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Lutyens' Delhi

DL

Historic District
Urban Planner

Edwin Lutyens

Architect

Herbert Baker

Robert Tor Russell

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Named after the prominent British architect, Lutyens' Delhi is an upscale urban district surrounding the picturesque Presidential Estate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The area was constructed after the British imperial regime decided to move the capital of their Indian Empire from Calcutta to New Delhi. It is home to the Capital's government offices, including the grand Parliament of India, the Secretariat, residences for high-ranking ministers and museums. The area also has many historic monuments such as India Gate. 

Sir Edwin Lutyens used Edwardian architecture (1901-1910), light sandstone colors and decorative patterns. The Neo-Classical era paired with India’s Mughal and Buddhist heritage inspired Lutyens’s Delhi, the “Eighth City” of Delhi. Lutyens invented his own “Delhi Order” of neo-Classical columns that fuse Greek and Indian elements. Lutyens’s Delhi consists of straight and diagonal hexagonal patterns of broad tree-lined avenues with extensive green spaces and wide vistas.

Named after the prominent British architect, Lutyens' Delhi is an upscale urban district surrounding the picturesque Presidential Estate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The area was constructed after the British imperial regime decided to move the capital of their Indian Empire from Calcutta to New Delhi. It is home to the Capital's government offices, including the grand Parliament of India, the Secretariat, residences for high-ranking ministers and museums. The area also has many historic monuments such as India Gate. 

Sir Edwin Lutyens used Edwardian architecture (1901-1910), light sandstone colors and decorative patterns. The Neo-Classical era paired with India’s Mughal and Buddhist heritage inspired Lutyens’s Delhi, the “Eighth City” of Delhi. Lutyens invented his own “Delhi Order” of neo-Classical columns that fuse Greek and Indian elements. Lutyens’s Delhi consists of straight and diagonal hexagonal patterns of broad tree-lined avenues with extensive green spaces and wide vistas.

Lutyens' Delhi, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi, India, New Delhi, DL, India 110011

Nearby
Rajpath 59 feet
Hyderabad House 1 miles
Bikaner House 1.2 miles
Baroda House 1.2 miles
India Gate 1.2 miles
British Council 1.5 miles
Banyan Tree Mural 1.6 miles
Delhi Jantar Mantar 1.6 miles
National Gallery of Modern Art 1.6 miles
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