Delhi

Facts and Figures

Capital : Delhi
Area : 1483 sq. km.
Population : 9,420,644
Language : Hindi , English
Season : February to April & August to November
Airports : Indira Gandhi (International Airport)

Tourist Attractions

India Gate

Straight down the road from Rashtrapati Bhavan is India Gate which is primarily a memorial to unknown soldier.It was originally called All India War Memorial in memory of the 90,000 Soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I.

Red Fort

Red Fort is laid outalong the river Yamuna as an irregular octagon , surrounded by a wall of about 2.4 km in circumference and is built of red sandstone.

Kutubminar

This magnificent structure in the southern part of the capital was built by a Muslim King , Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1199 A.D. A part of it which he could not finish was completed by another Muslim King Iltutmish. Minar is 72.5 m high and has as its base a mosque.

Birla Mandir

Near to Connaught Place, this garish moderntemple was erected by the industrialist B.D. Birla in 1938. It is dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune, and is commonly known as Birla Mandir or Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory with masonary instruments, built in 1724 by Jai Singh, the mathematician and astronomer king. The Samrat and Yantra supreme instrument, the largest structure shaped like a right-angled triangle, is actually a huge sun-dial; the other five instruments are intented to show the movements of the sun, moon etc.

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