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Introduction of Delhi

Delhi is the modern cosmopolitan and capital city of India. It is a well-known tourist spot, seat of the Parliament, the Supreme Court and the President of India. The city of Delhi has a lot to see – the city has various monuments, art galleries, museums, bazaars and modern shopping areas. Tourism infrastructure of Delhi is one of the best in Asia. This city is one of the modern, progressive and political city. Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires, it is the second most populous urban agglomeration in the world as well as the largest city in India by land area.

Modern Delhi is the fastest growing large city of India, rapidly overtaking the colonial cities of Bombay and Calcutta in sheer size, and long since eclipsing them in political importance. The oldest surviving city is now known as ''Old Delhi'', built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the first half of the 17th century.


Lotus Temple

Architecture of Delhi - Old & New Delhi

Delhi was known as Indraprastha in the great epic Mahabharata which was found by the Pandavas on the banks of the Yamuna river. Raja Anangpal of Kanauj set up Lalkot as his capital inside the present day Qutub Minar area in the 11th century A D. This was the first city of Delhi historically and ruins of this city are still present. Anangpal’s successors ruled from it for almost a century until Vishaldeva occupied it. Mohammad Ghori came to Delhi at the end of the 12th century, he defeated Prithviraj Chauhan and occupied Delhi. He did not make Delhi his home and left his new kingdom in the hands of Allauddin Khilji. After defeating the invading Rajputs at Siri built his own capital in 1303, before this Lalkot was the capital of Khilji’s. City of Tughlaqabad which took about four years to built was founded by Ghyas-ud-din Tughlaq and was abandoned due to shortage of water. Due to this his son Mohammad, built another capital called Jahanpanah which was adjacent to the Qutab Minar.

Delhi's fifth city, Ferozabad was founded by Feroz Shah Tughlaq in the Ferozshah Kotla area. Delhi’s sixty city was founded by Emperor Humayun between 1533 and 1534 AD in the old Indraprastha site, where the Purana Quila is located. This city was ruled later by Sher Shah Suri.

Sher Shah Suri constructed a mosque and a beautiful hall in the Grand Trunk Road and the old Fort. He ruled Delhi till 1555 until the Humayun recaptured it and returned to power. Old Delhi was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as Delhi’s seventh city between 1638 and 1649.

The prominent monument of the old Delhi is the magnificent Red Fort which was built of red sandstone and Chandni Chowk the famous market of the Mughals and Jama Masjid, Delhi’s eighth city, New Delhi was developed by British in the 20th century.

Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Edward Lutyens the two well-known British architects were hired to design the new capital. The Britishers decided to move the capital in 1911 to a more central place and selected Delhi as the city was the nation’s capital for several centuries. They designed the city of New Delhi to reveal the magnificence and power of the British Empire and Muslim, Hindu and European architecture with the scope for development. In 1931 New Delhi was formally inaugurated as the capital of India.

 
Tourist Attraction in Delhi

Prominent tourist places are Humayun Tomb, Akshardham temple, Red Fort,  Rajghat,  Qutub Minar, Lakshmi Narayan or Birla Temple, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, India Gate and various Government Buildings in New Delhi area like Rashtrapati Bhawan,  Rajpath, Parliament House, etc.

"Qutub Minar" is a five storied building. It is intended to be the most magnificent tower of victory in the world. One of the largest mosque in India is Jama Masjid which stands across the road from the Red Fort. Red Fort  is one of the most wonderful monument of Delhi which was founded by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648.
 

Akshardham Temple

Humayuns Tomb

India Gate

Jama masjid

Lotus Temple

Red Fort

Qutub Minar

Rajghat

Shopping in Delhi

Delhi is a shopper’s paradise, shopping here is a memorable experience for the travelers. Delhi is the home of some of India’s finest designers who blended the traditional styles with the latest international trend to create jewellery, silk, brass,garments, sarees, pearls and carpets that find place in some of the most prominent stores in all over the world.

Shopping in Delhi is very unique as the visitor can visit the traditional shops and the modern air-conditioned stores where the artisan himself is often present to explain the details of the craft. The State Government emporium, the Central Cottage industries emporium are the famous shops for the Indian handicrafts.
These emporiums offers a wide variety of carpets, fabrics, jewellery, stoneware, leather and furniture at very reasonable prices.

The city of Delhi magnetize the craftsmen who created a variety of masterpieces that would assure them royal patronage. Now as the Mughals have gone but the craftsmen have passed on their talent to the from generation to generation making Delhi the show-window of India’s craftsmanship.

Delhi’s gold and silversmiths are famous all over the country and due to this an entire street in Old Delhi is known as the Chandni Chowk or the ‘Silver Street’. In addition to gold and silver Delhi offers a variety of precious gems and various semi-precious stones like rubies, emeralds, sapphires, garnets, diamonds, and cornelian. Besides jewellery the shoppers can also buy the stylish readymade garments, antiques, fabric and rare objects like sculptures and miniatures, extraordinary household objects, furniture and furnishings, wood carvings, footwear, carpets, durries, tea, spices and large range of fashion accessories.
 

How to Reach Delhi

By Rail:
Rail network connects Delhi to the all major and minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road:
Delhi is connected by a network of roads and national highways with all the major cities in India. Regular bus service operates between Delhi and major cities like Jaipur, Agra and rest of the cities in India.

By Air:
Delhi is well connected to major metropolitan cities of India like Kolkata, Bombay, and Chennai. It is also linked to other cities of India and abroad through regular flights.

 

You will visit “Delhi” during the below Tours of Rajasthan.

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Delhi)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi


28 Days Rajasthan Heritage Tour (Including Delhi)
28 Days / 27 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Deogarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

24 Days Forts and Palaces Tour (Including Delhi)
24 Days / 23 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

19 Days Rajasthan and North India Tour (Including Delhi)
19 Days / 18 Nights
Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

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