Famous Landmarks

The splendid historical past of India can be clearly witnessed in Delhi. As per Mirza Ghalib saying, ‘The world is the body and Delhi is its soul’, this place is India’s essence that illustrates the lavish historical events through its amazing architecture and outstanding monuments. The gigantic architectures present in the great historical monuments depict rich Delhi culture. One should definitely visit these historical monuments during their trip to Delhi. These monuments reflect the country’s history, cultural wealth, dynamism, luxurious traditions together with their royal heritage. The majesty of these monuments cannot be described through words but it has to be felt. Thus, it is must to come across and enjoy this architecture. This article mainly focused on must visit monuments in the city of Delhi.

The state of Delhi is filled with interesting monuments, historically significant landmarks, high end Art Deco edifices and temples. The highly notable landmarks inside Delhi are Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President House), Bahai Temple (the Lotus temple) and India Gate.

Delhi tour will remain incomplete without a snap of the well known Lal Qila (Red Fort) which displays attractive red façade apart from its light shows in evening. Raj Ghat is located adjacent to Red Fort, which is the official memorial to India’s father, Mahatma Gandhi. The most notable landmarks and significant monuments in Delhi are described in this article:

Red Fort (Lal Qila)/Lahore Gate

The amazing red sandstone architecture Red Fort in New Delhi is one among the most stunning landmarks and carries its own credit. Constructed during the middle of 17th century for about 10 years, this Red Fort contains walls of 2 km or 1.5 miles long and with a height of 33 metres or 108 feet. Along with Delhi Gate, Lahore Gate is also the main gate to the Red Fort. One should look forward to enjoy the ‘Sound and Light’ show which will be organized during tourist season, that last for an hour reflecting some of the major events of Indian history.

India Gate

The magnificent India Gate is a significant structure with 131 feet or 40 metres in its height. This India Gate was constructed as a remembrance of all the Indians who sacrificed their lives at the time of First World War. This place delivers wonderful photogenic opportunities and also a notable spot to celebrate annual Republic day on 26th January every year.

Gurudwara Rakab Ganj

This outstanding Sikh temple is situated inside New Delhi exactly opposite to Parliament House. Well known for its white-marbled edifice and mesmerizing gardens, this Gurudwara Rakab Ganj dates back to initial part of eighteenth century.

Tughlaqabad Fort

The residual part of Tughlaqabad Fort is undoubtedly old being built at the time of 14th century at the southern part of New Delhi. Currently, this is not is a healthy form but then, its ruins stand gigantically above the surface of the land surprising its visitors by its sheer scale of landmark in south Delhi. The garden area surrounding this Fort is an outstanding destination for strolling.

Bahai Temple/Lotus Temple

Bahai Temple is one among the striking landmarks in this Delhi city. This is otherwise referred as Lotus Temple because of its marble based roof resembling the white petals of lotus. This Temple was constructed during the mid of 1980s in dedication to Bahai, this temple carries a series of 9 encircling pools giving a floating appearance to the temple. Inside this temple, there is a hall of Holy Scriptures and excellent worship features.


Situated at the southern part of Delhi, this ISKCON Temple offers an excellent view of the neighboring areas. This temple was constructed in faith towards Hare Krishna and its beautiful interiors can accommodate people strength of about 1500.

Jama Masjid

One among India’s largest and famous mosques was constructed during the mid of seventeenth century. This Mughal based masterpiece was constructed within six years involving 5000 workers. This red stone edifice satisfies the eyes of viewers along with tall minarets and white marble domes which are about 130 feet or 40 meters in its height and deliver a fantastic view of the central portion of New Delhi. The central courtyard covering major area is widely employed for several religious ceremonies.

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House)

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Indian President’s home is also one of the highly notable landmarks in Delhi that dates back to early phase of twentieth century. The large dome of this Bhavan is definitely amazing which is located immediately after the entrance and also surrounded on both sides by two small size domes. The courtyard at the front covers a long stretch of perfectly trimmed hedges and neatly clipped bushes whereas, the sides of the building displays a greenish garden covering an area of 100 acres or 40 hectares.

Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House)

Parliament House lies at the center of New Delhi. This great gigantic edifice carrying huge pillars and elaborated sandstone attracts large number of people. This building is referred as ‘Sansad Bhavan’ and is categorized into the House of States (Lok Sabha), the House of Lords (Rajya Sabha) including a wide spread library arena.


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