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Parliament House India

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This the home of Lok Sabha and also the meeting place of Rajya Sabha, is a huge circular building, which is 11 meter in diameter and has 144 pillars purest creamy sandstone surrounding it, each 8.3 meter high. The foundation stone of it was laid in 1921 by the Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and was opened by Lord Irwin on 18th Jaunary 1927. A gift from Britishers, it has three main separate chambers, which radiate form the central hall of the building. First is Legislative assembly. Second is State Council. Each chamber has its own padha gallery and committee room. Fountains, waterway and gardens separate chambers from one another. It is considered to be the best parliament house in the world. The constitution of India it its original hand written from is available in its library. Special permission in necessary for the visitors.

Qutub Minar, Qutub Minar Delhi

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Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar, a tower of victory, in 1199 AD. Originally, it rose to a height of 72.5 m. It is without doubt one of the finest stone tower in India and one of the most important landmarks in Delhi. Iltutmish, the son-in-law and successor of Qutubuddin, completed its construction. Nearby, you can also see the ruins of the Tomb of Iltutmish. It was built in 1235 AD, during his own lifetime, and richly decorated interiors, using calligraphy. The tower tapers from a base of 2.75 m to 14.32 m at the top and it took 20 years to complete.

Built in red sandstone, the tower of sports inscriptions of verses from the Holy Quran and some intricate carvings. We can also see the ruins of the ramparts of the city called "Siri" here. It was established in 1303 AD by Ala-ud-Din, who dug a large reservoir in Hauz Khas, to supply water to his city. Although there is much of the city remains to be seen, has been described by contemporary his…