Historically, The British made Delhi the Indian capital in 1911, replacing Kolkata from the top spot. Delhi is believed to contain the remnants of at least 11 cities, including Indraprastha from the Mahabharata. Only eight cities—Qila Rai Pithora, Mehrauli, Siri, Tughlaqabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah and Shahjahanabad—have been documented so far.
Being steeped in history there are many places to visit in New Delhi. The city is a treat for anyone who wishes to explore tourist attractions in New Delhi, modern and ancient.
Find a spiritual connect in the Humayun’s Tomb or the Hazrat Nizamudin Dargah. Feast on the stories of power struggle embedded in the walls of Purana Quila—the massive sandstone fort from the Mughal Era. Walk around the Old City, take in the splendour of Lodhi Gardens and walk around the ruins of the Qutub Minar complex. Then, head to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque with a capacity to hold 25,000 people.