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Mughal Gardens
Mughal Gardens is one of Delhi's historic gardens and is famous for its stately design, which is a mixture of British and Mughal style garden. Located in Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India is known for wide varieties of roses in the country, some of which are rare and extinct. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyně of Lady Smith, the garden covers an area of 13 hectares and is divided into three sections (rectangular gardens, long and circular). The flowers look lovely tables give this beautifully landscaped garden. L garden is adorned with Mughal style canals, fountains and terraces. The garden is a delight for the eyes, because it shows nature at its best . The garden has a variety of trees and flowers as transfer sessions, marigold, bougainvillea, sweet William, etc. among many others Viscaria. This garden also has artificial ponds, which will have the opportunity to see the fish. The garden also endorses the romantic fountains designed with multicolored lights that make up the main attractions. Mughal Garden has 4 channels of red sandstone lotus-shaped fountain made their intersection. Moreover, the colorful flowers add to the pleasure of the eyes. In Mughal Garden in Delhi, you can relax amidst the majestic beauty of nature and silence. Mughal Garden serves as the perfect destination for a picnic in the spring. Mughal Garden is open to public visitation only in February and March when the flowers are in full bloom.

The Old Fort
The old fort one of the most visited historical monuments of Delhi, is said to be occupied from 1000 BC The legend says that this is where Indraprastha, capital Pandava mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, once stood. The Mughal emperor, Humayun, built the city of Dinapanah in the 16 century, it took about five years to complete. The Old Fort was built as a citadel in the city and was completed by Sher Shar Suri an Afghan ruler deposed Humayun.He also added other buildings like the magnificent Kuhn Monque-Qila, built around 1540.

There are three gates of the fortress. The entrance is through the Bara Darwaza, the southern gate is called the Humayun Darwaza and the third door is the Talaqi Darwaza, the use of both red marble stone and offers a unique look and not the west wall structure. the interior of the mosque has five arched openings are richly decorated with black and white marble. The architecture is a vast mix of Hindu, Muslim and Afghan art of the time. It stands on a hill and a lake existing in the foot, where boat travel arrangements are made for visitors. Sound and light shows are also hosted on the site. The ancient fortress is located near other places like Delhi Zoo Humayun's Tomb. Sher Mandal is one of several towers inside the fort. Some Mughal documents have revealed that it was coming down the stairs that Humayun slipped, fell and suffered injuries that later led to his death.

Jantar Mantar
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the capital after Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. Exhibition of scientific and astronomical knowledge of ancient India, the observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, the determination of the declinations of planets, and determining celestial heights and related ephemera. Built in local stone and marble, each is a fixed and focused 'tool. The Samrat Jantar, the largest instrument, is 90 feet high, its shadow carefully plotted to tell the time of day. The Jantar Mantar was declared a national monument in 1948.

An enthusiastic supporter of the science of astrology, Maharaja Jai Singh was satisfied with the methods used by experts at the time and he was instructed to find an accurate and reliable measurement, a desire that ultimately led to the invention of these instruments. Apart from Delhi, built observatories at Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. It took almost seven years before the whole structure was fully operational, because I wanted to be completely satisfied with the accuracy of the instruments is derived the name of yantra, instrument, and mantra, the formula or in this context. Jantar Mantar therefore literally means "instrument of calculation." Located in the heart of Delhi, Connaught Place, the observatory has now become a popular tourist attraction. Has always attracted architects, historians and scientists from around the world. Students of astrology still use it for research.

Rajghat
Rajghat is a monument to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nation.located near the banks of river Yamuna. This is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation on 31 January 1948. At one end of Samadhi, ie the mausoleums, eternally burning flame inside a copper urn. A stone path surrounded by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are located nearby. The memorial has the epitaph Ram, (literally, 'O' Ram ', but also translates to "Oh God"), the last words uttered by Gandhi.

Foreign dignitaries visiting India to pay homage to Gandhi at Raj Ghat placing flowers and wreaths on the platform. A commemorative ceremony takes place every Friday. The prayers are performed in memory of Mahatma at birth (02 October) and death (January 30) Anniversaries. January 30 is remembered as Martyrs Day. The surrounding houses of other famous politicians' samadhis indigenous freedom fighters and dignitaries such as Jawahar Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Jawaharlal Nehru's samadhi is to the north of the Raj Ghat and is known as the Shantivan or Shanti Vana ie, the forest of peace. Surrounded by green areas and several shrubs and exotic trees, the neighborhood has a quiet charm to it.

Akshardham
Akshardham is the latest addition to the list of famous monuments and temples in Delhi. Officially opened to the public from November 6, 2005, the figures of the temple in Guiniess Book of Records as the largest Hindu temple in the world. The impressive structure, the detail was out of the complex, the concept of the garden, the rich carvings and decorated and the use of modern technology, all combined very well to make the temple visit an unforgettable experience experience.Pramukh Swami Maharaj , the spiritual leader of the BSAP inspired and overseen the temple, which had 3,000 volunteers and craftsmen to complete 7,000. Located next to the next site of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Akshardham is believed to attract more than 65% of visitors to New Delhi.

The large central monument in the temple is richly carved with images of deities, musicians and dancers. The structure is made entirely of stone, without the use of cement and murtis or idols inside is made of five metals in accordance with ancient Hindu tradition. The temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan along with other Hindu gods like Ram, Sita, Vishnu, Krishna and Shiva. Other attractions at the resort include:

Garden of India, whose lush countryside is full of bronze sculptures of historical and cultural legends of India like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Shivaji between the first and only home theater Delhi others.a large screen, which measures 85 feet (26 m) by 65 feet, a musical fountain, the biggest step in India as well, which shows that represents the circle of life is played to the audience. a boat ride in boat shaped peacock that takes visitors on a journey through 10,000 years of Indian history.

India Gate
India Gate is a tribute to all the brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the country. Built in memory of the 90,000 soldiers who gave their lives during the First World War, another 13,516 names engraved on the arch and foundations form a separate report to the British and Indian soldiers killed in the North-West frontier in the war Afghanistan, 1919. Amar Jawan Jyoti is also a monument built in memory of soldiers who perished in the Indo-Pakistani war in December 1971. It is in the form of a flame that burns day and night under the arch. Also known as the Memorial of the All India War, the majestic Gateway of India is located on the eastern edge of the broad Janpath which leads to the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

India Gate was designed and built by Lutyens. India Gate is 42 m in height and relaxation area and a popular picnic spot. Infact, it seems that all of Delhi had packed the place during the winter evenings and summer nights. The air is full of talk, laughter and cries of vendors of a variety of traffic of goods. You can Chaat fruit snacks (fruit salad with hot, spicy seasoning), through bhelpuri (a snack of puffed rice, spices and hot chutney, sweet and bitter), Jor garam chana (chickpeas flavored), dal ka pakodas (fried lentil dumplings, flour), fried potatoes, ice cream, cotton candy and soft drinks. A perfect place to relax and lie on the manicured garden surrounding the structure. Visitors can also enjoy boat trips or go horseback riding.

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