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CHHATAR PUR TEMPLE
The Chattarpur Mandir worships Goddess Katyayani, who is considered to be the sixth avatar or incarnation of Goddess Durga, known to have killed a Demon named Mashishasur according to the Hindu Mythology and hence is seen depicted as a Goddess with ten arms. Goddess Durga, also known as Parvathi was the consort of Lord Shiva and her principle function was to slaughter Demons as she was gifted with the strength of the Divine Trinity who is Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh.

AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
Akshardham Temple : The new Akshardham is the best hindu monument in Delhi which can inspired lots of people to our ancient religion. The Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and thousands of BAPS volunteers. Heralded by the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple, the complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005.

JAMA MASJID
Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid stands across the road in front of the Red Fort. Built between 1644 and 1658, Jama Masjid is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful. Jama Masjid is located on a mound in the heart of the old city and projects beautifully into the Old-Delhi skyline. Jama Masjid Mosque was built in red sandstone and marble by more than 5000 artisans. Originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, or “mosque commanding view of the world”, the Jama Masjid stands at the center of the erstwhile capital city of the Mughals, Shahjahanbad.

LOTUS TEMPLE
Lotus Temple: Lotus Temple or Baha’i Temple, called in more traditional way, is a house of worship completed in the year 1986 under the supervision of Persian architect Fariborz Sahba. The Lotus temple has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people and has nine doors that open in a central hall. The whole structure is made of white marble that adds to the glory of the temple. It is about 40 meters tall surrounded by nine ponds and appears as if the temple is floating like a Lotus flower in water. Lotus being a symbol of peace and prosperity all around the world.

RAJ GHAT
Rajghat : The memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi who was assassinated by a fanatic, and cremated on the banks of the river Yamuna on 31 st January 1948 . Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the Father of Nation was cremated. This memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is located between the main Ring Road and the banks of Yamuna River, towards the southeast of Red Fort. It is just 4 kms away from Janpath towards the North east of Feroz Shah.  From local visitors to foreigners, from VIPs to common people, all come and pay homage to the father of nation.

Humayun’s Tomb
Tomb Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi is the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent, had teased the architectural novelty that Taj Mahal finally gave shape to. This tomb in New Delhi was built by Haji Begum, the Persian widow of Humanyun, at a cost of Rs 1.5 million through 8 years. A complex of buildings displaying Mughal architecture in Nizamuddin East, it consists of the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as well as several others, including the Barber’s Tomb. Mughal emperor Humayan, was not able to rule for a long time as he met with his untimely death after he falling from the stairs of the Sher Mandal library. Sayyed Muhammad ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak Ghiyathuddin brought in from Herat, designed the tomb on the bank of the Yamuna River adjoining the shrine of the Sufi saint of Chisti silsilah, Nizamuddin Auliya

RED FORT
Built by Shahjahan in the year 1639. The construction of Red Fort by the sandstone of red color in large scale gave it the name Red Fort. The majesty of the fort is the first thing to notice but the red color became an essential feature of the aura of the fort and is easily recognized with it. The magnitude of the size of the fort can be estimated by the fact that it took ten years to complete the fort. It has almost two and half kilometer perimeter with tallest structure of 33 meters. The fort has become one of most sought after tourist destination in the modern time.

QUTUB MINAR
Qutub Minar : The minar (tower) was built in the year 1212 A.D and stands at a height of 72.5 mtrs in the courtyard of the Quwwat-ul-Islam masjid. This is the oldest historical monument in Delhi and is a must for any visitor to this city.  Qutub minar is made on afghan architecture. Now It is well known historical place not only in India but in the World.It is attraction of tourist in Delhi. Qutub minar is a charming structure of red marble and also it is known as marble tower of success. Qutub means pole of justices and because of this It is known as symbol of islamic justice. It is finest mounment in World.

INDIA GATE
India Gate: Originally known as the All India War Memorial, built in the memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War, is a free standing arch with a height of 42.5 mtrs, designed and built by Edwin Lutyens in 1931. This landmark in Delhi commemorates the members of the erstwhile British Indian Army who sacrificed their lives fighting for the Indian Empire in the Afghan Wars and World War. After India got its independence, India Gate became the site of Amar Jawan Jyoti -Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is counted among the largest war memorials in India.

RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN
Rashtrapati Bhawan: Situated on Raisina Hill this was built to be the official residence of the Viceroy, and later became the official residence of the President of India. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is one of the largest residential houses of any Head of the State in the world in terms of its size, vastness and its magnificence. This marvelous piece of the British era was the residence of the Viceroy of India till the year 1950 and was known as the Viceroy’s House. The most appropraite time to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan is during February, so that you can also get a chance to see the colourful medley of flowers at the Mughal Gardens.

ZOO
Set up in the year 1959, the National Zoological Park is spread across 176 acres of land. It was built after the Indian Board for Wildlife felt the need of having a Zoo in the capital as recreational facility for the people. A 16th-century citadel, a sprawling green island and a motley collection of animals and birds, all in the middle of a burgeoning urbane Delhi. The zoo is home to about 1350 animals representing almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world.  Visitors are not permitted to bring any food other than drinking water, but there is a canteen in the zoo. In 2014 a visitor was killed as he had fallen into the white tigers enclosure,leading to questions about visitor and animal safety at the zoo.

BIRLA TEMPLE
Sprawling for over 7 acres, Laxminarayan Mandir, or as it is fondly called, is one of the well known attractions at Delhi. Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, it took some six years to complete its construction.  Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi’s major temples and a major tourist attraction. Built by the industrialst Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, this beautiful temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. The temple is dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated byMahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.

INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL
This house was the official residence of Indira Gandhi, the first female Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party and second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to hold the office, from 1966 to 1977 and again in 1980 through 1984. Indira Gandhi Memorial  was the residence of the former Prime Minister of India. It was later converted into a museum. One can see the collection of rare photographs of the Nationalist movement, the personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family and her childhood.