Welcome to Delhi...
Delhi or National Capital Territory of Delhi is India's capital
and includes New Delhi , Old Delhi, and Delhi Cantt. Also
referred to as NCR, it incorporates satellite cities of
Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida Delhi has always been an
attraction for travelers and tourists. It caters to various
needs of tourists. From shopping to sight seeing, forts and
monuments to beautiful gardens, Delhi has it all. It also has
many state of the art hotels to offer to its tourists. The
economy of the state benefits from its service sector, which
comprises of Insurance, travel and tourism , Mortgage, real
Estate, consultancy and educational Institutes. A direct
consequence of Delhi's rich history is its magnificent
monuments. Delhi also offers a glimpse of India's religious
History of Delhi enumerates a saga of various dynasties like the
Mughals, Khilji and Tuglaks who once ruled this city. The first
ever evidence of Delhi can be traced back to the times of
Mahabharata in 1400 BC when it was known by the name of
Indraprastha. However, it is said that Anagpal Tomar first laid
the foundation stone of the seven ancient cities of Delhi much
before the 13th century.
Prithviraj Chauhan played a major role in shaping the history of
Delhi. In fact he was the last Hindu Emperor who ruled the city
of Delhi. After this great Hindu ruler, Qutub-ud-din-Aibak of
Turkish origin propounded the Slave Dynasty in Delhi that lasted
from 1211 to 1227.
The Khilji Dynasty started in Delhi just after the end of the
Slave Empire. From 1296 to 1316 Khilji Dynasty ruled Delhi and
also established the Siri city within its premises. The Tughluqs
took the rein of Delhi after the Khilji Dynasty and established
the third city called as Tughluqabad.
It is believed that the Mughal Empire had immense influence on
the all-round socio-economic development of the city. As a
whole, the unique History of Delhi helped in shaping up the
political, social, architectural, cultural and economic scenario
of India in the ancient times.