"City of Cities"
The capital of India, New Delhi is often said to be “City of Cities”, a place wherein people have contented hearts and lively nature. The numerous facts about Delhi not only stem from its large number of ancient and historical artifacts but also since it is a home to all the three branches of Government of India. With its long history of empire successions from the Delhi Sultanate to Mughals and then the British, the city at present stands as one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Delhi is loved by the tourists as well as its inhabitants for it is a city of the wise and the spice!
The bustling capital of India successfully brings together in its fold- the old and new presenting a unique melting-pot that fascinates all. Experience the coming together of the ancient and the modern, co-existing in harmony with each other, enhancing the appeal of Delhi for travellers from far ends of the globe. The gateway to the country, Delhi enjoys a strategic location. It is well-connected internationally as well as domestically. While Delhi itself presents lots to see, do and experience, it also helps access Rajasthan, the central India, North India and almost every city of the country. So, it comes without surprise, that it is the most-popular tourist circuit in India, the Golden Triangle with Delhi as its starting point cover Agra and Jaipur.
As fascinating as Delhi, is the history of the land. Over centuries and eras, the city has been the centre of the many ruling dynasties who chose it as their seat of power. Unsurprisingly, what constitutes Delhi today, is a conglomerate of seven cities. Lalkot was built in the mid-11th century with very few ruins left now. Siri established by Allauddin Khilji has some remains which find its place among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tughlakabad and Ferozabad built by the Tughlaks which have now become interesting ruins. Then came the city of the Lodis which too has fascinating architecture left to marvel at. Lastly, among the last of the glorious bygone days came with Shahjahanabad, magnificent capital of the Mughals under Shah Jahan. New Delhi, also known as Lutyen’s Delhi reflects the legacy the British left behind with many interesting monuments. Every nook and corner you visit, you will inadvertently come across the glorious past.
Besides the touch of the old, the modern is not far behind as the city matches pace with the world. Fine-dining restaurants, business centres, shopping malls, museums & art galleries, internationally- acclaimed hotels, etc. that put the city on the world map. Some important places worth visiting in Delhi include the Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar Archaeological Complex, the Jantar Mantar, the Bahai temple, Raj Ghat, India Gate, among many others.
Besides the amazing sights, Delhi is also a great shopping destination. Be it the road side stalls of Connaught Place or the swanky shopping malls in the suburbs, shopping is a major attraction for visitors to Delhi. Same goes for the food. Be it the street food of Old Delhi bylanes or the luxury restaurants, every dish is a treat for your taste buds.