History of Lahori Gate

History of Lahori Gate

On the west bank of the Yamuna River, on the eastern edge of the city walls of Delhi, stands the Red Fort. Residence and administrative center, was built from 1639 to 1648 under the supervision of two architects. It is a massive warlike structure with octagonal and round bastions and two symmetrical watchtowers overlooking the red sandstone walls that surround an irregular octagon 3200 by 1600 feet and are 100 feet high. It is surrounded by a deep moat fed by the river in the east. Only two major goals, the Lahori Gate (the main entrance) in the west wall and the Delhi Gate in the south wall, remain from the original five.

Inside the Lahori Gate is a shopping arcade called Chatta Chowk, which originally served the court of Shah Jahan. Behind it is the Drum House or Hathi Pol, a parking lot for the elephants of the visitors. Intricate carvings in sandstone are typical late Mughal design and were originally painted in gold and bright colors. Much of the original inner fort structure was destroyed, especially during the Indian Mutiny in 1857, and lawns and gardens now replace the galleries built inside the walls.

The audience hall between the inner courtyard and the royal palaces was the administrative center of the capital, but also an overwhelming venue. Much of its splendor has to be imagined now, but the marble roofed thrones with their classical style marble armature are still preserved. Six miniature palaces stood on the eastern wall of the fort, housing apartments for the royal household, including the harem. They were connected by the river of heaven; a small channel of fragrant waters that Nahr I Behisht. Five of these jewel buildings remain intact. On the east wall, but secluded behind a sandstone wall, are the royal baths, which face the pearl mosque built by Aurangzeb. The outer walls are aligned with the walls of the fort, but the inner walls are at an angle so that they are aligned with Mecca.

The living gardens, originally to the north of the mosque, were intended to mimic the gardens of Paradise and contain pavilions, fountains, and plants in a formal arrangement. Silver swings were hung on silk cords in pavilions so that the ladies of the court could watch the rain during the Hindu festival Teej, which marks the beginning of the monsoon. During your Delhi Agra tour package must visit red fort.

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Best Rajasthan Tour Packages with Religious Places and Glimpse of Rajputana Culture

Best Rajasthan Tour Packages with Religious Places and Glimpse of Rajputana Culture

You are traveling in the northern part of India then golden triangle tour with Ajmer and Pushkar is the exquisite choice. 150 Km away from Jaipur, the heart of Rajasthan Ajmer is quite a bustling city. It holds significance to the people of all religions. For Muslims, Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti Dargah is the famous place. For Jains, golden Jain temple and for Hindus so many ancient temple and religious places are in the city. Pushkar is also a religious place in best Rajasthan tour packages where 1000 of tourists come.

Places to Visit in Ajmer –

Dargah Sharif – The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was built by Mughals. It has various buildings, tombs, courtyards, and Daalaans. Thousands of pilgrims come every day. Bollywood celebrities come here sometimes that make this place to worth a visit. After walking 10 min from the main mosque, on the way, there is a small glittery market.

Ana Sagar Lake – The Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake which is made by King Anaji Chauhan. This place provides beautiful snaps of the breathtaking beauty. This lake is surrounded by Daulat Bagh Gardens.

Nasiyan Jain Temple – It is truly one of the best Jain temples in Rajasthan. It is also known as Soni Ji Ki Nasiyan. Nasiyan temple is a popular religious destination with famous tourist attraction of the city. There is also a huge hall, called Swarna Nagri, which is made of gold and other metals.

Places to Visit and Things to do in Pushkar –

Brahma Temple – This temple is dedicated to the Lord of creation, Brahma all over the world. It is one of the most ancient temples and only one temple of Lord Brahma in India. This temple is mostly blue in color and glimpse of the deities.

Camel Fair – Pushkar is famous for this unique fair, where camel and cattle stock is traded. Some other recreational activities, like Longest Moustache Competition, are held here to attract local and foreign tourist. This is a 5 – day festival and is held in the months of October – November every year.

Pushkar Bazaar – There are colorful markets in this city. You will find amazing things like leather bags and boots, unique silverware and silver jewelry, colorful lamp shades and clothes.

Drive to Ajmer and Pushkar –

If you love to drive through tricky roads then you can fulfill your experience with Pushkar Ghati while traveling to Pushkar. So pack your bags for a visit to these 2 fascinating places with golden triangle tour packages India. Plan a trip to golden triangle tour with Ajmer and Pushkar only after the scorching summers.