New Delhi, the capital of India is better known as Saddi Dilli. For the benefit of the uninitiated ones comes from a commonly used Punjabi slang which comprises of two words Saddi meaning “ours” and Dilli which refers to New Delhi, India.
Delhi, as we all know, is not just the political capital of India, it is in-fact one of the most populated states of the world. It is also one of India’s most visited destination, be it foreigners or nationals, they say you’ve ain’t seen anything till you see this thing.
Delhi has seen tremendous growth and development in the recent years and it also had the opportunity to host the prestigious commonwealth games in 2010. The National Capital Territory Region (NCT Region) of Delhi has also seen manifold growth in the recent past, thanks to the industrial and corporate development here which acts like a magnet for intellectuals from not just the nearby states from across India and around the globe.
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New Delhi being capital of the largest democracy on earth has seen many rules and clans fighting for the power for centuries. Right from the Pandavas to British Crown. As a result the name of this metropolis kept changing from Indraprastha to Dillika to Sahajahnabad to Delhi to New Delhi, but the most common one is Dilli or “Saddi Dilli” for a true Dilliwala (Delhiite).Siri Fort, Qila Rai Pithora, Tughlakabad Fort, Old Fort & Red Fort tell us the tales of different clans of Hindu & Islāmic rulers. At the same time Lutyen’s Zone is a live model of Industrial revolution and prosperity of British Rule in the early 20th Century. Architecture and beauty of the old Dilli buildings is mesmerizing in itself. The Green belt and ridge areas play a vital role in providing pure air to Dilli. Also it places New Delhi (Dilli) in the top 10 greenest capitals of the world.
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