Delhi is always known for its rich cultural history that dates back 1000’s of years. The city has been observed to a lot of major events that have shaped the history of the sub-continent. It is stated that Delhi has been the capital city of 7 dynasties, although historians claim that it is a group of 11 of cities centered upon different archeological discoveries from different parts of the city.

Listed below are 9 fascinating historic truth about Delhi

Ashoka Pillar at Feroze Shah Kotla

  1. Old Delhi is not the oldest part of Delhi.
  2. Shahjahanabad was built in the 17th century, however, the city boasts of remains as old as 5,000-year-old.
  3. Delhi is one of the oldest capitals in the world.
  4. Delhi is counted amongst the 11 oldest cities in the world, along with Jericho in Israel and Damascus in Syria.
  5. Many of the neighborhoods in Delhi are regarded as to be the earliest continuously populated places in the world. Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah and Mehrauli neighborhoods are the most ancient continuously populated place in existence with 800-year-old history.
  6. Between 1100 AD and 1947 AD, Delhi has been built and rebuilt seven times- – Mamluks (1206–90), Khilji(1290–1320), Tughlaqs (1320–1413), Sayyids (1414–51), Lodis (1 years.451–1526), Mughals (1526–1857), British (1857–1947) and in 2011 celebrated being the capital of India for 100 years.
  7. It is assumed that the city has been continuously populated since 6th century BC, on the other hand, signs of human habitation have been discovered since several millennia BC.
  8. It is believed to be the site of the legendary city of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata, founded around 3500 BC.
  9. As per the ancient text of ‘Mahabharata’, Delhi is considered to be a 5,000-year-old city.


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