India holds a rich history of different cultures, rulers, Mughals emporers, French and even Britishers. As we know that India is one of the oldest countries in the world and a lot of tales of history are known to the people, what is more, interesting than going to the historic places in Delhi and knowing a lot about the lives of Ancient Indians and ancient India. Also if you are visiting Delhi or live in Delhi you should not miss these iconic historic places in Delhi and Delhi is also known as the city which holds the most beautiful and historic places of India.
- Humanyun’s Tomb
Humayun’s tomb is one of the greatest Mughal architecture in India located in Delhi surrounded by lush green garden squares (Chahar bagh). it builds nine years after Humayun’s death by her widow wife Bega Begam.
- Qutab Minar
Qutub Minar is a high historic tower in Delhi. It was built in 1Z193 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The origin is Qutab Mina is very controversial. Some believe that this historic site in Delhi was built as victory tower to significant of Muslim rule in India and others say minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer.
- India Gate
This historic place in Delhi is standing at the centre of New Delhi 42m high an “Arc-de-Triomphe” like archway in the middle of the crossroads. It’s a symbol of French architecture in India where the name of an Indian soldier who died during the British war.
- Purana Qila/Old Fort
Purana qila or old fort is one of the most famous historical monuments in Delhi, India. The founder of the Sur dynasty, Sher shah Suri constructed this enormous fort in the 16th century to defend his most prized possession, Delhi, from the Mughals.
- Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is a historic monument in New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments and also one of the five build Maharaja Jai Singh 2 of Jaipur. The 4 distinct instruments within the observatory of Jantar Mantar in New Delhi: The Samrat Yantra, The Jayaprakash, Rama Yantra and the Misra Yantra.
- Hauz Khaz complex
Hauz Khaz complex a historic monument in new Delhi which is located in the south of Delhi which houses a water tank, an Islamic seminary, a mosque, a tomb, and pavilions built around an urbanized village with medieval history traced to 13th century of Delhi Sultanate reign.
- Red Fort
The red fort is a historic fort in the city Delhi in India that served as the main residence of the Mughal emperors. The most important surviving structures are the walls and ramparts, the main gates, the audience halls and the imperial apartments on the eastern riverbank.
- Agrasen ki Baoli
Agarsen ki Baoli or Ugrasen ki Baoli is an attraction which is a historical monument situated on the Halley road in New Delhi. It is an ancient water reservoir which rises from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103 steps. This place is even the most Instagram place in India.
- Safdarjung tomb
Safdarjung Tomb is a historical monument in Delhi which is considered as the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi in the tradition of Humayun’s tomb, though much smaller in scale. It has several smaller pavilions with evocative names like ‘Jangli Mahal’ (palace in the forest), ‘Moti Mahal’ (pearl palace) and ‘Badshah Pasand’ (king’s favourite).
- Sikander Lodhi tomb
The old lady Wellington Park, now known as Lodhi Garden, is dotted with monuments of Sayyid and Lodhi Periods, which include tombs, mosque and bridges. The tomb of Muhammad Shah and Sikander Lodhi are good examples of octagonal tombs. Also the entry here free for everyone.
- Rashtrapati Bhavan
This monument in Delhi is the place where the president of India resides. Also, this presidential palace in India is the second-largest in the world after the ‘Quirinal Palace’ in Rome. This was build in the period of 1912 to 1929 and served as British viceroy’s house during the British raj.
- Feroz Shah Kotla Fort
This historical monument in Delhi was built by Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq. The whole fortress is made with Granite Stones and Lime Mortar. The most interesting fact is it is also considered as the haunted place in Delhi and if you wish to know about more haunted places in Delhi you can check here.