The walls of the 16th-century Purana Qila built on a mound whose topography is thought to match the literary description of the citadel Indraprastha in the Sanskrit-epic Mahabharata, though excavations in the vicinity have yielded no evidence of construction.
At 72.5 m, the Qutb Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, was completed during the reign of Sultan Illtutmish in the 13th century; although its style has some similarities with the Jarkurgan minaret, it is more closely related to the Ghaznavid and Ghurid minarets of Central Asia
Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the main residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years.
Six stamps issued by the Government of British India to mark the inauguration of New Delhi in February 1931
Khan Market in New Delhi, now a high-end shopping district, was established in 1951 to help refugees of the Partition of India, especially those from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). It honours Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, Chief Minister of NWFP during the Partition.
Aerial view of Delhi in April 2016 with river Yamuna in top-right.
A dense toxic smog in New Delhi blocks out the sun. In November 2017, Delhi's chief minister described the city as a "gas chamber".
Urban sustainability analysis of the greater urban area of the city using the 'Circles of Sustainability method of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme.
Districts of Delhi
Municipalities of Delhi
Connaught Place in New Delhi is an important economic hub of the National Capital Region.
The Khari Baoli market in Old Delhi is one of the oldest and busiest in the city.
Indira Gandhi International Airport's new terminal in Delhi. It is the busiest airport in South Asia. Shown here is the immigration counter in Terminal 3.
The Delhi Transport Corporation operates three types of compressed natural gas buses, the world's largest fleet. The red- and green-roofed buses seen in the picture have low floors whereas the orange buses have standard height. The elevated Delhi metro is seen above in Azadpur.
The cycle rickshaw and the auto rickshaw are commonly used in Delhi for travelling short distances.
A platform of the New Delhi railway station shows a passenger train and freight which awaits pick up or transportation to other destinations. The pedestrian bridge overhead connects the platforms.
Delhi Metro is widely used Delhi- NCR.
Traditional pottery on display in Dilli Haat
The Pragati Maidan in Delhi hosts the World Book Fair biennially
More than a quarter of the immigrants in Delhi are from Bihar and neighboring states. Chhath, a festival of rural Bihar is now popular in Delhi.
On Basant Panchmi eve, qawwali singers wearing yellow headbands gather at the dargah of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya to sing verses from Amir Khusrau.
The kitchen of Karim's, Old Delhi, a historic restaurant located near Jama Masjid. 
 Established in 1913, the restaurant has been described as "arguably the city's most famous culinary destination".
Pitampura TV Tower broadcasts programming to Delhi
Indian athletes marching into the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 1951 Asian Games.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
alt=The Birla temple in Delhi with its towers.|Birla Mandir, Delhi, a Hindu temple, was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1933
The Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656
The prayer hall of Sikh Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi which dates to 1783

Ancient built environment.

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Purana Qila

Purana Qila Ramparts and lake
Archaeological Museum
Qila Kuhna Masjid inside Purana Qila
Old Fort Humayun's private library(Sher Mandal) Purana Qila and Hammam
Humayun Gate
West Gate, 'Bara Darwaza', present main Entrance, with its bastion
Lake outside Purana Qila
Remains of large outer walls
Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque 'Peshtak' (Entrance Arch)
North Gate, or Talaqi Darwaza
North Gate interior
South Gate, as seen from adjacent Delhi Zoo
Khairul Manzil, a mosque and later a madarsa built by Maham Anga, stands opposite Purana Qila.
Hammam Khana (Bath House) in Purana Qila

Purana Qila is one of the oldest forts in Delhi, India.

New Delhi

The Secretariat Building houses Ministries of Defence, Finance, Home Affairs and External Affairs. It also houses the Prime Minister's office.
Rashtrapati Bhavan, the home of the President of India
Dense smog at Connaught Place, New Delhi.
New Delhi Municipal Council within the NCT
The district of New Delhi within the NCT
Connaught Place in Delhi is an important economic hub of the National Capital Region.
The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India.
The Rajghat, the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi.
Delhi Metro – Phase 2
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In the foreground, there is an aerostat.
Laxminarayan Temple a Hindu Mandir in New Delhi.
The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and designed by British architect Henry Medd based on Italian architecture.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib a Sikh Gurdwara in New Delhi.

New Delhi (, Naī Dillī) is the capital of India and a part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).


Qawwali at Ajmer Sharif Dargah
The diwan of the Nawab Wazir of Oudh, Asaf-ud-dowlah, who sits smoking a hookah listening to musicians in Lucknow, ca. 1812.

Qawwali (Punjabi: (Shahmukhi), ਕ਼ੱਵਾਲੀ (Gurmukhi) ; Urdu: (Nasta'liq) ; Hindi: क़व्वाली (Devanagari) ; Bengali: কাওয়ালি ( Bengali )) is a form of Sufi Islamic devotional singing, originating from the Indian subcontinent, and notably popular in the Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan; in Hyderabad, Delhi and other parts of India, especially North India; as well as the Dhaka and Chittagong Divisions of Bangladesh.


Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of northern, central, eastern and western India.

