Historic Sites in New Delhi

Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

New Delhi Historic Sites

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  • ldgp14
    Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
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    This was my first time visiting a Gurudwara and it was definitely a memorable experience. Seeing behind the scenes of the community kitchen was incredible, there is such a strong sense of community in all of the volunteers who cook for people from all backgrounds. This shoukd be on your list of things to see in New Delhi.
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
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    Worth a quick stop for sure to look, and take a photograph. An archway standing as a tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country, India Gate is one of the landmarks of Delhi.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Renan
    226 contributions
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    The front gate is the most impressive part of this fort. The museums inside are ok. Teh baoli is nice, not the best you'll see in India. There are a few other buildings to see from the outside. Nice place overall
    Written 22 January 2024
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,79,670 contributions
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    The Rajpath is roughly the area between the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the official residence of the President of India) and India gate. The area is popular, but largely devoid of buildings and there’s no shortage of police and soldiers for security reasons. Connecting the aforementioned landmarks is a long, long road also known as Kingsway when it served as the ceremonial path. While the area isn’t all that exciting, the landmarks here including India Gate are worth seeing.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Andythebaggie
    Birmingham, UK2,326 contributions
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    Surrounded by ramparts you find this monument to Gandhi where his body was cremated.
    We believed it was important to get close to the memorial, so like the many Indian present we removed our footwear so that we could approach in deference.
    There is a place before the short tunnel where you can leave your footwear. The monument itself is a simple black marble, it’s poignant and a good place to reflect on this important historical figure.
    The area is peaceful and nicely landscaped, and there are marble plaques with some of the musings of Gandhi.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Pooja
    New Delhi, India55 contributions
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    Cafes restaurants shopping monastery - all in one place! Its a good market to spend a whole day trying out new traditional cuisines viz Tibetan salty tea..laphing. fine dining restaurants and tiny street food outlets all make this place worth visiting! Korean products can be seen on shops and Dalai Lama hangouts catch your eye every few steps..
    The metro station near by is Vidhan sabha.
    A place that that signifies how Delhi envelopes different cultures- people warmly!
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • ClaireLouise
    Derbyshire, UK366 contributions
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    A beautiful place not to be missed
    Lovely to spend to spend some time wandering around away from the hussle and bustle of the town
    Written 18 October 2023
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,689 contributions
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    Bang in the heart of Lutyens’s New Delhi stands a medieval step-well, one of Delhi’s few surviving step-wells (and most ornate too). The Agrasen ki Baoli, or Ugrasen ki Baoli, references a King Agrasen/Ugrasen, of the Sisodia clan, who is regarded as the forefather of the Agrawal community. Agrasen/Ugrasen is believed to have built this baoli, which (given that Agrasen/Ugrasen ruled some 5,000 years ago) seems hard to believe. The baoli’s architecture, in fact, is more distinctly Lodhi in style.

    The steps here number just over a hundred, and descend three levels to get down to the water (which is stagnant and filthy). On either side, similar to other step-wells such as Rajon ki Baoli, there are rows of arched cells. Just above the baoli, off to one side, is a mosque with arches and medallions of incised plaster.

    No entry fee is required to enter. Try to visit on a weekday, when it’s less crowded, or if on a weekend, well before noon. Later in the day, because of the baoli’s popularity with cinema lovers (scenes from a couple of Hindi films, PK and Sultan, have been filmed here), it gets quite busy.

    Written 1 November 2023
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  • gabriela s
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
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    a gem of a historical place in the middle of chaotic city . It is so surprising to find an ancient wonder lying in the middle of chaotic city of delhi. hiding so many many awesome history and plethora of historic ruins
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • aditya s
    7 contributions
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    It has a small museum with space suit and sarellite model. History of space explorqtuon8 to tickle young minds. 3D show is reasonably good experience.

    TIPS
    book tickets online.
    Reach half an hour beforehand and not much in advance since there is not much to do apart from show.

    PM sangrahalaya museum is just besides planetarium. Plan your day such that you can do both on same day if possible.
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • tubah456
    New Delhi, India3 contributions
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    highly underrated place in delhi. amazing greenery and quaint solace way from the madness of the mega city. Good place to try a get together with your loved ones too,
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,689 contributions
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    Baolis or step-wells were once common features across the more arid parts of India, including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The basic feature of a baoli is that it consists of a series of steps leading down to the water level: as the water level recedes over time due to use or evaporation, you must climb down more steps to get to the water. Delhi has several step-wells, such as the ones at Nizamuddin and at Purana Qila; Agrasen ki Baoli, Gandhak ki Baoli (also in Mehrauli, and approachable through the Mehrauli Archaeological Park), and this one, named for stonemasons or raj.

    Besides the main body of the baoli (which is surrounded on either side by shallow cells or rooms that could be used for rest), there is a pillared pavilion up above.

    When we visited, the main gate was locked and we were not allowed to go in. The water in the baoli was almost up to the level of the topmost step, and looked very green and stagnant.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • shay b
    San Diego, CA10 contributions
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    Our 16 days trip organized by Castle and King Tour agency was amazing. Our group of 7 had the pleasure of being accompanied by our very knowledgable and personable tour guide Dashrath and our lovely driver Ajay. The two of them made sure that not only all of our needs were met, but made every effort for our trip to be unforgettable! Every time we changed our original plans - which was often, their response was "sure! This is your trip and we want you to enjoy it" and they set out to make the necessary changes without a fuss and with professionalism. Our trip was enhanced because of Dashrath's warmth and openness, as he openned door for us to see the real culture! His first words when we met him was "I want to show you India through my eyes" and so he did!
    Our tour organizer, Arvind who helped with planning the trip was also very knowledgable and patient. He answered every question and every concern in detail and timely. He provided many suggestions to ensure that the trip would fit our group. It was a pleasure to meet him and his family who came to the airport to meet us before our departure.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Castle and King.
    Written 2 December 2023
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,689 contributions
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    Situated parallel to the Naubat Khaana/Naqqar Khaana, right behind it, is the Diwan-e-Aam of the Red Fort, the Hall of Public Audience. This is where the Emperor would have attended court where all the courtiers would have been present: he would have heard petitions, received ambassadors and emissaries from abroad, bestowed recognition on those who merited it, and so on.

    In Mughal times, the red sandstone pillars of the Diwan-e-Aam would have been covered over with limestone plaster polished to an alabaster-like finish, and would have looked vastly different from its more stark (yet still impressively symmetrical) appearance today. One of the highlights of this hall is the white marble throne pavilion that stands against the back wall, in the very centre. The back wall of this little pavilion is exquisitely decorated in pietra dura (coloured stone inlay work) depicting various birds, as well as the legend of Orpheus. Shahjahan is believed to have commissioned a Florentine jeweller named Austin of Bordeaux to create these panels.

    Sadly, because the pavilion is encased in thick glass, and it’s so high, it’s difficult to get a good glimpse of the details of this inlay unless you’ve come armed with a pair of binoculars or a camera with a good zoom lens.
    Written 1 April 2023
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  • JoyBose
    Bengaluru, India345 contributions
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    It's an unfinished minar but a much wider scale and circumference than qutub minar. Only one floor was completed. One can only guess by looking at it, how big it would have been. It's a massive stone structure.
    Written 24 January 2021
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