A city of contrasts and colours, home to two awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the legendary Humayun's tomb and the Qutub complex, New Delhi is one of India's most historically-enriching and iconic cities and also the country's modern and thriving capital. Unlike Old Delhi, considered to be the capital of Islamic India with its narrow streets and beautiful mosques, New Delhi is the bureaucratic and political heart and soul of India, and historically it has been for years, the seat of power for several Sultanates to today's modern President and Prime Minister. Laid out on the south of the Old City, founded on 1911 and soon after declared India's national capital, replacing the former capital of Calcutta, New Delhi is a fascinating city full of heritage that is over 100 years old and holds lot of historic value that goes way back in time, long before it became the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today.
A multicultural city unlike any other in India with a vast presence of multi-cultural and multi-ethnic influences, India's capital is one of the world's fastest growing cities and is considered one of the world's top global cities. National Geographic's Traveller Magazine has described it as "one of the Ultimate Cities of a Lifetime to visit and explore" while . Well known for its pretty and ample tree-lined avenues and striking government buildings and domes, this city abounds with history, culture and mystery. Not only was it the official seat of many empires once, but it also played an important role in the whole of India, from a religious and cultural perspective. While the foundations of the city may be relatively new and modern New Delhi still boasts numerous ancient sites of cultural value, including an overlap with the seven ancient cities, the Lodhi Gardens and the Jantar Mantar. Visitors here will find plenty of museums, art galleries, ancient monuments, great dining places, buzzing markets, architectural wonders and great theatres.
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