Delhi is the capital of India since
ancient times. History of Delhi dates back to the first millenium (1000)
BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs
built Lal Kot, the center of the first of Delhi's seven cities.
It is frequently said that the history of India is the history of Delhi.
is today, one of the best growing cities of India. Delhi was known in
Mughal times, is the most famous of the city's earlier seven avatars,
and was built in the 17th century.
Delhi was nominated capital of the
British Empire in India. In 1947, India became free. A history of Delhi
which begins with the construction of Indraprastha by the Pandavas
and the change of this unfruitful gift of the Kauravas into
peaceful heaven. Indraprastha, Lal Kot, Quila Rai Pithora,
Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi
or then Shahjahanabad, but, joint and integrated into one, these
'new cities' have always been called New Delhi.
Delhi, where a empire rose and fell
before the dawn of history; where citadels of emperors appeared and
disappeared; a city of mysterious eternity whose old ruins proclaim a
majestic and imperial past and whose present pulsates vibrantly with the
ever flowing life of India. The eternal Jamuna bears witness to the
glorious and tumultuous 5,000 year old history of Delhi. A history of
Delhi which begins with the creation of Indraprastha by the Pandavas
and the transformation of this barren gift of the Kauravas into
an idyllic haven.
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
and howsoever many names it may have acquired, Delhi has always been
intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway. There have been
at least eight cities around modern Delhi, and the old saying that
whoever founds a new city at
Delhi will lose it has come true
every time -- most recently for the British who founded New Delhi in
Delhi was the capital of India
between 17th and 19th centuries. In Old Delhi you will find large number
of mosques, monuments, the extensive
relating to India's Muslim history.
New Delhi is the heart of Delhi.
Delhi is a major travel center. Delhi is reproducing in the
architectural designs and sophisticated buildings in New Delhi. Like
Gate, Connaught Place and various administrative
buildings like the South and North blocks and the Raj Path. The
walls of the
Qutub Minar and its adjacent areas
make up the first city. Delhi is one of the main historical cities of
India. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, Delhi was one of the
important cities under Mughal period.
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Qutab-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced the construction of the Qutab Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement.
A marvellous piece of architecture where the bicameral legislature of India meets for its sessions.
India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" likes Archway in
the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart war
Rashtrapati Bhavan Rajpath
The palatial building built on an area of 330
acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the
official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now
the official residence of the First Citizen of India - its President.