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India Gate

India Gate is a war memorial arch, built in honour of 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Below it burns a perpetual flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti, the eternal flame in tribute to all martyred soldiers in India.

Distance from the Hotel: 2.6 kilometres
Driving time: 4 minutes

Humayun’s Tomb

Built in the 16th century, it is the first Mugal Garden Tomb. It is the tomb of the second emperor of the Mugal dynasty. An excellent example of early Mugal Architecture which reached maturity in the Taj Mahal at Agra.

Distance from the Hotel: 1.6 kilometres
Driving time: 4 minutes

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid means Friday mosque. It was built in 1656. Designed by Ustad Khlil & constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & the most splendid mosque in India. Placed on a height the mosque is made of glowing red sandstone inlaid with marble & brass & has three majestic black & white marble domes.

Distance from the Hotel: 8.6 kilometres
Driving time: 15 minutes

Purana Qila

Meaning Old Fort. It is the sight of the mythical Indraprastha the capital of the Pandavas in the Mahabharta Epic. It is next door to the Delhi Zoo.

Distance from the Hotel: 1.9 kilometres
Driving time: 4 minutes

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Designed by Lutyens, where the Viceroy once lived & now the official residence of the President of India, it is an imposing structure with 340 rooms, constructed high up on Raisina hill.

Distance from the Hotel: 6.4 kilometres
Driving time: 12 minutes

Qutab Minar

Construction of Qutub Minar was started by Qutub-ud-din Aibak in 1193 and carried on by Iltutmish. It was built as a tower of victory and a symbol of justice. It is a five-storied minaret, measuring 72.5 metres. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone.

Distance from the Hotel: 13 kilometres
Driving time: 20 minutes

Red Fort

The seat of the Mughal Empire, it is a huge fort housing within its precincts imposing palaces and impressive public buildings, such as Diwan-i-Am (hall for public audience), Diwan-i-Khas (hall for private audience); Rang Mahal (a water -cooled apartment for royal ladies); Sheesh Mahal (retiring apartments); Moti Masjid or Pearl Mosque (built of white marble). A sound-and-light show is conducted during the evenings (in Hindi and in English).

Distance from the Hotel: 7.9 kilometres
Driving time: 13 minutes

Bahai Temple

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.

Distance from the Hotel: 8.5 kilometres
Driving time: 14 minutes

 

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