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More than architecture, New Delhi was a feat of planning. King’s way ended in an All India war Memorial arch, now called India gate , approximately 40-ft. High, this is a popular public place & this structure shows the glory of India. There 42-metre tall India Gate, stands on a low base of red Bharatpur stone and rises in stages to a huge moulding. The India Gate hexagon complex, with a diameter of about 625 metres, covers approximately 306,000 m² in area.The best time to visit India Gate is amid summers Generally people prefer visiting the place after sunset or at night so as to view the illuminated India Gate.
The India Gate hexagon complex, with a diameter of about 625 metres, covers approximately 306,000 m² in area.The best time to visit India Gate is amid summers.
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Delhi’s most visited monuments, command the city of shajhanabad, established in 1648 when the fifth Mughal Emperor desired to built this. It’s a travesty to speak of “Shahjahanabad”. Since the city was systematically destroyed by British after the revolt of 1857, cut through by a railway line, the Lal Qila turned into the Army in Independent India. The Red Fort Building make your senses reel under the cumulative impact of marble, more marble, pietra Dura work,gilded pillars, delicate carvings on every possible surface & then the realisation that much of this was once invalid with gems, the ceiling coated with silver! There’s also an exquisite little “moti-masjid” (1659), named for the pearl-like lustre of its marble, built by Aurangzeb for his private devotion.
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Jantar MANTAR is an astronomical wonder dating from the 18th century. This observatory was mastermind by Maharaja jai Singh 11 of Jaipur, under orders from Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah around 1724. It is built entirely of red brick & rubble, and is inscribed with scale marking in order to take reading. Jai Singh, it is believed, studied all known astronomical observatory of ancient times, before the designing of jantar MANTAR, along with similar structure at Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi & Mathura.The jantar MANTAR observatory comprises six instruments, of which the largest is the Samrat Yantra, this gigantic sundial consists of an inclined wall parallel to the earth axis, flanked by two semi- circular quadrants.
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The second Mughal Emperor Humayun toppled down the stairs in Purana Qila. Humayun did set the sandstone rolling with a citadel called Dinapah 1530. But early he lost sovereignty & his fortifications to Sher Shah, and had to flee to Persia where he spent 5 years. Sher Shah’s Sher Mandal, which Humayun latest used as his library, is a quiant two storeyed, eight- sided building with a Chhattri on top, approximating to no other structure in Delhi.
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Rashtrapati Bhavan, once the home of the British viceroy & post – independence home of the president of India, was designed by architects Edwin Lutyens & Herbert Baker,Lord Hardinge, the British Viceroy, and an entire town planning committee. It has four floors & 340 rooms & is about 640 ft wide, but its dome, modelled on the Sanchi Stupa, is still the most definitive part of Rashtrapati Bhavan. An amusing slideshow to the two colonial architect attempt to integrate Indian features is the profusion of elephants that can be seen emerging from all gates & pillars tops, elephants with incongruous cherubs at the bhavan gate and even cobras that spout water from their mouths! Behind the building there is a Mughal garden over 250 acres. The two secretariat building, with their 1000 odd rooms.