1858 में, इलाहाबाद एक दिन खातिर भारत के राजधानी बनल आ ई उत्तर-पच्छिमी प्रांत के राजधानी भी रहल।
During the British Raj, until 1911, Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of India.
By the latter half of the 19th century Shimla had become the summer capital.
King George V proclaimed the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi at the climax of the 1911 Imperial Durbar on December 12, 1911. The buildings housing the Viceroy, government and parliament were inaugurated in early 1931.