New Delhi is the capital city of India.
New Delhi is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites â€“ Humayunâ€™s Tomb and the Qutab complex. Heritage structures are also common in areas like Old Delhi and Mehrauli. Humayunâ€™s Tomb is on the side of the Yamuna river and it is made of red sandstone. It is also the first â€œgarden tombâ€ in India. The Qutab Minar is part of the ancient capital of the Tughlaq dynasty. It is made of red sandstone and marble and is the tallest minaret in India.
It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It is also one of the most expensive cities in India to live in. It is known for its wide roads, beautiful tree lined areas and it is home to various national institutions and museums.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India. It is the largest residence of any Chief of the State in the world.
New Delhi has 2 main roads. Rajpath is from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate. And Janpath is from Connaught Circus and cuts the Rajpath at right angles. The Connaught Place is a large circular commercial area. And Janpath is one of the 12 roads that lead out of its outer ring.
The India Gate is the national monument of India. Rajghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi is a huge draw with visitors. A number of peaceful demonstrations take place around this area. The National Museum is the largest museum in India. The Laxminarayan temple, the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib are some of the religious establishments. Jantar Mantar and Lodi Gardens are other attractions.
International visitors fly into New Delhi to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra.
The city was established in 1911 and christened as New Delhi in 1927.
New Delhi is very well connected by air, rail and road. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the major air transport hubs of Asia and caters to both Domestic and International flights. New Delhi also has regular train connectivity to most major cities in India and well serviced bus routes to nearby cities.
New Delhi and the old city region is scattered with historical places and structures. The Red Fort is one of the most visited tourist spots in India. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 it attracts thousands of tourists every year. A sound and light show event held every evening depicting Mughal history is another added attraction of the fort.
India Gate, the national monument of India is another prime attraction of New Delhi. Built in 1931 and located in the heart of the city, it commemorates the 90,000 soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.
Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb, Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat, Lodhi Garden, BahÃ¡'Ã Lotus Temple etc., are among the many other popular tourist attractions in and around New Delhi.
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