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Delhi: The Capital City of India


Fast Facts
Fast Facts

It is located in the north India. It is situated at the banks of river Yamuna. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the chief airport.

Did You Know
Did You Know

Shah Jahan built this city

Must Do
Must Do

Shopping, sightseeing, dining, touring

Introduction

Delhi, the capital city of India, is located in the northern part of the country. It is counted as the second largest cities of India. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Delhi is also the cultural capital of India. Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan built this city and used this city as his capital. At present, this city offers numerous tourist attractions, which upholds the richness of the culture of India.

Climate of Delhi

Delhi experiences semi arid climatic conditions. Located at the Gangetic plains, there are great variation in the summer and winter temperatures. The summers are very hot and dry and last from April to October. Winters in Delhi are infamous for its dense fog. From October, winter sets in Delhi and the lowest temperatures are recorded during January. July and August are the monsoon season.

Transportation in Delhi

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the chief airport in Delhi, which receives thousands of travelers every day from all over the world. There are domestic terminals as well. You can take a taxi from the airport to reach to any part of the city. Delhi receives buses from neighborhood countries like Nepal. Regular buses also ply on the roads and are a convenient mode of transportation. There are three major railheads at Delhi- New Delhi railway station, Delhi Railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin. To get around the Delhi, India, you can take metro, train, bus, taxi, auto rickshaw, cycle rickshaw and by foot.

Tourist attractions in Delhi

Delhi is culturally very rich and is dotted with numerous tourist attractions in Delhi. There are numerous forts, monuments, Mughal gardens, museums and religious buildings. You can also visit the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, which is one of the most prestigious universities in India. During your visit to this city, you can visit a number of places of interest, which includes the following:

  • Red fort
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Qutub Complex
  • Raj Gaht
  • Rajpath
  • Nehru House
  • Parliament house
  • Lodhi Garden
  • Nehru Park
  • International Doll's Museum
  • India Habitat Center
  • National Museum
  • Tibet House
  • National Railway Museum
  • Bahai Lotus Temple
  • ISKCON
  • Jama Masjid
  • Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
  • Sai Baba Temple

Shopping in Delhi

Delhi is the paradise for all shopping lovers. You will find high rise modern shopping malls to small shops. Connaught Place is the ultimate place for shopping in Delhi. The important bazaar areas in Delhi are the Main Bazaar, Lajpath Nagar III, Khan Market, Janpath, Palika Bazaar, Chandni Chowk and others. You can visit the handicraft emporiums that sell local handicrafts.

Hotels in Delhi

Delhi offers both luxury hotels and budget hotels for the tourists to put up a stay. There are various chains of hotels in Delhi. You will not have any dearth of hotels during your visit to Delhi.

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