Central Delhi

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Sometimes also called Lutyens’ Delhi after the British urban planner and architect who was largely responsible for its design, Central Delhi houses the government center and the broad, imperial streets of power. Also sometimes referred to as "New Delhi" (as opposed to Old Delhi, Shah Jahan’s pre-British city), it begins around Connaught Place and extends about 6 km (4 miles) south. Most sights are south of Connaught Place.

POINTS OF INTEREST

India Gate

Anchoring a traffic circle near the far end of Rajpath from the Indian government, this massive sandstone arch was designed…

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National Gallery of Modern Art

Facing India Gate, this neoclassical building was built by the British in the early 20th century as a palace for…

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National Museum

The facade of this grand building imitates Lutyens' Presidential Palace: a sandstone dome is supported by classical columns of brown…

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