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Delhi Tourism

Location: 220 kms From Agra, 259 kms From Jaipur
Famous As: The Capital Of India & It's Administrative Center
Main Attractions: Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple
Best Time To Visit: October To March

Famous City of Delhi India

Red Fort, DelhiDelhi - the capital of India, is also its seat of power. One of India's fastest growing cities, Delhi has spread far beyond the "seven cities", created between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the river. Remnants of the gloriouspast survive cheek - by - jowl with soaring skyscrapers, posh residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes. 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.

Delhi has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, sprawling parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months, a variety of cultural events. The myriad faces of the city are simply tantalizing, and entice the curious traveller into a fascinating journey of discovery.

  • Old Delhi And New Delhi
    Delhi is divided into two parts, Old and New Delhi. The Old city is settled within the remnants of a sturdy defensive wall and spread to the west of Red Fort built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The planning of New Delhi began in 1911 under Edwin Lutyens, when the capital was moved from Kolkatta to Delhi under British rule. Meant to be an emphatic statement of the magnificence and permanence of British rule in India, the new city was inaugurated on 9th February, 1931.
  • Cultural Heritage
    In Delhi the dominant religion is Hinduism, which is practiced by about 80% of the capital's population. Muslims also form a large group, constituting about 14% and other religious groups are Christians, Sikhs, and Jains. Delhi shares its borders with Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, which influence the life-styles and language of the people. Migrations from various parts of India has led to pockets of has diverse culture coming together in various parts of Delhi. The amalgamation of various cultures, traditions, religions has painted Delhi in colour which are brought from all over India.
PLACES TO SEE IN DELHI

Akshardham Temple
Long live the faith of pilgrims and their cultural legacy. Akshardham temple in Delhi presents the sheer magnitude of holy belief, scripted sometime by Bhagwan Swami Narayan.

Qutub Minar
Spearing its way proudly into the sky, Qutub Minar with a height of 72.5 mts commands a panoramic view of the green fields extending into a sprawling city. The Qutub Minar was built as a victory memorial by the Muslims who captured Delhi. Minar is the root of the English word "minaret" meaning "Little Minar" or pillar.

Jama Masjid
Situated in the ancient town of Old Delhi, the Jama or Jami Masjid is the final architectural extravaganza of the Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan. This monument was built between 1644 and 1658 by five thousand artisans.

India Gate
India Gate is a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. Beneath it burns an eternal flame. From the base of the arch one can get a good view of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Temples in Delhi
Delhi is also the centre of some sacred places of worship and the most famous ones that merit a visit are Lakhsmi Narayan Temple or Birla Mandir and Baha'i Temple, popularly known as Lotus Temple.

Museums in Delhi
Just like the history and the monuments, the museums of Delhi will also fascinate any visitor who is curious to know what the heritage of Delhi is all about.

Red Fort/Lal Qila
Delhi's most magnificent monument, the Red Fort, was built by Emperor Shah Jehan, in 1638 A.D. Enclosed in this glorious Fort is Diwan-i-am, the hall meant for public audiences

Lotus Temple
Baha'i Temple, is known as one of the most beautiful architectural temples in India. Popularly called Lotus Temple as it is built in the shape of a Lotus flower and reaches a height of more than 40m.


EXCURSIONS OF DELHI

Rishikesh
Set along the right bank of the Ganga, Rishikesh is a famous religious centre with a plethora of ashrams and yogic centres imparting training in meditation and physical health.

Mussoorie
Mussoorie, located some 250 miles north of Delhi, is among the most popular hill stations of India, and is called “the Queen of the hill stations”.

Mathura
The city of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145-km south-east of Delhi and 58-km north-west of Agra.

Vrindavan
The city of Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh, the nucleus of Brajbhoomi, is located at a distance of 145-km south-east of Delhi and 58-km north-west of Agra.

Haridwar
Haridwar - gateway to the four pilgrimages in the Uttaranchal region, is located on the foot hills of Shivaliks.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
One of the finest bird parks in the world, Keoladeo National Park is a reserve that offers protection to faunal species as well.

Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park, based at Ramnagar, 250-km northeast of Delhi and 63-km southwest of Nainital, is one of India's premier wildlife reserves.

Shopping in Delhi
When in Delhi, do not miss out visit the shopper's stops. The capital of India fulfills the unimaginative demands of shopoholics.

HOW TO GET THERE
  • Road
    Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi.
  • Rail
    Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow and Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
  • Air
    Delhi has an extensive network of international and domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly through Delhi, and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic air links cover Delhi from all the major cities in the country.
  • Local Transport
    For local commutation easily available yellow top taxis and scooter rickshaws are recommended. Delhi Transport Corporation buses as well as buses run by private operators run on pre-defined routes and connect almost all points in Delhi. It is advisable to use them only during the non-peak hours Also available are Jeeps for point to point travel on fixed charges. Cycle rickshaws and Tongas are available in the old Delhi part.


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