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delhi's heritage buildings

Jul 23, 2015





SAFDARJUNGS TOMBIt was built in 1754.Built for SAFDARJUNG , who was the prime minister of MUHHAMAD SHAH.Described as the "the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture.

SHEESH GUMAD (glass dome)Built during the reign of SIKANDER LODI.GLAZED TILES were used in its construction.

MUHAMMAD SHAHS TOMBBuilt in 1444 by ALAM SHAH.MUHHAMAD SHAH was the sultan of delhi dynasty

Humayuns tombComissioned in 1562 AD.Designed by MIRAK MIRZA GHIYATH.DECLARED A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN 1993.

Red fortConstructed by SHAH JAHAN,this is a 17th century complex. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. It covers a total area of about 121.34 acres.

Masjid-i Jahn-Num (jama masjid)Principle mosque of old delhi.It is the largest mosque in INDIA.It has the capacity to hold 25000 worshippers at a time.

Jantar mantarBuilt by MAHARAJA JAI SINGH II of JAIPUR. The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets.

Bangla shahib gurudwaraMost prominent GURUDWARA in delhi.Built in 1783 by SARDAR BHAGEL SINGH.GURUDWARA also has a large pond.

Moti masjid(pearl mosque)It is a large white marble mosque situated in delhi.It was built around1660.The courtyard of this mosque is enclosed by high walls.

Chhata chowkIt means covered bazaar.This kind of concept was unusual in india till the 17th century.These building have 32 arched bays which used to serve as shops,just like they do now.


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