Humayun’s Tomb (91)
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Delhi
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28° 35′ N, 77° 13′ E

Description

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 BC. 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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List of sights
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Begumpur Masjid (Delhi) (12)
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Begumpur Masjid
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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 …

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Humayun’s Tomb (187)
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Humayun’s Tomb
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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

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Jama Masjid (Delhi) (Delhi) (17)
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Jama Masjid (Delhi)
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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 …

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Jantar Mantar (Delhi) (30)
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Jantar Mantar (Delhi)
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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

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Lodi Gardens (7)
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Lodi Gardens
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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

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Lotus Temple (Baháʼí House of Worship) (32)
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Lotus Temple
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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 …

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Mehrauli archaeological park (7)
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Mehrauli archaeological park
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Mehrauli Archaeological Park is an archaeological area spread over 200 acre in Mehrauli, Delhi, adjacent to Qutub Minar World Heritage site and the Qutb

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Qutb Minar (233)
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Qutb-Minar
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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

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Tomb of Safdarjung (55)
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Tomb of Safdarjung
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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 …

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