Visit New Delhi – The Cty with The Oldest Civilization (Part 1)

New Delhi is one of the oldest civilized cities in the world. If you are visiting India, try the following New Delhi destinations.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

This is one of the largest presidential mansions in the world. The entire building is 19,000m2, including 4 floors and 340 rooms, located on a 130ha campus in the city center. The unique architecture of the building is the combination of Mughal architectural style and traditional Western European style.

This mansion was originally built to be the Governor General’s Palace in India, designed by a British architect, so the building is expected to be built as a symbol of sustainable British rule in the area. Bronze. In 1950, after independence, the first president of India decided to use this mansion as an official residence and was renamed Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Visitors enter the mansion by showing their passport at the entrance, and can only visit along the corridors of the mansion, the residence of the president can only be viewed from the outside.

Lal Qil’ah

Delhi Fort, also known as Lal Qil’ah or Lal Qila (meaning Red Fort), is a historic fort located in the city of Delhi. It was the main residence of the Mogul emperors for almost 200 years until 1856. In addition to being the residence for the emperors and princes, it was also the political and ritual center of the Mogul state and was venue of important regional events.

The red fortress is really impressive with an area of ​​92.6 ha, the walls surrounding the fortress are 2,500m long, the average height is 16 – 33m, and many of the structures inside the walls serve the design. dynasty, residence, workplace, entertainment of the king.

Most of the fortified marble structures of the fort were later destroyed by the British after the 1857 uprising. The fort walls of the fortress survived, and were later used as garrison. The Red Fort is also where the British put Mogul’s last emperor on trial before exile to Yangon in 1858.

Every year, on the National Day (August 15), the prime minister hangs the Indian flag at the main gate of the Fort and speaks nationwide from the walls of the Red Fort. With its unique and magnificent beauty, the Red Fort was a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007.