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Adham Khan's Tomb
North of the Qutab-Mehrauli Road at the entrance of Mehrauli village, along the walls of Lal Kot, is the octagonal tomb of Adham Khan. He was the son of Maham Anga, who was a wet nurse of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Ajmeri Gate
Of the main fourteen gates of Shahjahanabad, Ajmeri Gate located on the southwest of the walled city, near the New Delhi Railway Station is among the four existing gates that have escaped demolition. Ajmeri Gate was named so because a thoroughfare from the gate led to the city of Ajmer.

Ashoka Pillar
The pyramidal structure in three storeys, seen in what is known today as Firozshah Kotla, near Delhi Gate, was built by Firozshah Tughlaq, to instal the Ashokan column, seen on top. There are two Ashoka pillars in Delhi.

Ashokan Rock Edict
On the main Raja Dhirshain Marg, near the Srinivaspuri locality is the famous engraved tilted rock-face of the Ashokan period, popularly known as Ashokan Rock Edict.

Atgah Khan's Tomb
The tomb of Atgah Khan Tomb lies in the northern part of Nizamuddin Village and northeast of the main enclosure of Nizamuddin's sacred shrine. Atgah Khan was the husband of one of Akbar's wet nurses, Jija Angah. He was a great friend of Akbar and was killed by Adham Khan, son of Maham Anga, another wet nurse of Akbar.

Bahai Temple
Located just opposite to the ancient Kalkaji Mandir, East of Nehru Place in South Delhi, the Bahai House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple, is one of the most visited edifices in India. The Lotus Temple in New Delhi is the sole Bahai House of Worship in the whole continent of Asia apart from the six others in Panama, Kampala, Illinois, Frankfurt, Sydney and West Samoa.

Balban's Tomb
Located just near the entrance of the Archaeological Survey Park on the western side of Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road lies a 13th century tomb, popularly known as Balban's tomb. Balban was the last of the major Slave dynasty sultans who died in 1287 and was buried here.

Car Parts Bazaar
Just near the Jama Masjid, to the southwestern corner of the mosque lies Car Parts Bazaar, said to be one of the largest second-hand spare parts market in the world. It is a unique market with nearly thousand shops, where one can get new as well as the old spare parts of any car.

Cathedral Church of the Redemption
Located on Church Road, north of Jaipur Column, the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, stands to the west of Parliament House. Henry Medd, who won many architectural competitions, designed this simple yet attractive cathedral built between 1927 and 1935.

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Located near the Gol Dak Khana, New Delhi, a landmark post office on the roundabout where Ashoka Road meets Baba Kharak Singh Marg, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is one of the most important Catholic Churches of the capital.

Chattarpur Mandir
Located on the main Guragon-Mehrauli Road, about 4-kilometers away from Qutab Minar Complex, the sacred Chhatarpur Temple is one of the largest and most popular Hindu temples of the capital.

Chauburji Masjid
On the Chauburja Marg at the intersection with Ridge Road, about half a kilometer southeast of the Flagstaff Tower lies the remains of Chauburji Masjid. Built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88), the mosque derives its name from its architectural features of having 'four domes', which it once had.

Chaunsath Khamba
Located just behind the simple Mirza Ghalib's tomb near the intersection of Mathura Road and Lodi Road, lies the tomb of Mirza Aziz Kokaltash and many others, popularly known as Chaunsath Khamba. Mirza Aziz Kokaltash was the son of Atgah Khan. The tomb is not far from Atgah Khan's tomb and lies east of it and very near to the Nizamuddin shrine. The inscription on the main grave informs visitors that the tomb was built in 1623-24.

Chawri Bazaar
To the west of Jama Masjid lies the specialized wholesale market of brass, copper and paper products, popularly known as Chawri Bazaar. It can be reached by taking the street just near the middle projection of Jama Masjid's western (rear) wall. Once popularly known for its bewitching dancing girls in the 19th century, the street is named after a Marathi word 'chawri', which means meeting place.

Chiragh-i-Dihli's Dargah
The Dargah of Chiragh-i-Dihli is located in the Chirag Delhi Village and can be reached by either taking the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg through the Chiragh main road or the Outer Ring Road through the Soami Nagar South Colony. It is the burial place and tomb of Sufi saint Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud.

Coronation Durbar Site
Located in northern Delhi, about 20 kilometers from Connaught Place, is the Coronation Memorial. Marked by a sandstone pillar, the site is off the KB Hedgewar Marg, beyond Kingsway camp, and just after crossing the Nirankari colony.

