Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. ? The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture – from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers – have never been at a loss for topics. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets. Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. This was true even of the mythological era. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata had their capital at Indraprastha, which is believed to have been geographically located in
Delhi is a city where the past co exists with the present. It is a heritage city with living history of more than 3,000 year and hundreds of monuments and archeological sites.
Where unique traditions and advanced culture coexist and come together. The 1321 odd monuments that collectively form the wealth of Delhi’s architectural heritage today are a testimony to the grandeur of the many dynasties that ruled Delhi since 600 BC.
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The city’s calendar is filled year round with concerts, recitals and cultural extravaganzas. As the city of Khusrao and Ghalib, Delhi is an important cultural center with many of the country’s top artists performing regularly in the capital. Delhi thus boasts of a wide variety whether it is Kathak from Lucknow or a Kathakali from Kerala. The institution of the traditional baithak lives on in the city, where all generations are equally addicted to music. Delhi Tourism displays the rich, diverse cultural heritage by sponsoring a series of festivals during the year that mirror the multiplicity of cultures and reflect the fusion of regional diversity that constitutes modern day Delhi.
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Festivals like Qutub and Ananya have famous monuments as picturesque venues for the melodies and graceful dances. Concerts like Bhakti Utsav are held in open air venues like Nehru Park. When attending festivals like Jahan-E-Khusrau, Sufi hits like Allah-hu and mastqalandar fill the air, it can be rightly said that the capital is where it is all happening.
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