“Delhi is the symbol of old India and new…even the stones here whisper to our ears of the ages of long ago and the air we breathe is full of the dust and fragrances of the past, as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present” — Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India
New Delhi is the national capital of India. As the seat of power of the Government of India, it is the political epicenter of the world’s largest democracy and its fastest growing major economy.
The city also serves as the center of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and is one of the nine districts of the Delhi Union Territory. It is situated within the metropolis of Delhi which has a total population of over 18 million residents.
Stately, historic and modern all at once, New Delhi is one of the undisputed highlights of the country. The city is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and is home to numerous national institutions, museums and landmarks. An array of historical monuments including the UNSESCO World Heritage Sites of the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar are among its several treasures. It is a multicultural city that has absorbed the diversity of all who have made it their home over the centuries.
Sources: Incredible India, Delhi Tourism