South Delhi is a mixture of the old and the new. The city of Delhi has expanded southwards and modern buildings can be seen around the historic cities of Sirifort (built by Allaudin Khilji in the 13th century A.D), Tughlaqabad (built by Ghiasuddin Tughlak in the 14th century) and Jahanpanah (built by Mohammed bin Tughlaq in 1327).
The most prominent landmark in South Delhi is the Qutub Minar. The urban village of Hauz Khas, Hathi Gate, Ashkan Edict, Ahinsa Sthal and the Qutub Complex, where fashionable designer boutiques and restaurants flourish alongside ancient ruins, exemplify the synthesis of old and new tourist places in South Delhi.
The rugged rocks of the Delhi ridge, an extension of the Aravalli Mountain Range, are the foundation of South Delhi. As new constructions, such as the Chattarpur temple complex and brand new shopping malls spring up in South Delhi, the historic character of this part of Delhi has been transformed.
Last Updated On: 2011/09/06