The magnificent monuments, landscaped gardens, buzzing bazaars and quaint streets of Delhi will transport you into an era that you would wish to explore.
Blended with our signature, “Limitless Hospitality”, The Lalit Delhi experience will take you through timeless masterpieces that the city has nurtured over centuries.
Delhi is the 8th largest metropolis in the world and lies on the banks of the River Yamuna. According to Indian folklore, Delhi was the site of the magnificent and opulent Indraprastha - once the capital of the Pandavas Dynasty in the Mahabharata. Hindu texts state that the city of Delhi was referred to in Sanskrit as Hastinapur, which means "elephant-city". A village called Indraprastha once stood where the Old Fort is today until the beginning of the 19th century. The British demolished the ancient village to make way for the construction of New Delhi in the late 19th century.
The name Delhi may be derived from the word 'Dhillika' and theory says that Raja Dhillu (King Dhillu) founded ancient “DILLI” (Delhi) in 800 BC. It was the name of the first medieval township of Delhi, located on the southwestern border of the present Delhi, in Mehrauli and the Vasant Kunj Ridge Forest. This was the first in the series of seven medieval cities. It is also known as Yoginipura- the fortress of the Yoginis (female divinities). It gained importance during the time of Ananga Pala Tomar and in the 12th century when the city was merged with the dominions of Prithviraj Chauhan.
The Capital of India, Delhi is the setting of myriad events in Indian History. It is witness to the panorama of giant personalities from Raja Dhillu to Mahatma Gandhi who determined the destiny of an ancient culture from here.
Delhi is a congregation of the following nine cities :