Delhi is the capital of India. It is located in the Northern part of the country. Because of the presence of Desert in Rajasthan, which is quite near to Delhi; there are extreme climatic conditions in Delhi. Delhi is full of tourist spots. There are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi. Delhi has great cultural and historical significance. Many Historical events have taken place in Delhi. Delhi one day tour package can cover these sites for sure if you want. There are many places covered in these 3 spots and there are various reasons to call them to be the top three.
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli Archaeological Park is located in Greater Delhi and Gurgaon. Gurgaon is also called as Gurugram. Mehrauli Archaeological Park is very big and it is spread over more than 200 acres in Mehrauli in Delhi. It is exactly adjacent to Qutub Minar world heritage sites. Mehrauli Archaeological Park is known for various tourist sites like Tomb of Balban, Jamali Kamali Mosque, and Tomb of Maulana Jamali Kamali, Gandhak Ki Baoli, Rajon Ki Baoli, Madina Masjid, Tomb of Mohd Quli Khan, stepwell, etc. It is worth watching on Delhi sightseeing tour by car.
All these architectural Marvels have great historical importance. Besides them, there are some other monuments also which are located near the premises of Mehrauli Archaeological Park. The monuments which are located nearby are Jahaz Mahal, Hauz-i-Shamsi, Zafar Mahal of Bahadur Shah and Tomb of Adham Khan.
Tomb of Balban is important because it played an important role in the development of Indo Islamic architecture. It is also believed to be the first Islamic dome in India, however, it has ruined as of now. Rajon Ki Baoli is a step-well in Mehrauli and a must visit on delhi one day tour by car. Jahaz Mahal means the palace of the ship. It is called a palace of the ship because its reflection in the water in the reservoir just looks like a ship floating in the lake. Zafar Mahal was built as a summer palace in the 18th century. Adam Khan was a General of Mughal Emperor Akbar and he was the youngest son of Maham Anga, the one who brought up Akbar.
Red Fort is made up of red sandstone. Red Fort was the residence of the Emperors of the Mughal culture for around 200 years. After 1856 the capital shifted to Agra. Red Fort is exactly located in the heart of Delhi. There are many beautiful museums with lot many things that speak loudly about the richest historical past of India. It was constructed by Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan is the emperors who also constructed the Taj Mahal in Agra. So, do not miss the beauty of Red Fort on Delhi sightseeing tour package. There is Salimgarh Fort adjacent to Red Fort. Salimgarh fort was built by Islam Shah Suri. Salimgarh Fort is even older than Red Fort. There are Imperial apartments in the role of pavilions. These Apartments are connected with each other with the help of a water channel. This water channel is called a stream of Paradise. Shah Jahan was a great architect also. He built great monuments. Red Fort took 8 years and 10 months to get built.
Qutub Minar is the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO. You have an opportunity to see the UNESCO world heritage site on Delhi sightseeing tour. It is located in the Mehrauli area itself. It is a very told off of 73 metre of height. The remarkable feature of Qutub Minar is that it was built by three different rulers. In 1192, it was Qutub-ud-din Aibak who was the founder of Delhi Sultanate and he built the first storey of Qutub Minar. Then later on in the next century when the success and son in law of Qutub-ud-din Aibak, Shams-ud-din Iltutmish made the tree mod stories of Qutub Minar which in the year 1220. Then later on as a result of a lightning strike which took place in the year 1369 destroyed the top most story built by Shams-ud-din Iltutmish. It was Sher Shah Suri who was the third ruler who got the top most storey built. This was not the end of the construction of Qutub Minar. Share Shah Suri was the one who contributed by adding an entrance to the tower.
Are these sites not worth seeing on Delhi sightseeing packages! You will get to know a lot of things about these heritage sites in various parts of India and you would feel connected with historical past events in various ways of creativity. It is inspiring to know about the dedication of our rulers who put in their time, money and energy for such beautiful monuments. It needs a long effort to build these sites for years only with the motivation to create something for the coming generations.