The times of Mughal Sultanate in Delhi

A capital city of India, Delhi is the legendary capital of Pandavas in Mahabharat. The history of Delhi lies behind the times back to the Vedic History of India, where the Kauravas and Pandavas lived. During that time, Delhi was known as Indraprastha. The city was ruled by many legends in their times. To know more of the history you can explore castles and forts of Delhi by planning Delhi Sightseeing.  

History of Delhi

According to Wikipedia The area around Delhi was probably inhabited before the second millennium BC and there is evidence of continuous inhabitation since at least the 6th century BC.[21] The city is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata.[24] According to Mahabharata, this land was initially a huge mass of forests called ‘Khandavaprastha’ which was burnt down to build the city of Indraprastha.”

The most famous ruler of Delhi was  Mohammed Bin Tughlaq. Delhi was ruled by Mughal Emperors in succession to Khijalis and Tughlaq. Babur who had invaded India at the beginning of the sixteenth century was the first ruler of the Mughal Dynasty. Mughal Empire had brought to an end after the defeat of Humayun.  At the age of fourteen, Jalaluddin was placed on the Throne of Delhi by the mightiest ruler of India Bairam Khan. To unite the whole of India under one sultanate, Jalaluddin and Akbar had played a most important role. This was the Mughal era of Delhi under which many forts and palaces were constructed.

Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar and later he shifted his district from Delhi to Agra. After Akbar, Delhi became the capital when Saha Jahan (1628-1658) was in the rule. After Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb (1658-1707)was the ruler emperor of Delhi but he could not retain the glory.

According to Wikipedia “In 1737, Bajirao I marched towards Delhi with a huge army. The Marathas defeated the Mughals in the First Battle of Delhi.[25][26] The Maratha forces sacked Delhi following their victory against the Mughals. In 1739, the Mughal Empire lost the huge Battle of Karnal in less than three hours against the numerically outnumbered but military superior Persian army led by Nader Shah during his invasion after which he completely sacked and looted Delhi, the Mughal capital, followed by massacre for 2 days, killing over 30,000 civilians and carrying away immense wealth including the Peacock Throne, the Daria-i-Noor, and Koh-i-Noor. Nader eventually agreed to leave the city and India after forcing the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah I to beg him for mercy and granting him the keys of the city and the royal treasury.[27] A treaty signed in 1752 made Marathas the protector of the Mughal throne at Delhi.[28]”

You can witness more of the history of Delhi which lies in its castles such as Shahjahanabad, Ferozabad, Tughlaqabad, Quila Rai Pitora, Lal Kot, Siri, Jahanpanha, and Dinpanha.

Tourist places in Delhi

Delhi in its era had witnessed various dynasties with a glorified history.

    • Red Fort- A legendary fortress of Mughal era, was elongated in the 16th century.

 

  • Qutub Minar- A legendary structure of Qutubuddin Aibak was constructed in 1206.
  • Humayun Tomb- A burial chamber of Mughal King, Humayun were established in 1570.
  • Purana Quila- A historical fort was constructed in 1538-1545 by Sher Shah Suri.
  • Hauz Khas (Siri)- This name was derived by Royal Water Tank which was constructed at the time of the rule of  Allauddin Khilji.

 

Apart from the above, there are many other places which you can explore while planning a Same Day Tour of Delhi. Not only Forts and Places Delhi has a specialty of Dilli Ke Pakwan which have a great mouth-watering taste, an elegant and huge variety of shopping stuff at Delhi.  

Explore the Nation’s Capital with Best Car Rental in Delhi

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Delhi is the nation’s capital which is the bricolage between the past traditions and modernization. The old and new parts of the city coexist and intermingle with each other. Delhi is the first pillar of the golden triangle cities which gives the glimpse of the colorful culture and history of the glorious past. Other cities to be explored in the Golden Triangle Tour 5 days are Agra and Jaipur. In the span of 5 days, one can witness the traditional, architectural monument of India. Delhi is one of the most preferred destinations among the tourist across the globe. Delhi sightseeing tours  gives an opportunity to the visitors to explore the historical monuments and is a paradise for foodie, shopping and history lovers.

Delhi is home to many historical monuments, government buildings and monuments in which some of them are declared as the world heritage site by UNESCO. Delhi sightseeing tour  includes awe-inspiring Red Fort built using red sand stones and was the throne of Mughal Empire for many years, Qutub Minar one of the tallest masonry minarets of India with the adjoining mosque and is surrounded by many historical like Alai Darwaza, Tomb of Imam Zamin, Tomb of Iltutmish and many other.

The other historical monuments to be explored during the tour are Lotus Temple built in the shape of petals of the Lotus overlooking artificial lake where one can experience deep inner peace, Jama Masjid situated opposite Red Fort and is one of the largest Mosques in India, Rajghat which is the cremation place of Father of Nation “Mahatma Gandhi”, India Gate which was made in memory of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for nation surrounded by gardens,  Humayun’s Tomb made in memory of Humayun by his widow and is first tomb garden on Indian sub-continent. Akshardham Temple, a large temple dedicated to Swaminarayan. Here, you can watch several cultural shows, a documentary and water fountain show. Within the temple complex, an eatery lies where you can get some snacks. To know about every Indian state and its traditions, you can explore Dillii Haat.

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Delhi is the hub for shopaholics. Here, you can buy from cheap to expensive products. Markets like Sarojini market, Palika Bazaar near Connaught Place, Central Market in Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh Market, South Ex market can be explored.

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Delhi is also popular for spicy chaat, dahi bade, chhole kulche, stuffed paranthe, chhole bhature, dahi balla etc. Enjoy the rickshaw ride in the Chandni Chowk over the narrow lanes. Don’t miss the Paranthe from Paranthe wali gali, very popular since 1940’s .

economy car rental

Explore the historical places with the help of the Car rental Delhi which provides the well maintained cars along with the professional drivers and tour guides which are well aware with the routes of the places that make the tour hassle free and comfortable. The tour guides have good knowledge of the history of the places that make the tour knowledgeable. Rent a car in Delhi where the cars are offered with the wide range of cars that can be chosen by the visitors depending on their interest and budget.

Hire Mercedes- S – Class

The cars categories include Luxury, Economy and Van & Coaches with further many of the cars in them. For luxury seekers, Mercedes S class rental is the best option as you can travel with style. Your trip is so smooth and comfortable that you would never get tired even after a long trip. There are several other option in the luxury segment like Audi, Jaguar, BMW etc. You can choose one that suits you.

CAR RENTAL DELHI

People who want to travel with budget, can book economy cars like Swift Dzire, Toyota Innova, Etios etc. The economy cars offer great mileage so that when you can count only memories and not kilometers.

For people travelling in a group, you can hire a van or coach as per the number of tourists. You can easily rent by India Trip Planners Online. You can easily accommodate up to 45 persons in the vans and coaches as well as you are provided with ample space for storage.

So, get on the cruise of the nation’s capital Delhi by choosing any type of vehicle and have a glimpse of the culture, heritage and lifestyle of India.