Category Archives: Vacation: India

 

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Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque in Qutb Complex

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque is the earliest extant mosque in India.

It was erected by Qutbuddin Aibak.

Qutb Minar and its Monuments –  UNESCO World Heritage Site

  The Qutb Complex  is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,  inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993.  The Qutb Complex  is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli...
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HUMAYUN's TOMB -  UNESCO World Heritage Site

The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993.

Humayun's Tomb was built in 1570.

It was built by his grieving widow Hamida Banu Begum, with the patronage of Humayun’s son, the great Emperor Akbar.

Architect: Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Banu Begum.

It located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India; close...

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Purana Qila [Old Fort / Purana means Old, and Kila means Fort].. Purana Qila is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. Old Fort is 5000 years old and was basically the boundary wall of the city of Delhi then. The city was built by the Mughal emperor Humayun. He decided to build a city that was called Dipanah that means the refuge of faith....
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HAUZ KHAS COMPLEX

The Hauz Khas Complex is a fascinating place in Delhi. The neighborhood of Hauz Khas gets its name from a 13th century water-reservoir.  Hauz Khas means Royal Tank. Hauz Khas is derived from Farsi. The word ‘Hauz’ means “water tank”, and ‘Khas’ means “special / royal”. The “Royal tank”. The large water tank or reservoir was first built by Allauddin Khilji to...
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