Humayun’s Tomb (187)

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Delhi, the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India after Mumbai, is the capital of India. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BCE. After the rise of the Delhi Sultanate, Delhi emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between north-west India and the Indo-Gangetic plains. In 1639, Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857. Old City is the site where the Mughals constructed several architectural marvels like the Jama Masjid (India’s largest mosque) and three UNESCO World Heritage Site (the Red Fort, Qutb Minar and Humayun’s Tomb).

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Begumpur Masjid (Delhi) (12)
Begumpur MasjidDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 32′ 21″ N, 77° 12′ 23″ E

The Begumpur Mosque (Begumpur Masjid or Begumpuri Masjid) is a courtyard mosque built under the Tughluq dynasty in the 14th century in the Jahanpanah district in the south of the Indian capital Delhi. Until the completion of the great Friday mosque… [Read more]

Humayun’s Tomb39 photos

Humayun’s Tomb (187)
Humayun’s TombDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 35′ 36″ N, 77° 14′ 58″ E

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his… [Read more]

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Jama Masjid (Delhi) (17)
Jama-Masjid-(Delhi)Delhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 39′ 2″ N, 77° 13′ 60″ E

The Masjid-i Jehan Numa (“Mosque of the Celestial Sphere” in Persian مسجد جامع دهلی), commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656 at a cost… [Read more]

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Jantar Mantar (Delhi) (30)
Jantar Mantar (Delhi)Delhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 37′ 37″ N, 77° 12′ 59″ E

Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards,revising the calendar and astronomical tables.… [Read more]

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Lodi Gardens (7)
Lodi GardensDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 35′ 35″ N, 77° 13′ 13″ E

Lodi Gardens or Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi, India. Spread over 360,000 m2, it contains, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century by Lodis - who ruled… [Read more]

Lotus Temple18 photos

Lotus Temple (Baháʼí House of Worship) (32)
Lotus TempleDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 33′ 12″ N, 77° 15′ 31″ E

The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Baháʼí House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is… [Read more]

Qutb-Minar68 photos

Qutb Minar (233)
Qutb-MinarDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 31′ 29″ N, 77° 11′ 6″ E

The Qutb Minar, also spelled as Qutub Minar and Qutab Minar, is a minaret and “victory tower” that forms part of the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi, India. The height of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m, making it… [Read more]

Tomb of Safdarjung18 photos

Tomb of Safdarjung (55)
Tomb of SafdarjungDelhi - India

Coordinates: 28° 35′ 18″ N, 77° 12′ 38″ E

Safdarjung’s Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung. The monument has an ambience of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red… [Read more]

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Humayun’s Tomb (187)
Humayun’s TombDelhi - India

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