New Delhi - the capital of India
The capital of India, the city of New Delhi, is geographically located in another metropolis of the country, the city of Delhi. To be more precise, this is just one of its quarters, occupying a little over forty-two square kilometers. Therefore, deciding to visit the capital of the country and making an excursion route, you should not distinguish between the attractions of both cities..
A perfectly preserved architectural complex, the pearl of which is the Victory Tower minaret, which is soaring 72 meters high. Its construction began in 1193 and was completed 175 years later. It still remains the tallest brick minaret.
Another surprising place on the territory of the complex is a column of steel, the height of which is 7 meters. Surprisingly, it is perfectly preserved. Scientists still cannot explain its purpose, but for some reason it is believed that it grants wishes. Therefore, the lower part of the column is polished to a shine by the hands of numerous tourists..
Here rests one of the rulers of the country, who belonged to the Mughal dynasty. It was erected by his widow and looks very much like the Taj Mahal. The mausoleum is surrounded by the magnificent Char Bagh garden.
Red Fort (Lal Qila)
This is one of the iconic landmarks, which is a huge defensive structure. The walls of the fort have different heights and in some places rise by 33 meters. The territory of the fortress served as the residence of the rulers. There were palaces for members of the royal family and premises for the courtiers. Be sure to stroll through the local Hayat Bakhsh Bagh Park and see the Pearl Mosque, built of white marble.
Church of the Apostle James
It is one of the oldest Christian temples in India. Opened in 1836, it has been a cathedral center for over a hundred years. The church receives parishioners to this day.
As you know, India was an English colony for quite a long time, and the chief governor needed his own palace. It was for this purpose that this truly magnificent structure was built, echoing the style of the Roman pantheon. Rashtrapati Bhavan, after the country gained independence, was made the main residence of the Indian president. The palace itself is closed for visiting, but anyone who wishes is allowed to admire the unique rose garden located around the building..
Here you can see a huge exposition presenting archaeological finds, artifacts, works of art and craftsmen, that is, everything that can tell about the history of this country. The museum opened its doors to visitors in 1960.