Delhi remains as one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. It owes much of it’s development and architectural beauty to the Mughals who ruled the city for decades. However, the true grandeur came with the British and their fascination for Indo-Saracenic style, deplored by chief architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The architecture erected by British was and is a symbol of imperial power intended to dwarf the Indian heritage. The lovely Colonial bungalows nestled in Central Delhi gives you a glimpse of bygone era.
A tour of historical landmarks in Delhi will take you to the majestic monuments erected on various corners of the city, bearing stamps of UNESCO. While Mughal gave Delhi stunning monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Purana
Qila and Humanyu’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, the British built architectural gems like Parliament House, Rashpati Bhavan, Connaught Place and India Gate. Delhi is a charming blend of both architectural styles, giving us the
magnificent city it is today.
Post-independence, as India struggled to come out of the shadow of it’s latest invaders, it also paved way for many structural decisions. Architecture for one developed in leaps and bounds under the newly found confidence of
Indian architects. From Maharajah of Jaipur building the Jantar Mantar to the ethereal Lotus Temple built by Fariborz Sahba in 1986, Delhi is home to some amazing modern architectural gems. Many temples, swanky malls and
skyscrapers bears testament to the modern architecture of the city.
Every person with wanderlust has Delhi on their list and for the right reason. This culturally diverse city is known for it’s ancient heritage, colorful noise and rich background. Plan your visit soon, for this city has a lot to offer.