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Foreign Embassies in Delhi

New Delhi, the capital of India, houses the embassies of almost all major nations. There are also a number of consulates and high commissions here. If you are a foreign tourist, then these administrative offices can be of great help to you. Most embassies are in Chankyapuri and the area of ​​Vasant Vihar in New Delhi. Consular offices manage the allocation of visas and other data necessary for the convenience of tourists. Below is a list of major international embassies, consulates and high commissions in New Delhi.

Afghanistan Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi Libya Embassy
Golf Links, New Delhi Argentina Embassy
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi Mexico Embassy
Sardar Patel Marg Chanakyapuri 110 021 New Delhi Algeria Embassy
Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi Myanmar Embassy
Nyaya Marg, New Delhi Belgium Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi Namibia Embassy
Vasant Vihar, New DelhiBu…

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum was the residence of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It's where his bodyguard was killed on October 31, 1984. That later became a museum after his assassination. Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum preserves their personal belongings very well, and so, they run out of life with only their presentation. One can see the sari she wore when she was killed, a collection of unpublished photographs of the nationalist movement, personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family and childhood photographs with the Mahatma.

The museum also houses burned clothing Indira Gandhi's son Rajeev Gandhi, who was at the time of his murder. He was also a former prime ministers of India. You can also view some of the rare photographs clicked, which represents the happy moments of his life. As you reach the gardens outside the museum, you can see the place where Indira Gandhi was assassinated in reality and fell. Dried blood spots can be seen enclosed in a…

President House in New Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhawan was formerly known as "Viceroy's House" and was occupied by the Governor General of India, until independence. Also known as the President's House, the building has a prominent position in New Delhi. Designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, this classical building uses colors and details specific to Indian architecture. It was completed in 1929 and was officially opened in 1931. It was in 1950 that the president began to live in this ceremonial building and "Viceroy's House" was renamed "Rashtrapati Bhavan." It has 340 rooms decorated with an area of ​​200,000 square meters.

It presents a blend of Mughal and European architectural styles. While Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of President of India, Sansad Bhawan or the Parliament House is the center of political power in India's Parliament House is one of the most magnificent buildings in New Delhi. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir…

Lodi Garden in Delhi

Founded in the 15th-16th century the Sayyids and Lodis, the vast grounds of Lodi Garden is famous among runners in the city of Delhi in India. Carefully maintained gardens and medieval monuments give a charm to these gardens. In 1968, JA Stein and Garrett Eckbo new landscape of the gardens embellished given as present. The tombs of several located in the garden belongs to the era of Lodi and Sayyid Muhammad, and include the tomb and the tomb of Sikander Shah Lodi. Muhammad Shah (1434 - 44) was the third ruler of Sayyid dynasty.

His tomb was built in a typical pattern of an octagonal central chamber with an octagonal terraces, three arched openings on each side and sloping buttress. Inspired by Mubarak Shah's tomb, this tomb has a more compact plan, high dome, chhatris game and better proportions. Apart from this, there are other tombs, namely, Bara Gumbad and Gumbad Sheesh. Bara Gumbad or Great Dome is a square tomb with a dome. Its facades appear to be two floors.

It h…

National Science Centre

National Science Centre Museum is located in Pragati Maidan area of ​​New Delhi. Designed especially for children, the National Science Center Museum has a large collection of working science models to educate children about the scientific facts. This is a Government initiative to tell the kids how things work and arouse their curiosity to know more. A visit to this museum can be educational and recreational, at the same time. The National Science Center Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest science centers in India. It was developed in order to make science interesting and exciting for students.

There are a number of galleries in the museum, based on different themes and containing composite sample. The exhibition at the museum is based on several theories and laws of science. Children can understand the nitty-gritty of science by demonstrating in practice. The models on display in the gallery of human biology are very interesting. The most popular place in the mus…

Culture and Heritage of Delhi India

Cultural diversity and religious unity are the fundamental values ​​of Indian society. New Delhi, the capital of India, of course, reflects all as people of different states to come here for better education, better medical care and good job opportunities. It is a center stage of Indian politics and also represents all the best in the country. The metropolitan city with a cosmopolitan outlook, New Delhi has a rich cultural heritage. The old city still reflects the remains of the glorious past of the old charm of the culture, however, has a modern lifestyle and elegant. The nightlife is interesting and a number of clubs attract young people to influence and lovely dance numbers.

In the Nizamuddin shrine, you can still hear the "qawwalis. "Gurbani" (the verses of the Granth Sahib) and Prabhat ferries can be heard on the gurudwaras 'bhajans' and 'aartis in churches and Sunday Masses in the churches. The traditional fairs and festivals as' Phool…

National Zoological Park

National Zoological Park or the Delhi Zoo is one of the best zoos in Asia and is close to Purana Qila or Old Fort. It extends over a vast area of ​​214 hectares and was built in 1959. It aims to provide natural habitat to more than 2,000 species of animals and birds that have been brought from different parts of India, as well as other continents such as Africa, America, Australia, etc. Delhi Zoo proves to be an idyllic picnic spot in winter . The serenity and greenery here seem very nice and friendly offer respite from the monotony of the city.

The winding roads leading to the administrative building, a library on the right side, where you can get all the information about the animals, birds, plants and rare animal species in India. Visitors, especially children, love to see the chimps, hippos, spider monkeys, African wild buffalo, lion and zebra Gir, aquatic animals and birds such as Macaque, Banteng, Emu, Hyenas, Axis deer, Fallow deer, peacocks, hog deer and the jag…

History of Delhi

Delhi has a strong historical background, due to the fact that it was governed by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian history. The history of the city dates back to the time of Mahabharata when it was known as Indraprastha, the city of the Pandavas. According to the great epic, the place was originally a piece of waste land and became a wonderful city, thanks to the efforts of the Pandavas. As other kings occupied the neighboring region, in some other cities emerged as Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad.

Later, these cities merged into one hustling and bustling metropolitan city, which finally emerged as the political capital of free India. Delhi has witnessed political turmoil for more than five centuries. It was ruled by the Mughals in succession and Tughlaqs Khiljis. In 1803 AD the city fell under British rule. In 1911, the British changed their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Again became the cen…

Mughal Garden Delhi

Mughal Gardens are a group of gardens built by the Mughals in the style of Islamic architecture. This style was heavily influenced by Persian gardens in particular the structure of Charbagh. A significant use of rectilinear designs are within the walled enclosures. Some typical features include swimming pools, fountains and canals within the gardens.

Located in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, the Mughal Gardens is one of the main attractions of New Delhi. It is a virtual paradise with style combined Mughal and British designs formal garden. It sports channel Mughal, multi-level terraces and flowering shrubs European flowers, lawns and privet hedges.

Mughal Gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, as part of the original plan provided for the establishment of the New Delhi Lutyens. It was designed to suit the tastes Lady Harding. WR Mustoe is credited with planting trees, shrubs and plants. In 1929 it was transformed into an oasis.

The main attraction of Mughal Gardens- The Mughal Gard…