Delhi is Capital of India and largest city in terms of area. Delhi is also said to be the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. It has been the political capital of India since the mythological era. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments. This city has been built, destroyed and rebuilt 11 times and witnesses an interesting blend of diverse cultures (some even 2000 years old).
Old Delhi was the capital of Mughal Empire from 1649 until 1857. Shah Jahan built new walled city named Shahjahanabad in Delhi. New Delhi built by British Rule is well-planned and more spacious. This city is a meeting ground of both tradition and modernity as it has got the perfect blend of rich historical past and stylish present at the same time. Delhi city is a fusion of different cultures and religions. The contemporary Delhi is a culmination of seven cities built by different emperors. Delhi is known for its mysterious eternity and rich historical background. The city has witnessed empires rise to glory and fall to ashes. Ruins of this ancient city are found even today and now these are converted to some major tourist attractions.
The city is also referenced in various idioms of the Northern Indo-Aryan languages. Examples include:
Abhi Dilli door hai or its Persian version, Hanouz Dehli dour ast, literally meaning Delhi is still far away, which is generically said about a task or journey still far from completion.
For sightseeing, the best time to visit Delhi is between October to March. Summers in Delhi are very hot and it is not recommended to visit it during May, June and July.
- India Gate and Rajpath
- Connaught Place
- Purana Quila
- Red Fort
- Old Market - Chandni chowk
- Humayun's Tomb
- Qutub Minar
- Parliament house and buildings
- Jama Masjid
- Lotus Temple
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Lodhi Garden
- Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah
and much more.