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Sightseeing in New Delhi - what to see. Complete travel guide

New Delhi is a city that simply strikes visitors by its unique color and wonderful atmosphere of hospitality. The streets of the city are a unique combination of ancient palaces and modern buildings, bringing New Delhi its special charm.
Local folks in New Delhi are proud of their culture that is why tourists should be attentive and respectful of cultural peculiarities of the local people. Certainly not all the city guests … Open
The central part of the city is decorated by Rashtrapati Bhavan Palace, which was built in 1929. Today it is the residence of the President and one of the most spectacular buildings of the 20th century. Not far away from this place there is one more modern architectural monument - the Houses of Parliament Sansad Bhavan. Its unusual shape makes the central part of the city even more mysterious. One of the most important religious places of interest is Birla Mandir temple, a building of great beauty.
Among the historical monuments we should mention Humayun's Tomb, which was founded in honor of the most famous and revered emperor of Delhi. The mausoleum is the location of his tomb, which has strikingly luxurious interior. While walking down the street Ashoka Road, you can go to another famous temple which is called Bangla Gurudvara. The temple is decorated with amazing golden cupolas; the shrine is open for visitors representing all religions of the world. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
New Delhi offers its guests many exciting and remarkable places to visit. Cathedrals and mosques of ultimate beauty, ancient palaces and museums and many other spots of cultural significance … Open
Fans of shopping should go to the town called Gurgoan, which is located near New Delhi. Here you can find most modern shopping centers and largest markets, that simple amaze by a variety of goods offered. New Delhi is also famous for its nightlife. The most popular night club of the city is called "Turquoise Cottage", and so here often perform famous musical groups and are held exciting programs.
The world-famous local landmark is the Lotus Temple, which is of great value not only from a religious point of view but also from the perspective of architecture. Officially, this temple is called a Bahá'í House of Worship, but in fact, it is open to all believers, regardless of their religions. Absolutely everyone can visit this temple to pray to his god within its walls. The construction of the amazing temple was completed in 1986; it has an incredibly beautiful building that resembles a huge lotus flower with its shape.
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An important historical site is Lāl Qila, which is also commonly known under the name of "Red Fort". Red sandstone served as the main building material for the erection of this fortification. Over the centuries, the fort has been the country's main governmental residence. Today, it is striking in its impressive scale and the main value - its luxurious interior decoration.
New Delhi has the largest mosque in India - the Jama Masjid, it was built in the middle of the 17th century by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan. The walls of this mosque can accommodate up to 25 000 people; the main feature of the construction is its huge courtyard. This mosque is also accessible to everyone; it is particularly interesting for its white marble interior.
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Be sure to take a stroll through the old Chandni Chowk market, if you like walking. The construction of this historic area was conducted in the 17th century. Many years ago it concentrated the city's most popular trade shops and bazaars. Today, the historic buildings preserved here are of great tourist interest, many interesting stores and handicraft shops still operate in this area. The market accommodates many important religious shrines, including the Gauri Shankar Temple, as well as the Sunehri Masjid mosque dating back to the early 18th century.
Lotus One of the city's most visited cultural facilities is Crafts Museum, which is a huge handicraft center. Its opening took place more than 30 years ago; today the best artisans of the city work in this museum. Many of the center's "exhibits" can be bought by visitors; interesting workshops are often held here for foreign guests.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around New Delhi
♥   Castle 'The Red Fort India' , 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aligarh Fort' , 113.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around New Delhi
♥   National Park 'Govind' , 6.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lado' , 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'City Forest' , 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Indira Gandhi' , 15.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Sultanpur' , 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in New Delhi and around
♥   Art museum 'Triveni Kala Sangam' New Delhi, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum' New Delhi, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery of Modern Art' New Delhi, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Talwar Gallery' New Delhi, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Sanskriti Museums' New Delhi, 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around New Delhi from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Column of Chandragupta

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
At first, they suppose that is was made from the cosmic iron but according to this theory, there mustn’t be nickel in its composition nevertheless, it presents. The building of the huge pillar in the 5th century is still a great mystery for modern researchers. They can’t explain how it was built, only if the extraterrestrial intelligence was involved in this. The material that was used for the pillar looks like a modern atmosphere steel. Actually, people taught how to do it not so far. As for the name of architect concerning one of the most mysterious places in the world it is still unknown. … Read further

Delhi Pillar

From the series “The Most Mysterious Constructions of the Planet”
In contrast to many mysterious buildings in the world, the history of the Iron Column of Delhi is well known. It was erected 415 years in honor of the two-year-old ruler Chandragupta II, and was part of the temple complex. In 1050 the column was moved to the other part of Delhi by order of the ruler Anang Pol, where they can be seen today. In the 5th century, iron was considered to be one of the most important attributes of the rich and flourishing state, so it is no wonder that this material was used for pillar building. For many years the scholars have been trying to guess some secrets of the Delhis column. The hypotheses, however, only arouse new questions. According to one of the versions, the column was forged from special pure iron. Where was this material won, but remains unclear. … Read further
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