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New Delhi : Monuments Galore and a Unique Tourist Destination in India

BY: Mano Johnson | Category: Travel | Submitted: 2010-08-18 06:22:39
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Article Summary: "Delhi is a unique place in India. It is not only the capital, but is also a hot tourist destination in India. It is also the place from where you can start on various other visits!.."


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Delhi is usually considered to be a dusty place where tourists would never want to be, but the truth is to the contrary and the city is one of the places where many tourists kick-start their adventure in India. There are many thousands of national and international tourists who visit the country each year. Delhi may not have the best climate for the tourists to enjoy, but it does have the best monuments in India.

Delhi has been the capital of many kingdoms and has also played a major role in the politics of the country for the past several centuries. This has made the place to have the remnants of various kingdoms including the Mughal kingdom, the British Raj and also the contemporary Indian governments. There are various monuments and places of interest to be seen in and around Delhi. These places are the monuments that are present in the city. Other than the monuments, they are also the museums and other holy places. These are listed here.

1. India gate: This is a monument built in memory of the 90,000 soldiers from India, who were killed in the First World War. This monument is located on the Rajpath, the path that leads to the Presidential palace. There is a light lit in the monument that never goes out and this was added in commemoration of the soldiers who were killed in the India Pakistan war. The India gate is actually an arch that has the names of all the soldiers killed in the World war.

2. Qutub Minar: This is a minar that was built by the Mughal ruler as a tower that calls the Muslims for prayer. This has become a tourist attraction because it is the tallest stone structure in the country and is a very fine testament of the architecture of ancient India.

3. Other places:
Other monuments and places of interest in Delhi include the India Gate, from where the Prime Minister of the country addresses the nation on the Independence day. It is situated in the Red Fort, which in itself is a tourist destination. The Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Jantar Mantar, Parliament house and the Rashtrapati Bhawan are also other places of interest for tourists visiting Delhi.

4. Museums in Delhi: Delhi has also got many museums that can be visited by tourists. These include the Dolls museum, Crafts museum, the Archaeological museum, the National museum, the Rail museum and also the modern art gallery.

Delhi is also a place that has various holy places of various faiths. Each of these are very famous for their architecture that highlights the talents that existed in that particular era.
Delhi is also very famous because of the fact that it is the place from where you will be able to start your tour to many of the other tourism destinations in the Northern part of the country. There are frequent visits by tourists visiting Delhi to other places like Dehra dun, Mussourie, Shimla, Mathura, Rishikesh and also Agra and Jaipur.

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