New Delhi, the capital of India which is abuzz and will remain so with political activities, holds a strong historical background. Reigned by the most powerful and influential emperors in Indian history, the city offers a plethora of monuments speaking of the grandeur and glory of bygone ages.
It all started in 1192 when the legions of the Afghan warrior Muhammad of Ghori captured the Rajput town, paving the way for the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate later in 1206. Invasion by Timur later in 1398 put an end to this Sultanate, paving the way to Babur who after the battle of Panipat in 1526, founded the Mughal Empire.
If the history of the city is to be summed up in just one sentence, the city saw rulers including Qutab-ud-Din to Khiljis, Tughlaqs to Mughals and the soils of the city contain in itself the blood of sacrifices in love and respect for the nation. Each brick of the historical monuments speak volumes of their makers and their voyage
The city of Delhi was passed on to the hands of the British in 1803 but it was only in 1911, when the capital of the British Empire was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi, that Delhi got its present prestige.
New Delhi, sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna, is one of the fastest growing cities in India. The city, besides, is well connected to the rest of the world through air. It is served by the Indira Gandhi International Airport - one of the busiest airports in India - providing connectivity to most cities in India and across the world.
Well, when you visit Delhi, Paharganj should never slip your list of must-visit-spots. Flooded with the visitors from India and abroad, Paharganj has remained a shoppers-stop with an ocean of shops selling everything that you can imagine. Everything ranging from books, music, jewellery, bags, clothes, shoes, incense, textiles, wooden statues, and handicrafts, you name it and the tiny shops on the narrow lanes will offer it to you at a negotiable rate.
And Le ROI Delhi Hotel, Paharganj, located in Paharganj, places you at a short distance and provides proximity to all important locations. The New Delhi Railway Station is about a kilometre from the hotel. For transport within the city, there are buses, taxis, and the New Delhi Metro. The RK Ashram Marg Metro Stop on the blue line is a short walk from Le ROI Delhi Hotel, Paharganj- making it convenient for you to access the entire national capital region without having to worry about traffic.
New Delhi is also within driving distance to several of India's most popular tourist destinations such as Agra which houses the Taj Mahal, Jaipur the pink city, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. The Travel Desk at Le Roi Delhi Hotel, Paharganj, amongst the finest hotels in Paharganj, can help organize tours to these destinations or anywhere else in India. Please contact us at +91 11 2358 0050 for your travel needs.
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