Photo Essay: Delhi Architecture

by Dave on June 3, 2010 · 12 comments

Delhi’s architecture is a terrific reflection of India’s diversity.

In two days, I criss-crossed the city with a hired driver to ensure I could catch a glimpse of as many of the sights as possible.  The good news is you can see most of them that quickly, though I’d recommend spending more than a few days to enjoy it more fully.

The Jama Masjid of Delhi is India's largest mosque.

The Jama Masjid of Delhi is India's largest mosque.

A view toward the main gate of Jama Masjid from atop a minaret, with Delhi's Red Fort in the distance.

A view toward the main gate of Jama Masjid from atop a minaret, with Delhi's Red Fort in the distance.

The Lahori Gate is one of the two main entrances to Delhi's Red Fort.

The Lahori Gate is one of the two main entrances to Delhi's Red Fort.

A Sikh temple

A Sikh temple

The India Gate in Delhi is one of India's largest war memorials.

The India Gate in Delhi is one of India's largest war memorials.

The entrance to Raj Ghat, a memorial to mark the site of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation in 1948.

The entrance to Raj Ghat, a memorial to mark the site of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation in 1948.

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi is known as the Lotus Temple due to its shape. It is open to people of all faiths.

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi is known as the Lotus Temple due to its shape. It is open to people of all faiths.

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi is the architectural precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Humayun's Tomb in Delhi is the architectural precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Humayun's Tomb

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