Free sample essay on A Visit to a Historical Place. A visit to a historical city is an exciting experience. It is a fascinating adventure. I had one such experience during the . last winter, when I happened to visit Delhi. My uncle lives in Delhi. It is about six hundred kilometers away from Kanpur.
We reached Delhi by train. First, we went to our uncle’s home. After some rest, we undertook a visit to Delhi. Delhi is a historical city. It is the silent witness to the rise and fall of the empires. It has been called by different names in different periods of time. It was called Indraprastha during the ancient times. It came to be known as Tughlaqabad in medieval period. The rise and fall of history is manifested in its numerous forts, mosques, tombs, minarets, monuments and historical buildings scattered in different parts.
On the one hand, there are Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar which narrate the glorious past of India. While Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lotus Temple, Parliament, to name a few, are the wonders of modern times. The Red Fort is the landmark of Delhi. It stands on the bank of river Yamuna. It was built by Shah Jehan. It consisted of Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Rang Mahal, etc. Shah Jehan used to meet the public in one of its portion. Its different portions were used for different purposes. The Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag here on every Independence Day and addresses to the nation from its rampart.
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The majestic India Gate is another landmark of the capital of our country. It was built in the memory of those soldiers who laid down their lives during the First World War. It is a big picnic spot. It is always crowded by the tourists. Located at a little distance from here is the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the parliament. The Rashtrapati Bhawan was built during the British period. It was the official residence of the Viceroy of India. It extends to a large area. The circular parliament building is a wonderful piece of architecture. It was also built the English. The Jantar Mantar, situated in central Delhi is are important tourist attraction. It is one of the five observatories in the country built by the kings of Jaipur. The Lotus Temple is an architectural wonder of modern times.
Built in white stone this grand building is one of the must see sights in Delhi. It is the place of worship of the Bhai community. Situated in the middle of a pond, this spectacular building adds to the tourist attractions of Delhi. The Chandni Chowk is one of the busiest markets in Old Delhi. Connaught Place is a famous shopping centre in Delhi. In addition, there are metro rails, metro museum, and many mores to attract the tourists. My visit to Delhi was very thrilling and exciting. I enjoyed this visit too. I still enjoy to remember the visit.
I am living in New Delhi for last 3 years. I have visited many places in New Delhi during my stay which includes Qutb Minar, Purana Quila, Red Fort,Lotus Temple and Akshardham temple among others. Of all the tourist places I have visited till now, India Gate is my favorite tourist place in Delhi and I often go here to spend evenings especially during summer.
India Gate attracts tourist mainly because of the 42 m high Victory Tower erected to commemorate the Indian soldiers who fought and died in World War II. All along and across there are lush gardens which are kept well-manicured. This place looks magical when the lightings are turned on after the dark.
Usually summer is the best time to visit in India Gate and most of the people come here at the evening time or after the sunset and weekend is the time visited by the most of families. You can spend here some wonderful time after your daily’s work stress.
India gate offers a variety of environment like – children plays inside of the field, balloon seller comes around you and also could eat local street foods such as some popular are Dahi Bhalla, Gol Gappe, Bhelpuri etc., as well as ice cream and cold drink seller. The place takes on the appearance of a fair with cultural potpourri of India on showcase.
India Gate History at a glance:
|Amar Jawan Jyoti in side the India Gate|
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A seeker, learner and explorer, Sandeep Manral loves to travel which could be attributed to the fact that he was born and brought up in Uttarakhand located in Great Himalaya, a digital marketing professional by profession, Sandeep also loves to write on diverse travel topics along with regular features on SEO and Digital Marketing tips and tricks.