Some of the key landmarks around Delhi will be considered as the city celebrates its 100th year as capital.

Travellers on flights to Delhi could be able to learn more about some of the city’s grandest sites as it celebrates its 100th year as the capital of India.

People who visit the city are often impressed by the architecture but do not understand much about it, according to A G K Menon, convener of conservation group Intach’s Delhi Chapter.

He told the Times of India architects Herbert Baker and Edwin Lutyens were behind many of the most iconic structures, but many people will not understand when they are told the city was influenced by the Garden city movement.

“We will have to tell people what the Garden city movement was and how it influenced the construction of New Delhi,” Mr Menon added.

While the history of the city could be celebrated by people on flights to Delhi, many could also be impressed by the modern Metro system, which was named as best clean development at the Urban Mobility Conference 2011.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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