Delhi / New Delhi Capital of India

The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history; Located in northern India on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has the political status of a federally-administered union territory known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), which in itself is part of National Capital Region. Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Having been the capital of several empires in ancient India, Many ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of national importance have been erected in its history. A history which encompasses all the various kings and emperors who fixed their royal citadels here... Indraprastha, Lal Kot, Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi or then Shahjahanabad, but, combined and integrated into one, these 'new cities' have always been called Delhi and howsoever many names it may have acquired, Delhi has always been intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway. Delhi has been destroyed and recreated 7 times. There have been at least seven cities around modern Delhi, and the old saying that whoever forms a new city at Delhi will lose it has come true every time -- most recently for the British who founded New Delhi in 1911.


Visiting place

Red Fort , India Gate , Birla Temple, Raj Ghat , Qutub Minar


Red Fort

The Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. Also known as Lal Qila, it served Mughal Emperors as their residence. In the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi) the fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad. Red fort lies along the Yamuna River, which surround most of the walls. This monument was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.


India Gate

The India Gate is situated in the heart of New Delhi. The India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Built in 1931, it commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Raj, in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The India Gate hexagon complex with a diameter of about 625m covers approximately 306000m² in area, surrounded by most important roads of national capital.

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