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  • 1 Adinatha Temple Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Ranakpur IND - Sadri

    This splendid Jain temple, one of the largest in Rajasthan, is the work of the famous architect Dipak, who built it in the 15C for the rich merchant Sanghvi Dharnak Shah. Its rooms and courtyards are adorned with an array of exquisite marble sculptur..

  • 2 Red Fort Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Delhi

    Built in 1638 by the Emperor Shah Jahan, the "forbidden city" of Old Delhi, encircled by red sandstone walls, housed the emperor's government and palaces. The fort is accessed by the Lahore monumental gate. The two most emblematic buildings..

  • 3 Jama Masjid Mosque Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    IND - Delhi

    Started in 1644 and finished in 1658, the "Friday Mosque" (the main day of prayer for Muslims), stands on a hill facing the Red Fort. The mosque's main entrance, the eastern gate, is reached by crossing the open-air market of Meena Bazaar a..

  • 4 New Delhi Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Vijay Chowk IND - Delhi

    Following the wishes of King George V, the tenth city of Delhi was designed from 1918 according to plans drawn up by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Providing a strong contrast with Old Delhi and its crowded narrow streets, this new district, which symbolised the..

  • 5 Delhi National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    IND - Delhi

    Statues and jewellery from the ancient civilisations of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro (2500-1500 BC), terracotta from the Maurya and Shunga periods (3C and 2C BC), as well as from the Gupta dynasty (4C-6C AD), and stunning miniatures from the Kangra Schoo..

  • 6 Purana Qila Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Delhi

    Perched on a hill in the park, Purana Qila (the "Old Fort"), is popular on Sundays with locals who come here for family picnics or to hire a pedalo on the lake at the foot of the walls. This hill is said to be the site of the legendary Indr..

  • 7 Delhi Crafts Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bhairon Marg IND - Delhi

    The tastefully arranged Craft Museum offers an interesting insight into Indian crafts and rural arts and traditions. The museum is laid out to resemble a village with a succession of houses built around courtyards. The museum's exhibits include magni..

  • 8 Akshardham Temple Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    IND - Delhi

    The actual sanctuary, situated at the end of the main avenue of Akshardham temple, is built in the form of a cross and surmounted by domes. The columned avant-corps is decorated with a mass of sculpted figures (over 20 000!) where the elephant takes ..

  • 9 Along Lodi Road Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Lodi Road IND - Delhi

    The promenade along Lodi Road runs through a succession of well-maintained parks (the flowerbeds are a delight to behold in February and March) which mark the southern section of the residential district built by Lutyens. As you stroll along the prom..

  • 10 Safdar Jang's Tomb Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Lodi Road IND - Delhi

    Often described as the last masterpiece of Mughal art, this monument is the tomb of the prime minister (wazir) of the emperors who had the rank of Safdar Jang. Dating from 1754, the tomb has all the characteristics of Indo-Muslim mausoleums built aft..

  • 11 Lodi Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Lodi Rd IND - Delhi

    Escape the noise of the city in this romantic English-style garden and visit some fine examples of Indo-Islamic funerary art. The sultans of the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties rest in these gardens: note the tomb of Sultan Mohammed Shah (mid 15C), with it..

  • 12 Dargah de Hazrat Nizam ud-Din Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    IND - Delhi

    To get to the tomb of Hazrat Nizam ud-Din Auliya, a master of Indian Sufism (1238-1325), you'll have to make your way along a narrow, busy narrow street in the heart of the picturesque Muslim district, which is lined with restaurants and flower-petal..

  • 13 Southern Districts of Delhi Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nehru Place IND - Delhi

    Residential middle class and wealthy areas alternate with fashionable districts and old villages in this part of the city, which seems to have developed without any regard for town planning. However, a few pleasant districts have survived in the area..

  • 14 Itimad ud-Daula's Tomb Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    IND - Agra

    With its four 13m-high look-out towers, this tomb (1628), built by Empress Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, is a perfectly proportioned miniature Taj Mahal. The exterior is clad in white marble encrusted with semi-precious stones such as ja..

  • 15 Akbar's Tomb Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    IND - Sikandra

    One of the most important figures in Indian history, Emperor Akbar, lies on the site of the capital founded by Sikandar Lodi, buried in a monument made especially for the emperor and which he himself designed. The tomb was started in 1602 and finishe..

  • 16 Palace of Jodha Bai Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Fatehpur Sikri

    The palace of Jodha Bai was named after a Hindu wife of Akbar, the daughter of a maharaja of Jodhpur. Entrance to the building from the east is via a porch flanked with niches where armed eunuchs once stood, which is overlooked by jharokha (covered b..

  • 17 Panch Mahal Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Fatehpur Sikri

    The Panch Mahal (a five-storey palace), easily recognisable from a distance thanks to its tall triangular silhouette, separates the women's area from the men's. Its five hypostyle storeys decrease in size, each placed on top of the other like a pack ..

  • 18 Hall of Private Audience Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Fatehpur Sikri

    The Diwan-I Khas, or Hall of Private Audiences, is famous for its magnificent central column carved with scroll-shaped corbels. At the top of the column is a plinth on which the emperor sat to receive his subjects or scholars to discuss philosophical..

  • 19 Palace of the Turkish Sultana Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    IND - Fatehpur Sikri

    The delightful palace of the Turkish Sultana occupies an L-shaped pavilion in the style of a wooden cabin, surrounded by an exquisitely carved veranda. Inside the palace, panels of bas-reliefs depict lions and birds frolicking amid luxuriant vegetati..

  • 20 Jaipur's Bazaars Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bari Chaupar IND - Jaipur

    Jaipur is renowned throughout the world for its crafts, particularly its block-printed cotton fabrics and jewellery made from gold and precious stones. Each muhalla (district) in the city has its own speciality. Start your visit on Bari Chaupar and t..

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