Crafts Museum
The institution of the museum, aimed at housing objects of antiquity and curiosity, is of western origin. Indians themselves did not have a tradition of setting up museums of fragmented sculptures, rusted swords and out-of-context paintings.

Dargah of Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani
East of Turkman Gate on Asaf Ali Road, just before the Holy Trinity Church lies the dargah (shrine) of a very pious and holy Muslim saint, Hazrat Shah Turkman Bayabani. The shrine is said to be the oldest place in the whole of Old Delhi, as it had been here even before Shah Jahan's new capital city Shahjahanabad was built.

Dargah of Qutb-Sahib (Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki)
Located near Gandak ki Baoli in the Mehrauli village, about 400 meters from Adham Khan's tomb lies the Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, popularly known as Qutb Sahib. Surnamed as Kaki, Qutb Sahib is held in high esteem and has been highly regarded for centuries, as he was the disciple and spiritual successor of Khwaja Mu'inu'd Din Chishti of Ajmer.

Dariban Kalan
After crossing the Esplanade Road, a left turn just before Gurdwara Sisganj on the Chandni Chowk road will take to the 'Street of the Incomparable Pearl', Dariba Kalan. The street derives its name from a Persian phrase 'Dur e be baha', meaning 'pearl without compare' because since the period of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the street used to be the popular market of precious stones, gems, gold and silver jewelry. Till today it is known as jewelers' street although most of shops in the street now deal in silver and costume jewelry.

Delhi Gate
Delhi Gate, the other existing gate of the walled city is situated just opposite the Daryaganj Police Station and Ambedkar Ground. It was the southeast gate of the walled city of Shahjahanabad. This gate was so named because the road from this gate led to the previous cities of Delhi.

Delhi Zoo
The Delhi Zoo is located near ITO. It is spread over a vast expanse of 240 acres. The zoo was founded in the year 1957. It is funded by the national Government. The zoo is home to some 1,700 creatures and 185 species in all.

Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Museum
Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Museum is a small museum cum mausoleum located in Jamia Millia Islamia University campus near Okhla Industrial Estate. Dedicated to Dr. Zakir Hussain, the third President of Indian Republic, the museum contains a wide range of photographs, memorabilia and souvenirs collected during his term as President of India.

Field Museum
Located in the main gate of Purana Qila complex, Field Museum is a small archaeological museum that gives a brief history of Delhi and Purana Qila. The museum contains articles mostly excavated in 1955 in the southern area of Purana Qila as well as during the 1969-1973 excavations campaign.

Flagstaff Tower
Located on the highest point of Kamla Nehru Ridge (Northern Ridge) on the main Magazine Road is a ring-shaped octagonal tower, popularly known as the Flagstaff Tower. The tower however no longer has a flagstaff. During British times, the Union Jack was proudly hoisted on this spire.

Fountain Chowk
Popularly known as Bhai Mati Das Chowk or 'fowara' (meaning fountain), Fountain Chowk is located just opposite Gurdwara Sisganj on the edge of the street leading to Old Delhi Railway Station. It has a Victorian-period fountain, which was earlier called as Northbrook Fountain because Lord Northbrook donated money for its construction.

About 100 meters south of Adham Khan's tomb in Mehrauli village, Gandhak-ki-Baoli is one of the largest step-wells or baolis in and around Mehrauli. It was built during the reign of Emperor Iltutmish, the founder of the Slave dynasty. The baoli is known as Gandhak-ki-Baoli because of its waters smell like gandhak, which means sulphur.

Gandhi Smriti
Gandhi Smriti is the house where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last 144 days of his life before he was assassinated on the inauspicious day of 30 January 1948. Located on 5, Tees January Marg, the Government of India later converted it into a national memorial and dedicated it to Gandhiji.

Gauri Shankar Temple
The 800 year old Gauri Shankar Temple is located next to the Digambar Jain Temple on the main Chandni Chowk road amidst the mixed fragrance of numerous flowers displayed for sale in the nearby flower shops. One of the most important temples of Shaivism (a sect of Hinduism that worships Lord Shiva) in the country, it has an 800-year-old brown lingam (phallus stone) encased in a marble representation of a female organ. Surrounded by snakes made of silver, the lingam according to Hinduism represents a 'cosmic pillar, the center of universe, the life itself'.

Ghalib Academy and Library Memorial
Just opposite the popular shrine of Nizamuddin, near the mausoleum of Mirza Ghalib (1797- 1869) lies the famous Ghalib Academy and Library Memorial established in 1969 as a 'literary and cultural' institution of the capital.

