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About Delhi

Delhi, being the capital city of India, has seen the rise and fall of numerous powerful empires which have left behind a whole plethora of monuments that the story of grandeur and glory of bygone several ages. A city which traces its vast history to Mahabharata, the greatest epic tale of wars fought between the estranged cousins for the empire, the Kauravas and the Pandavas of Indraprastha.

Mughals ruled the capital city in succession begun from Qutab-ub-din to Khiljis, Tughlaqs . The city of Delhi had passed on to the hands of the British emperor in 1803 AD. It was only in the year 1911, when the capital of British empire was earlier shifted from Calcutta to the city, that Delhi got its current prestige.

After independence also, a kind of autonomy was actually conferred on the capital city but it largely stayed a chief commissioner’s regime. In the year 1956, Delhi was then converted into a Union territory and later as the chief commissioner was swapped by a Lt. Governor. In the year 1991, the national capital territory Act was came into the parliament and amended successfully. After this, a whole system of diarchy was introduced under which, the chosen Government was given wide powers; except all the law and order which remained with the central Government. The actual enforcement of the legislation came into existence in the year 1993.

New Delhi, the capital of India, then sprawled over the western bank of the holy river Yamuna. And due to this, it is considered as the one of the fastest growing cities in India. It is surrounded by the three sides by Haryana state and to the eastern side of the state all across the holy river Yamuna by Uttar Pradesh.

Historically, the capital city has long since been the foremost in political significance with all the successive dynasties choosing it as their prime seat of full power, in between the 13th and the 17th centuries of that time. Remnants of the flourishing past that survived as important monuments in varied parts of the Delhi.

All the myriad faces of the city are highly fascinating. In some of the famous places, it remains a garden city, a beautiful tree lined and with beautiful parks, but in some other places it can also be very well crowded with huge traffic. Other major attractions are Turbaned Sikhs, vibrant colourfully dressed Rajasthani as well as Gujarati women who are working in the offices; Numerous Muslim shopkeepers who have their shops all along in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. Here the Tibetans and Ladakhis in the street stalls which is close to the Janpath also attract lots of travellers all across the country. Another attraction is Kashmiris in the handicraft emporia which is located nearby Connaught Place. All this add to the escalating cosmopolitan feel of the whole city.

Apart from this, Soaring skyscrapers, also posh residential colonies and highly bustling commercial complexes that can be seen all along with the ancient glorious historical monuments. Its boutiques and shopping arcades provides an easy access to a wealth of both traditional and contemporary crafts, from all across the world. Old Delhi which now looks entirely varied from New Delhi location, is almost 6 Km north side of the main city center.


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