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KASHMIR A PARADISE ON EARTH

Mughal emperor Jahangir striking beauty of the Kashmir valley in the 17th century, and said, “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto.” means “if there is a paradise anywhere on the earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.” This Paradise on Earth has been receiving thousands of visitors from across the globe

This unique destination offers beautiful verdant mountains and valleys, religious shrines and remote mountains, people here are warm and hospitable, and they will welcome you into their land and homes easily. Each of these regions has its own culture, and this is evident in their daily lives and also their lifestyle.Famous for its scenic landscape, ancient monuments, shrines, castles, gardens and forts often dubbed “Paradise on Earth”. A valley between the Great Himalayan range and the Pir Panjal mountain range, Kashmir is a place of beautiful simplicity and pristine natural beauty. Kashmir is painted with a unique culture that keeps you intrigued throughout your journey. Kashmir’s mountainous landscape has attracted travellers for centuries. Notable places are Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, Betaab Valley and money more. Kashmir’s natural landscape has made it one of the popular destinations in South Asia

Srinagar the lake city It is at a collection of images It tells the story of love of the Mughal Emperors for this paradise like vale with deep green rice fields, rivers, gardens in bloom and lakes rimmed by houseboats, where lush wild gardens of lotus and water-lily grow amidst bustling lanes. Lying on the banks of River Jhelum full of historical monuments and gardens with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar blends together the tints of nature, beauty, harmony and romance. With deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky-scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, this heaven on Earth leaves you absolutely mesmerized. Right from Chashm-E-Shahi to the exotic Shalimar garden, Srinagar offers bountiful of places to visit. Surrounded by mountains for the adventurous lot to lakes for photoholics to shopping markets for the spendthrifts, Srinagar does not disappoint anyone

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Memories with a warm cup of Kashmiri Kahwah, while striking to beauty for these landscapes, take in the crisp misty air, while gorging on warm Kashmiri pulao and home-made Rista. The food of this place is true reflection of nature’s blessing to it, and the paradise on Earth is just as blessed as some of the other magnificent and celebrated lands across the globe

The Dal Lake possess floating gardens, locally known as Rad. Besides lotus flowers Dal Lake harbours hundreds of houseboats and shikaras. To enjoy the vastness and the scenic views of the lake, shikara cruise is the best option. Colorful decorated and immensely cozy shikaras are available on all sides of the Dal Lake. Char Chinar is one more island in the Dal that also is equally famous among the tourists. A long line of houseboats lay from Dalgate to Gagribal, providing visitors accommodation and night stay on the waters of Dal Lake, accommodating all kinds of pockets. There are scores of hotels and restaurants flanking the shores of Dal Lake that provide an opportunity for the tourists to enjoy the mesmerizing evenings at the banks of this magnificent lake

Shikara Ride one of the most soothing & relaxing aspects of a holiday in Kashmir, one gets immersed in the panoramic view of the Zabarwan range and the vastness of the Lake, symphonized with waves formed by the shikarawala’s rowing. Shikara is a luxury boat used as means of transportation from the bank of the Dal Lake to Houseboats and for sightseeing in the Lake. While on shikara ride in Dal lake. The 01 or 02 hour boat ride takes tourists on a soothing sightseeing tour of interior parts of the calm and placid waters of Dal Lake, and be a part of shopping- by-shikara expeditions. as a result of the dal is thus central to the landscape of Srinagar, several places of tourist interest have, over the ages, been built in its vicinity. Nishat and Shalimar gardens further as Hazratbal mosque are directly accessible by shikara

Hazratbal Mosque is located in a village of the same name on the banks of the Dal. Its pristine white marble elegance is reflected in the waters of the lake. Hazratbal’s special significance is derived from the fact that it houses a hair of the prophet Muhammad. This is displayed to the public on religious occasions, usually accompanied by fairs. Hazratbal is remarkable for being the domed mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs. The shrine – mosque complex is situated on the western shore of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh and commands a grand view of the lake and the mountain beyond

