New Delhi, India
is the capital city of India
that also serves as the seat of the three branches of Government in India. The urban setting was built in 1911 during the Delhi Durbar when the foundation stone was laid by George V, who was the emperor then. The designs of New Delhi were done by Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker, two famous British architects. On the thirteenth day of February
1931, Governor-General of India - Lord Irwin alongside Viceroy inaugurated the new capital’s construction.
Delhi and New Delhi are two different entities, even though sometimes the two terms might occasionally be used alternatingly to refer to the National Capital Territory of Delhi. In essence, New Delhi is a part of Delhi. What is more, the National Capital Territory of Delhi, together with the adjacent districts of the neighbor states, make up the larger National Capital Region of New Delhi.
- en: New Delhi, India
- es: Nueva Delhi, India
- sr: Nju Delhi, Indija
- zh: 新德里, 印度
- Latitude: 28.613939°
- Longitude: 77.209021°
- Elevation: 699 ft
- Current time: 10:36pm IST
- Sunrise: 5:28am IST
- Sunset: 7:06pm IST
- Timezone: Asia/Calcutta
- New Delhi
- New Delhi @ Wikipedia
- Red Fort - landmark 17th-century Mughal fortress built in towering red sandstone, now a complex of museums.
- Qutub Minar - 73m tapering tower built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.
- India Gate - imposing Arc de Triomphe-style gate commemorating the Indian soldiers killed in the First World War.
- Lotus Temple - the religious site also known as the Lotus Temple opened in 1986 and open to those of all religions.
- Akshardham - over 11,000 artisans worked on this lavishly decorated Hindu temple complex inaugurated in 2005.
- Laxminarayan Temple - this large Hindu temple covers 7.5 acres and features numerous shrines, fountains and a garden.
- Rashtrapati Bhavan - official residence plus Mughal and herbal gardens of the President of India, with visits by request.
- Lodhi Garden - a British-era public park featuring ancient tombs, rose and herb gardens, bonsai trees, and a lake.
- National Museum, New Delhi - the National Museum in New Delhi, also known as the National Museum of India, is one of the largest museums in India.
- Parliament House - india's grand Parliament building, opened in 1927, with 144 sandstone columns in a circular design.