Delhi, the capital city of India has a history that goes back 5000 years. Its the perfect fusion of the past and the present.
 
The heritage and legacy of the city can be seen in the form of its numerous historical monuments that coexist with the nightclubs and the malls of present times. The city is a potpourri of a number of religions, cultures and food.
 
Get a sneak peek into a few of its tales...
 
Humayun's tomb is believed to have inspired the Taj Mahal. During the first war of Independence in 1857, the tomb was used as shelter by the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar and his three princes.
The most important inhabitant of Delhi are the holy cows. They roam around & sunbathe freely on the streets of Delhi. You cannot mess with them or shoo them away due to religious sentiments.
The recipe of the butter chicken was created in 1950s by the owners of restaurant Moti Mahal. Today, a world famous dish.
There’s an old saying that whoever establishes a new city at Delhi will lose it, and this has come true 8 times already.
Khari Baoli Asia’s biggest spice market is perched at the end of Chandni Chowk. Eclectic mix of things are also for sale - pure almond oil used as moisturiser, natural loofa to scrub the city’s grime away, kitsch cloth bags to carry your shopping home and gigantic terracotta pumice stones to smooth flip flopped feet.
On 27th Nov 2011, Delhi witnessed 60,000 marriages. The big fat Indian wedding is a 7-day affair. The wedding industry today is a $10 billion market.
The Qutub Minar houses the famous Iron Pillar which has stood for millennia without rusting. A mystery that beats all scientific reasoning.
Ghantewala in Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest sweet shops in Delhi. It was established in 1790, pre-dating the Maratha raids on the city.
Expanded from a population of less than a 1 lakh to 22 million in 100 years. Today, making Delhi the 8th largest metropolis in the world.
Kulfi (oldest Indian ice-cream) was created to keep Mughal Emperor Akbar cool during the summer months of Agra, but when Shahjahan (creator of Taj Mahal) shifted the capital to Delhi, the master ice-craftsmen followed his entourage.
 

Auto (3-wheeler) ride on the streets

Local food at the dhaba (street-side restaurant)

Relishing the Indian paan

Thrill of mehendi/henna

Cooking a local dish

Witnessing a street-side shave

Encountering musical Delhi

Drinks at the heritage elite club of Delhi

Local street shopping

Learning the Dilli lingo

Picnic amidst the heritage monuments

Wrestling the Indian way, Kushti