Mughal Garden Nishat Bagh The Garden of Pleasure largest Mughal garden situated on the banks of world famous Dal-Lake in the backdrop of Zabarwan hills encircles the Dal Lake. Empress Noor Jahan’s brother Asif Khan laid the Garden in 1633 AD. Nishat has seven terraces with a beautiful central water course flowing right in the middle. These terraces rise dramatically off the mountains from the eastern part of the lake. Shalimar Bagh was planted by Mughal emperor Jehangir for Empress Noor Jahan in 1619 AD and later extended in 1727 A.D. by Shah Jahan. Shaded by magnificent Chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds. The Garden blooms with innumerable varieties of flowers in spring and autumn. Chashma Shahi Garden a tastefully laid garden in terraces, which commands a magnificent view of the Dal Lake below and surrounding mountain ranges. The cool water of the spring is highly refreshing and digestive. The original garden was laid out by Shah Jehan in 1632 AD

Gulmarg Meadow of flowers  discovered as a tourist destination by the British in the 19th century. Prior to that, Mughal emperors vacationed in the Gulmarg valley which is about 03 kms long and up-to 01 km wide. It is exquisitely situated in a pine surrounded basin of the Pir Panjal range at an altitude of 2,730 meters above sea level and one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kashmir. It also has one of the world’s highest green golf courses with 18 holes, as well as a clubhouse, which is a historical building in its own right

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Gulmarg Gondola one of Asia’s largest and highest cable cars surrounded by pine forests and Himalayan mountain peaks in the ski resort of Gulmarg. Perhaps the best attraction of Gulmarg resort is the cable car, Gondola which has become famous all over the world for many reasons. Gondola is the name of the cable car lift that operates in the famous ski resort of Gulmarg. Gulmarg is a famous and internationally recognised ski resort. It has slopes for every kind of skiers. It is a lush green meadow which gets covered with snow during winters and becomes a paradise of skiing. It accommodates over a thousand skiers at a time. The actual meadow of Gulmarg is ideal for beginners, however, the tougher slopes for intermediaries and the expert skiers are found in the higher mountains of Khilanmarg, Apharwat and Alpatthar Mountains.Gondola cable car was originally devised to make the higher mountains accessible to the skiers in a more comfortable way. Gondola, however, became more popular among the tourists and it is the prominent attraction of the Gulmarg and the prime reason of people visiting this resort

Sonmarg Meadow of Gold a place of enthralling beauty, lies in Sindh Valley, streamed with flowers,  surrounded by mountains and perched at an altitude of 2690 m above sea level. Visited less frequently by visitors, it has as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a clear sky. It is a quiet alpine retreat surrounded with sycamore, silver birch, fir and pine trees and the last halt on the Kashmir side for the drive from Srinagar to Leh. It is also the base for some interesting treks to the high altitude of Himalayan Lakes

Betaab valley is situated at a distance of 15 kilometers from Pahalgam. The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. The Valley is towards northeast of Pahalgam and falls between Pahalgam and Chandanwadi and is en route Sri Amarnath Temple Yatra. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation. Betaab Valley, which is a part of Pahalgam area – one of the several Sub-valleys of Kashmir Valley came into existence during the post geosynclinal stage of the development of the Himalayas. Betaab Valley lies between the two Himalayan Ranges – Pir Panjal and Zanskar. Archaeological evidence proves the human existence in this region from the Neolithic Age, especially at Burzahom, Bomai and Pahalgam. Betaab Valley – a part of the Kashmir region, was ruled by the Mughals since the 15th Century. In latter part of the 15th century the Turko-Mughal Military General Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat ruled over Kashmir first on behalf of Sultan Said Khan of Kashgar and then on behalf of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin invaded and ruled Kashmir region for about 40 years during which he was famous for promoting peace and harmony in Kashmir

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DELHI THE WALLED CITY

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No visit to Delhi will be completed without visiting “Old Delhi” this is one the busiest and oldest areas of the world. Tangle of ancient streets and filled with all kinds of colorful shops, markets jam packed with people, and this is the place to go for different kind of tour walking and car tours in old Delhi, the former walled capital of the Mughal Empire

These tours have been designed by people with a deep understanding of the ‘Real’ Delhi. The theme of these tours is the pre-Shahjahanabad period and we will introduce you to the culture, food and people, as well as allow you a look at and feel of some valuable ancient traditions

