One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is
one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed
in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, Four angle towers and two
40 m high minarets. You can enter the mosque but take precaution
to take off your shoes and make sure that you are properly dressed
before entering. One can also go to the top of minarets. From here
you can have a birds eye view of Delhi. ...
Completed in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and
gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple
and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. The
structure is in lotus shape so it often called the lotus temple.
The view of the temple is very spectacular just before dusk when
the temple is flood lit.
The tomb of the famous sufi saint Nizam-ud-din Auliya is built
on the way from Humayun's tomb. Inside the premises of the shrine
is a tank which is surrounded by many other tombs. It is said that
there was a controversy between the rulers of Tughlakabad and the
saint over building this tank. The saint had said that the city
of Tughlakabad will never flourish and so did it happen. The shrine
also has the tomb of Amir Khusru and the grave of Jahanara, the
daughter of Shah Jahan. It is worth visiting the shrine at around
sunset on Thursdays, as it is a popular time for worship, and qawwali
singers start performing after the evening prayers.
This temple was build by G. D. Birla in 1938. This beautiful
temple is located in the west of Connaught Place. The temple is
dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. The temple
has well grafted gardens. It is also known as the Birla Mandir.
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Completed in 1998, this is a complex of temples. Built on a
hilly place this temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna and was
built by the Hare-Rama Hare- Krishna cult followers. This complex
is elegantly build and is one of the largest temple complexes in
India. Currently the main attraction of the temple are the Robot
who enact and preach the Gita.
A complex of temples called Chattarpur mandir is located beyond
the Qutab Minar in Mehrauli. Dedicated to Goddess Durga. Build in
South Indian style the temple complex is spread over a large area
with beautiful lawns and gardens. Though devotees visit these temples
through the year, during the navratras devotees come from near and
far. During the festivals there are special bus services to these
A magnificent and spacious bungalow in Delhi owned by Raja
Jai Singh Amber (Jaipur) who commanded great respect and honour
in the court of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb now enjoys the status of
a holy shrine called Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. The eighth Guru Sri
Harkishan had stayed here for a few months as guest of Raja Jai
Singh. Since then it has become a place of pilgrimage for both,
Hindus and Sikhs. They pay their respect to the memory of Guru Harkrishan,
nominated as successor by the seventh Guru, Sri Har Rai. He passed
away on October 6, 1661 A.D. When only a little over five year old,
he had been tried and tested as a perfect fearless and fully illuminated
Near the Police Station, Chandini Chowk the beautiful golden
domes of the Gurudwara Sis Ganj immediately strike your eye. It commemorates
the site of the ninth guru of the Sikhs, Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom.
The Guru was beheaded by Aurangzeb 1675. The gurudwara has been
extended from time to time and it tough to tell apart the original