Delhi is known as the heart of India, as the saying also goes “Dilli hai Dilwalon ki..”
India Gate is one of the most famous monuments in the country and it goes without saying that it is the face of Delhi.
Originally called the ‘All India War Memorial’, India Gate is a war memorial which stands tall at 42 meters, thereby, making it among the largest war memorials in the world.
The arch of India Gate houses a shrine, inside which is the ever-burning Amar Jawan Jyoti.
The eternal flame, Amar Jawan Jyoti, pays homage to the thousands of Indian soldiers who fought during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The flame was lighted on January 26, 1972 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India located in New Delhi and is one of the most iconic monuments in India.
The Republic Day parade takes place here every year on 26th January. This parade starts at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Red Fort (Lal Qila) is a historical fort in New Delhi, the national capital of India. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan (the same guy who built the Taj Mahal) when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.
The Fort was named Red Fort because of the high enclosing walls constructed in red sandstone. The fort is still recognized by its Red walls.
World’s tallest brick minaret, the Qutub Minar is in Delhi. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It takes around 379 stairs to get to the top of the minaret.
Even the Qutub Minar is a little tilted to one side – just like the Leaning tower of Pisa.
👉 All of the public transport system in Delhi runs on Compressed Natural Gas or CNG.
👉 The Asia’s largest spice market, Khari Baoli, is located in Delhi.
👉 Delhi is the second most populated city in the world, after Tokyo.
👉 It is the only city in India to be destroyed and rebuilt 7 times.
👉 Delhi has an International Toilet museum dedicated to the history of sanitation and toilets.