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New Delhi is the capital of India, being built and designed specifically for the purpose of becoming the capital. He received this name since the capital moved from Calcutta in a southern part of an oldest town called old Delhi or occasionally the old fortress.

Today the capital has two faces. The first face of it, The New Delhi, has a modern aspect showing us a great metropolis, with high buildings used as offices, parks and large bluevards, luxury hotels, etc.. The second face, the Old Delhi, separated from the first by a line unseen, is inhabited by Hindu and Muslim there are preserved forts and mosques from the seventeenth century.

The main attractions of the city are: Jantar Mantar, Humayun's tomb, the great Red Fort, mosques and Moti Masjid; Laxami Naravan Hindu temple, Gurdwara Sahib Thakat-akal, Bahai Temple, India Gate, Connaught Place.


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New Delhi became the capital of India after 1911. Before this, Calcutta was the capital of India, but due to the contribution of New Delhi in politics the British government took the decision of shifting the capital to New Delhi as it was easier to govern India from a place which was somewhat in the center of the country instead of a city which was located in the far east of the country. Reasons for New Delhi being made the capital of India were many but the few prominent ones were: New Delhi had been the major hub during the ancient historical periods of India. Mughal Empire ruled India and had used Delhi as their capital and the governing... Read more »


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What to see in New Delhi - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Akal Thakat-Gurdwara Sahib is located in New Delhi, the capital of India, and bears the name of Golden Temple. This is the core of Sikhism religion, the parishioner of this worship having faith in a God and 10 Guru because the fact that is... Read more »


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