New Delhi, India’s capital, is known as “Dilwaalon ki Dilli,” a city where people have joyful hearts. There is literally nothing that the capital of India does not offer you, from old markets that refuse to lose their edge; from verdant parks to narrow lanes; from being a foodies paradise to a fashion designer’s dream; from sheltering ancient relics to showing off its grand new malls.

Today we bring to you some unknown facts about Delhi that every Indian should know.

1) Red Fort was actually white and not red.

According to Holidify reports, originally, the great Red Fort, which epitomizes Delhi’s majesty, was white. According to archaeological study, the Fort was built of limestone, and when the stone began to deteriorate, the British painted it red to preserve it.

2) The largest of spices in Asia

According to reports, the Khari Baori market, which dates back to the 17th century, has maintained its distinction to this day for its spices. This market, which is next to the Fatehpuri Masjid, has a wonderful scent that draws tourists and city people alike.

3) Delhi used to be surrounded by 14 gates

According to reports, originally, Delhi was surrounded by 14 gates, but only five remain today. The Kashmere Gate, Ajmeri Gate, ‘Lahori gate’, ‘Delhi Gate’ ,also known as the ‘Dilli Darwaza’ and ‘The Turkman Gate’.

4) The Museum of Toilets in Delhi is a one-of-a-kind institution.

According to reports, the museum of toilets conveys an important lesson about sanitation history. It’s called the Sulabh International Museum, and it is run by Sulabh International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the message of hygiene throughout the world, which is in charge of the project. The museum was founded in 1992 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak..

5) The world’s highest minaret

The world’s largest minaret, the Qutub Minar, is located in Delhi.

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