Delhi - my favorite city in India

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Delhi is and would always be a city close to my heart. It has the energy and heritage to make any city a great one. Established centuries ago, it has been a city held by great importance by rulers of ancient India. In fact it is due to this fact that When the British wanted complete control over India, they chose Delhi to be the capital of British India.
When Qutab bin Aibak established Delhi as capital of his dynasty he built Qutab Minar, an iconic structure that till date is one of the most visited places of architectural importance. When you talk about design, the city has a number of places built since that time. Successive rulers since then raised and built structures, which added to their legacy and reminds us of their time. You can still see the times of the Tughalqs in the ruins of Tughlaqabad and the Red Fort still echoes times of the Mughals who reigned over the entire country from here. This city has seen so many rulers and each ruler has had left a distinct impression on the design of the city.  Still one of the most significant impressions was left by the last foreign ruler, the British who built New Delhi. A sprawling district of government business, it houses the Parliament of India and residences of the most important policy makers of the country. The city has a design of a city rebuilt again and again by sheer grit, determination and drive of people.
Indeed, it was a drive of so many men like Aibak and Lutyens (the architect of New Delhi), which makes this city so great. It has the zeal, the energy that makes it function almost 24 hours of the day. The city is not just the political capital, but also an important business centre. Several national and international businesses have their offices or headquarters based here. Delhi also is home to several educational universities and institutions of research like Delhi University, AIIMS, Indraprastha University, IIT, Jawahar Lal Nehru University etc.  It attracts several thousand young people every year who further enforce the drive of the city, creating a vibe of positivity, of liveliness.
Delhi is also a wonderful place to connect. It has local trains, a robust bus system, and local metro making its transport infrastructure one of the best in India. You have such amazing places to hang out from the Connaught Place which is the traditional business area of New Delhi to the new shopping malls that spot the landscape of the city. From Ansal Plaza near AndrewsGanj to the Promenade and Ambience in Vasant Kunj, the city has witnessed a large number of malls coming up in past couple of decades.  Add to that the old school markets of Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar and you feel so in sync with the city.
Truly, it’s the best place to be in India.

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