New Delhi, our beautiful city was named after Raja Dhilu or Dilu, a king of Mauryan Dynasty from the first century B.C. Delhi, a gateway of India to seat of throne for many kings and dynasties, invaded many times and still changing its face from time to time. It’s was a throne for the past and political power of new India in today’s world too. Del-Hi, the most vibrant in culture, fashion and history to it current existence, No city in the country has more stories to tell than it has.
The city of New Delhi got its current name on December 31, 1926, When British monarch King George V and his consort Queen Mary held one of the grandest durbars on December 12, 1911, where he assumed the crown of India and announced the shifting of the imperial capital from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi, the new capital had remained unchristened.
The grand city of ‘New Delhi’, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker, after its completion was officially inaugurated in February 1931 by the then Viceroy Lord Irwin amid much pomp and fanfare. The historic city of Delhi is said to have had seven successive capitals over the centuries. British Delhi or ‘New Delhi’ was in a way the eighth in the line. The city of Shahjehanabad, currently Old Delhi, including the famous Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, did not form part of the new capital laid out by Lutyens and Baker.
Since ancient era it has been a center of attraction, in Delhi we have many philosophical, historical, religious and cultural places which have kept intact the art, culture and history of Delhi. The City was once also known as Indraprastha, Shahjehanabad,Tughlaqabad etc. Pandavas used to rule Delhi in ancient times then came Chauhan and in the medieval era it was ruled by Pathans. Purana Qila reminds of Pandavas, Lal Qilla Fort reminds one of Prithviraj, and Tughlaqabad reminds one of Tughlaq dynasty then Qutab Minar, FerozShah Kotla, Humayun Tomb, Jama Masjid reminds one of Mughal era.
Other then that Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple, Lotus temples, President House, Parliament etc are various tourist spots and places to be visited when in Delhi. Delhi does not have its on culture or Language as it is Home for people traveling and staying in from various states of India, it is home for more than 15 million people and thus adding to the rich heritage and making it a mini India of its own. Various festivals like Holi, Eid, Baisakhi, Christmas etc are celebrated and people belonging to various religion or culture come together to celebrate these festivals and live with harmony amongst all.