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Places of legacy in and around Delhi

Posted on Jan 09, 2014 by rohit.mahajan.52 | India | 0 Comments

Not many of us are aware that within and around New Delhi itself there are more than 9 World heritage sites which can be explored.  The history of Delhi goes back to the Mahabharata. There are a couple of glorious and marvelous structures located in and around Delhi which have been termed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Let us see a few of these:

Taj Mahal: The first monument to be declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. The monument is also known as the” jewel of Muslim architecture in India’. This is a beautiful white-marble mausoleum, which is located in the city of Agra. This structure stands on the banks of river Yamuna.

Taj Mahal

Fatehpur Sikri: This is also known as the Ghost Town. This was initially the capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar for almost 10 years. The monument was declared a World Heritage Site in Uttar Pradesh. Several structures are located within its walls, some of these include Jama Masjid, Ranch Mahal ,Diwan-i-Kas , Daulat Khana are some of the main structures.

Agra Fort:  The fort is located at a distance of 2.5 km north westwards of the Taj Mahal.  The fort was also known as the walled city. This was initially a brick fort which was owned by Sikarwar Rajputs.

Humayun’s Tomb: This was India's First Charbagh Mausoleum. As the name suggests this is the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun. This was originally constructed by his widow in 1569.

humayun’s tomb

Qutub Minar: this was the first mosque to be built in India.  This is by far the highest tower in India and it is 72.5 meters high. This is built in buff and red sandstone.  This is located close to Humayun's Tomb and the Red Fort Complex. The walls of the Minar are in scripted in Arabic and Nagari languages. 

Qutub Minar

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