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Friday, May 23, 2008

India : New Delhi : Sight Seeing - 5

Guys here are some beautiful locations of New Delhi you must see. Just take a look.

Humayun's Tomb :

A grand mausoleum built for the emperor by his senior queen, this is one of the first Mughal garden tombs and said to be the inspiration for Taj Mahal. Recently restored, It is a pristine example of sandstone architecture with marble inlay and fine trellis work. The Humaun's Tomb is a World Heritage Monument.

Jantar Mantar :

In the hustle and bustle of Connaught Place is a park with curious tone structures made of red sandstone. This is the astronomical observatory of Raja Jai Singh II built in 1724. A gigantic stone sun-dial in the observatory, was used to measure time from the sun's shadows.

Raj Ghat :

On the banks of the River Yamuna is the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, at the spot where he was cremated. Close-by is the Gandhi Memorial Museum, and further on are the memorials where three former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were creamated.

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