Delhi is the capital of India which is called Dilli in Hindi language and it is the second largest metropolis in India after Mumbai. Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
Delhi was a major city in the old trade route. The Mughals built a section of the city that served as the capital of Mughals Empire for a long period. Delhi has grown up to be cosmopolitan city and lots of people immigrate to Delhi because it has got lots of opportunity for the people from across the country and because of that it has few problems like pollution, traffic congestion and scarcity of resources etc.
Delhi is a major cultural, political and commercial center of India. Delhi’s culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. The Old City is the site where the Mughals and Turkic rulers constructed several architectural marvels.
There are many sites to visit in Delhi and few of them are mentioned below:
Red Fort: Red Fort is listed in UNESCO World Heritage site. It was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 A.D. Red Fort was a palace for Shah Jahan and now it has become the most popular tourist destination in Delhi. Every year from Red Fort, Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15).
Jama Masjid: It is the largest mosque in India.
Qutub Minar is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the tallest brick minaret in the world and also an important example of Indo-Islamic architecture, situated in South Delhi. Qutub Minar is 72.5 m high with 399 steps but it is closed for visitors because of the accidents which happened inside the tower.
Humayun’s Tomb – was built by Mughal architecture which is listed UNESCO’s World Heritage site. It took 8 years to build Humayun’s Tomb. Other monuments of Delhi include the India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Purana Qila, Lotus Temple, Raj Ghat, Safdarjung Tomb etc.