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New Delhi

Picture of the Qutab Minar in Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of the Republic of India, and is part of the metropolis of Delhi.

The city was planned and built as a capital city, and was so named when the then British rulers moved the capital of British India to it in 1911 from Calcutta. It was built to the south of the older urban area, sometimes known as 'old Delhi'; or the 'old city'. It continued to be the capital of independent India.

The plan of the city was developed by architect Edwin Lutyens. Most of the institutions of the central government of India are still located in this area.


See Tourist Attractions in Delhi, Hotels in Delhi, Markets in Delhi.