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Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's Places

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

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MANY KINGS AND

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Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's Places

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

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MANY KINGS AND

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Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's Places

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

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MANY KINGS AND

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Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's Places

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

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MANY KINGS AND

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Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's Places

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.

A CITY SAW

MANY KINGS AND

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Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's Places

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.

A CITY SAW

MANY KINGS AND

DYNASTIES

Short Note on Delhi

Delhi is home of some of the greatest rulers and accomplished philosophers and celebrated poets. It has been constructed and destroyed and then reconstructed a million times. Between the great rise and fall of empire there are hidden gems in the city that will make you glee in excitement. The soul of the city is in its superiorly perfect architecture enclosed within modest buildings. It is a joy to behold the fine mass of monuments and buildings that were designed by the Lutyens in the early 1900’s or the Mughal emperors. The Spirit of Delhi is incomparable. It takes avid exploration and mind that is open to soak in the undiscovered secrets of Delhi to blend into the rhythm of this metropolis. A glimpse into the history of Delhi can be seen by exploring it. The city is as old as the Mahabharata and has witnessed the rise & fall of several powerful emperors through the passage of time.

 

Over five centuries ago, the first Afghan ruler to capture this state was Muhammad Ghori in 1192. This was succeeded by Delhi Sultanate in the year 1206. At the end of 1398, a battle initiated by Timur led to the downfall of the last sultan in Delhi, eventually led to rise of Mughal Empire in the year 1526. Later after the decline of the Mughal’s during the year 1803 AD, the nation came under the grips of the British. In 1911, the colonists shift their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. Lastly, after Independence of India in 1947, it was declared in the charter that Delhi is the capital of the country. Delhi has always welcomed and loved outsiders with open arms. It has witnessed the glory of several notable kingdoms and it has preserved it through ages to remind its versatility to generations to come.

History of Delhi's

Places

Lodi Complex

 

built by the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties in the 15th and early 16th century.

Ferozabad

 

built by Firuz Shah Tughluq in ca. 1354 A.D.

Tughlaqabad

 

built by Ghiyasuddin Tughluq in ca. 1320 A.D.

Lalkot

 

allegedly built ca. 1052 A.D. by the Tomara ruler Anangpal.

Shahjahanabad

 

the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi.

Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli

 

the site of the first capital of the Delhi Sultanate, mostly developed during the rule of the Mamluk (Slave) dynasty between 1192 and 1290.

Indraprastha

 

the legendary ancient city is believed to have been established 5000 years ago, as per the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata.

Siri

 

first established as a camp for protection against invading Mongols by Alauddin Khalji, and fortified in about ca. 1303 A.D.

Qila Rai Pithora

 

allegedly built in ca. 1180 A.D. by Prithviraj Chauhan, who extended and fortified the Lalkot as a defence against invaders. This area, now called Mehrauli.

Surajkund

 

Tomara settlement dating from the 9th or 10th century, where a large masonry tank can be found.

Dinpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538–1545).

Jahanpanah

 

literally Sanctuary of the World, created by the construction of two long walls connecting the first two Delhis (Qutb Minar complex/Mehrauli and Siri), built by Muhammad bin Tughluq in ca. 1325 A.D.