The history of Delhi goes back...
The history of Delhi goes back to the Mahabharata, as this was the site of ancient Indraprastha. Recently discovered are 3000 year old ruins. The recorded history of Delhi places the Hindu. Tomar king, Anangpal, as the founder of the 1st city of Delhi at Lal Kot in 1060 A.D. The famous Prithviraj Chauhan built ramparts and temples in this fort which were pulled down by later invaders.
Delhi was then ruled by a series of Muslim dynasties, the Qutb Shahis, Khiljis, Tughlaks, Sayyids and Lodis, each of whom built forts, tombs and palaces of different artistic styles.
Amongst the Mughals who followed, it was the great builder, Shah Jahan, who made Delhi his capital and embellished it. It was from Delhi that Nadir Shah, the Persian emperor, took away the Peacock Throne and the famed Kohinoor diamond. The British moved their capital from Calcutta to Delhi in 1911 making it the 8th city to be built on the site.
New Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, English architects. Few capitals in the world can compete with the number of monuments of which Delhi can be justly proud.
odd-but i love the Delhi roads!Delhi's a circular city(and a very huge one!),so it's impossible to get lost!The roads are well maintained(although not well lit)and there are signs everywhere.Quite an experience! Delhi is a shoppers' paradise, as not only are local handicrafts available, but nearly every state of India has its handicraft emporium at Delhi. Some of the special handicraft available are silver work, filigree, Indian perfumes, sarees and fiber embroidered with gold and silver, curios and paintings, semi-precious and precious jewellery, brass and copper ware, Indian musical instruments etc.