About Delhi

New Delhi, the capital city of India is the host city for the IBA 2012 Conference.

It is one of India's fastest growing cities and has sprawled across the river Yamuna. Old Delhi and New Delhi are the two distinct parts of the city, with a blend of its historic past and a vibrant present. 

Legend has it that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi, then called Indraprastha, around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj has spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium and continues to do so.

The city is sprinkled with gems that will leave you wishing to explore – from its labyrinthine lanes and bustling traditional markets in the walled old city to its ancient monuments, sprawling parks, some of the finest museums in the country to an exciting night life in the modern vibrant shopping district.