is the largest metropolis of India and eighth largest of the World.
It started as Indrapatta (aka Indraprastha)
small settlement by Pandavas within the Khandva Forest near river Yamuna around
2500 BC. Later in 736 AD, Tomar kings established a new city named
not far from this historic land. Since then, 88+ rulers
from 12 dynasties
tried to change the face and fate of Delhi and established
adjacent to each other. This website talks about over
, which still exist within the boundaries
of these historic cities namely Indraprastha
Lal Kot & Qila Rai Pithora
Deenpanah and Shergarh
and the Lutyen’s Delhi
Delhi consists of 3 World Heritage Sites, 174 National Protected Monuments
and over hundreds of state
protected monuments and several unprotected and lesser known monuments. While the
government agencies and several NGOs do their part in restoring these forgotten
masterpieces of architecture to their original glory, we have taken the responsibility
to introduce them to the world, so they are no longer ignored and lost in time.
Monuments-Of-Delhi is not just about few dozen old buildings, it is about several
ancient mosques, baolis, havelis, walls, gateways, forts, gardens and roads, decorating Delhi, the capital of India.
What to expect from this site...
This site is a part of a long on-going process
of identifying monuments and writing about them. The work started in December 2009
and might take several years to complete. You might find some incomplete content
and we request you to contribute freely to complete it.
DHPC Exhibition at India Habitat Centre
Delhi Heritage Photography Club's month long exhibition is running at the lobbies of India Habitat Centre's Core 4A, 4B, 5A and 6A
Delhi Heritage Photography Club Exhibition
The month long exhibition of Delhi Heritage Photography Club themed 'Monuments of Delhi' was inaugurated on 1st of November by Differently abled children of Ashish Foundation. This exhibition will be running at the four public lobbies of India Habitat Centre, viz Core 4A, 4B, 5A and 6A. The exhibition will be up till 30th November and is already recieving amazing response. DHPC has dedicated this exhibition to the Differently abled children and a portion of its proceeds will be given to them.