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Before get to start take note some unique highlights of this heritage city of old Delhi, has been the centre of a succession of mighty empires and powerful kingdoms, making this place one of the longest-serving capitals and one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, considered to be a city built, destroyed and rebuilt several times

It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty and was later rechristened old Delhi by the British. Old Delhi architecture is a spectacular example of architectural work of that time with plenty of charisma and nostalgia. While walking the lanes of old Delhi you realize every wall has a story to tell. Old Delhi is a walled city shaped roughly like a quarter circle with the Red Fort as a focal point. The old city was surrounded by a wall enclosing about 1500 acres with 14 gates. The surrounding walls, 12 feet (3.7 m) wide and 26 feet (7.9 m) tall, originally of mud, were replaced by red stone in 1657. In the Mughal period, the gates were kept locked at night. Some are still standing upright around the city- Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turukman Gate, Delhi Gate, and Feroz Shah Kotla. House of number of fort, palace, heritage buildings, monuments, havelis (mansions) and mosques, temples, although the walls have largely disappeared, most of the gates are still present. The construction of the city was completed in 1648, and it remained the capital of the Mughal Empire until its fall in 1857

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It dates back to 1638, when Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi

Covered with many unique and massive historical monuments like The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque of Delhi) the principal mosque of Old Delhi, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India; construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “Jāma Masjid” locally as the grand Mosque of old Delhi, Jama Masjid draws visitors for its beauty and spectacular views of unique heritage city.  another landmark is Red Fort (Lal Qila) built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. The world heritage site, this monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal court, which was constructed during the 17th century. Lal Qila was once the residential area of the Imperial Family of India

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One busy market that was established centuries ago, the most known and popular as Moonlight Square Market OR Chandni Chowk, when Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. His daughter Jahan Ara constructed a square, around which a busy market grew. it is without doubt, one of the busiest areas in the world, lies in the heart of Shahjahanabad and established in the 17th century

Walked down Chandni Chowk, the main thoroughfare through old Delhi, runs from the Red Fort to historical Fatehpuri mosque. Originally a canal ran through the middle of the street. North of the street, there is the mansion of Begum Samru, now called Bhagirath Palace. South of the street is Dariba Kalan, a dense residential area, beyond which is Jama Masjid. Daryaganj is a section that used to border the river at Rajghat and Zeenat-ul-Masjid. Culture, temples, and everything else you could possibly imagine, this place has it

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The Urdu language emerged from the Urdu Bazaar section of Old Delhi. Many  magazines and various other Urdu publications are the reason for this language staying alive

Flanked with sidewalks on both sides of the streets. On the way through the narrow lanes of old Delhi, passed by shops selling jewelry, saris, cell phones, food, paper, books, clothing, shoes, toys, you name it with fascinating walking through these tight, crowded areas, but what you will find here the unique culture of its kind, you will realize the past and people of this unique place still standing as they were more than 100 years ago. During this walk, you will explore not just the bazaar (market), but also the cultural landscape of this area, from Chandini Chowk to Kinari Bazaar (wedding market) see the real picture of Indian wedding dresses style and jewellery style having long past continue till date then proceed to learn about the ingredients and essentials of Indian cooking. The colorful and interesting street food in this market caters to the preferences of this community

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What one will say how the life is different here and time is somehow standstill and almost cut or unknown from the rest of the globe

A barber chair on a street corner right on the busy road, what better place to get your hair cut, on one of its craziest street corners, people passing and move on, the barber doing very nice job, a big surprise! For the visitor, walk continued through what you will see school had just let out and kids were taking cycle rickshaws home instead of school cabs or buses.  Traffic in the streets was almost at a standstill

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If you are a real foodie, this is the place where you get authentic Mughlai dishes, and other street foods soaked up in the atmosphere of timeless old Delhi, authentic flavors for its age that is getting better with the time. It offers long list varieties of food, and a living, breathing piece of history

