Aerial Views of Rashtrapati Bhavan & Parliament Delhi, 1946 Print

A 1946 print shows the aerial views of Rashtrapati Bhavan (Viceroy’s House), Parliament, and the Secretariat buildings in New Delhi. This page is from The Illustrated London News, of Feb 9, 1946. Originally photographed by Lord Alanbrooke from his York Airliner. The view shows the Viceroy’s House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India’s former Parliament building.

The views include the North and South Blocks of the Secretariat, the Mughal Gardens, etc. In 1946 New Delhi was a very young city, it was only 15 years back that they had inaugurated it as the newly designed capital city of India. The task of creating this new capital city was assigned to two British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker.

Also read The Move From Calcutta. See posts Aerial View Of Old Delhi & New Delhi 1946 Vintage Print., and Vintage Photo Delhi New Parliament Building.

Did you know-  that King George V had announced the creation of the new capital during the 1911 Delhi Durbar.

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