New Delhi, the central part of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the British-built capital of India. Characterized by its wide boulevards, many roundabouts (traffic circles), colonial mansions, and government buildings dotted with monuments from various parts of India's history, this is the heart of the capital. Connaught Place (now called Rajiv Chowk) and Khan Market are popular shopping centres and the nearby Paharganj area has many inexpensive hotels. New Delhi Railway Station and Nizamuddin Railway Stations for trains to the south and east are in New Delhi. Delhi Metro lines radiate out from the city centre so the area is well connected.
This article covers the government district of New Delhi. In addition to most of the historic New Delhi, this district also includes a large area to the southwest, as far as the airport. However, the southeast edge of historic New Delhi is included in a different district - South East Delhi.