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- This is amazing place, English represent this place with your family members, there is a huge Hanuman ji statue which look awesome and it is a identity of the place.Written 4 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- An amazing war memorial, with individual name plates of all the soldiers who died in war after out independence. Very well maintained.Written 10 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Gyarah Murti is a sculpture of 11 men and women lead by Mahatma Gandhi depicting the Dandi march in 1931...It is a symbol of unity in our countryWritten 1 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- it is near Delhi airport and on the highway Delhi Jaipur. Free entry, parking available. Can see airplane. Beautiful place. Must visitWritten 27 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- On the way between Qutub minar metro and Qutub minar, you have Ahinsa Sthal.
Place has a good garden and Jain temple. Footwear have to be deposited at the entrance and a few stairs have to be taken to reach the top. The views from the top are fantastic.
The garden is nice and decent enough for some rest.Written 5 March 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The pristine white Shanti Stupa stands beside the Ring Road, a part of the much larger area known as Indraprastha Park. You can either walk into Indraprastha Park from one of its many entrances along the main road, and then walk through the park to get to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, or you can enter from the gate right outside the Stupa itself. My daughter and I chose to enter through the gate outside the Shanti Stupa. From this gate, it’s just a few metres in, to the stupa.
The stupa is located in the middle of a beautiful lawn, with flowerbeds and trees around, and the area beyond decorated in a way to evoke Japan and Buddhism: there are Japanese-style stone lanterns dotted across the space, and in the distance, there is a small-scale (and not very realistic-looking) plaster replica of Mt Fuji. This part, which also has some other plaster replicas, was however fenced off so we could not go and have a closer look.
The pathway to the stupa itself leads through an impressive carved stone gateway which looks like a replica of the one at Sanchi. The stupa, all beautiful white marble and with gilded figures of the Buddha placed in niches facing the cardinal directions, stands beyond this, with a series of plaques at its base, explaining the history of the stupa. This was inaugurated in 2007 with a view to helping foster world peace as envisioned by the Japanese Buddhist monk Fujii Guruji (1885-1985), who established the Nipponzan-Myohoji order of Buddhism. The Dalai Lama (who presided at the stupa’s inauguration) donated Buddhist relics to be housed here, as did dignitaries from Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Nepal.
Since my daughter and I visited on a hot and sunny day, we decided not to climb the stupa, since that would require taking off our shoes, and we guessed the stone would be very hot.
Near the entrance, opposite the stupa, is a rather less spiritual space: this includes a food court (which looks more like a set of very downmarket dhabas, and which we avoided) as well as a children’s play area, which was so dusty and rusted that I didn’t let my child get on there.
Entry to the stupa is free.Written 31 July 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This tomb is the mausoleum of Imam Zamin, an Imam of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque inside the Qutub Minar complex and said to be a direct decendent of Muhammed. The mausoleum looks deceptively like multi-storeyed building, a common feature of the Lodhi Dynasty. The sides of the building are latticeworks and it’s possible to peer inside to see the marble cenotaph. It’s a cute little building and looks interesting as it’s right in the line of sight of the more famous tower in the background. One of the more interesting structures to see inside the complex.Written 28 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a belated review for a trip we took to New Delhi and Jaipur in January/February 2020, right before the pandemic. My boss, who travels extensively in India, recommended Castle and King to me, and my husband and I used their services for a day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Red Fort and a five-day trip from New Delhi to Jaipur and Samode.
Castle and King was truly outstanding in every way. The owner, Arvind, was extremely informative and helpful, providing detailed itineraries and patiently answering my many questions as we planned our visit. He and his colleagues are committed to giving you an amazing, hassle free experience - hotels, meals, drivers and guides were all first rate.
Agra/Taj Mahal: We were in New Delhi for a conference, and decided to go on a day trip to Agra before it started; i'd been to Agra before but it was my husband's first time. We had a very memorable, day, made extra special by our friendly, punctual, careful driver, Krishna, and Islam, our guide. We met Islam in Agra, where he lives, and he took us to the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort; we also visited a marble store, and had a very robust lunch. Islam was clearly an expert on all things Agra, and passionate about showing it to us. He was skilled at taking creative photos of us with the many historic sites, which made memorable keepsakes.
