Delhi, capital city of the Federal Republic of India. It is one of India's
fastest growing cities. It has sprawled over the West Bank of the river Yamuna,
straddling the river. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi.
Delhi is the second most widely used entry point into the country, being on the
route of most major airlines. It is well linked by rail, air and road to all
parts of the country. The remains of seven distinctive capital cities - among
them Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar - can be seen. Here, museums, art galleries
and cultural centers attract the finest exhibitions.
Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant present. Delhi has some of the
finest museums in the country. Legend has it that the Pandavas, the august
heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi, then called
Indraprastha, around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of
seven ancient cities.