New Delhi, located in the heart of India is the capital of the country.
The adjective new came from the fact that this city was planed as the new capital of the colonial India. Until 1911, Kolkatta ( Calcatta) served as the capital of colonial India, and the British Raj thought of Delhi as the better administrative headquarters location.
In 12 December 1911, Delhi was declared as the new capital city. The new city built was christened “New Delhi” in 1927. Two famous British architects of the time Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker were commissioned to plan & design the new capital. The then British India’s Viceroy Lord Irwin inaugurated the capital in 13 February 1931.
Though it’s called new , built on portions of the old heritage area of Delhi, New Delhi shares a great deal of heritage structures like the Qutab Minar and Humayun’s tomb , both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.