Delhi

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Delhi

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Delhi or Dilli is a happening city which reflects the perfect combination of modern and traditional architectures. It is the capital city of the Republic India. Delhi is the main center of Government’s legislature and judiciary system. Delhi is declared as a special status under the national capital territory act in 1992. The city has become the capital of Independent India in 1950 which was set on the both sides of River Yamuna. Delhi is seen as one of most developing city in the faster growing Nation. The city is divided into two sides i.e. Old Delhi and New Delhi. As Union Territory Delhi has 11 districts in which New Delhi is one of them. New Delhi is a reflection of modern India having beautiful VVIPs buildings, legislative homes and many diplomat zones whereas Old Delhi gives an incredible picture of traditional and historic monuments of India. It is spread over an area of 1483 sq. kilometers which is 216 meters above mean sea level. The city shares its boundary with two states – Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

George V, Emperor of India during the Delhi Durbar of 1911 and founded the existence of many Victorian architecture. However, the durbar was built by Edward Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912. Delhi was the important place for the ruler to rule mainly in between 13th and 17th Centuries. During the time of Mahabharata it was the capital of Pandavas called as ‘Indraprastha’. During the regime of Shah Jahan the city was known as Shahjahanabad (presently known as ‘Old Delhi’). It is said by some old people that Delhi was destroyed and rebuilt seven times. The tram services introduced firstly in the capital city in 1903. Delhi is full of history so many historical monuments was built by many rulers for remembering their rule or pride. Some famous places in Delhi are Red Fort, Tuglaqabad Fort, Lotus Temple (also known as Bahai Temple), Qutab Minar (the world’s tallest brick minaret), Humayun Tomb, Old Fort (Purana Qila), Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Delhi had 14 entry and exit gates but now only five are existing named as Delhi Gate (Road to earlier cities of Delhi), Turkman Gate (Named after pious saint Hazrat Shah Turkam), Ajmeri Gate (facing Ajmer in Rajasthan) and Lahori Gate (facing Lahore in Pakistan, Kashmiri Gate (Pointing North to Kashmir).

BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTIONS:

The International Trade Fair –

  • Chandni Chowk
  • Old Delhi
  • Dolls Museum
  • National Science Centre
  • The Ghats
  • Rajpath & India Gate
  • Crafts Museum
  • Gandhi Darshan & Gandhi National Museum
  • Dara Shikoh Library

Forts and monuments –

  • Red Fort
  • Qutab Minar
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Old Fort
  • Safdarjung Tomb
  • Jantar Mantar

Places of worship –

  • ISKCON Temple
  • Chattarpur Mandir
  • Jama Masjid
  • The Bahai Temple
  • Nizam-Ud-Din Shrine
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple
  • Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
  • Sisgunj Gurudwara

Botanical gardens

  • Rose Garden
  • Lodhi Garden
  • The Gardens
  • Moghul Gardens
  • The Zoo

Museums

  • Gandhi Darshan & Gandhi National Museum
  • Dara Shikoh Library
  • Dolls Museum