Delhi is the largest metropolis in India and is also the center of the National Capital Territory. Nearly 22.2 million people reside in the region. New Delhi, which is one of the districts in Delhi, is the capital city of India. The region of Delhi is a state as it has its own high court, legislature and executive body.
Delhi is situated on the banks of River Yamuna and human inhabitation has been prevalent here since the 6th century BC. It is bordered by the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The Parliament of India which houses the representatives of different constituencies is also located in Delhi. On 1911, Delhi was announced as the capital of British India.
Destinations to Visit
You would enjoy a visit to Delhi, as it boasts of numerous heritage sites. The Archeological Survey of India states the presence of 1200 heritage cites within the city in its reports. The UNESCO World Heritage sites present in Delhi are Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutb Minar.
Architectural marvels like the Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Baha’I’ Lotus Temple, Akshardham, and Laxminarayan Temple are a treat to watch. Delhi is the political hub of the country and the most popular tourist destinations are Sansad Bhavan, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raj Path and India Gate. Tourists can go shopping at Connaught Place; it is one of the posh areas in Delhi and houses many international brands.
Experience the architectural marvels by Mughals who have left an important impression on Delhi’s map with monuments like Purana Qila, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb, and Salimgarh Fort. Monuments like Tughlaqabad date back to an earlier era.
The religious places in Delhi include the Akshardham Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Cathedral Church of Redemption and the St. James Church. The National Museum in New Delhi has a fabulous collection of artifacts.
Other destinations you can visit in Delhi include Lodhi Gardens, Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat, Mangal Bazaar at Laxminagar, Shanti Vana and the Nizamuddin Dargah. The final resting place of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi lies on the banks of River Yamuna. Shanti Vana literally means “the forest of peace”, was the cremation ground for Jawaharlal Nehru. Delhi is considered to be the melting pot of different ethnicities, cultures and lifestyles.
How to Reach Delhi
The Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi receives flights from all the major cities of the world like Moscow, Sharjah, Beijing, Paris, Singapore, Dubai, Frankfurt, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Vienna, Shanghai, Rome, Mauritius, London, Bangkok, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Muscat, Zurich and many more.
Delhi is well connected to almost all the cities of India through railroad; some of the major stations in Delhi include Hazrat Nizammudin, New Delhi and Old Delhi railway stations. Flights from the Indira Gandhi International Airport connect all the major cities in the country. Roadways connect Delhi to all the neighboring states.
Delhi is connected by road with all the neighboring states. ISBT (Inter State bus Terminus) is the largest bus stand which is close to the Old Delhi railway station. You can find the private buses near the New Delhi Railway station at Connaught place. Buses to the south Delhi head out from the Sarai Kale Khan bust stand.
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