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  • India
  • Delhi
  • 105.4 km²
  • Rupees
  • Hindi
  • 2.211 million
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General Information About Delhi

Delhi is the Official National Capital of India, a country located in South Asia. The capital city is the massive metropolitan city and also the union territory in the north of India.

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About Delhi Location

Delhi lies in the north of India in the form of a 30km radius circle, resting like a large blob of black and gray at the end of the Indo-Gangetic plain, one of the smoothest, most fertile and most thickly populous regions around the world. On the eastern and northern side of Delhi are the lush green fields of the plains, on the west is the Thar Desert and on the southern side is the Yamuna river streamline. Approximately 300km north of Delhi lies the Himalayan Mountains.

Delhi obtains a prime position as far as the tourism industry is concerned. Apart from being this big and culture-rich country’s capital, Delhi has multiple tourist hotspots that one can hope to enjoy. Spread over an area of 1,484 square kilometers, Delhi is one of the most populous city with a population of over 5 crores.

About Delhi Weather

Delhi offers the visitors a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical bordering semi-arid, with high variations between summer and winter temperatures and precipitation. In short, the weather is quite pleasant to travel and go places in winters and post summers.

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Delhi Culture and History

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Culture

The present-day capital of India stands inside a triangle shaped by the river Yamuna in the east and emerges from the Aravalli highlands in the west and south. Delhi is not only the biggest commercial centre in Northern India but also the largest centre of small industries. The IT sector, handloom, fashion, textile and electric industry add a lot to Delhi’s economy. The four surrounding states, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have a powerful influence on the lifestyle of Delhi. The lifestyle and the culture of the people in Delhi has a lot to do with Delhi being a metropolitan city and its historic associations. All the main festivals of India are glorified here due to diversity of culture, and the Unity in Diversity is apparent in social and cultural gatherings.

History

Since the beginning of history, Delhi has been ruled by some powerful emperors and clans. The city has a comprehensive historical background, as old as the greatest Indian epic Mahabharata. Delhi had been previously known as Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas. The management of the city kept changing as different rulers (both the Hindu Kings and Muslim Sultans) ruled the city. The British took over the city’s management in the year 1803 AD. The British then shifted their capital to Delhi from Calcutta in 1911, making it the center of governing activities. The city has the record of overwhelming and driving the administrator from their throne. The same method extended from the British era till the current political parties of free India. New Delhi was officially declared as the capital of India in the year 1947, after the independence.

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The capital has some modern heritage sites and places of interest. The ancient ones include Agrasen ki Baoli near Connaught Place to modern marvels such as The Akshardham Temple near the Commonwealth Games village close to Yamuna River.

Chattarpur Temple

Visit the famous Chattarpur Temple to offer prayers as well as to grab a site of the huge statue of Lord Hanuman fixed on the reverse side of the temple.

Qutab Minar

The 73 m long ancient marvel stands close to Chattarpur Temple in Mehrauli. It was built by Out-up-Din Aibak. The site has had individual developments, and architectural advancements have done in the 12th century.

National Zoological Park

Situated near the Old Fort, The Delhi Zoological Park is a 16th-century citadel with plenty of greenery and animal varieties.

India Gate

Located near central Delhi, India Gate is a war memorial where a fire baton is consistently lit to remember our soldiers and martyrs. There are vast open garden spaces around India gate which are a perfect picnic spot.

Rajghat

Built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, it consists of a fire baton which is lit signifying the Mahatma’s presence.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is renowned for two things, the structural size of the monument and the Biryani shops in the area.

The Red Fort

The Red Fort which was part of Shahjahanabad, the city of Mughal leader Shahjahan is a site pleasing to the eyes. The red fort has been famously known as a city within a city, inside Shahjahanabad.

Akshardham Temple

Situated in East Delhi is a modern temple with well-maintained gardens and a pleasing aura. Also, the three-show experience seems to be the center of attraction inside the temple.

Humayun’s Tomb

Designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, Humayun’s tomb built in the memory of Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was commissioned by his wife Bega Begum in 1569-70

Some other notable mentions include Hauz Khas Village, Agrasen Ki Baoli, Lodi Gardens, and Rashtrapati Bhawan. The cultural appropriation and the regional diversity of Delhi along with the mentioned major attractions, make it a place suitable for vacationing

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About Delhi Transport Connectivity

Delhi is thoroughly connected with the rest of India via various Railway Stations and reports the base of the Northern Rail Network System with the New Delhi Railway Terminal, Old Delhi Railway Station, Nizamuddin Railway Station and Sarai Rohilla Railway Station which form the main railheads in the city.

The Delhi Metro Link operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC avails passengers with the facility of a quick transportation connectivity combining various locations of Delhi including Noida, also acknowledged as the ‘Satellite City’ in Uttar Pradesh State. 78 stations are interlinked via the Delhi Metro interlinking. The Indira Gandhi International Airport connects Delhi with distinct States and International centers serving over 23 million domestic and International passengers that convert it into the busiest airport in Southeast Asia.