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Shani Temple - Delhi

Shani Temple

Shani Dham Temple

Shanidham temple located 5 KM from Chattarpur Temple.The temple is famous for having the tallest statue of Lord Shani existing anywhere in the world. Shani is one of the nine Navagraha or primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology, embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani is the Lord of Saturday; the word Shani also denotes the seventh day or Saturday in most Indian languages.

Address: Mehrauli South Delhi

Directions: Fatehpur Beri, Mehrauli,
New Delhi-110074

Phone: +91-11-26654400, 26653600, 2665

Website: http://www.shanidham.in

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2010
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Chhatarpur Temple - Delhi

Chhatarpur Temple

Chhatarpur Temple

Chhatarpur Temple is located on Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road, in South Delhi.Chhatarpur Temple was built by Swami Nagpal Maharaj, who was a great devotee of Goddess Durga. The legend left this corporeal world in the recent years. Erected in white marble, the main shrine is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani (a form of Durga). The main feature about this temple is that its construction doesn't seek any end. The structure of this temple gives the tint of South Indian style of architecture.

Inside the complex, there are several shrines that are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Radha-Krsihna and Lord Rama respectively.On the main entrance, there is an ancient tree that is covered with holy threads. People tie threads or bangles to this tree with the belief that their wishes would be fulfilled.

Address: Mehrauli South Delhi

Directions: Gurgaon-Mehrauli Road

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 7, 2010
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Hotel Neemrana palace - Delhi

Hotel Neemrana palace

Neemrana Fort Palace

Built since 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India's oldest heritage resorts. Neemrana became the third capital of the descendants of Prithviraj Chauhan III, who was killed in battle by Mohammad Ghori in 1192 AD. This picturesque site was chosen by Raja Rajdeo and Neemrana derived its name from a brave local chieftain Nimola Meo, who when defeated by the Chauhans, pleaded that his name be given to his lost kingdom. Neemrana is the oldest property being run as heritage resort. Situated on a hill side, 122 kms from Delhi or the Delhi-Jaipur highway, it is Rajasthan's closest palace from Delhi, The rooms are tastefully furnished with an eclectic blend of traditiona Indian and colonial furniture. Non Residents Visitors not staying at Neemrana Fort-Palace will be allowed entry, only if the Fort is not fully chartered. They will be charged Rs. 250 per head for visiting the public areas for 2 hours, between 9 am & 5 pm only.

Address: Village Neemrana, District Alwar, Rajasthan 301 70

Phone: 01494-246006, 246007

Website: http://www.neemranahotels.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 16, 2009
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Iskcon Temple - Delhi

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple

The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and was built by the Hare-Rama Hare-Krishna cult followers in 1998.It is one of the most lavish and grand temples of the city. A fine example of architecture, it sports 'Shikharas', rising to a height of 90-ft above ground level. The temple has air-conditioned hall.The fine art paintings by Russian artists here depict lives and events related to Hindu mythological characters, like Radha-Krishna, Sita-Ram, Laxman, Hanuman and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
There is a museum in the temple which organizes multimedia shows to explain the philosophy and teachings of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Address: New Delhi

Directions: East of Kailash New Delhi

Website: http://www.iskcondelhi.com

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2009
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Full View of Humayun's Tomb - Delhi

Full View of Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb Humayun Tomb Review

Humayun was died in 1556 the Tomb built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum (Hamida Banu Begam) in 1562-1572 AD in Delhi.Tomb was the first building to be constructed during the reign of Akbar.It is set in the middle of a geometrically arranged garden. In Islam, there is a concept that paradise or jannat is a place set somewhere in the middle of the garden with water flowing through the. It is called the Char Bagh as the entire garden is divided into four parts.
The garden is divided into 36 squares by a grid of water channels and paths. The square garden is surrounded by a high rubble wall divided initially into four large squares separated by causeways and channels.The high rubble built enclosure is entered through two lofty double-storeyed gateways on the west and south.
The entry to the Humayun's Tomb is through a long axial processional track. On the way, there are gateways, which offer a glimpse of the tomb. The tomb is octagonal in shape and placed over a platform with colonnades, under which there are numerous graves of lesser known people and can be ascribed to various nobles and workers of Humayun's period. A great central chamber has four offsets, double storeyed in height and with arcade on their facades.The roof surmounted by a double dome (42.5m) of marble has pillared kiosks (chhatris) placed around it.

Address: New Delhi

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2009
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Amar Jawan Joyti - Delhi

Amar Jawan Joyti

India Gate India Gate Review

India Gate is a war memorial , it is a majestic high arch 42 meters high, was built in honour of 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War First.Below it burns the Amar Jawan Jyoti, the eternal flame in tribute to all martyred soldiers of India. From the base of the arch one can get a good view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Address: New Delhi

Directions: Estern side to the Present Palace

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2009
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Chandni Chowk Street - Delhi

Chandni Chowk Street

Heritage Walk (Walk in old Delhi)

Heritage Walk in Shahjahanabad guiding you throught the lanes and neighbourhoods pointing out places of historic, religious & architectural importance, intricately designed haveils, getway and arches.

Address: Old Delhi

Directions: Chandni Chowk betwen Jama Masjid

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 23, 2009
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Diwan-a-khas - Delhi

Diwan-a-khas

Diwan-i-khas Red Fort Review

The Diwan-i-Khas is the most beautiful hall of Private Audiences, where the Emperor held private meetings. This hall is made of fine marble, and its centre-piece used to be the Peacock Throne, which was studded with rubies and gems and was carried away to Iran by Nadir Shah in 1739.

Address: In the Red fort complax

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 25, 2007
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Mumtaz Mahal - Delhi

Mumtaz Mahal

Red Fort Archaeological Museum Red Fort Review

Memorabilia From The Mughal Reign. The Red Fort Archaeological Museum is situated in Mumtaz Mahal and comprises of a collection of rare artefacts from the Mughal period.
A section of the museum is dedicated to Bahadur Shah Zafar. The emperor's personal belongings including his silk robes embroidered with pearls and a silver hookah are on display. Check out the amazingly crafted swords, hookahs and chess sets, embroidered textiles and decorative blue tiles.

Address: In Red Fort Complax

Website: http://www.kapadia.com/TheMutinyinDelhi.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 25, 2007
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Connaught Place - Delhi

Connaught Place

Connaught Place Area Connaught place Review

Connaught Place, built in 1931, named after the Duke of Connaught, a member of the British royal family is one of Delhi's most popular shopping centres. There is nothing that one cannot buy here. It also has several eating-houses. The state emporia buildings are also located in this area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other such things of importance to the tourist. The complex, popularly referred to as CP, is an important meeting point for all sections of people and is something. Even tourist don't miss it for nothing else then for its architecture and the humdrum of everyday life.

Address: New Delhi

Directions: Downtown.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 26, 2007
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