is considered to be the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas of the
Mahabharata, 5000 years ago. So it is
a ancient city. This city was invaded many times from outside of India. Delhi
was the capital of the Muslim Moghul Emperors. The British moved their capital
from Calcutta to Delhi in 1931.
are no important holy places in Delhi, however, there are many important
government buildings and travel facilities. Like Mumbai (Bombay) it is one of
the major cities in India used for international travel.
magnificent temple and cultural complex openned in 1996. It features a gorgeous
temple, multimedia museum, restaurant and guesthouse. It is a must see if you
visit Delhi. The temple is located in the southeast part of Delhi by Mathura
Road. It is about a half-hour auto-rickshaw from Connaught Place.
Laksmi Narayana Temple
Vishnu temple was built by Raja Baldeo Birla in 1938 and is very popular. It is
located about 2 km west of Connaught Place. It is also called the Birla Mandir.
is the huge fort in Old Delhi, right next to Chandi Chowk. It was built by Shah
Jahan. Aurangzeb ruled from here. King Yudhisthira is said to have performed a
great sacrifice here at the Dasawamedha Ghat to celebrate the Pandava’s
victory at Kurukshetra.
is a circle in the middle of New Delhi where most of the airlines, travel
agents, important offices and stores are located. All the blocks are assigned
letters, so when you have to go to some place at Connaught Place you should find
out what block it is on, such as “A” Block or “D” Block. It is an
interesting place to walk around and check out the shops.