India has its fair share of historic monuments and Delhi especially is blessed with many of them. Most of these outstanding and some world famous historic landmarks owe their allure and fame to the Mughal influence. Indeed the Mughal royalty have been great builders and their touch in architecture is something that has put India on the map of tourists among other things. From The famous Taj Mahal to the less well known Humayun’s tomb, there’s so much to see, absorb and dwell on, that belong to the great work and influence of Mughal culture.
The Redfort built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Sajahan, is actually like a mini city with a 2.2 km of perimeter. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, the fort is a picturesque sight with its very own welcome hall where great drums used to roll out welcoming the emperor while two gates standing in different directions are called by turns Lahore gate and Delhi gate. The Lahore gate is the one that faces the famous Bazzar, the Chandni chowk. There’s also a light and sound show that occurs every evening to entertain the visitors.
Yet another remarkable credit to the Mughul’s superiority in architecture is the Humayun’s tomb that dates back in time to the 16th century. This admirable creation was an innovative idea even for that era, and is a square building whose corners are softened to make it octagonal and has double domes which clearly speaks volumes in praise as it creates a low ceiling within, making the hall’s interior less vast and intimidating. Claimed to be built by the grieving widow of Humayun, whose resting place is claimed to be just beneath this venue, the building is a classic example of the Parisian influence on indo-islamic architecture of that era. Infact this tomb is believed to have set example to the rest of the Mughul creations that followed it including Taj mahal. In contrast to the monuments built on such sentimental values, the Purana Quila is a more straightforward, bold and sturdy fort that was indeed built for military purposes.
Delhi is indeed a good place to start viewing these amazing historic memorabilia of Indian ancestry. A convenient way of traveling would be to stay over at a New Delhi airport hotel. With comfortable and neat, smart rooms that have the conveniences to suit any traveler, Eaton Smart New Delhi Airport Transit Hotel is an excellent choice to make while visiting Delhi. It definitely is one of the most sought out hotels in New Delhi Airport due to its devoted attention to the wishes of their customers who find their interiors charming, their comforts so appropriate and their services and demeanor most pleasant and engaging.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.