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Delhi

Delhi

The capital of India consists of Old Delhi and New Delhi. The Red Fort, the red sandstone walls of Lal Quila extend for 2 km. The Juma Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the Jantar Mantar, Maharaja jai Singh II's observatory built in 1725, the Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), and the Bahai Temple shaped like a lotus flower are magnificent sights. Important samdhis include Rajghat (Mahatma Gandhi) and Shanthivan (Jawaharlal Nehru). At the eastern end of Rajpath lies the India Gate; at the western end is the Rashtrapathi Bhavan flanked by the two large Secretariat buildings. To the west of the building is the Mughal Gardens, which occupies 130 hectares. Sansad Bhvan, the Indian Parliament building, is a circular colonnaded structure 171 meters in diameter. The Qutab Minar, 15 km south ofDelhi, is nearly 73 meter high. Other sights are the National Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Teen Murti Bhavan, the Rail Transport Museum, the Tibet House, the International Dolls Museum, the Crafts Museum and Air Force Museum.