Delhi was the center of a powerful empire and a powerful kingdom and the numerous ruins scattered throughout the area are a constant reminder of the area's history.
According to popular legend, from 3000 BC. E. and by the 17th century A.D. mind. Some authorities considering small towns and forts claim to have changed the location 15 times, but the city changed its location a total of 7 times.
All previous locations in Delhi fall within a triangular area of approximately 70 square miles (180 square kilometers) commonly referred to as the Delhi Triangle.
The two sides of the triangle are connected by the rocky hills of the Aravali ridge.
One is south of the city and the other is on the western edge of what is known as the Delhi Ridge.
The third side of the triangle is formed by the fluidized bed of the Yamuna River. A wide alluvial plain lies between the river and the hills. The height of the territory ranges from 700 to 1000 feet (200 to 300 meters).
Delhi's cultural life is a unique blend of traditional and cosmopolitan styles. The city is dotted with numerous museums, historic forts and monuments, libraries, auditoriums, botanical gardens and places of worship.
Complementing these traditional facilities are the ever-changing urban commercial and entertainment center with private contemporary art galleries, cinemas, bowling alleys and other sports venues, as well as restaurants serving a variety of Indian and international cuisines.
Delhi's many fairs and festivals also reflect the cultural and stylistic diversity of Delhi. This includes an annual film festival and various trade and book fairs.
Delhi's diverse religious groups contribute to an ongoing series of religious festivals and celebrations.
Delhi is home to numerous important museums and vibrant cultural centres. The National Museum of India, National Gallery of Modern Art and Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts are dedicated to preserving, documenting and disseminating India's artistic heritage.
The Craft Museum showcases Indian sculptures, metalwork, paintings and other crafts. The institution regularly hosts events where local craftsmen demonstrate their art and sell their products.
The Siri Fort Auditorium is an important hub for major cultural events.
A world-class shopping and cultural center, Pragati Maidan is another outstanding landmark that hosts international events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Dilli Haat is a popular market offering a variety of handicrafts and cuisines from different states. In addition to museums, auditoriums and other cultural centers, Delhi is a city of gardens and fountains, the most famous of which are the Roshan Ara Gardens and the elaborately planned Mughal Gardens.
Many parks and gardens have been created around historical sites such as the Lodi Gardens (around Lodi's tomb) and the Firoz Shah Kotle Lands (around the Ashoka Pillars).
A memorial to various 20th-century national leaders has been erected in the flower gardens along the banks of the Yamuna River. Among them are Raj Ghat (worshiping Mahatma Gandhi), Shanti Vana (worshipping Jawaharlal Nehru) and Vijay Ghat (worshipping Lala Bahadur Shastri).