The narrow lanes of old Delhi have an overwhelming variety of cuisines to offer. The heavenly aroma of food literally liberates the taste buds here. Acclaimed by national and international food guides, the food will never fail to tempt you. The cuisine is generally dominated by meat, and also offers delicious hot parathas, chats, and sweets. The famous Paranthe Wali Gali is a narrow street located in Chandni Chowk and has a series of shops offering parathas, a fried Indian bread which is stuffed with fillings and served with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, pickles, and curries. Over 30 varieties of parathas are available. The Ghantewala Halwai is one of the oldest sweet shops in India, founded in the year 1790. It is famous for its sohan halwa and karachi halwa along with badaam barfi, kalakand, pista samosa and mootichoor ladoo – India is one of the best destinations for halal tourism

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FATEHPUR SIKRI THE WORLD HERITAGE CITY IN INDIA

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Make the journey from Agra to Jaipur, visiting India’s jewels along the way. Just 40kms (approx. 45 minutes drive) west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri a World Heritage-listed city founded by 16th century Mughal Emperor Akbar – The unique heritage walk and one of the prime destinations for the excellence of Indo-Islamic Architecture designated UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986

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This magnificent fortified ancient city was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Earlier, Akbar had visited the village of Sikri to consult the Sufi saint Hazrat Shaikh Salim Chishti, who predicted the birth of an heir to the Mughal throne. When the prophecy came true, Akbar built his new capital here, including a stunning mosque,  and three palaces, one for each of his favourite wives. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India. Akbar began the construction of a religious compound in honor of the Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti, who had predicted the birth of Jahangir. After Jahangir’s second birthday, he began the construction of a walled city and imperial palace

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Sits on rocky ridge, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) in length and 1 km (0.62 mi) wide and palace city is surrounded by a 6 km (3.7 mi) wall on three sides with the fourth bordered by a lake. The city is generally organized around this 40 m high ridge, and falls roughly into the shape of a rhombus. The general layout of the ground structures, especially the “continuous and compact pattern of gardens and services and facilities” that characterized the city leads urban archaeologists to conclude that Fatehpur Sikri was built primarily to afford leisure and luxury to its famous residents. The dynastic architecture was modelled on Timurid forms and styles. The town was built massively and preferably with red sandstone and city’s architecture reflects domestic architecture popular in India at the time

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Jama Mosque the excellence of Indo-Islamic Architecture was perhaps one of the first buildings to be constructed in the complex, as its epigraph gives A.D. 1571-72 as the date of its completion. It was built in the manner of Indian mosques, with iwans around a central courtyard. A distinguishing feature is the row of chhatri over the sanctuary. There are three mihrabs in each of the seven bays, while the large central mihrab is covered by a dome, it is decorated with white marble inlay, in geometric patterns

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A unique white marble encased tomb of the Sufi saint, Hazrat Sheikh Salim Chishti (1478–1572), within the Jama Masjid’s courtyard. The single-storey structure is built around a central square chamber, within which is the grave of the saint, under an ornate wooden canopy encrusted with mother-of-pearl mosaic. Surrounding it is a covered passageway for circumambulation, with carved Jalis, stone pierced screens all around with intricate geometric design and an entrance to the south. Other striking features of the tomb are white marble serpentine brackets, which support sloping eaves around the parapet. On the left of the tomb, to the east, stands a red sandstone tomb of Hazrat Islam Khan I, son of Hazrat Shaikh Badruddin Chisti and grandson of Hazrat Shaikh Salim Chishti, who became a general in the Mughal army in the reign of Jahangir. The tomb is topped by a dome and thirty-six small domed chattris and contains a number of graves, some unnamed, all male descendants of Hazrat Shaikh Salim Chisti

 

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The unique Buland Darwaza (High Door) at Fatehpur Sikri is 55 metres (180 ft) high, from the ground, gradually making a transition to a human scale in the inside. The gate was added around five years after the completion of the mosque 1576-1577 as a victory arch, it carries two inscriptions in the archway, one of which reads: “Isa, Son of Mariam said: The world is a bridge, pass over it, but build no houses on it. He who hopes for an hour may hope for eternity. The world endures but an hour. Spend it in prayer, for the rest is unseen”. The central portico comprises three arched entrances, with the largest one, in the centre, is known locally as the Horseshoe Gate, after the custom of nailing horseshoes to its large wooden doors for luck. Outside the giant steps of the Buland Darwaza to the left is a unique deep well

