Best places to visit in Delhi

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Delhi is the National Capital Territory of India. Delhi served as the capital of different kingdoms, even before the Mughal Reign. The monuments in Delhi display the greater influence of Mughal architecture, because of their prolonged rule in this region. Here’s a list of best of best places to visit in Delhi.

India Gate

It is a memorial to the Indian Soldiers, who died during the first world war (1914-1921). India Gate kindles the architectural style of the triumphal arch.

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Attractions at the India Gate

The Canopy and the Amar Jawan Jyoti are the main attractions at the India Gate. The Canopy is a 73 feet cupola (a small dome-like structure) and was constructed as a tribute to King George V.

The Amar Jawan Jyoti, also known as the flame of the immortal soldier is built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who sacrifice their life for the sake of the nation. It is a never extinguishing flame and a statue of war rifle capped with the war helmet.

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If you happen to visit Delhi during the 26th of January, then you should watch the Republic Day Parade of India. It takes place at the Rajpath, starting from India Gate towards the Red Fort.

Red Fort

Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal kingdom for more than 200 years. The fort itself is a medium to dive into ancient India. There are many museums of historical importance in the fort arena.

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Attractions at the Red Fort

A day could be less if you wish to explore the whole of Red Fort. The not to skip visiting places at the Red Fort are-

Deewan-e-Khas: The hall of private ministry

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The Baoli : Public step bath or large stepped water well

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Deewan-e-aam: The audience hall

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Hammam: Private bath

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Moti Masjid: Pearl Palace

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Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is the UNESCO world heritage site in India. It is 73 meters tall and has five levels. The foundation of the Qutub Minar was laid by the founder of the Delhi Sultanate- Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The minaret was completed by his successor Iltutmish.

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Connaught Place

Connaught Place is one of the largest business, commercial, and financial centers in India. It is home to the headquarters of many notable Indian firms.

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Attraction at the Connaught Place

The 63 meters high Indian National Flag at the Central Park of the Connaught Place is a remarkable site. Since the British reign in India, Connaught Place has been the major shopping and fashion destination. One can also find a number of shopping options at Connaught Place.

Lotus Temple

The Lotus temple in Delhi is a place of worship of the people of Bahá’í Faith. However, the temple is open for all, regardless of their religion.

There is 27 free-standing marble structure in the shape of the flower petal. The structures are grouped in three to form the nine sides of the temple.

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The best cab service in Delhi is that of Gozo Cabs. Gozo provides taxis for sightseeing, one-way travel, multicity trips, package tours, and airport transfers. Also, Gozo is Delhi’s topmost outstation taxi service provider.

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