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The timeless monuments of Delhi

delhi Updated: Oct 13, 2010 23:34 IST

Delhi has witnessed several of kingdoms and it has seen the birth and death of many kings, kingdoms and dynasties. It has seen the rise and fall of many powers and has been a silent witness to the struggle and aspiration of a country desperate to shake off foreign rule. With the rise of each dynasty, Delhi was beautified by fascinating architecture that has withstood the ravages of time.

Today tourism in Delhi revolves mostly around these majestic monuments and heritage sites. During the Mughal rule, a number of majestic monuments were constructed by Mughal kings to display the pomp and splendour of the Mughal Empire. There were also other Indian rulers who patronized artisans. Today these monuments have become places of attraction in Delhi.