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A great monument five-storied palatial structure, with the tiers gradually diminishing in size, till the final one, which is a single large-domed chhatri, it is known as “Panch Mahal”. Originally pierced stone screens faced the facade and probably sub-divided the interior as well, suggesting it was built for the ladies of the court. The floors are supported by intricately carved columns on each level, totaling to 176 columns in all

Diwan-i-Aam or Hall of Public Audience, a building typology found in many cities where the ruler meets the general public. In this case, it is a pavilion-like multi-bayed rectangular structure fronting a large open space. Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience, is a plain square building with four chhatris on the roof. However it is famous for its central pillar, which has a square base and an octagonal shaft, both carved with bands of geometric and floral designs, further its thirty-six serpentine brackets support a circular platform for Akbar, which is connected to each corner of the building on the first floor, by four stone walkways. It is here that Akbar had representatives of different religions discuss their faiths and gave private audience

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THE QUTUB COMPLEX IN DELHI

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The Qutb Minar complex, which drew 3.9 million visitors in 2006, was India’s most visited monument that year, ahead of Taj Mahal. The Qutub complex are ancient monuments and buildings in Delhi, India, named after the religious figure Sufi Sant Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, was begun by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of the Mamluk Dynasty (Gulam Dynasty) listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site   

Many rulers, including the Tughlaqs, Alauddin Khalji and the British added structures to the complex. Apart from the Qutb Minar and the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque, other structures in the complex include the Alai Darwaza gate, the Alai Minar and the Iron pillar, and inside the complex lie the tombs of Iltutmish, Alauddin Khalji and Imam Zamin 

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Qutab Minar a soaring 73m-high ancient tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15m diameter at the base to just 2.5m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in India. A 7m-high iron pillar stands in the Qutub Complex. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled. The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer

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The Qutb Minar is inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan, it is an important example of early Afghan architecture, which later evolved into Indo-Islamic Architecture. The Qutb Minar is 72.5metres (239 ft) high, has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony carried on muqarnas corbel and tapers from a diameter 14.3metres at the base to 2.7metres at the top, which is 379 steps away. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with surrounding buildings and monuments. No one can, however, dispute that the tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India, but also in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of the Qutab Minar, but could only finish the it, his successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey

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The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak is quite evident in the Minar. The relief work and even the materials used for construction differ. The 238 feet Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex. The tower is ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. Even though in ruins, the Quwwat Ui Islam (Light of Islam) Mosque in the Qutab complex is one of the most magnificent structures in the world. Qutab-ud-din Aibak started its construction in 1193 and the mosque was completed in 1197. Iltutmush in 1230 and Alla-ud-din Khilji in 1315 made additions to the building. The main mosque comprises of an inner and outer courtyard,decorated with shafts and surrounded by piller

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The Alai Darwaza is a main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khalji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khalji in 1311 AD, who also added a court to the pillared to the eastern side. The domed gateway is decorated with red sandstone and inlaid white marble decorations, inscriptions in Naskh script, latticed stone screens and showcases the remarkable craftsmanship of the Turkish artisans who worked on it. This is the first building in India to employ Islamic architecture principles in its construction and ornamentation

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The unique iron pillar is one of the world’s foremost metallurgical curiosities. The pillar, 7.21-metre high and weighing more than six tonnes, was originally erected by Chandragupta II Vikramaditya (375–414 AD) in front of a Vishnu Temple complex at Udayagiri around 402 AD, and later shifted by Anangpal in the 10th century CE from Udaygiri to its present location. Anangpal built a Vishnu Temple here and wanted this pillar to be a part of that temple. The estimated weight of the decorative bell of the pillar is 646 kg while the main body weighs 5,865 kg, thus making the entire pillar weigh 6,511kg. The pillar bears an inscription in Sanskrit in Brahmi script dating 4th century AD, which indicates that the pillar was set up as a Vishnudhvaja, standard of god, on the hill known as Vishnupada in memory of a mighty king named Chandra, believed to Chandragupta II. A deep socket on the top of this ornate capital suggests that probably an image of Garuda was fixed into it, as common in such flagpoles

