Historical Sites in Delhi

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 by in Hindi Language

Let me show you some of the prominent historical sites in the Delhi. These historical sites consists of ancient structures as well as the new world structures.

1. Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar (कुतब मीनार) is the tallest free-standing stone tower in the world and the tallest minaret in India with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). It is constructed with red sandstone and marble.It was constructed on the order of Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1199 A.D and one of early prominent Indo-Islamic architecture. On the its site, there are several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins including Iron Piller from Indian’s greatest Emperor, Asoka.

2. Iron Pillar
Iron Pillar (लौह स्तंभ) of Delhi, a wonder in metallurgical world. This 7m (23 ft) iron structure was erected on the order of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (ca. 375–413 BC) from the Gupta Empire. There is a famous myth that whoever can encircle this iron piller with both arms and wish something, will come true. It is notable for the composition of the metals and elements as this pillar has withstand the times of over two thousands year but still has no sign of corrosion.

3. Red Fort
Red Fort (लाल क़िला, Lal Kila) is a beautiful fort complex situated in the old Delhi area. This fort complex was constructed on the order of Shan Jahan, the Mughal emperor who also ordered construction of Taj Mahal. This fort is a 17th century structure, has served as resident for the Mughal emperors and site of power until 1857. In 2007, it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. India Gate
India Gate (इंडिया गेट) is the monument that remind of Arc de Triophe in Paris. It is located in the center of New Delhi, capital of India. It was inspired by the before-said monument in Paris and was built in 1931. It was build as a memorial to commemorates the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War I and third Anglo-Afgan war.

5. Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s tomb (हुमायूँ का मक़बरा, Humayun ka Maqbara) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It is also located in New Delhi. This tomb was constructed in 1562 AD on the order of emperor’s wife. This tomb has a great combination of the tomb structure and beautiful garden. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

6. Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid (जामा मस्जिद) of Delhi is located in the old Delhi and was constructed on the order of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1644 AD, who also built the world-famous Taj Mahal. It was completed in the year 1658 AD. This is principal mosque in Delhi and largest mosque in India. The mosque is about 8058 m long and 549 m wide and around 25,000 people can pray at the same time.

Tags: , , ,

About Nitin Kumar

Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 400 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.

9 Responses to “Historical Sites in Delhi”

  1. srishti 22 June 2012 at 7:14 am #

    it all really good

  2. Jai Bharat Verma 21 July 2012 at 6:56 am #

    nice to historical Scene…………

  3. Deepanshu Mittal 21 August 2012 at 10:52 am #

    its realy nice and I like this very much……

  4. health blog wsj 30 August 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    I just could not leave your website before suggesting that I really loved the standard info a person supply to your guests? Is gonna be back often to check out new posts

  5. Pratyush Udhani 27 October 2012 at 11:24 am #

    It helped me very much doing my homework.

  6. Ishika Rahi 24 September 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Its really good to see……..it helped me a lot

  7. savita 2 February 2014 at 11:12 am #

    it helped me increase my knowldge

  8. Vishal 26 September 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    It’a too great

  9. neha 30 June 2015 at 10:36 am #

    I love to see historical places

Leave a Reply