Delhi, capital city of the Federal Republic ofIndia. It is one of India's fastest growing cities. It has sprawled over the West Bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the river. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi. Old Delhi is centered on the Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jehan between 1636 & 1658.
The streets of Old Delhi are narrow & bustling. The beauty & serenity lies inside the courts of the main buildings. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country. New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), & is tree-lined & spacious.
Capital - New Delhi. Area: 491 sq km.
Language - Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English is equally in the use.
Best Season-For Sightseeing, the best season to visit Delhi is between October to March.
A memorial in tribute to the soldiers martyred in the Afghan War, it has the names of all these heroic men inscribed on it. It is a riot of activity and adventures that teems with shrieking children, carefree tourists, and hawkers and vendors every day of the year.
Red Fort- a fascinating building, built with red sandstones is an example of the rich Mughal architecture. Red Fort is a venue to the Independence Day parade of India.
The tallest monument in India, the Qutab Minar ushered in the new Indo-Islamic style of architecture, which was a fusion of the Indian and Mughal styles.
Connaugt Place is the most happening place in New Delhi. It is the central business district of New Delhi. A shopper's paradise- Connaught place is one of the most famous shopping destinations of India. It houses some of the best restaurants, discos and hotels of the city.
Lotus Temple, a beautiful white marble building and a place of worship for Bahai's are two temples worth visiting for those in search of spiritual rejuvenation.