Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kids bathing in the India Gate pond

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lal Qila Entrance - Delhi Photo Gallery

Lal Quila was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.The foundation stone was laid in 1618 when Shah Jahan decided to move to Delhi from Agra. The monument was inaugurated in 1647. Like most Mughal architectural wonders, Red Fort was built with red sandstone and in fact derives its name from the granite that was used.
This octagon-shaped monument has two entrances Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate. Lahore Gate entrance takes it name from the fact that it faces Lahore, now in Pakistan.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Parliament of India - delhi photo gallery

Parliament is the supreme legislative body of a country. Indian Parliament comprises of the President and the two Houses—Lok Sabha (House of the People) and Rajya Sabha (Council of States).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Humayun's Tomb -Delhi Photo Gallery

Humayun's Tomb was built by his senior widow, Haji Begum, and mother of his son Akbar. Haji Begum built the rose petal sandstone mausoleum in proper Mughal style, supervising the entire construction (1564-73) by camping on the site. The Taj Mahal, built much later, follows a similar style of architecture.
Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure. A baradari (pavillion) occupies the centre of the eastern wall and a hammam (bath chamber) the centre of the northern wall. The garden at this tomb has been laid out in the Persian style of a Chahr Bagh, with paved stone avenues and narrow water channels. It is still maintained in its original grandeur

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Moti Masjid at lal quila -delhi photo gallery

Moti Majid (Pearl Mosque) was built in Red Fort in 1659 as a private mosque for the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.It is a small, three-domed mosque in carved white marble, with a three-arched screen which steps down to the courtyard.the prayer-hall of the mosque has inlaid black-marble outlines of 'musallas' (small carpets for prayers) and is surmounted by three bulbous domes.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Diwan-i-Khas at Red Fort(Lal Qila) Delhi -delhi photo gallery



The Diwan-i-Khas or hall of private audience,is where the emperor conducted matters of the state. This is where he met his ministers and noblemen. The centrepiece of the Diwan-i-Khas was the legendary Peacock Throne, one of Shah Jahan's seven jewelled thrones. Unfortunately it was carried away by Nadir Shah to Iran in 1739. with openings of engrailed arches on its sides consists of a rectangular central chamber surrounded by aisles of arches rising from piers. The lower parts of the piers are inlaid with floral designs, while the upper portions are gilded and painted. The present wooden ceiling of the hall was painted in 1911. The four corners of its roof are surrounded by pillared chhatris.

For more information about Diwan-i-Khas visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fort

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Entrance of Humayun's tomb - Delhi Photo Gallery


Bu'-Halima's Garden As the visitor approaches Humayun's tomb from Mathura road, he passes through a rectangular enclosure with a tomb in its northern half and a gateway on its east, which is in the same alignment as the main entrance of Humayun's tomb. Since the northern wall of the Arab-Sarai abuts on the plastered exterior of the eastern enclosure of this garden, it may have existed before the Arab-Sarai, built by Humayun's senior widow. The garden is known as Bu'-Halima's garden, and an unidentified lady is believed to have been interred in the above-mentioned tomb.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Delhi Cute Kids - Delhi Photo gallery

I capture this photo in Red Fort ( Lal Quila ), New Delhi, how cute looking kids

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gyarah Murti - delhi photo Gallery

Mahatma Gandhi, India's independence leader, led the Dandi yatra, also known as the 'salt march', in 1930

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nila Gumbad (Blue Dome) near Humayun Tomb, Nizamuddin -Delhi Photo Gallery

The blue-domed structure in the middle of the road junction in front of the entrance to Humayun's tomb is a seventeenth-century tomb called Sabz Burj. An octagonal tomb with a dome of blue tiles, supposedly built by one of Akbar's nobles to honour a faithful servant, and which may possibly predate Humayun's Tomb. On your way round to the Nila Gumbad.
Nila Gumbad is an example of ancient Indian architecture. The dome has derived its name for its blue color. It was built in the memory of Fahim Khan, the attendant of Abdur Rahim Khan. It is situated in the eastern enclosure wall of Humayun's Tomb complex. This onion shaped blue dome is one of the major tourist attractions in Delhi.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Humayun's Tomb - Delhi Photo Gallery

Humayun's tomb is one of the remarkable structures of the Mughal Empire in India.Humayun's tomb was built in 1565 A.D by Hamida Banu Begum.Humayun's tomb is the main attraction for every visitor. It is very difficult to symbolize the great architecture but we will take you through the course of the whole structure, its architecture and the beauty.
The main gateway of Humayun's tomb consists of a large square enclosure and Humayun's tomb can be seen at the center. The tomb stands on a stone platform with beautiful stone channels on each side of the platform. These channels were filled with water to keep the garden green and natural all the time. The main idea was to have water canals which kept the flowers, plants and the grass in good shape.

for more information about Humayun's Tomb visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun%27s_Tomb

Friday, April 24, 2009

Rooh Afza Sarbat wala at jama masjid

Get refreshed instantly in the scorching summer heat? ... for is a very chilled glass of Sarbat.........

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pineapple wala at jama masjid - Delhi Photo Gallery

Best option to beat the summer heat Pineapple slices with salt-Hmmm delisious ..........

