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 History Of Delhi

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. 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 called Delhi 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 1911.

Delhi was the capital of India between 17th and 19th centuries. In Old Delhi you will find large number of mosques, monuments, the extensive Red Fort, 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 Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India 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.

Most Popular Attractions In Delhi

Qutub Minar

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.

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A marvellous piece of architecture where the bicameral legislature of India meets for its sessions.

India Gate

India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" likes Archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial.

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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.


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