Ghalib Museum
The Haveli of famous poet Mirza Ghalib (1796-1869) is located in Gali Qasim Jaan, near the corner of Ballimaran, one of the alleys of Chandni Chowk. The great poet stayed here during 1865 to 1869 and spent his last phase of his life. The Haveli has been since considerably renovated and was used lately as shops till December 1999 when Delhi Government acquired a portion of the Haveli and set up a memorial museum dedicated to the great poet.

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
One of the most important historical and sacred pilgrimage destinations of the Sikh comunity, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the 'Haveli' or palace, where Guru Hari Krishan, the eighth Sikh Guru stayed during his tour to Delhi in 1664. The Guru was entertained as a royal guest by Mirza Raja Jai Singh in this 'bangla' (palace), which was built on the model of the existing palace of Raja Jai Singh in Jaipur.

Haider Quli Khan's Gateway
The ruins of Haider Quli Khan's Gateway can be found just near the Fatehpuri Masjid in one of the alleys of the main Chandni Chowk Road. While moving on the right hand side of Chandni Chowk, from Fatehpuri Masjid towards Red Fort, after crossing the Katra Bariyan, the gateway can be reached by taking the first right turn before a open space, locally known as metal verandah.

Hathi Gate and Zafar Mahal
Just few meters away from the western entrance of the Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki lie the remains of Zafar Mahal with an imposing gateway popularly known as Hathi Gate. The Mughal Emperor Akbar II, built this grand Zafar Mahal as his summer palace.

At the southern end of Mehrauli, after crossing the congested bazaar, you will see a large tank, the Hauz-i-Shamsi, built by King Shamsud-Din Iltutmish of the Slave Dynasty in 1230. The water of the tank is considered sacred because of its association with famous saints and fakirs who visited the tank in the years after its construction. Moreover, according to legend the idea of constructing a tank was given to Iltutmish by the Prophet himself, when he appeared in his dream.

Hauz Khas
To provide a steady supply of water to Siri, the second city of Delhi, its founder Sultan Ala-ud-din Khilji (1296-1316), excavated a large tank in 1300. Located to the east of Siri, the tank was known as Hauz-i-Alai. Later, Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88) repaired the tank and built several imposing monuments on the eastern and southern banks of the tank that included his tomb, mosque and a madrasa (college).

Hazrat Nizamuddin's Tomb
Located in the historic Nizamuddin village, about 2 kilometers from Humayun's tomb, and not far from the eastern end of the Lodi Road, is the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is the shrine of a famous humanitarian Muslim Sufi and mystic saint, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Chishti.

Hindu Rao's House
On the main Rani Jhansi Road, almost opposite to the Ashokan Pillar is Hindu Rao Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals of Delhi. The hospital's main building is popularly known as Hindu Rao's House. The history of the hospital's main building is of special interest, as it was built in the early 19th century on a large scale, as a residence of the dynamic officer, William Fraser, who also later became the city's Resident.

History of Delhi
Delhi : A Transition through Time - As you walk along the narrow bylanes of this city of dreams, tread softly. Every crumbling wall has a story to tell. Every yesterday is replete with history. Rulers have come and gone. The city has lived through wars and resurrection, repeatedly rising from the ashes.

Humayun's Tomb
Humayun's senior widow Bega Begum, popularly known as Haji Begum, built the magnificent Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, in 1565. It is one of the most beautiful Mughal monuments, with features like high arches and a full double dome. Located on Mathura Road, near its crossing with Lodi Road, Humayun's Tomb is built on a large stone platform, surrounded by green lawns and has a crescent on the top of the dome, instead of the usual lotus.

Imperial Hotel
With one of the best collections of 'British Art on India', Imperial Hotel, popularly known as 'museum hotel' has preserved very beautiful and original works of prominent colonial painters like William Simpson, William Hodges, Thomas and William Daniells, Emily Eden, John Zollony, James Ferguson and J.B. Fraser among the many. The hotel also has the largest collection on display of land war gallantry awards in India and neighboring countries such as Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan and China.

India Gate
India Gate is located in Rajpath and was the first gate to be constructed in the New Delhi. It was built as a War Memorial to commemorate the death of 90,000 India soldiers, who were killed in the North West Province during the First World War and the Afghan Fiasco of 1919.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum is located in a sprawling yet simple white bungalow where the great leader Mrs. Gandhi lived as prime minister of India. It was here in the gardens of this bungalow that her two bodyguards assassinated her on October 31st 1984.

Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was inaugurated on 19 November 1985 by then the Prime Minister of India, Late Rajiv Gandhi. It was established realizing the need to 'encompass the study and experience of all the arts- each form with its own integrity, yet within a dimension of mutual interdependence, interrelated with nature, social structure and cosmology'.

