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Spice markets, Mughal tombs, courtyard restaurants, hip villages and contemporary Indian art -- locals share their favorite parts of India's cultured capital city
A century ago Britain's King George V -- who was also styled Emperor of India -- declared India's capital would be moved from Kolkata to the ancient settlement of Delhi.
CNNGo's roving TV show captures the Indian capital of New Delhi at the time of its 100th birthday, which fell on December 12.
Besides being India's political capital, in recent years New Delhi has also flagged off a new metro line, the Commonwealth Games and India’s first F1 Grand Prix -- all of which have increased its status as one of Asia's most important cities.
CNNGo TV delves into New Delhi's living history as well as its latest urban hot spots, with a host of friendly, in-the-know locals.
Here's a run through of the sites and spots we hit in our week-long Delhi dash.
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We explore Khari Baoli, one of the world's largest spice markets, and sample the city's street food with chef and food critic Marut Sikka, who assures us that cooked street food is perfectly safe.
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Devi Art Foundation
A walk around Devi Art Foundation, one of Delhi's best private contemporary art collections, with former model and art collector Feroze Gujral who talks about how private collectors are opening up their homes and offices in support of the promotion of Indian art.
Devi Art Foundation, Sirpur House, Sector 44, Plot 39, Gurgaon India; deviartfoundation.org
William Dalrymple, acclaimed author, historian and India expert, takes us on a personal tour of Mughal monuments: Zafar Mahal and Jamali Kamali.
Old monuments are scattered everywhere in New Delhi, hidden, unknown and neglected, but each are an important part of the city's history he says. Catch Dalrymple, the ultimate storyteller, in action.
Dancer Manjari Chaturvedi talks about how Delhi is the cultural center for sufiism, and took us for a live Qawwali music night at the Nizamuddin Dargah, as well as a roam through a crowded bazaar.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, Mathura Rd - Old Nizamuddin Bazaar, New Delhi India;
Olive Bar & Kitchen at the Qutab
Fashion designer Malini Ramani took us to the Qutab Minar area, where one of New Delhi's best restaurants lies. Olive Bar & Kitchen is a whitewashed bungalow under the Qutab Minar pillar monument.
Olive Bar & Kitchen, One Style Mile, Haveli No. 6-8, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli Near Qutub Minar, Kalka Das Marg, New Delhi 110030 India; www.olivebarandkitchen.com
Hauz Khas Village
Local electronic musicians Tapan Raj and Gaurav Raina, known as the Midival Punditz, tour Hauz Khas Village -- one of New Delhi's old villages now a revitalized hub for young artists, fashion designers, café owners, bakers and bookshop keepers.
Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110016 India;
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