Delhi is India’s capital city. The Red Fort is one of the major attractions in the city, with other visitor attractions including Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar. Delhi is also a wonderful place to be based for visiting the Taj Mahal. Flights are available from New York to Delhi with Air India. The flight time is around 16 hours. www.delhitourism.com is a further source of information.
Through a sweltering bazaar with each vendor
crying out louder than the next, clamouring through a sweaty crowd,
a beggar tugs at your shirt as the sticky stench of the city
pierces your nostrils. Navigate your way across the road through a
perennial traffic jam of blasting horns and angry shouts, and
suddenly you'll find yourself stepping through the trees into a
deserted courtyard, flanked by gurgling ponds below the huge
glittering dome of an ornately patterned mosque.
Jama Masjid Delhi
Shah Jehan, the architect of the Red Fort and
much of Old Delhi, built Jama Masjid between 1644 and 1656.
Qutb Minar Delhi
The Qutb Minar is a mammoth tower that was
built between 1193 and 1369 to symbolise Islamic rule over Delhi
and commemorate the victory by Qutab-ud-din over the city's last
Humayun's Tomb Delhi
Humayun's Tomb is one of the best-preserved
and beautiful examples of Mogul architecture in Delhi and is often
seen as a forerunner of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
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