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The Tomb of the Delhi Sultanate ruler, Iltutmish, the second Sultan (1211–1236), built 1235 CE, central chamber is a 9mt. sq. and has squinches, suggesting the existence of a dome, The main cenotaph, in white marble, is placed on a raised platform in the centre of the chamber. The facade is known for its ornate carving, both at the entrance and the interior walls. The interior west wall has a prayer niche (mihrab) decorated with marble, and a rich amalgamation of Indo-Islamic architecture, such as bell-and-chain, tassel, lotus, diamond emblems

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Alauddin Khalji started building the Alai Minar after he had doubled the size of Quwwat ul-Islam mosque built before 1311AD. He conceived this tower to be two times higher than Qutb Minar in proportion with the enlarged mosque. The construction was however abandoned, just after the completion of the 24.5-metre-high (80 ft) first-story core; soon after the death of Alauddin in 1316, and never taken up by his successors of Khalji dynasty. The first storey of the Alai Minar, a giant rubble masonry core, still stands today, which was evidently intended to be covered with dressed stone later on. Noted Sufi poet and saint of his times, Amir Khusro in his work, Tarikh-i-Alai, mentions Ala-ud-din’s intentions to extend the mosque and also constructing another minar

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DELHI THE ANCIENT AND MODERN

Delhi the capital city of India, a fine blend of old and new, ancient and modern, a city of more than 15 million people, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. This city has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt. City’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent heritage monuments but also in the rich and diverse cultures

Indraprastha the legendary Ancient City is believed to have been established 5000 years ago (c. 2800 BC), as per the ancient Indian text- the Mahabharata. Though very much a part of India’s very Ancient history

This historical city home of many World Heritage Sites list by UNESCO Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar Complex, Jama Mosque are few of brilliant examples of Indo-Islamic Architecture 

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Delhi’s culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by many significant monuments in the city. Old Delhi has been the capital of numerous empires that ruled India, making it rich in history

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Visiting at Old Delhi Market Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is without doubt, the busiest market area in Delhi. It dates back to 1638, when Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. His daughter Jahanara constructed a square, around which a busy market grew. During this walk, we will explore not just the bazaar, but also the cultural landscape of this area, from Chandini Chowk to Kinari Bazaar (Wedding Market) see the real picture of Indian wedding dresses style and jewellery style having long past continue till date then proceed to learn about the ingredients and essentials of Indian cooking. The colorful and interesting street food in this market caters to the preferences of this community, pre-Shahjahanabad period and we will introduce you to the culture, food and people, as well as allow you a look at and feel of some valuable ancient traditions. Chandni Chowk that lies in the heart of Shahjahanabad, and was established in the 17th century. It is older than the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid

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New Delhi, on the other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. New Delhi is famous for its British colonial architecture, wide roads, and tree-lined boulevards. New Delhi houses several British Monuments reminiscent of British colonial architecture 

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In 1911, George V, then Emperor of India, along with Queen Mary made the announcement that the capital of the India was to be shifted from Calcutta to Delhi. The foundation stone of New Delhi was laid by King George V and Queen Mary. Large parts of New Delhi were planned by Edwin Lutyens, who first visited Delhi in 1912, and Herbert Baker, both leading 20th-century British architects. New Delhi became a cosmopolitan city due to its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence. This place called New Delhi with several historic sites and museums was the part of the beauty developed by british. The National Museum was inaugurated and currently has 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years. The India Gate built in 1931 was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. New Delhi is particularly renowned for its beautifully landscaped gardens that can look quite stunning in spring.Much of New Delhi, planned by the leading 20th-century British architect Edwin Lutyens, was laid out to be the central administrative area of the city as a testament to Britain’s imperial ambitions. At the heart of the city is the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly known as Viceroy’s House) which sits atop Raisina Hill. The Parliament House, designed by Herbert Baker. Connaught Place is a large, circular commercial area in New Delhi, modelled after the Royal Crescent in England. Twelve separate roads lead out of the outer ring of Connaught Place this unique market

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