Delhi is one of the oldest cities
surviving in India. The capital is an amalgam of eight cities that were made
by the rulers at different times. The city has witnessed it all the rise and
fall of empires, plunder, loot and still stands strong today. Delhi is the
third largest city . The city consists of two parts Old Delhi and New Delhi.
In Old Delhi you will find many mosques, monuments and forts relating to
India's Muslim history. While New delhi was the British capital and was
planned by Lutyen.
Delhi is one of the ancient cities and yet one of the progressive cities.
Home to over 10 million people, Delhi has the largest number of important
sightseeing venues. The vivid architecture of the monuments stand testimony
to the royal bygone era. Being the capital it is the hub of political
affairs. A mirror of India'a culture and tradition the city is renowned for
its museums, art galleries and craft exhibitions. To please the gourmet the
city has some famous restaurants and dhabas. The city has a range of hotels
for your comfortable stay. Another highlight of the place is Appu Ghar,
Delhi's own Disneyland, the ideal getaway for kids. One can beat the heat
with various water parks at the outskirts of the city. Come winters and the
gardens bloom with a variety of flowers. The city is also a proud host to a
plethora of cultural events.
Mighty Monuments: Highly Recommended
» India Gate: A memorial constructed in the memory of the
soldiers martyred in World War I.
» Jama Masjid: This is the largest mosque in India made by
the Moghul king Shahjahan. This grand red sandstone and white marble
mosque can accomodate 25,000 worshippers.
» The Lotus Temple: A Bahai'a place of worship,
breathtaking architecture of a temple in the shape of a lotus, made
purely in marble.
» Parliament House: Built by the Britishers, this circular
domicile houses the the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Shopping: Top Spots
Delhi's the right place to be if you wish to experience the rich art
and handicraft of India. Shopping here is a delightful activity as there
is a kaleidoscopic range of things right from handicrafts to jewelry
from leather to apparel. The prime shopping attractions are Connaught
Place, Karol Bagh, Chandni Chowk and Janpath. If you wish to shop for
wardrobe and household furnishings then Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar is
the place to be. There is an underground shopping centre- Palika Bazar
popular for a host of goods available at negotiable price. Dilli Haat is
yet another interesting place where one can catch the glimpse of famous
handicrafts of all the states of India.
Delhi is a city of great climatic extremes. Summer, from April till the
end of June is scorching hot with day temperatures rising beyond 45º
C. Winter stretches from the end of November till March. Temperatures
fall substantially down to about 3º C at the height of winter, with
nights getting chilly.
» Air: The Indira Gandhi International Airport is a few km
further from the domestic terminal. Domestic and international airlines
connect Delhi with all parts of the country and the world.
» Rail: Delhi is connected to almost every city and town of
the country by rail.
» Road: Delhi is well connected to all major towns and
cities of the country with a network of national and state highways.