India (uktraveltoindia) wrote,

My Historical Trip

I always love to see historical place. One of my friends told me about Delhi. A place where one can find lots of ancients stuff.
So i have plane a trip to Delhi this winter. Before starting my trip i have read about the city online and make a list of place where i have to go and what will be the cost and how i will reach there. The best option which i found is Metro to visit around Delhi.

I took auto to get to the airport and wait for my boarding pass there it too hardly 20 minutes to be on flight. After a journey of few hours i was in Delhi Airport. Airport is quite good and its busiest too.
From here i took a taxi for a hotel in the way i ate some peanuts and drank beer after getting in hotel i jump to the bed for rest.
Next day i start my historical journey to Delhi and nearby area. I have visited more than 15 historical place in four days here i am mentioning few of them

Qutub Minar
-  Qutb-ud-din Aibak laid its foundation in 1200 A.D. Iltutmish added three more storeys. After damaged by lightning in 1368 A.D. Firuz Shah Tughlaq rebuilt the fourth story, added the fifth and a harp shaped cupola.

Iron Pillar -  standing in the courtyard of Quwwat-ul-Isam mosque has withstood the test of time (weather) for over 1500 years. This 2 ft high Pillar is a solid shaft of wrought iron and as per a Sanskrit inscription was erected outside a Vishnu temple, possibly in Bihar in the memory of the Gupta King Chandragupta II Vikramaditya (375-413 A.D.).

Red Fort
- Built in almost 20 years (1639-1648), by the Mughal monarch Shahjahan

India Gate - 42 metre high, free standing arch, designed by Lutyens and founded on February 10 1921 by the Duke of Connaught, commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died during World War I. "Amar Jawan Jyoti", another memorial, added under the arch in 1971 is the nation's tribute to Indian Jawans, who laid their lives during Indo-Pak War of 1971.

Old Fort -  the fort has a circuit of about a mile. Rectangular in shape, it houses the famous Sher Mandal and Qila-i-Kohna Mosque, built by Sher Shah. Earlier, it was Humayun (1538-1545) who rebuilt Indraprastha and renamed it as Dinpanalh, while Sher Shah who had defeated Humayun named it Shergarh.

Jantar Mantar - Of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), Jantar Mantar, at Delhi is one of them. (Others were erected at Ujjain, Varanasi, Jaipur and Mathura) Built in 1724, it contains six masonary instruments, the largest one Samrat Yantra (Supreme Instrument) is like a sun dial. Built for observing the movements of the stars and the planets, through these Yantras one can known about the shortest and the longest day of the year, days of the week, months, time and other astronomical data.

Jantar Mantar

Tags: amar jawan jyoti, historical trip to delhi, humayun, maharaja sawai jai singh ii, monarch shahjahan, qutb-ud-din aibak, quwwat-ul-isam

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