The India Gate is located just at the end of the long Raj Path. It's about 4 kilometers away, across from the presidential palace. On this huge avenue people come together to have picnics in the afternoon when it's not so hot and to honor the memory of the soldiers of the First World War. It was built as a memorial to the national army that fought alongside the British during World War I. There's an eternal flame under the arch next to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which never goes out. The construction of the monument began in 1921 when the stone foundation was laid by the Duke of Connaught. The names of the soldiers who died during the war are written on the walls. The India Gate is 42 meters high. Now the surrounding streets are closed to traffic, making it an even more enjoyable and commemorative experience.
The Humayun Tuma is an element of the heritage of Mughal India. This mausoleum dates back to the thirteenth century, and is considered almost a second Taj Mahal. Like the Taj Mahal, it's a tomb. The site has been renovated, and is peaceful and quiet with large, well-maintained gardens and ponds. The ticket price is expensive but justified.
The Parliament of India (or Sansad Bhavan) is considered one of the best-guarded government buildings in the country, although it has been attacked numerous times by terrorists. To see the building, you have to settle for watching it from a bus or taxi because walking the perimeter is prohibited. I'm not sure if that's the usual case, but it was when I visited a week after there was an attack in the market of Connaught Place. The building was constructed in 1919 and, like most government buildings in Delhi, was designed by architect Edwyn Lutyens. The building is beautiful and surrounded by lush, well-maintained gardens.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India and is located in the capital of New Delhi. It was previously known as the Viceroy's House when it was the residence of the Governor General of India until 1950. The palace was designed by the English architect Edwin Lutyens, one of the architects responsible for planning the new city of Delhi. The building was completed in 1929 and after the independence of India in 1947, it was renamed Rashtrapati Bhavan and became the home of the president. The impressive residence is has 340 rooms and beautiful Mughal-style gardens. At the end of the gardens, there's an impressive entrance with a columned portico and a dome mixing European and Indian styles.
Muhammad Shah was part of the Sayyid dynasty that ruled India in the first half of the 15th century. Given the short life of this dynasty, there are relatively few monuments dating from their rule and this mausoleum is one of the only ones in the country. The tomb itself is octagonal and surrounded by an immaculate gardens, so it's a peaceful place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.