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Experience the architecture of India’s Capital – Delhi :: Edwin Lutyens was a British architect who designed various buildings during the British rule. These buildings were architectural wonders and comprise of all the important structures which are present in Delhi today. A visit to these structures gives an insight of the British architectural style. Some of the most famous buildings are:
A memorial which was constructed to honor the Indian soldiers, India Gate is one of the most visited attractions of the city. The walls of India Gate are inscribed with the names of the soldiers who died during World War I and Afghan wars. It is a cenotaph constructed out of black marble and it has a rifle which is placed on its barrel. Different sides of cenotaph are inscribed with the words “Amar Jawan” in gold. Huge numbers of tourists visit this memorial and pay their regards to the Indian soldiers.
Constructed in the year 1921, Sansad Bhawan was previously known as House of Parliament. British rulers used to hold central legislative assembly at this destination. This Bhawan was given a circular shape based on the Ashoka Chakra. For the sessions of state council, central legislative assembly and chamber of princes, separate halls were established. Large gardens surround the Sansad Bhawan, further increasing its beauty.
Also known as presidential residence, Rashtrapati Bhawan is spread over an area of 130 hectares. This building includes Mughal gardens, official residence, guest rooms, halls, offices, residences of the staff and a lot more. The beautiful layout and structure of the Bhawan gives a glimpse of Indian as well as European style of architecture. This building was constructed on a preset budget; however the architect did not compromise on the quality.
Connaught Place is known all over the country for its well planned layout and vibrant atmosphere. This place was constructed to carry out business in a more centralized way. Designed according to the European classic and renaissance style, this area was constructed from 1767 to 1774. Connaught Place is divided into two parts namely, inner circle and outer circle. Post independence the inner circle was renamed as Rajiv Chowk, while the outer circle was known as Indira Chowk. Now days this place boasts of 5 star hotels and different shopping complexes located in its premises.
Established in the year 1930, Lodhi Gardens were once known as Lady Willingdon Park. This picturesque park houses various monuments present all over the park. The tombs, which are present in the Lodhi garden, give a glimpse of the Mughal style of architecture. A big dome shaped structure welcomes the visitors. These gardens witness a huge rush of fitness enthusiasts, who throng the park early in the morning.
If you have been planning a holiday trip to this amazing city, then do not forget to include the above mentioned attractions in your itinerary. A trip to the country’s capital city can be enjoyed to the maximum with one’s family or friends.