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About New Delhi for visitors, India

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

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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Finally, after the draft passed, New Delhi was designed and planned next to what is now known as Old Delhi (which was laid by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan). As New Delhi was laid on the land, which was used by various rulers in the past, it has many historical monuments like Lodhi Gardens and the Jantar Mantar. Once India became independent in 1947, New Delhi was controlled by a Chief Commissioner who had to answer to the Government of India. By 1956 New Delhi was made the union territory of India and place of Chief Commissioner was taken by Lieutenant Governor. Constitution was amended in 1991 and finally New Delhi was given the official name... 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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