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Located along extensive river Yamuna, Delhi, the capital of India, represents an intriguing blend of a myriad of ancient and modern civilizations, reflected not only in its diverse cultural heritage and historical monuments but also in the current social structure and lifestyles. The city has the history of various civilizations and dynasties that flourished here for over 3000 years. His legacy is preserved in many ancient monuments left behind by their rulers, each a chronicle of glory of his time and a reflection of existing cultures. The remains of seven distinctive capital cities can be seen here.

Here is a selection of the top five tourist attractions in New Delhi:

Qutub Minar

A mammoth minaret (238 feet) built from the remains of 27 Hindu temples and 1193Â Jain in the year-1369, commemorating the victory of Qutab-ud-Din on the city last Hindu kingdom, Qutub Minar is one of the oldest monuments Delhi. Decorated with calligraphy representing verses from the Koran, narrows from 50-feet in diameter at the base of only 8 feet at the top. The first three Floors are constructed of red sandstone, and the two white marble top.

In the same complex is a mysterious iron pillar, taking fourth century Sanskrit inscriptions of the time of King Chandragupta II, who has intrigued scientists to no end, as it has withstood centuries of alterations climatic and remained free of rust today. A popular legend says that if you can throw her arms while standing with your back touching, any wish will be fulfilled.

Red Fort

Popularly known as Lal Quila, built by Shah Jahan during the years1618Â-1647, Red Fort, with its massive sandstone walls and exquisite architecture, is the latest reminder of the enormous wealth, splendor and power of the Mughal empire. There are many places there is to see inside the fortress, resplendent with intricate decoration, with separate rooms and balconies for the womenfolk, swimming pools, natural air conditioning. It also houses an Archaeological Museum.

Jantar Mantar

Built in 1724 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, this esoteric inspiring salmon impressive stone and brick structure is an observatory used by the king to measure time and calculate the positions of stars and planets, and for the prediction of eclipses. It contains several buildings with unique combinations architecture of geometric shapes, each designed for a specialized use of astronomical measurement.

Purana Qila (Old Fort)

It is believed that have been built on the ruins of the original city of Old Delhi (Indraprastha, founded in the 3rd or 4th century BC) by the Afghan ruler Sher Shah during 1538Â-1545, Old Fortress, with its massive walls and three gateways impose gives an idea of its lost grandeur. It houses a small octagonal red sandstone tower, used by King Humayun as a library, the Qila-i-Kuhra Mosque, and a small archaeological museum.

Gateway of India

Built in sandstone, Gateway of India is a war memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of Indian soldiers during World War I. The sheer grandeur of the architecture of the neighboring house of the Parliament and Rashtrapati Bhawan should not be missed either.

So start planning your trip!

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