History of the Area
Mughal emperor Shahjahan built a
new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital
of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857, known as "Shajahanabad"
and remain the same till the last Mughal ruled. When
British Came to India for Trading & later ruling
India, they made Calcutta Now Kolkata their Capital
But in 1920 Capital is shifted to Delhi. Now Known As
"New Delhi" A new capital city, New Delhi,
New Delhi was declared its capital, when India gained
independence from British rule in 1947.
Its stories, wafting aromas, heritage and architecture
are just a few of the reasons for getting lost in the
galis of Shahjahanabad, the capital city built
by Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658) and from
where PT. JAWAHARLAL NEHRU, the first
Prime Minister of Independent India got married.
‘Exploring Shahjahanabad: Designed by Jahanara,
the Emperor’s favourite daughter, Chandni Chowk
was one of the main thoroughfares of the capital city.
Delhi has witnessed various ups and
downs, politically and culturally. But every time, its
culture, heritage, religion and the tradition regained
itself for the generations to come. Settlements in and
around this region go back to the Stone Age and subsequently
others existed at different points in history. Delhi,
thus offers an exciting interaction between ancient,
medieval and modern.
Its monuments are the most evident traces of this past,
spanning a period of almost a thousand years. Different
dynasties built their capitals here. Some altered and
extended existing ones, others built new cities. When
it comes to the historical monuments and religious shrines,
Delhi boasts of having a huge and wonderful collection
of structures showcasing different architectural patterns.
Their monumental ruins include forts and palaces, tombs,
Havelis, shrines for gods and mystics,
rest houses, step wells, memorials, bazaars and many
are part of the lived environments of local communities.