Many kings and emperors ruled Delhi over the years and therefore, the big city abounds in monuments. People come from far away places to see them. They have an educational value.
Once when we had our Dussehra holidays, we went around the city to see places of historical importance with our teacher. We hired a bus. First, we went to the Qutub Minar. It is now a building of five storeys. Two of its upper storeys have been brought down.
It was built by Qutab-ud-Din, the first slave king in India. We admired the architectural beauty of the building. We saw the iron pillar standing nearby. It is known as King Chandra’s pillar. It is more than two-thousand-year-old.
Next, we went to see the carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses on stone slabs. From the Qutub Minar, we went to Tughlakabad. Here an old city, founded by Tughlaq kings, was once situated. Now it lies in ruins.
Then we proceeded to Hauz Khas which was the residence of kings. We relaxed for some time on the great lawns. We had our lunch there and refreshed ourselves with tea.
Next, we went to Humayun’s tomb where Emperor Humayun lies buried. We appreciated the Mughal art and architecture. There are graves of the Mughals nearby.
Our next place of visit was Kotla Feroze Shah. Feroze Shah Bahadur’s tomb and mosque are built there. This place is well known for the Ashoka pillar, which was brought here from Meerut. Next, we saw the ruins of the Old Fort. It was started by Humayun but was completed by Sher Shah Suri.
In the end, we went to the Red Fort. It is a building of majestic grand Khas. It shows the architectural taste of the great Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The glory of the ancient age is written in large on its face.
We also visited inside the fort. Many things of historical value are displayed here. We learnt a lot from the visit and eagerly await for an educational tour in future.