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Red Fort The Red Fort, located by the banks of River Yamuna, is one of the most visited and photographed tourist attractions in Delhi. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the 17th century, it has a circumference of over 2.2kms.

Explore the fort and visit architectural delights including Naqqar Khana (Drum room), Naubat Khana (Welcome Room), Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors), the Hammam (Bathing Area) and Shah Burj. The fort has two main entrances - Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate.

Jama Masjid Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, the magnificent Jama Masjid is also known as 'Masjid-i-Jahan Numa', 'Jahan' means 'World' and Numa means 'Visible'. Built in 1644, the mosque has three gateways, four towers and two minarets that reflect the excellence of Mughal architectural style.

Qutab Minar Visit the highest stone tower in India- Qutub Minar, an architectural wonder built by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1192 to celebrate his victory over the Rajputs. It also signifies the birth of the slave dynasty in India. The Minar is a five-storey building with a height of 72.5 metres. Within the complex, is the famous Iron Pillar, which has stood for millennia without rusting.

Lotus Temple Reputed as the Taj of modern India, it exhibits a fine example of the excellence of contemporary architectural style. Built in 1986, it reaches a height of more than 40m. The structure is made of pure white marble in the shape of a half-opened lotus and is surrounded by delicately manicured lawns. Dedicated to the oneness of all religions and mankind, its doors are open to everyone.

Delhi Haat The one stop shopping place located just opposite the INA market in New Delhi, Dilli Haat is a hit place among the admirers of traditional Indian handicraft. Spread over 6-acre spacious area, it provides an atmosphere of the traditional market. Here you can shop for the traditional handcrafted items from the various Indian states and savour the unique flavours of the delightful local foods. Can you ask for more?

Appu Ghar One of the every few Amusement Parks in India, Appu Ghar offers exciting games like Roller Coaster, the Big Splash, Dodgem Cars, the Eerie Tunnel, Giant Wheel and Columbus Jhoola. Here at Oysters, you can also enjoy ice games like sledding, skiing and ice boating. Come and have a time of your life!

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