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Delhi – The Capital of India – Tourist Sites

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Delhi, the Capital of India, is one of the largest cities in India. Not only is it the center of all Government activities, it is home to many of the finest monuments and landmarks across the country.

India Gate

India Gate

The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located near the Rajpath. The India gate is illuminated every evening  from 19:00 to 21:30 and is a major tourist attraction. The Republic Day Parade each year starts from Rashtrapati Bhavan and passes around the India Gate.

India gate- Amar Jawan Jyoti

Amar Jawan Jyoti

Amar Jawan Jyoti

Amar Jawan Jyoti, or the flame of the immortal soldiers, is a structure consisting of black marble plinth, in the India Gate premises. The structure has a Self-loading rifle, capped by war helmet, bound by four urn. Each urn has the permanent light (jyoti) from flames that are always lit up in memory of the 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who had died during the First World War.

Jama Masjid-close up

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā or more commonly known as The Jama Masjid

Masjid-i Jahān-Numā

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā commonly known as the Jama Masjid, situated in the old city area of New Delhi is the biggest mosque in India. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it  can accommodate more than 25,000 persons at a time.

The Jama Masjid-a distant view

The Jama Masjid-a distant view

Jama Masjid

The mosque has three huge  gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets.

The Jama Masjid-street view

The Jama Masjid-street view

Here is a distant view/street view of the Gate no. 1 of the Jama Masjid

Rajpath

The Rajpath-a distant view

The Rajpath-a distant view

The Rajpath is a long straight road that runs from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the National Stadium, Delhi, via the India Gate. It is considered to be one of the most important roads of India, and the Republic Day Parade begins from here. The Rajpath is lined on both sides by huge lawns, canals and rows of trees.

Gardens near the Rajpath

Gardens near the Rajpath