10 Mind Boggling Facts About The Capital Of India

Delhi, the capital of India, famously known as ‘dilwalon ki dilli’ is one city which has the good, the bad, the ugly and is still super awesome! Considered as a symbol of rich past and thriving present, this ever so versatile city is something you will love, you will hate but will never be able to ignore. Home to stunning architectures, exotic history, delicious cuisines, and friendly people, Delhi has a world of its own and once you visit to this gorgeous city you will get a chance to explore places like Humayun’s Tomb, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Lotus Temple. Also, not to forget, Delhi has great shopping options in places like Janpath Market, Khari Baoli, Sarojini Nagar Market, Dilli Haat, Khan Market, and Paharganj Main Bazaar where you will find different types of artificial jewelry, trendy clothes, decorative products and a lot more.
Now, that you know so much about this city, how about reading some fascinating facts about it? Interested? If yes, then these 10 interesting facts about New Delhi will blow away your mind for sure.

  1. Did you know, until December 1911, Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of India? Only later on, British announced to shift the capital from Calcutta to Delhi and it was officially done on 13th February 1931.

  2. Qutub Minar, world’s tallest brick minaret, is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Delhi. The minar (tower) is purely constructed of red sandstone and marble. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  3. Azadpur Mandi in Delhi is Asia’s largest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables. Every day almost thousands of trucks from all over the country bring fresh products in this market.

  4. Initially, Delhi was walled by 14 gates, of which only five still exist. The 5 gates are Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi Gate, Lahori Gate, and Turkman Gate.

  5. Love spices? If yes, then head to the largest wholesale market for spices in entire Asia that is Khari Baoli, a street in Delhi.

  6. Among the most populous city in India,  New Delhi has been ranked the first.

  7. The largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid in Delhi, is capable of accommodating around 25,000 devotees during prayer.

  8. Completed in the year 1986, Lotus Temple in Delhi is Asia’s pivot for the Bahai community. Also, regardless of any religion, the Lotus Temple is open to all.

  9. Did you know, Delhi has an International Museum of Toilets? Although it might sound weird but this place has a rare collection of facts, objects and pictures having all the details of the historical evolution of toilets from 2500 BC to date.

  10. Completed in the year 1647, Red Fort in Old Delhi is the last fort to built in India.

These 10 interesting facts about New Delhi makes the capital of India even more enlightening, isn’t it? Till we meet again, happy travels folks!

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