Delhi - The Capital City of India
Historical and Political City - Known for its Composite Culture
Delhi is a historical city which was ruled by the Mughals. After getting independence from British rule in 1947, New Delhi was officially declared as the capital city of India and has become the hub for all the political activities in the country.
Delhi is situated on the western banks of the river Yamuna which separates the main city from eastern suburbs. Delhi has three World Heritage Sites which includes Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb along with several other great monuments.
The capital has a great mix of old and new world, which has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. On one side, you can see ancient monuments, fascinating museums, great architectural wonders, exotic eating places and buzzing markets, and on the other side, Delhi has magnificent Malls, swan by overbridges, high rise buildings and lots of greenery.
Best Time to visit Delhi
The best season to visit Delhi for tourists is from October to March as the climate will be pleasant.
How to reach Delhi
New Delhi is well connected to almost all the parts of the country by means of rail, road and air.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi.
Rialway Stations: New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
Bus Stands: Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus.
Places of Interest
Below are the main places of attractions for tourists:
Below are the lesser known places of interest for tourists:
Connaught Place is one of the leading commercial and business hubs of the city and a premier shopping destination.
Shankar's International Dolls Museum has more than 6,000 dolls, which displays different forms of costumes and art from all over the world.
Jama Masjid, built in red sandstone with extensive use of white marble is an architectural extravagance by emperor Shah Jahan, opposite to Red Fort.
Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1724 is capable to make accurate calculations of many astronomical movements.
Old Fort is believed to be built on the site of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas as mentioned in the great Indian epic - Mahabharata.