Delhi is the National Capital Territory. It is bordered by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the second highest in India after Mumbai. It is world’s second largest urban area in the world.

It is also the most productive area of India and is the second wealthiest city. It is the largest commercial center in Northern India and is also the largest center of small industries.

Religion: 81.68% of the population of Delhi follows Hinduism, 12.86% follows Islam, 3.40% follows Sikhism, 0.99% follows Jainism, 0.87% follows Christianity.

Languages: 80.94% people of Delhi speaks Hindi, 7.14% speaks Punjabi and 6.315 speaks Urdu. Hindi is known as the official language of Delhi.

Festivals: Diwali, Mahavir Jayanti, Guru Nanak’s Birthday, Raksha Bandhan, Durga Pooja, Holi, Lohri, Chauth, Krishna Janmastami, Maha Shivratri and Buddha Jayanti.

Tourist Attractions

  • Qutab Minar: qutub minarIt was built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193. At the bottom of Tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and it is the first mosque built in India. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled. This Minar has 5 distinct stories.
  • India Gate: india gateIt was designed by Lord Irwin. This gate includes the names of 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War 1. Amar Jawan Jyoti was a new addition in this place which was added after India got its independence. This flame burns day and night to remind the soldiers who lost their lives in Indo-Pakistan war.
  • Jantar Mantar: jantar mantarIt was constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1724. Accurate observations of this place can no longer be made from here because of the tall buildings around.
  • Jama Masjid: jama masjidThis mosque situated in Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees.  There are 3 great gates, four towers and two minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. Travelers can hire robes at the northern gate.
  • Humayun Tomb:humayun tomb It is the best example of Mughal architecture in India. It was built after the death of Humayun by his first wife Bega Begum. There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the tomb.
  • Parliament House: parliament HouseThe building is in the shape of a circle. This house includes ministerial offices, numerous committee rooms and a library. It has an open Verandah. This place is used for the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha meetings.
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan:Rashtrapati bhavan India has the world’s largest democracy. It is the home of the President of India. It was designed by Herbert Baker and Sir Edwin Lutyens. The Mughal Garden situated in Rashtrapati Bhawan includes 159 varieties of roses, 60 varieties of bougainvillea.
  • Lotus Temple: lotus templeThis place is built in the shape of a lotus flower. It was designed by Ar. Furiburz Sabha. He chose the symbol lotus for construction as it is the common symbol; in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam.
  • Red Fort: redfortIt has red sandstone walls and shows the magnificent power of the Mughal emperors. Its main gate is known as Lahore Gate, which is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation.
  • Akshardham Temple: Akshardham templeAlso known as Swaminarayan Akshardham is located in New Delhi. It shows India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages.
  • Lodi Tomb: lodi tombThis monument shows the time period of Sayyid and Lodhi periods. It is the best place for early morning walks.
  • Birla Mandir:birla mandir Also known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir is a major tourist attraction. It was built by Sh. J.K. Birla which was an industrialist and was built in the year 1939. This temple is dedicated to Laxmi and Narayana.
  • Purana Quila: purana quilaIt is rectangular in shape and has a massive gateway and walls which were built by Humayaun. It is located on the site of the most ancient of the numerous cities of Delhi, Indraprastha.
  • Garden of Five Senses: garden of five sensesThis Park offers you to do a variety of activities, inviting public interaction and exploration. This park is located at Said-Ul-Azaib village. It is a perfect place for public leisure.
  • Azad Hind Gram: azad hind gram delhiIt is a tourist complex is a project which was developed by Delhi tourism to honor Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The architectural style used here is North Indian architectural style.
  • Safdarjang Tomb: safdarjang tombIt is the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi. It also has several smaller pavilions with different names like Jangli Mahal also known as Palace in the woods, Moti Mahal also called as Pearl Palace and Badshah Pasandh also known as King’s favorites.
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial: guru tegh bahadur memorialIt is dedicated to the ninth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Tegh Bahadur. The 24 m high central pylon with petals at the base in the background represents the Guru and his strength.
  • Dilli Haat: dilli haatThe craftsmen who are registered with D.C. Handicrafts are the only ones who are eligible to find a place here. One can also find different flavors of the variable region of India such as momos from Sikkim, bamboos hot chicken from Nagaland, Kahwa and Kebabs from Jammu, Pooranpoli from Maharashtra or the Gujarati Dhokla.

Adventure Sports

  1. Rock Climbing: The camp offers some stunning views and makes for a great weekend.
  2. Zorbing: Rolling, hitting and bouncing the bumps on the way will make you feel happy and you will definitely enjoy this.
  3. White Water Rafting: you will definitely enjoy this great sport.
  4. Power Paragliding: If you have already experienced all the available adventures on land and water, this will be the adventure above the land and water and will be in the air. 

Tourism

Delhi has a perfect blend of both historic and modern. Delhi is ranked 28th in the cities that are most visited in the world. Delhi is also home to 3 UNESCO world heritage sites that are:

1)    Red Fort

2)    Qutb Complex

3)    Humayun’s Tomb

These sites are also a perfect place to see and notice Indo – Islamic architecture. India Gate is also a major tourist attraction in Delhi.

Laxminarayan Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Iskcon Temple and Akshardham are also major tourist attractions. Shopaholics will love this place as there are many markets located here such as Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Khan Market, Dilli Haat, Select Citywalk, DLF Emporio, Metro walk, DLF Promenade and Ansal Plaza. 

Delhi is also home to Delhi University. Delhi is the capital of India and is known as a city with a heart. Delhi has a perfect blend of traditions, cultural diversity and political importance. Delhi is also full of many beautiful architectural buildings.

The city is also home to multiple theatres that are the center of performing arts and is also a major tourist attraction. The capital city shows many historical and architectural magnificence buildings and monuments. The food culture of Delhi is also very famous and is heaven for food lovers.

Interesting facts

1)      Delhi is the second most populous city in India.

2)      Finest crafted structure of India is Lotus Temple.

3)      The largest transportation system is started in Delhi. In Indian Railways, Delhi is considered as the main junction.

4)      Delhi also has a spice market that is Khari Baoli is also known as one of the largest wholesale spice markets in Asia.

5)      Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India.

6)      CNG is used in the public transport system of Delhi.

7)      Second oldest international cricket stadium is situated in Delhi.

Climate

There is a huge variation of temperature between summers and winters and precipitation. Climate of Delhi is an overlap between monsoon-influenced humid subtropical and semi-arid.

Cuisines

The cuisine of Delhi is spicy, sweet and tangy. Some of the main dishes of Delhi are:

  • Rabri Falooda
  • Motichoor Ladoo
  • Momos
  • Rolls
  • Nihari
  • Biryani
  • Chole Bhature
  • Kebabs
  • Butter Chicken
  • Chat
  • Paranthas

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