Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Raisina Hill - Black and White Thursdays

For this edition of Black and White Thursdays I am presenting an immortal picture of the power center of India, the Raisina Hill.

Formerly, about a hundred years ago, a village inhabited by Meo's stood at this hill and overlooked the Citadel of Old Fort (Purana Qila). But all that changed when at the Delhi Durbar of 1911 King George the Fifth declared that a new capital city would be constructed for the British Indian Empire and it would be called New Delhi. New Delhi is the eighth city to come up in the region of Delhi. The Britishers decided to construct the Secretariat buildings and the Viceroy's House(later Rashtrapati Bhawan)

In this picture we can see the North Block and South Block of the Central Secretariat (which houses the ministries of Home, Finance, Defence e.t.c.) the Rashtrapati Bhawan (in the middle) (the official residence - office of the President of India) and the Jaipur Column (an imposing structure with bas-relief made by sculptor Charles Jagger).

I have marked this location on my map.



this is indeed showed the beauty of delhi which i had never seen before....