Delhi Sight Seeing Tour Package-: QUTAB MINAR :-
Qutub Minar is Delhi’s most frequented monument. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is regarded as the tallest of its kind in the world. Qutb-ud-din Aibak, India's first Muslim ruler ordered its construction in the year 1193. The fine blend of Hindu- Muslim architectural styles, which was to give the country many famous monuments especially in the Mughal period, was thus initially used for the construction of Qutab Minar The minaret, along with other ruins and remnants surrounding it, like graves, mosques, madrassas etc. are collectively known as the Qutab Complex.STRUCTURE
This 234 feet high minaret is made of Red Sandstone in such a fashion that it narrows from bottom to top with each of its storey having carvings and verses from Holy Qur’an inscribed on it. To reach to the top, one needs to cover 378 steps but the effort will be worth the view as one could see a bird’s-eye view of Delhi from the top. This access has, however, been denied by the authorities of late due to safety reasons. Other structures in the Qutab complex include.
The Iron pillar. This iron column has remained free of rust since ages, becoming a mystery to the metallurgist around the world. Legend has it that anyone who can bind the pillar, with their indorse towards the structure, will have their wish acknowledged.Tomb of Iitutmish,Alai Minar, And Quwwat-ul-Islam.
-: HUMAYUN'S TOMB :-
Humayun’s tomb is one of the most picturesque structures in the city. Located in Nizamuddin, Delhi and consisting of a complex of monuments, the site is enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage monument. The place is the production of Mughal architectural styles which reach its pinnacle in Taj Mahal and naturally, its pattern has a lot in common with the Taj Mahal's. Humayun died in the year 1556 and as a tribute to the Emperor, his widow, Hamida Banu Begum ordered its construction in 1569 which took 8 years to complete.
The complex includes a Persian style garden, the first of its kind in South Asia region. Extensive use of marbles and carvings lends to its charm. A double dome surmounts the roof and a total of 124 chambers constitute the Ground floor plan. It is believed that Humayun’s tomb set-up a vogue in the Mughals for Garden-tombs and several other Mughal imperial architectures followed suit. The chambers contain sarcophagus of Humayun and several other were added later, including that of his wife. A symbol of a box of writing instruments on the sarcophagus indicates a male occupant whilst a writing slate symbol indicating a female. A must-see for everyone.
-: RED FORT :-
Red fort, or Lal Quila in Hindi, is a Mughal architecture located in Old Delhi. Constructed as the royal residence in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad by Emperor Shahjahan in the year 1639 AD., the fort is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated along the river Yamuna which feds numerous moats in and around the place, the structure is surrounded by walls made of red sandstone.
Red fort, like other Mughal monuments in the country, possesses a unique charm due to the Indo-Muslim architecture style combination used during those times- which later on became famous as the 'Shahjahani style'. Shahjahan’s reign witnessed the Mughal artistic abilities at its very best, with the Taj Mahal being its supreme example.
Today, the Red Fort stands amongst the most popular destinations in the city, with thousands of visits recorded each year. The Prime Minister of India, on Independence Day, addresses the nation from this very site.
The Important Buildings inside the Fort are:
• The two gateways - Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate.
• The Diwan-e-am and the Diwan-e-khas.
• The Rang Mahal.
• The Khas Mahal.
• Sheesh Mahal.
• Moti Masjid (pearl mosque).