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Monuments in India

Posted by : on Oct 23,2018 03:12 PM

New Delhi is the home for some of World most ancient Monuments built by Primarily by Mughals and also by many other Indians kings along with few other traitors of India. Monuments like Humayun Tombs, India Gate, Qutub Minar, and other monuments resides many stories with them which are important for many of us to know about. In this article, we would see some of the amazing facts about some of the most visited and most searched Monuments which are located in Delhi.

1.    Qutub Minar:

•    Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Centre in 1993 Qutub Minar was built by Afghanistani traitor Qutub-Ud-din around 1192. Qutub Minar is located in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India. Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest minaret made up of Bricks.

•    Qutub Minar is the world’s tallest minaret made up of Bricks.

•    The Iron Pillar which is situated in the Qutub complex is still rust free even though it has been 2000 years since it was built.

•    There are a total of 379 stairs in Qutub Minar.

•    Just near Qutub Minar, Inside the Qutub complex, world’s oldest Mosque resides.

 

2.    Humayun Tomb:

•    Built as a tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun by Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun tomb is located opposite to Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi.

•    The structure of Humayun Tomb is inspired by the famous Taj Mahal located in Agra.

•    Humayun Tomb is the first Garden Tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

•    There are a total of 150 graves in Humayun Tombs.

 

3.    India Gate:

•    India gate is the homage of thousands of soldiers who fought and died in war from 1914-1921.

•    The construction of India gate started in 1921 and took a decade to get complete.

•    India gate is the national monument of India.

•    The structure of India Gate is inspired by the famous Arc De Triomphe situated in Paris and was built by the Britishers.

 

4.    Red Fort:

•    Initially, The Red Fort was white in color which Britishers turn the fort into Red after painting the entire fort.

•    The initial name of Red Fort was QUILA-E-MUBARAK.

•    There are two gates in the Red fort name- The Lahore Gate and The Lahore Gate.

•    Kohinoor Diamond was actually a part of the Royal Throne of Shah Jahan.

•    After the formation of Red Fort, Shah Jahan shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi.

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