Delhi: History

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Delhi History

The history of Delhi dates back to more than 5000 years, a history marked by the rise and fall of a great number of empires. The presence of historical monuments all over Delhi stand witness to the opulent history of Delhi and brings alive its legendary past.

Once Delhi became the British capital of India, after Calcutta, all activities pertaining to the freedom struggle were centered in and around Delhi. Prior to the British taking over India, the Mughal Empire established its control over most of India, and during this time built magnificent architectural structures that spelt the grandeur and glory of bygone ages.

Though most of these historical monuments were plundered by the British and stripped of all their wealth, most of them have garnered fame for their exquisite architectural designs and aesthetic sensibilities. Monuments like the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, The Qutub Minar, India Gate and The Jantar Mantar depict the history of Delhi in a perfect way. These monuments receive thousands of visitors on a daily basis, and are worth traveling all the way to Delhi for.