Monuments in New Delhi

Red Fort

Red Fort or Lal Quila was the capital of Mughals in the 18th century and was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and the British used it as a military camp until 1947. It is one of the most significant monuments in Delhi and it is from this fort, the Prime Minister of India raises the Indian flag on every Independence Day, on August 15th.

 

Qutub Minar

The colossal Qutub Minar is a prominent cultural monument in New Delhi, and its construction was initiated by the Mughal ruler QutbuddinAibak and completed by Iltutmish. This magnificent, 73-meter high tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is built with red sandstone and marble.

 

Raj Ghat

The Raj Ghat is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi that is situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, there is a black marble platform that indicates the spot of his cremation in 1948

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