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Giant Hanuman statue in Delhi, India 04 Oct 2016

Posted on 04 Oct 2016
View of the giant Hanuman, Monkey God, temple overlooking the Metro and traffic at Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India.
View of the giant Hanuman, Monkey God, temple overlooking the Metro and traffic at Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India.
View of the giant Hanuman, Monkey God, temple overlooking the Metro and traffic at Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India.

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The best landmarks often represent their surroundings, and the sight of this vast statue of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, towering over the Metro and approaching traffic at Karol Bagh in New Delhi, can certainly tell us something about the city. With 21st-century modernisations significantly changing the cityscape, nowhere is the intersection of ancient culture and technological advancement clearer.

New Delhi, India’s 3,000-year-old capital, has experienced rapid growth since the 1990s. Initially suffering from associated problems such as congestion and pollution, New Delhi has successfully transformed itself into a vibrant metropolis, complete with a shiny new metro system. Culture and tradition remain strong, however, with several ancient villages and sites dotted around the city. Discover this special capital for yourself by travelling on Insight Guides’ India: From Delhi to the Desert trip.   

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