Our beautiful National Capital has been known by many names. Many notable kings had ruled here and wars had won and lost. Its remarkable strength and will power have aided Delhi to outlive the difficult phases. We have hand picked a few pictures out of thousands to show how beautiful Delhi is and I have made sure you fell in love with Delhi.
1. Lotus temple
This temple is constructed in form of fully grown lotus flower. Its shape sends message of the immortality of love and purity. Well it is quite true in case of Delhiites who are famous for their love for food and loud lifestyle. This temple is one of the most visited monuments in India and was built in 1986. The location of the temple is very auspicious as it stands opposite to the Kalka Temple which is a shrine of Goddess Kali dating back to Satya Yuga. The white marble of the lotus Temple looks more serene in the evening nights. You can have a look on other pictures of the photographer.
2. Safdarjung’s Tomb
It represents the last phase of Mughal artistry and continues the fashion of Hamanyun’s tomb. Like most of mughal monuments it is made up of red sandstone under the rule of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulah. The architecture pursues the mughal pattern of squared charbhagh .The tombs of Safdarjung and his wife are surrounded by four gardens on each side. Right in front of the mausoleum is water fountain. Its ceiling has floral design with 3D effect.
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3. Humanyun’s tomb
The architectural design of Humanyun’s Tomb is used in many Mughal monuments including Safdarjung’s tomb and Taj Mahal. Its front gate is constructed in form of arc which in Mughal architecture means welcoming the guests. As Taj Mahal is made in the love of a King for his beloved dead wife, similarly this tomb is constructed under the order of Hajji Begum, the widow of Humanyun in 1565 A.D. the notable features of this tomb is that it has charbagh with pathways water channels, a well located at the centre and consists of several graves of Mughal rulers. Bahadur Shah II is also cremated inside this walled enclosure. For more coverage follow the photographer’s page.
This enclosure is made up of five storeys each having a projecting balcony. It is the largest mosque in India and is the last memoir of Shah Jahan. It used to be at the heart of the old city hence the name Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa (mosque commanding view of the world). The cabinet in the north gate holds a collection of Muhammad’s relics – the Koran written on deerskin, the prophet’s lock of red beard-hair, his sandals and his footprints, entrenched in a marble block. At night all its towers are beautifully lighted. During the time of festivals it appears as if people have entered into the mosque like flocks of birds praying to god for their wishes and desires.
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It is the gratifying reminder of majestic power and splendour of Mughal emperors. It generates the sense of pride in our hearts every time we celebrate Independence Day. Its long walls were constructed to keep out the enemies now it keeps out the commotion and noise of the city.
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It is an elevate, 73 high victory tower built right after the defeat of last Hindu ruler of delhi by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The tower was completed by his successors Iltutmush and Firoz Shah Tughlak. It has five distinct storeys. First three are made up of red sandstone and last two are made of white marble. In its courtyard, there is the famous Ashoka Pillar. It is believed that if you can circle your arms around it and ask for a wish, it will come true. It is quite surprising that the Mughal emperor decided to construct a minar around a Hindu enclosure.
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7. President’s house
This immense British edifice looks picturesque on the eve of Independence Day. It includes various Mughal gardens. It is made up red and cream sandstone and it priced over 14 million rupees. This building is a mixture of Indian and western architectural designs. It has many built-in museums. Its East wall has the following inscription craved :
“In thought faith
In word wisdom
In deed courage
In life service
So may India be great.”
The above picture marvelously shows the double impression of Rashtrapati Bhawan on its water fountain. For more such pictures follow the photographer.