar and various expeditions or rituals.
What makes Akshardham different;
2) SAHAJANAND DARSHAN-The Hall of Values
3) NEELKANTH DARSHAN-Giant Screen Film
4) SANSKRUTI DARSHAN-Cultural Boat Ride
5) MUSICAL FOUNTAIN or THE WATER SHOW
6) NARAYAN SAROVAR
7) GARDEN OF INDIA or THE BHARAT UPAVAN
You can visit the temple around 3 pm so don’t be late either you will miss exhibitions or the spectacular fountain show. So be there on time so that you can enjoy both moments.