New Delhi, located in the heart of India is the capital of the country.

The adjective new came from the fact that this city was planned as the new capital of the colonial India. Until 1911, Kolkata ( Calcutta) served as the capital of colonial India, and the British Raj thought  of Delhi as the better administrative headquarters location.

In 12 December 1911,  Delhi was declared as the new capital city.  The new city built was christened "New Delhi" in 1927. Two famous British architects of the time Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker were commissioned to plan & design the new capital. The then British India's Viceroy Lord Irwin inaugurated  the capital in 13 February 1931.

Though it's called new , built on portions of the old heritage area of Delhi, New Delhi shares a great deal of heritage structures like the Qutab Minar and Humayun's tomb , both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

 

Lutyens architecture in New Delhi
Lutyens' architecture
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Smith's Folly
Smith's Folly

World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site

The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Alai Minar
Alai Minar

Delhi Flights
Delhi Flights

Delhi Metro Rail
Delhi Metro Rail

How to Reach Qutab Minar
How to Reach Qutab Minar

Red Fort
Red Fort

Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar

Delhi
Delhi

Delhi, located in the heart of India is the capital of the country. In some way this sprawling city represents the whole complexity and paradoxes of Indian a concise area.

Red Fort in Delhi
Red Fort in Delhi

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