Information About Delhi
In 1206, Qutbuddin crowned himself as the Sultan of the Slave or Mamluk dynasty,
and became the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Qutbuddin, had however, commenced
his architectural career even before he chose to become the sultan. The mosque
was essential to the Islamic emphasis on congregational prayer, while the burial
of the dead, as opposed to cremation, introduced the tomb to India.
Delhi Places of Interest
India Gate :- Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed
in World War I, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in
1931. Built from sandstone, the arch also houses the Eternal Flame, a gesture
in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
Agra:- Agra was once the capital of the Mughal empire and even today it seems
to linger in the past . Not surprising , for the Mughal emperors with their
passion for building, endowed the city with some of the finest structures in
the world . It is very easy to slip away here through the centuries into the
grandeur and intrigues of the Mughal court.
Delhi Arts & Crafts
Delhi has long been a cultural center, attracting the best of painters, musicians
and dancers. Though today's patrons have changed, Delhi is more than ever the
cultural capital of the country, and is also visited by foreign dancers, musicians
and theatre groups en route to the Far East.
Delhi Fairs & Festivals
Delhi is one of the greenest capitals in the world, with a long tradition of
laying out of gardens, which dot the city. It is this tradition that Delhi Tourism
keeps alive by holding the Garden Tourism Festival at the end of February which
is generally spread over three days and generates much enthusiasm amongst the
Delhi Food & Specialities
For gourmets, Delhi is synonymous with Mughlai and Frontier cuisines. The best
of Mughlai cuisine can be enjoyed at Karim, (both in Jama Masjid and Nizamuddin)
where recipes, dating from the times of the Mughals have been the closely -
guarded secret of generation of chefs.
It was Humayun who laid the foundations of the sixth city - Dinpanah. This was
destroyed and reconstructed as the Purana Qila by Sher Shah Suri however, it
was the Mughals who took Delhi to the zenith of architectural glory.
The National Gallery of Modern Art, housed in the residence of Jaipur's former
maharajas has a superb collection of paintings dating from 150 years ago to
the present day. Company School paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries
and the works of Rabindranath Tagore, Jammi Roy and Amrita Sher Gil hold pride
of place amidst exhibits, which give an overview of the evolution of modern
Indian paintings and sculpture. The National Museum and the National Gallery
of Modern Art periodically organize special exhibitions.
Delhi is unique in that it has representative outlets for the handicrafts of
each Indian state. This in it self presents a staggering array of goods, and
at very affordable prices. In the last decade there has been a dramatic change
in Delhi's markets. Upwardly mobile lifestyle has led to greater sophistication
in display and upgrading of various markets in terms of availability of items.
Delhi Travel Information
Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to
the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs
built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter
of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing
in Delhi, the capital of India.