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Tughlaqabad Fort was built by Ghiyas ud-Din Tughlaq, the ruler of Delhi Sultanate during 1321-25. The fort is a popular place to visit in Delhi.
Alauddin Khilji, the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty for the Delhi Sultanate, constructed the Siri Fort during 1297-1307. The objective of the Siri Fort was to protect the empire from the Mongol attacks.
Qila Rai Pithora and Lal Kot
Lal Kot and Qila Rai Pithora are known as the first city of Delhi. Lal Kot was founded by Anangpal in the eighth century. It was expanded into Qila Rai Pithora by Prithviraj Chauhan in the twelfth century.
Hauz Khas, Delhi derives its name from the artificial lake, created in the fourteenth century to provide water to the residents of the Siri Fort city. The Hauz Khas Complex on the eastern and southern banks of the lake has Firuz Shah Tughlaq’s tomb, tombs of Tughlaq era, madrasa, assembly hall and mosque.
Monuments near the Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas in Delhi is a historically important area with many monuments belonging to the Tughlaq and Lodi periods. Most of these monuments are in an excellent state of preservation and give an insight into the architectural style of these periods.
Garden of Five Senses
The Garden of Five Senses is a fine garden in Delhi. It has been designed to stimulate and invigorate the five senses. The garden is located at the at Said-ul-Aizab village just off the Mehrauli Badarpur Road near the Saket Metro train station in Delhi.
Golden Triangle Tour
The Golden Triangle Tour is a tour of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in India. These three historical cities form a triangle and have the very best tourist places. The Golden Triangle Tour is a very popular tourist package.
Tourist places in Delhi
Delhi is a historical city, having evolved with time. The top tourist places to see in Delhi are the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Fort, National Zoological Park, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Bahá’í House of Worship, Akshardham Temple and the Lodi Gardens.
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli Archaeological Park is a heritage park covering an area of about 200 acres located close to the Qutub Complex in New Delhi. The park has been developed around historical monuments dating back to almost a millennium.
Lodi Gardens is a historic park spread over 90 acres in the heart of New Delhi. Lodi Gardens has historical monuments built during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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.