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Delhi - Capital City of Incredible India, The name, Delhi or Dilli comes from the ancient town of Dhillaki, near Mehrauli, or from the legendary Raja Dillu who is said to have ruled around 100 BC. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel spot of Northern India. Describing the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the streets, passing through formidable mosques, monuments and
forts. The present day Delhi is inhabited by young people who have migrated to the capital of India from all over the country. Standing along the West end of the Gangetic plains, the capital city unwinds a picture, perfect with culture, architecture and human diversity. It is deep in history and rich in monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic pubs.

Major Attractions in Delhi

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Qutub Minar

Muhammed Ghauri after defeating Prithiviraj Chauhan handed over Delhi to Qutub-ud -din Aibak instead of his royal Ghauri relatives, thereby making him the first Muslim ruler of India. It was he who commenced the construction of the Qutub Minar in 1200 AD, but could only finish the basement. His successor, Iltutmush, added three more storeys, and in 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed
the fifth and the last storey. The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughlak are quite evident in the Minar. Believed to be erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India, it served as a minaret to the Muslims for offering prayers. Beyond doubt, the tower is not only one of the finest monuments in India, but also in the world. The 238 feet Qutab Minar is 47 feet at the base and shortens to nine feet at the apex. The tower is ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies, supported by decorated brackets.
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Red Fort

It was the place from where the British deposed the last of the Mughal, Bahadur Shah Zafar from the throne of Delhi. After deciding to shift the capital to Delhi from Agra, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan laid the foundation of the Red Fort in 1618. The halls of the palace can be seen draped in rich tapestry and covered with silk from China and velvet from Turkey. With a
circumference of almost one and a half miles, the fort is an irregular octagon and has two entrances, the Lahore and the Delhi Gates. From the Lahore Gate, visitor can have access to the Chatta Chowk, a royal market that houses court jewellers, miniature painter's carpet manufacturers, workers in enamel, silk weavers and families of specialized craftsmen. The Diwani-I-Aam is the Red Fort's hall of public audience. Built of sandstone covered with shell plaster polished to look like ivory, Diwan -i- Khas was the place of private audience and most highly ornamented of all Shah Jahan's buildings. Richly decorated with flowers of inlaid mosaic work of cornelian and other stones, the Diwan-I-Khas once housed the famous Peacock Throne. It also houses the Rang Mahal, the Moti Masjid and the Musamman Burg.
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Safdarjung' s Tomb

The ornate interiors give a feeling of home carved with the Islamic design. The geometric calligraphy of sacred Islamic texts and graceful curling leaves and tendrils make it a marvellous facade never seen before. Built in the 18th century by the Nawab Shiraj- ud- daulah to preserve the remains of his father, the Tomb is the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture. The mosque inside it was given the name Quwwat ul Islam or Might of Islam.
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India Gate

The famous India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in the year 1931.India Gate is located on the road which leads to the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhawan. The gate is 160 feet high with an arch of 138 feet. The Gate was built as a memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I. Erected from sandstone, the arch houses the Eternal Flame, in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives during the war with Pakistan in the year 1971.
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Tughlakabad Fort

The last of the beautiful remains, the Tughlakabad Fort is nevertheless the most evocative place in Delhi. The vast stone building hugging a rocky spread with all rubble and no stone was primarily constructed as a defensive building by Gyasuddin Tuglak ensuing safety against Mongal attacks.
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Jama Masjid

Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace at the Red Fort, this Mosque took more than 5,000 workers and six years of toil to become the largest mosque in India. A fine example of Mughal architecture, the Jama Masjid has three gateways. In the center is a large marble tank in which the devout wash before attending prayers. The main mosque is decorated
with three onion shaped domes made of white marble and inlaid with stripes of black slate. Jama Masjid is not only architecturally beautiful, but it is a place of great religious significance as it houses a hair from the beard of the Prophet and a chapter of the Holy Quran written by him. Delhi's markets could begin at Chandni Chowk., through the meshy lanes. Leading markets are Dariba, the silver market, Khari Baoli, the spice market and Kinari Bazar popular for trimmings and tinsel. These bazaars offer the visitors a glimpse of life in Delhi in its older days. The Tibetan market of woolen cloths and jewellery close to the Connaught Place is indispensable. Also available are embroideries from Gujarat and Rajasthan. Walking down Janpath, is another market for everything. Sundernagar Market is a fine place to shop for antiques and silver jewellery.
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Delhi Metro Rail

The Delhi Metro, which has revolutionized the way the capital's residents travel, took a giant leap forward yesterday with the opening of a third 22.9km line to add to its existing 33km network. The new line takes off from Barakhamba near the Connaught Place business district in the heart of New Delhi and runs through central and west Delhi to end in the sprawling Dwarka district in the
southwest that is home to millions.This is the first time that commuters can travel from an underground to an elevated track without changing Buy Trains. At present, travelers from Secretariat to Shahdara have to change Buy Trains at Kashmere Gate. The new line passes through 22 stations in central and west Delhi. The places it connects include Jhandewalan, Karol Bagh, Patel Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Tagore Garden, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri and Uttam Nagar - among the most densely populated areas in New Delhi.
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New Delhi Nightlife and Entertainment

Although clubs and bars are multiplying in Delhi, you still have to look hard for them. Whenever you feel like dancing, the best option probably is to go to one of the big hotel that presumably has a private club and bar. It is quite likely that you end up watching a Hindi Film or a traditional donce performance, finished of with a beer or lassi and an early night of sleep. The best Bars & Cafes: Djinnes, Cj's, my kind of place, Floats, Capital, Steel.

How to Get There

By Air

All the major National and International Airlines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

By Train

The Indian Railways with their modern and organised network connect Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi namely New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road

Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporations provides easy access to nearby destinations.