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  • Aziza A
    Atlanta, GA3 contributions
    Qutub Minar is a beautiful monument built by Quli Qutub and a testament to the incredible architecture! In the middle of the capital city, it is surprisingly very serene here. The grounds are laden with large, old Neem trees standing strong and eerily quiet during a busy season.
    The calligraphy on the red stone is simply amazing. You are not allowed to go inside the minar due to safety issues.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Prabir G
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,739 contributions
    A. Opening Hours : Open 6.00 am till 6.00 pm

    B. Entry Ticket: Rs 40 pp, Foreigners Rs. 600
    C. Location : Mathura Road, Nizamuddin East New Delhi
    D. Travel mode: Metro,Jor Bagh Stn,Yellow Line
    F. PHOTOGRAPHY Inside the palace : Allowed,

    This huge red sandstone structure, located at the centre of a large garden compkex , houses the temains of 2nd Mughal Emperor Humayun.The tomb was made under the order of the Chief Empress Bega Begum and designed by Persian architecht, Mirza Giyaas. The construction compketed in 1572 CE. This is declared as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993. Apart from this structure, the garden complex also houses graves of Bega Begum, Dara Shikouh, Farukhshiyar and alao of Isa Khan Niazi, an Afghan noble of Sher Shah's court.
    We visited this huge garden complex in February 2024. It's a long nice walk through the green garden complex. The first structure on the left was the tomb of Isa Khan. A brick and yellow sandstone built hexagonal structure with blue ornate and other stone on the wall with a large central tomb surrounded by number of smaller blue tombs. The inner chamber has nice Jaffrey designed walls and houses the grave of the noble and his family.
    The tomb of Bega Begum is comparatively simpler one.
    The main attraction is the massive tomb of Humayun. Built on a eight metre high and 12000 square meter spread terrace, the 47 metre high tomb is built of rubble , white and red sandstone and with white marble flooring. One warning for senior citizen and for the visitors with knee problem. The staircase approach to the terrace is very steep and each stair step very high. It will be quite a challenge. One suggestion. Use the right entrance where stairs are slightly less steep. Once you climb, a great view of the complex unfurl. The ceiling at the entrance has a nice flowery design. The main chamber is well decorated with jali, white marble, red sandstone. At the centre, the tomb situated on a square designed citadel. The sheer size and ivory and red coloured interior looks stunning.
    A must see to get a taste of Mughal Grandeur.




       
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
    We have been to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of President of India on 12th September, 2023 to see the World famous Amrit Udyan. The tour has to be booked through their official website. It is free to enter for this tour called Circuit 3 tour. Often referred to as Paradise, Circuit 3 will take us through the Amrit Udyan, showcasing the Rectangular, Long and Circular Gardens, the Herbal Garden to visible Garden and finally the Spiritual Garden. We have to enter through gate no. 35, 30 minutes prior to our scheduled time. We have to walk more than 3km in all to see the beautiful building, fountains and different gardens developed on different themes. It was a mesmerizing experience to walk in Amrit Udyan with historical red sand building in the background. The visit has ample photo opportunities to remember.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,673 contributions
    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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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,79,643 contributions
    This mosque was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and the largest in the Indian subcontinent at the time symbolic of the imperial power of Islam and the empire. The courtyard is huge and supposed to be able to hold up to 25000 worshippers.

    Surrounded on all four sides by walls and faux ramparts, the building resembles a fort. The mosque has three gates, although we were only able to enter via the north gate. The most impressive of the gates is the eastern gate which during the imperial period was used exclusively by the emperors and their entourage. This gate is three-storey high with a balcony where the emperors would present themselves to the subjects. The whole building is constructed from red sandstone and I recommend visiting near sundown to get the full effect of the red colour. Opposite is the prayer hall which is inlaid with white marble alongside the sandstone. The design of the minarets has the marble inlaid longitudinally giving the impression of tall towers made from interspersed lines of red and white stripes. A fantastic building to visit in Delhi.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,834 contributions
    Isa Khan's Tomb - and its corresponding mosque - is located in the Humayun's Tomb complex. Beautiful structure dates back to middle 16th century. The construction materials are grey quartzite with red sandstone . Beautiful necropolis.
    Written 9 February 2023
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  • eesha r
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
    amazing fort and very big too! One can see many imposing ruins inside the fort and it looks creepy too because its vast and isolated areas. Plus the fort is said to be cursed by a local sufi saint too...so guys get some adrenaline and visit this lesser known fort
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India4,673 contributions
    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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  • JoyBose
    Bengaluru, India345 contributions
    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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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,79,643 contributions
    The Western Court Building is a former colonial era building that was used to house visiting dignitaries, but is not used by members of parliament. Ordinarily, members of the public are not allowed to visit, but the guards let me have a quick wander around the grounds. The building is built in a very simple neoclassical building. The facade of the building including the neoclassical structures are pretty plain and devoid of decorations as far as I could tell. Fine to take a look if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it.
    Written 27 December 2019
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  • Excursion26271327442
    108 contributions
    Well maintained modern auditorium,large parking,maintained of place is very well,the place can never be explained in words
    Written 28 December 2019
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  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
    Bikaner House is a prominent cultural centre in a refurbished heritage building located on the India Gate hexagon between Pandara Road and Shahjahan Road. It was built as a palace of the Maharaja of Bikaner. Bikaner House hosts exhibitions, performances, cultural events and receptions, shoots, and more. It has arts+ shopping+ food, that makes it a must-visit place in the heart of the city, it is also home to several award-winning restaurants serving ethnic Indian cuisine including Rajasthani cuisine (Chor Bizarre), an elegant coffee shop serving Italian and Continental (Diggin), and Haldiram’s serving Indian food, snacks, sweets and namkeens etc. We entered the Haldiram from Shahjahan Road gate and enjoyed the variety in food. We also saw the art exhibition going on there.
    Written 3 May 2023
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  • Vikas Singh
    Ghaziabad, India4,061 contributions
    Adham Khan, a general of the Mughal Emperor Akbar was the younger son of Maham Anga, Akbar's wet nurse. It lies on the walls of Lal Kot and rising from a terrace enclosed by an octagonal wall provided with low towers at the corners. It consists of a domed octagonal chamber in the Lodhi Dynasty style and Sayyid dynasty early in the 14th century. It has a verandah on each side pierced by three openings. It is known popularly as Bul-bulaiyan for a visitor often loses his way amidst the several passages in the thickness of its walls
    Written 9 April 2020
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  • shek2005
    Mumbai, India832 contributions
    Located on Lodi road in Delhi, it is a showcase of Tibetan history and culture. artefacts are all displayed..
    Written 28 September 2018
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,79,643 contributions
    The Sher Mandal is thought to have been the personal library and observatory for the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It’s a cute looking double storeyed and octagonal building topped with an Islamic dome. I visited late in the day and the setting sun reflected beautifully off the red sandstone. Sadly it’s not possible to climb up to the second storey.

    A pretty, interesting building and one of the most intact structures inside the Purana Qila complex.
    Written 28 December 2019
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