Forts and Monuments in Delhi
The Indraprastha Fort is situated in Old Delhi, lying on the southeast part of the city distancing 4 kms from the nearest metro station Connaught Circus. The fascinating trivia about this fort is its name itself since it was named after the first city of Delhi named Indraprastha founded by the five Pandava Brothers. For all Bollywood fans, the movie Lakshya starring Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta has been shot here. The fort is open for tourists on all days for a cost of Rs 100. The right time to visit this fort is between 10am to 5 pm hoping the weather is supportive of an outdoor visit.
Red Fort is located at Netaji Subhash Marg, the closest metro station being Chandni Chowk. The construction of the fort took close to ten years before it was completed in 1648. Open for public viewing from Tuesday to Sunday between 10am to 4pm for a fee of Rs 250, this fort is a favorite amongst tourists. A beautiful sound and light show is performed in the evening 6 pm onwards that shouldn’t be missed.
Old Fort is easily accessible through the Pragati Maidan metro station. Located near Delhi Zoological Park, this Purana Quila It was built as a shield against enemy attacks by Emperor Humayun in 1533 and was completed in 1538. It is open on all days and tourists can take a good walk around for only Rs 100.
Qutub Minar is one of the most attractive monuments of all times; reason is attributed to its height. It is said that Qutub Minar was built to proclaim and celebrate victories. 378 steps high, the top of the monument gives a bird eye’s view of the fascinating city. The structure has some beautiful carvings reminisce of Delhi’s old culture.
Jantar Mantar, located near the Parliament Street is one of the most absorbing structures ever built in the city. The place is open everyday between 9 am to 7 pm capable of bursting several questions in the mind of the visitor. The structure was raised in 1724 and lies next to the busiest centers of the city Connaught Place. The most amazing fact is that the structures we find inside the wondrous monument are instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies.
Humayun Tomb, the first structure that characterizes Mughal imperial structure like no other. Detailed ornamentation and intricate carvings, it is till date the best-preserved monument of our country. It is located on Mathura road near the crossing of Lodi road. It is open on all days from sunrise to sunset but the best time to visit is late afternoon. One needs around 1.5 hours to see the place properly and a ticket of Rs 250 for tourists is charged. The closest metro station would be JLN stadium metro station.
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