Distribution of L1 speakers of the Hindi family of languages (as defined by the Government of India; includes Rajasthani, Western Pahari, Eastern Hindi, among others) in India.

Hindi has been described as a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language, which itself is based primarily on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and neighbouring areas of Northern India.

Kauravi dialect

Western Hindi languages. Clockwise from the top: Hindustani, Kannauji, Bundeli, Braj, Haryanvi. The Eastern Hindi languages are not shown individually. They are Awadhi in the north, east of Hindustani and Kannauji; Bagheli in the center, to the east of Bundeli, and Chhattisgarhi to the southeast of Bundeli.

Kauravi (कौरवी, ), also known as Khaṛībolī or the Delhi dialect, is any of several Central Indo-Aryan dialects spoken in and around Delhi.


Indian poet.

Clothes of Mirza Ghalib, at Ghalib Museum, New Delhi
A special commemorative cover of Ghalib released in India.
The statue of Mirza Ghalib in Ghalib's Mansion.
Ghalib poem in Nastaliq
A page from Ghalib's letters( in his hand)
Cover Page of Ghalib's Qaat'i-e Burhaan
Side view of Mazar-e-Ghalib
Ghalib ki Haveli, interior
Ghalib on a 1969 stamp of India
Ghalib Statue at the Jamia Millia Islamia
Wall Mural of Mirza Ghalib at the junction of Mirza Ghalib Road in Nagpada, Mumbai, India, depicting the life and times of Ghalib and his impact on India
Mirza Ghalib's tomb near Chausath Khamba, Nizamuddin area Delhi
Inscription in Mirza Ghalib's Mausoleum
Tombstone of Mirza Ghalib
Front gate of Ghalib's Tomb compound
Clothes of Mirza Ghalib, at Ghalib Museum, New Delhi
The statue of Mirza Ghalib in Ghalib's Mansion.
A page from Ghalib's letters( in his hand)

He worked in Lahore, Delhi and Jaipur, was awarded the sub-district of Pahasu (Bulandshahr, UP) and finally settled in Agra, UP, India.

1982 Asian Games

1982 Asian Games Mascot "Appu"

The 9th Asian Games (1982 एशियाई खेल) were held from 19 November to 4 December 1982, in Delhi, India.

2010 Commonwealth Games

CWG Delhi 2010 OC Main Building
The main venue of the Games, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. M.S. Gill meeting the members of Northern Ireland at the Games Village
Logo for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games being recognised as the first ever "Green Commonwealth Games"
The 2010 Queen's Baton Relay inauguration at Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom
Mr. Mike Fennel, President of the CGF hands over the Baton to Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi at Wagah Border, Punjab
HOHO Delhi Bus Inauguration in Delhi
Ministry of Railways run a special Commonwealth Express train for foreign delegates and participants to visit Taj Mahal at Agra during the Games
The 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Swagatham presentation at the opening ceremony
Closing ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Nations that competed at the Games
Medalists of the Badminton mixed team competition at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. From left: India (silver), Malaysia (gold), and England (bronze).
Medalists of the 10-metre air pistol pairs women at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. From left: Dina Aspandiyarova, Pamela McKenzie, Heena Sidhu, Annu Raj Singh, Dorothy Ludwig, and Lynda Hare.
Shera, the Mascot of the Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 takes a pleasant ride in the Dal Lake of the Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir on 29 June 2010
Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of Organising Committee of 2010 Commonwealth Games and Mr. Pawan Munjal, MD & CEO of Hero Honda signing an MoU on the major private sector partner for the Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games (Hindi: 2010 राष्ट्रमण्डल खेल), officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Delhi 2010, was an international multi-sport event that was held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010.


Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in South Asia.

The proportion of people with Urdu as their mother tongue in each Pakistani District as of the 2017 Pakistan Census
A trilingual signboard in Arabic, English and Urdu in the UAE. The Urdu sentence is not a direct translation of the English ("Your beautiful city invites you to preserve it.") It says, "apné shahar kī Khūbsūrtīi ko barqarār rakhié, or "Please preserve the beauty of your city."
A multilingual New Delhi railway station board. The Urdu and Hindi texts both read as: naī dillī.
Urdu and Hindi on a road sign in India. The Urdu version is a direct transliteration of the English; the Hindi is a part transliteration ("parcel" and "rail") and part translation "karyalay" and "arakshan kendra"
The phrase zubān-e-Urdū-e-muʿallā ("the language of the exalted camp") written in Nastaʿlīq script
Lashkari Zabān title in Naskh script
The Urdu Nastaʿliq alphabet, with names in the Devanagari and Latin alphabets
An English-Urdu bilingual sign at the archaeological site of Sirkap, near Taxila. The Urdu says: (right to left) دو سروں والے عقاب کی شبيہ والا مندر, dō sarōñ wālé u'qāb kī shabīh wāla mandir. "The temple with the image of the eagle with two heads."

Urdu became a literary language in the 18th century and two similar standard forms came into existence in Delhi and Lucknow; since the partition of India in 1947, a third standard has arisen in the Pakistani city of Karachi.

Government of Delhi

The Government of Delhi, officially the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), governs the Union Territory of Delhi, whose urban area is the seat of the Government of India.