Jaipur: Krishna was our driver for our Jaipur trip as well and we met Dale, our guide, upon our arrival. Jaipur is a dream, full of unique sights and experiences, and Dale guided us through an amazing range of sites and activities, including an elephant sanctuary, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar and a textile factory. When I mentioned I wanted to see monkeys, Dale took us to the Sun Temple at dusk, where we were swarmed by monkeys and saw the sun set over the city. Dale was a wonderful guide, very informed about the sights and their history, and flexible and accomodating with our requests. We stayed at two spectacular hotels, the Raj Palace and Samode Palace hotels. We truly had an outstanding experience in every way with Castle and King - thank you, Arvind, Krishna, Islam and Dale !!Written 21 May 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- In bustling South Delhi this is an quite sanctuary for morning or evening walks. In winters day time is great!! A jogging track of almost 1 km which keeps you away from heavy traffic road noise protected by thick old walls and Golf course on the other side. Authorities have to do much better maintaining this beautiful place. Lights malfunction often in the evening.Written 26 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- the blue stone that is used to do the tomb of this structure is a special stone. even in the side tombs of teh humayuns tomb you can see the same blue stone... some of it often fallen in pieces.
worth collecting.Written 31 December 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Muhammad Shah was the third ruler of the Sayyid Dynasty. His tomb follows the typical octagonal plan with a central octagonal chamber. Each side has a triple entrance with slopping buttress occupy each of the eight corners. The chamber contains a single door way on each of the seven sides, with the exception of the western wall, so that the tomb could also serve as a mosque.
The roof contains eight chhatri, each at the centre of the eight sides. The gigantic dome is supported by a sixteen-sided drum with turrets at each corner. The dome is crowned with a sprawling lotus.
The interior contains eight graves, the central one is believed to be that of Muhammad Shah. The interior of the dome contains beautiful fresco. The mihrab on the western wall is decorated with stucco ornamentation. Stucco ornamentation can also be seen above each of the seven doors.Written 10 April 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- With the names of the Indian Army's fallen soldiers chiseled onto the side of this tall memorial, it is a proud and well maintained structure. We appreciated the eternal flame and honor guard showing respect for India's honored military. The only disconcerting aspect were all the hawkers selling bubble machines, light sabers, and every imaginable toy we would not need. On the other hand, we loved the wide, open plaza (one of the few open spaces in crazy crowded New Delhi) that lies between the War Memorial and the President's Palace. Make sure to visit them both to get a a feel fir India's history.Written 16 November 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Peacefull garden,many people to come for walks and jogging, It was built in memory of Najaf khan,he was related from mughal dynasty,Written 28 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Interior of Alai Darwaza, resembling Timber ornamentation, Qutb complex.
Alai Darwaza - A small sandstone structure in the Qutub Complex.
What: The Alai Darwaza
info: The Alai Darwaza is a magnificent gateway built by Ala-ud-din Khilji of the Delhi Sultanate,
having exquisite inlaid marble decorations and latticed stone screens.
It highlights the remarkable artisanship of Turkish and local artisans who worked on it.
The Alai Darwaza was an important part of the project undertaken by Ala-ud-din Khilji in his quest to decorate the Qutab complex. .
More: The Alai Darwaza is a perfect specimen of architecture belonging to the period of the Delhi Sultanate. It was built in 1311, by Ala-ud-din-Khilji, of the Khilji dynasty (which ruled the Delhi Sultanate from AD 1290 to AD 1316). The Alai Darwaza was a part of Ala-ud-din-Khilji’s extension of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. It was one of the four grand gateways; the other three could not be completed because of the death of Ala-ud-din in AD 1316.
Where: Next to Qutub Minar
Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Metro Station. 2 Km Away
How to Reach: After Metro, You can opt a Sharing Auto by paying Rs 10/ or you can opt Ola/Uber cab Rs 50/-
Entrance Fee: Rs 30 for Indian Rs 500 For foreigners.
(DSLR and Selfie Sticks are allow free of cost but Camera stand isn't allow)
Timing: Sunrise to SunsetWritten 10 August 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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