Aligarh : Aligarh (High Fort) is 3 km. north of the town. It is best known today for the Aligarh Muslim University. Muslim students come here not just from India but from all over the Islamic world.



Good buys include silk products, precious stones, leather and woodwork, but the most important thing about Delhi is that you can find almost anything from anywhere in India. Two good places to start are in New Delhi, near Connaught Place. The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is on Janpath, opposite the tourist office. Along baba Kharak Singh Marg, two streets round from Janpath, are the various State emporiums run by the state governments. There are many other shops around Connaught Place and Janpath. In Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is the famous shopping street.



Connaught Place : At the northern end of New Delhi, Connaught Place is the business and tourist centre. Jantar Mantar : Only a short stroll down Sansad Marg from Connaught Place, this strange collection of salmon-coloured structures is one of Maharaja Jai Singh II's observatories. It is dominated by a huge sundial known as the Prince of Dials. Lakshmi Narayan Temple : Due west of Connaught Place, this is a modern temple dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune, and is commonly known as Birla Mandir. Rajpath : It is immensely broad and is flanked on either side by ornamental ponds. At its eastern end lies the India Gate, while at the western end lies Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is flanked by the two large Secretariat buildings. India Gate : The 42 mtr. high stone arch of triumph stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath. Secretariat Buildings : The north and south Secretariat buildings lie either side of Rajpath. These imposing buildings are topped with chhatris. Rashtrapati Bhavan : The official residence of the President of India stands at the opposite end of the Rajpath from India Gate. The palace-like building is a blend of Moghul and Western architectural styles, the most obvious Indian feature being the huge copper dome. Parliament House : Sansad Bhavan, the Indian parliament building, stands at the end of Sansad Marg. The building is a circular colonnaded structure 171 mtrs. in diameter.

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