Attractions to explore near Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple is a notable architectural marvel famous for its unique lotus structure. The temple has won several awards and recognitions for its style of building, the concept of religion and the beauty. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world. This is a modern style non-religion oriented temple.
Sri sri Radha Parthasarathy temple is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna. The Temple was inaugurated on 5 April 1998 by the then Prime Minister of India. This is one of the largest temple complexes in India.
Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi built by Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq, the founder of the Tughlaq dynasty which ruled most of the Indian sub continent at its prime between 1330 and 1335. The fort consists of massive stone fortifications that surround the irregular ground plan of the city. Today most of the city ruins is inaccessible due to dense thorny vegetation.
This tomb for the great Humayun was built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.
The tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq, founder of the Tughluq dynasty in India. He was died in 1325, during collapse of a pavilion built in his honour. The Mausoleum has three tombs: of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq and the other two are belived to be of those of his wife and his son. The Mausoleum compound also consists of a smaller tomb which houses the remains of Zafar Khan, a general of the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khalji.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary at the Okhla barrage over Yamuna River. It is situated in Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar district, on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border and known as a haven for over 300 bird species, especially waterbirds.
Dilli Haat is a paid-entrance open-air food plaza and craft Village located in Delhi run by Delhi tourism and transport development corporation. Unlike the traditional weekly market, the village Haat, Dilli Haat is permanent. It is located in the commercial centres of South Delhi.
Protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, Lodhi Gardens is a 90 acre city park containing tombs and other architectural works of the 15th century Lodi Dynasty which ruled parts of northern India and parts of modern Pakistan from 1451 to 1526.
One does not have to go far to see the old fort or Purana Quila standing stoically amidst wild greenery. Built on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha. Purana Quila is roughly rectangular in shape having a circuit of nearly two kilometers.
India Gate is counted amongst the largest war memorials in India. It stands is a memorial of 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died between 1914–1921 in the First World War and Anglo-Afghan War.13,300 servicemen's names, including some soldiers and officers from the United Kingdom, are inscribed on the gate. Amar Javan Jyothi, a war memorial erected under the India gate to commemorate Indian soldiers martyred in the war of the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of the former Prime Minister of India. It was later converted into a museum. It has the collection of rare photographs of the Nationalist movement, of the personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
An amalgamation of color and fragrance, texture and form evokes the awareness of touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. Emphasis is on the natural, the sounds of nature are accentuated by carefully selected music, the rocky terrain invites you to touch, the fragrant shrubs and herbs stimulates the smell and food courts please the tongue. The Garden of Five Senses is a celebration of aesthetic expression and appreciation, a seamless dialogue between the creations of the man and nature.
Qutub Minar is one of the most imposing monuments of India. You can site Qutub Minar in Mehrauli in the South Delhi. Built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in the year 1199, it is said to be completed by his successor and son in law Shamsu'd-Din- Iltutmish. This tall impressive structure is visited by thousands of travelers every year from all over the world. It has been counted as the highest brick tower in the whole wide world. This five story structure is listed as the World Heritage Site.
Surajkund is an ancient reservoir of the 10th century located on Southern Delhi Ridge of Aravalli range in Faridabad city of Haryana state about 8 km from South Delhi. Surajkund is an artificial lake built in the backdrop of the Aravalli hills with an amphitheatre shaped embankment constructed in semicircular form. It is said to have been built by the king Surajpal of the Tomar dynasty in the 10th century.
The SAnsad Bhavan is the house of Parliament of India which contains the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha located in New Delhi. The shape of the building is circular, which is based on the Chausath Yogini temple. At the centre of the building is the Central Chamber, and surrounding this are the semicircular halls that were constructed for the sessions of the Chamber of Princes. The building is surrounded by large gardens and the perimeter is fenced off by sandstone railings.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan ( formerly "Viceroy's House") is the official residence of the President of India located in New Delhi, India. This vast mansion has got four floors and 340 rooms. Mughal Garden is one of the most significant historical gardens in Delhi, It is located inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan Complex. Mughal Garden is famous for the wide variety of flowers, some of which are rare .
The site is built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1723 onwards, for revising the calendar and astronomical tables. The Ram Yantra, the Samrat Yantra, the Jaya Prakash Yantra, and the Misra Yantra are the distinct instruments of Jantar Mantar.