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Qutub Minar is a twelfth century UNESCO World Heritage Site in New Delhi and is a very popular tourist destination. Qutub Minar is the world's tallest minaret.
Safdarjung’s Tomb is the tomb of Mirza Muqim Abul Mansoor Khan (1708-54), who is better known by his title, Safdarjung. Safdarjung, was the powerful governor of the province of Awadh and a key member of cabinet under the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah and later prime minister under his successor, Ahmad Shah Bahadur.
Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana’s Tomb
Mirza Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana (1556-1627), popularly known as Rahim, was son of Bairam Khan and was one of the Navaratnas, or main ministers, in the court of the great Mughal emperor, Akbar. Abdul Rahim was a learned man with great command over Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hindi and Sanskrit languages.
Humayun (1508-56) was the second Mughal emperor who ruled during 1530-56. Humayun’s Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built by his widow, Hamida Banu Begum during the years, 1565-72.
Isa Khan Tomb
Isa Khan Niyazi was a noble in the court of Sher Shah Suri. Isa Khan Tomb Enclosure is located just outside the Humayun’s Tomb. The Enclosure has his tomb and a mosque, which were built in 1547-48.
The National Zoological Park, New Delhi, popularly known as the Delhi Zoo, is located on the Mathura Road, just next to the Old Fort, or Purana Qila. It was established in November 1959.
Monuments near Old Fort, Delhi
Khair-ul-Manazil is located just opposite to the Old Fort. Lal Darwaza, the Red Gate, is close to the Khair-ul-Manazil.
Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan during 1639-48. The Mughals used Agra as their capital till the year 1649. Shah Jahan developed the seventh city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad, the present-day Old Delhi and made it his capital in 1649.
Old Fort, Delhi
Old Fort is the oldest historic site in Delhi. It is believed that the Indraprastha city of Pandavas stood here during the days of Mahabharata. The present fort was built by Sher Shah Suri during the years 1538-45.