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Delightful Delhi

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A travel journal to India by garymarsh6

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The Qutab Minar Complex (Qutb Minar)

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Attraction | "The Oldest and Tallest Minaret in India"

The Qutab Minar Complex (Qutb Minar) Photo, Delhi, India
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Qutb Minar complex.This is a set of buildings built over the centuries in the Southern part of Delhi in the grounds of a fort covering an area of 100 acres consisting of a variety of ruined temples, tombs and a Mosque. The fort was built around 739 BC and was subsequently added to over the centuries by winning invaders and occupiers and is listed as a world heritage site.The Qutb Minar. This is in fact a five storied minaret the tallest brick built minaret in the world. It was built as a victory monument in 1192 to celebrate the Victory of Mohammed Ghori which would be the start of the Muslim rule. From looking at a variety of pictures of it before I visited, it is ...Read More

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The Qutab Minar Complex (Qutb Minar)
Mehrauli
Delhi, India

Raj Ghat

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Attraction | "Memorial to Gandhi the father of the Indian Nation."

Raj Ghat Photo, New Delhi, India
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Raj Ghat.Raj Ghat is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi who is known as the father of the nation who was assassinated on the 30th of January 1947 for what his assassin Nathuram Godse saw as his betrayal to the Indian nation for favouring Nehru to become first Prime minister.A ghat is a set of steps beside a river where daily activities of washing clothes, bathing and cremations take place. However Raj Ghat is not actually beside the river but in a park very near the Yumana River that flows through the East side of Delhi.His cremation took place on January 31st and every year special prayers are said on the date of his birthday 2nd of October and 30th January...Read More

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Raj Ghat

New Delhi

Humayun's Tomb

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Attraction | "The Precurser to the Taj Mahal"

Humayun's Tomb Photo, Delhi, India
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Humayuns Tomb. Delhi.Humayuns tomb is on the eastern side of Delhi and is India’s first Mogul garden mausoleum. It was built by Humayuns senior widow the Hamida Begum 9 years after his death to honour his memory and where he was finally laid to rest in 1562. Initially he had been buried in his palace in Delhi then and later moved to the Punjab.The begum arranged and transported 300 Persian artisans to build it after building a small colony for them to live in within the grounds. She also had a mosque built so that they could continue to pray five times per day and a dancing platform in the middle of the square for them to be entertained.Although it is called Humayun...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2010

Humayun's Tomb
Nizamuddin, New Delhi
Delhi, India

India Gate

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Attraction | "A Fitting Memorial to Those Who Died for Us"

India Gate Photo, Delhi, India
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India Gate and the Rajpath.India gate is a massive memorial arch not dissimilar to the Arc De Triumph in Paris. The memorial is also known as the all India memorial.It was built originally in memory of those 90,000 Indian citizens who gave their lives on behalf of the British Indian Empire who died during world war one and in Afghanistan. Work started on it in 1921 and it took approximately 10 years to build.The names of those who died are inscribed on the sides of the monument which is 42 metres tall. It is made out of red sandstone and looks quite magnificent. On each side of the monument there is the following description in gold letters Amar Jawan (I...Read More

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India Gate
Rajpath, New Delhi
Delhi, India

Ashok Country Resort

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Hotel | "Haven of Peace in Delhi"

Ashok Country Resort Photo, New Delhi, India
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The Ashok Country club resort. Delhi.This is quite a large hotel set in beautiful grounds conveniently situated about 20 minutes from Indira Gandhi International airport. It is a very busy hotel as it is also used as a transit hotel for people beginning and ending organised tours. It is reached down a road that can only be described as a dirt track which is not impressive at all but once inside the compound of the hotel it is a very different story. It is a haven of peace, calm and tranquility.The hotel has 82 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and toilets which are set around a fairly bland looking courtyard however if your rooms are inward facing it is particularly ...Read More

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Ashok Country Resort
30, Rajokri Road

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