|Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments and places of tourist attractions.
Legend has it that any man or king who creates a new city in Delhi will not be able to last his rule. But legends have not stopped Delhi’s conquerors, which came, saw and named new cities through the centuries. Seven principal cities were chiefly created by different rulers – some of them are no more than villages today with splendid ruins and tales of valour while others have assimilated with the modernistic skyline. The ruins are also a telling tale of the evolution of architectural styles of the times and the synthesis of various cultures and influences. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events, which has brought India through the history books. Today as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments, which tell the saga of a bygone era, stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. Chief attractions are –