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jewelry and Ornaments Shops in the Red Fort (Meena Bazaar)

As you enter the Lahore Gate, arcaded apartments flank the passage, which is known as Chatta Chowk. Also known as Meena Bazaar, this was one of the first covered bazaars of the 17th century.The Chhatta Bazaar(Meena Bazaar) is in the process of its revival to get its original glory back after alterations done during the last two centuries.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Green Dhaula Kuan flyover -Delhi Photo Gallery

The Delhi government has approached the hospitality industry to maintain the green cover and develop the landscape of the Dhaula Kuan flyover.
In order to make Delhi a model and a state-of-the-art city before the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Delhi government wants to develop and maintain the aesthetic green cover and landscape of the flyovers, as well as the Ring Road. For this it has decided to take the help of the five star hotels.

Dhaula Kuan flyover which is the largest over bridge in Delhi, followed by AIIMS Flyover, is to be the first beneficiary of the project. It is being estimated that AIIMS flyover, which is the oldest and second biggest flyover, and others flyovers and landscapes of South Delhi will be next on the agenda. The PWD has so far managed to carry out only horticultural work in these areas.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amir Khusrau Dargah located within the Nizamuddin Dargah - Delhi Photo Gallery

Amir Khusrau was so close to his master that once Nizamuddin Auliya said, "If sharia allows me I would like him to be buried with me in the same grave." He also said that whoever comes to visit his grave must visit the grave of Amir Khusrau first and then his. He died within a few months of his master's death. He was buried at the feet of his master. His shrine is in Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jama Masjid Tower - Delhi Photo Gallery

The Jama Masjid has three gateways, four towers and two minarets. The tower of the Jama Masjid is made up of five distinctive storeys. Each one of the storeys has a projecting balcony. The adjoining edifices are beautifully done with calligraphy. The first three storeys of the Jama Masjid tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth one is made of marble, while the fifth is made of sandstone.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

400 DTC Bus-Q-Shelters steel structure in New Delhi

Jindal Stainless Ltd, the flagship company of the $10 billion multi-product, been awarded the 10-year contract for the second phase tender of the Bus-Q-Shelters by the Delhi Transport Corporation. The second BOT project includes building 400 Bus-Q-Shelters in all parts of Delhi, except the NDMC area. These bus shelters would be constructed and designed as per the directions given by the DTC. The project will assure DTC revenues upwards of Rs 4.5 crore per month from outdoor advertising.

The Phase II of Bus-Q-Shelters project comes on the heels of successful execution and installation of Phase I of 225 Bus-Q-Shelters by Jindal Stainless.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House) India

Rashtrapati Bhavan,the building is the highlight of Lutyen's New Delhi and was completed in 1929 at a cost of 12,53,000 pound sterling. Located in an area of 130 hectares, the palace has 340 rooms.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Delhi NCR IndiBlogger meet 2009

Indiblogger organised the Delhi NCR IndiBlogger meet 2009.More than 60 bloggers attended the meeting. We had a awesome time,pitching our blogs,munching pizzas,gawking at windows 8.

Special thanks to Renie Ravin,Flaming Cyanide who's orgaized this great event.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Khwaja Qutub-Ud-Din Bakhtyar Kaki Mehrauli, New Delhi

1542 Legend Of Kaki Khwaja Qutub-ud-Din Bakhtyar Kaki, popularly known as Qutub-Sahib,& surnamed 'Kaki' because during his meditation he was fed on small cakes known as 'kaks', was born at Ush in Persia. He came to India with the earliest Muslim conqueror after journeying through Khurasan and Baghdad and became a disciple, and later a spiritual successor, of Khawaja Mu'inu'd-Din Chishti of Ajmer.He lived for the duration of the reign of Iltutmish and died in 1236. Making Of The Memorial His grave, originally plain and earthen, but now enclosed within marble balustrades and surmounted by a dome resting on pillars, completed as late as 1944, is the main shrine in the dargah. It lies in the middle of a rectangular enclosure, which has been overstated by different rulers of Delhi, the most pleasing part being the western wall containing floral multi-coloured tiles, said to have been fixed by Aurangzeb.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Side View of India Gate - Delhi Photo Gallery

India Gate (originally called All India War Memorial) was built by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in the wars are inscribed on the walls. Burning under it since 1971 is the Amar Jawan Jyoti (eternal soldier's flame) which marks the Unknown Soldier's Tomb.

It is a memorial arch in honour of the 70,000 Indian Soldiers who died in the First World War. Their names are engraved on it.The gate is 160 feet high and an arch of 138 feet.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cricket-Ground,Venkateshwar College - Delhi Photo Gallery

SONNET Cricket Club inside Venkateshwar College.SONNET CRICKET CLUB - One of the oldest and the most reputed clubs of NORTHERN INDIA which is affiliated to D.D.C.A. DELHI AND DISTRICT CRICKET ASSOCIATION for the past30 years.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fruit chat wala near Dhaula kuan - Delhi Photo Gallery

The fruit seller who will cut and slice the fruit of choice - mangoes (but of course), pineapples,Papita/papaya and the always-in-season banana. The banana is best packaged for the street since it requires no washing or slicing. The vendor will take out a slim peel, make an incision with a knife, and then use the same knife to get some chat masala in, a squeeze of lemon.