Who first made Delhi as the capital city?
In December 1911 King George V of Britain decreed that the capital of British India would be moved from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi. Construction began in 1912 at a site about 3 miles (5 km) south of the Delhi city centre, and the new capital was formally dedicated in 1931.
Who built New Delhi?
EDWIN LUTYENS, the Edwardian architect who planned New Delhi nearly a century ago, intended it to serve as a grand imperial capital capable of holding its own against Washington or Paris. Sixty years after the end of the Raj, India’s influence has begun to equal his vision for its capital.
Which was the first city of Delhi historically?
1. Qila Rai Pithora. Recorded history puts the first among the 7 cities of Delhi, Qila Rai Pithora in the reign of Prithviraj Chauhan, whose ancestors captured Delhi from Tomar Rajputs in the 10th century.
Who built Red Fort?
What is India old name?
Look at us: we operate with two names, the original name Bharat, and the given name, India. The invaders of Bharat who came up to the river Sindhu somehow managed to pronounce Sindhu as Hindu, and then Indus. And finally India is stuck on us for centuries now.