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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12 Comments

manisha chopra June 4, 2010 at 7:53 am

Good Photographs always inspire people to visit a place and your photographs are exactly that.

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mithi@ladakh-kashmir June 4, 2010 at 9:30 am

Wow, has displayed the architectural splendor of Delhi in a beautiful manner. Monuments in India are really worth appreciating. Last summer, I spend my time appreciating the ancient monuments of Ladakh Kashmir .

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Dave June 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Manisha. I was very close to hopping on a bus in McLeod Ganj to visit Ladakh, but didn't quite get up there on that trip.

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Matthew Kyhnn June 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Stunning photos Dave, as always. I've heard great things about Delhi and can't wait to get there.

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Dave June 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Thanks Matt – I managed to get to all those places in the photos with just 2-3 days. I thought I'd not want to spend much time in the big capital city, but it turned out to be just the opposite. Don't right off the big cities, they have a culture, especially amongst the youth, all their own.

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Indian Bazaars June 8, 2010 at 6:27 am

Nice pictures!

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Dina VagabondQuest June 9, 2010 at 9:54 am

These pictures are superb!

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Savaari November 16, 2010 at 4:34 am

Congrates Dave, good to know about your contribution to explore the world in such a ice way.

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Priyank December 30, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Hi Dave,
I’ve been to Delhi only once and I was very impressed with this Mughal architecture. The site of Humayun’s tomb was especially beautiful. Thanks for the pictures!
Priyank

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Rahul March 3, 2013 at 2:22 am

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Dave March 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Hi Rahul, please write me at http://gobackpacking.com/contact with additional information, and I can give it consideration. Thanks

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vyshakh October 26, 2013 at 7:57 am

wooooooooooow/////////// what a pictures it is very useful my school projects thank you dave
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