Indraprastha Tirth Jain Swetamber Temple
Near Kinari Bazaar at the end of Naughara Gali amidst colorfully painted houses (especially their facades) lies the other Jain temple of the walled city known as Johari temple but belonging to the other sect of Jainism, Swetamber.

The ISKCON Temple of Delhi is located at Raja Dhirshain Marg, Sant Nagar, near the East of Kailash locality. It is one of the 40 temples in India that belongs to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Jahaz Mahal
Jahaz Mahal is situated on the northeastern corner of Hauz-i-Shamsi, a tank built by Iltutmish, a ruler of the Slave Dynasty. The mahal or palace belongs to the Lodi period and is said to have served the purpose of a sarai or pilgrim's apartments.

Jain Bird Hospital
Just next to Digambar Jain Temple in the same complex is situated a unique and interesting hospital where the patients admitted are only birds. Run by Prachin Shri Aggarwal Digambar Jain Panchayat, Delhi, the hospital was founded in 1956 on the Jain principle of aversion to killing.

Jain Mandir Dada Bari
Located northwest of Madhi Masjid, the Jain Mandir Dada Bari of Mehrauli can be reached by taking the main Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road and further by taking a turn after Nehru Samaj Sewa Kendra and Ashok Mission.

Jamali Kamali's Tomb and Mosque
The Jamali Kamali mosque and tomb is situated in the Archaeological Survey of India Park, Mehrauli,about 300 meters south of Balban's tomb. Jamali was the nom de plume of a saint and poet, Shaikh Fazlullah who was also known as Jalal Khan.

Kalan Masjid
Kalan Masjid, known locally as Kali Masjid is one of the seven mosques that were built by prime minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88), Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah. Located near Razia Sultan's tomb on the Turkman Bazaar.

Kalkaji Temple
Kalkaji Temple, popularly known as Kalkaji Mandir is a renowned temple dedicated to Kalka Devi or Kali, one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga. Just a kilometer away from Nehru Place, Okhla Industrial Estate and the new developed Kalkaji colony, the temple is thronged by thousands of pilgrims every year during the festival of Navratri.

Kashmiri Gate
Located near the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) on the north of the walled city, Kashmiri Gate was one of the important gates of Shahjahanabad as the royal processions of emperors used to pass through the gate on their trips to Kashmir or northern India.

Khairul Manzil Masjid
Located opposite the Purana Qila and the Delhi Zoo entrance on the Western side of Mathura Road, Khairul Manzil Masjid was built in 1561 by Maham Anga, one of the most influential wet nurses of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Khirki Masjid
About 2 kilometers northeast of Qutab Minar, located in the center of Khirki Village, is the unique Khirki Masjid or Mosque. It is just off the Press Enclave, and 2 kilometers south of Begumpuri Masjid. Khirki Mosque or the Window Mosque with Kalan Masjid is one among the only two examples of closed mosques in northern India.

Lakshmi Narayan(Birla) Temple
Built in 1938 by the industrialist BD Birla, Lakshmi Narayan temple is located on Mandir Marg, west of Connaught Place, in the heart of the city. Popularly known as Birla Mandir, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu deities Narayana (the Preserver) and Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth and prosperity). The other idols are of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga.

Lal Kot
The rubble-built walls of the ramparts of Lal Kot can be seen by taking Badarpur-Qutb road, Delhi-Qutb road or Mehrauli-Qutb road.

Madhi Masjid
Madhi Masjid is located in the Archaeological Survey Park, on the western side of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, about 500 metres south of the Jamali Kamali mosque.

A fakir lived on the banks of river Yamuna during the reign of Sultan Sikander Lodhi. He used to carry people across the river in his boat free of charge. He used to spend most of his time in prayers and meditation and yearned for the glimpse of the God.

Markets in Delhi
Chandni Chowk is the largest trading center of Delhi as well as India. The street of Chandni Chowk originally stretched from Lahore Gate of Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid.

Metcalfe House
Located to the left of the main Dr. K B Hegdewar Marg Road, and below the Ridge, Metcalfe House was constructed around 1835 by Sir Thomas Metcalfe. He was the Governor-General's agent at the Imperial court of the Mughal Emperor and then Commissioner of Delhi from 1835 to 1853. Built in a typical early Indo-European style, the house and its grounds are spread over an area of thousand acres. During Metcalfe's lifetime, the house was the center of all European social life as one can find the house mentioned in many contemporary writings as a venue of several parties and social gatherings.

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