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New Delhi is a city on the banks of the River Yamuna, and the Capital City of India. The history of the Delhi is as old as the epic Mahabharata. Delhi was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. Shahjahanabad, the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire during Shah Jahan's reign. The foundation stone of the city was laid by George V, Emperor of India during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931, by Viceroy and Governor-General of India Lord Irwin.

Places to viist in and around New Delhi, India.

Red Fort   Qutab Minar   Humayun's Tomb
   
Red Fort (Lal Qila) is a Historic Fort of Delhi in India. Red Fort gets its name from the Red colored Sandstone used for construction by the Mughals. The Red Fort present in Delhi is one of the most famous buildings both politically and historically of India. The Red Fort or 'Lal Qila' remained the residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years.   Qutab Minar is a minaret that forms part of the Qutab Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli Area of Delhi, India. The Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 Meter, high tower of victory, built in 1193 AD by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. Qutub Minar is an iconic monument of Delhi, India.   Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in New Delhi, India. The Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, was built in 1570 AD, and is one of particular cultural significance as it was the First Garden Tomb on the Indian Subcontinent.

Tomb of Safdar Jang   Jama Masjid  
   
Safdarjung's Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. Safdarjung's Tomb was built in 1754 AD in the late Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung. It was built in 1753- 54 AD as mausoleum of Safdarjung, and was the last enclosed Garden Tomb in Delhi in the tradition of Humayun's Tomb.   Jama Masjid, is one of the largest mosques in India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.  


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