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Delhi - National Capital Territory of India OR City of Rallies

Delhi, the capital state of beautiful country India, itself is very beautiful and has remained the capital of India since the age of Mughal Empire. The state is sprinkled with glittering gems like captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat.

Accuring a total area of 1483 sq km and a population of around 12.8 million it is one of richest state of India in term of cultural heritage. It is one of prominent states in India where every place is worth visiting.

PHYSIOGRAPHY

Because of its age long history the state is surrounded by a high stone wall, erected in 1638, and is approached through seven arched gateways, including the Delhi Gate in the south, the Ajmer Gate in the east, and the Kashmere Gate in the north. Within the walls is a maze of congested narrow streets, alleys, busy bazaars, and some of the nation's most spectacular Indo-Muslim architectural features.

The weather in the state does not remain perfect through out the year because of chilling cold in winters and extremely hot summers. The main river of the state is Yamuna which flows within the heart of the state showering a beautiful scenic view.

BEST TIME VISIT

The best time to visit Delhi is in the month of November to March as climate remains soothing. The temperature in winters lies between lowest of 3'C to 14.5’C and from 34’C to Max of 47’C in summers.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Delhi, the capital of India, has an assorted culture. The city was the seat of supremacy during the rule of Sultanate Dynasty, the Mughals, and the British. The Sufi folklore as manifested in annual festival shows the diversity in the taste of people here. And the New Year celebration reflects the modern trend that epitomizes the diverse culture of Delhi. Read about most important fairs and festivals of Delhi.

Yamunotsav  (Month: June,  Venue: India Habitat Centre) : Yamunotsav is a once a year event prearranged by Swechha (We for Yamuna) in association with the British Council, India. The event marks the juncture of World Environment Day. It celebrates the spirit of Yamuna River and diverts the attention of the people towards critical environmental problems. Yamunotsav is a cultural occasion to revitalize our association with the upbringing.

Ananya Festival (Month: October, Venue: Purana Qila) : Ananya Festival is a cultural event held in the month of October at Delhi's Purana Qila. This five days festival aims to display the unequaled rich cultural legacy of India. Ananya literally means unrivaled. Well-known artists participate in the Ananya Festival to celebrate India's orthodox dance and music history. The colossal stockades of Delhi's old fort act as a melodramatic backdrop for the Ananya Festival of music and dance. Various troupes perform choreographed enlightening dances in a variety of forms and styles.

The Garden Tourism Festival (Month: February,Venue: Garden of Five Senses) : The Garden Tourism Festival is organized by the Delhi Tourism department in the end of February. It stretches on for three days. Garden Tourism Festival skin tones some of the most out of the ordinary varieties of flower like roses and dahlias, potted plants, bonsai, home plants, etc. The festival is the right destination for flower enthusiasts. Apart from the display of flowers, it has a number of other attractions also. These attractions include painting competitions for children and a number of enlightening shows to engross the visitors.

Apart from these festivals there are many other common festivals that are celebrated in Delhi which includes Dushsehra, Holi, Parade on 26th January and many more.

FLORA & FAUNA

Delhi is enriched with a variety of flora and fauna, the vegetation is quite nice with greenery all around the city. Specially near the area of Mehraulli, just near Qutumb Minar.

HOW TO REACH

Delhi being a capital of the nation is linked to almost other the states in India with all means of transport whether it be national Highways or Air route or be it Railways. Delhi is connected by air routes, roadways and railways to almost all the major cities and towns of India.

By Air : Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to all the imperative states. Palam the Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the foremost cities in India. Some of the domestic airlines in service regular flights to and from Delhi are:

  • Alliance Air
  • Air Deccan
  • Kingfisher
  • Jet Airways
  • GoAir
  • Spice Jet
  • Indigo

By Train : The Indian Railway with their contemporary, structured and most strong network in Delhi connects the state to all major and minor destinations in India. The state has three major railway stations namely New Delhi, Old Delhi, and Nizamuddin. Luxury trains like the Palace-on-Wheels, Fairy Queen, and Royal Orient Express can be taken from New Delhi Cantonment railway station.

By Road : Delhi is well connected to all the major cities in India by a contemporary, structured and most strong network of highways and roads. Buses can be taken from the three Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBT) namely, Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar. Buses to any major city in India can be taken from any one of the Bus station.

THE MAJOR PLACES IN DELHI

Pragati Maidan :Pragati Maidan is one the famous spot of New Delhi. It is used as an exhibition place of New Delhi. This place came into existence in the year 1982 during Asian Games. There are many pavilions named after renowned personalities of the country in Pragati Maidan. It is also the hub for the city intellectuals, pets, musicians, painters and all. During winter, several fares are held here. Of these, Delhi book fare is the most-popular one.

Connaught Place : Connaught Place, You may call this place the heart of the city and was built by the British rulers. This is place where you will find each and every thing from a needle to car. The Connaught Circus, Janpath and Barakhamba are must-visit places near Connaught Place.

Qutub Minar : Qutub Minar one of the oldest monuments in Delhi was built by Qutub-u-din Aibak for his daughter. Just 15 kilometers south from New Delhi, the place carries the typicality of Mughal architecture. It's more than a landmark in New Delhi. In 1368, the construction was fully completed. Qutub Minar is one of the most excellent artifacts of the Islamic genus and the highest stone-built monument of India. The places enjoy thousand footfalls everyday. It is considered as one of the most indistinguishable monuments in New Delhi and India.

Red Fort : Red Fort is a never-to-miss tourist Place in New Delhi. Located adjacent to the Chandni Chowk, the Red Fort (Lal Qila) is the last post of the Mughals as and when they were defeated by the British rulers. From here only, the first prime minister of the country, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru delivered the first Independence Day speech to the nation. The red fort was built in 1647 by the Mughal emperors. The inner part of the fort is full of Mughal art craft.

Rashtrapati Bhawan : Rashtrapati Bhawan is situated in the heart of New Delhi. An architectural example the Rashtrapati Bhawan Sprawls over an area of 5 acres. A merger of western and Mughlai architecture the official residence of the President of India has more than 300 rooms and resembles a palace. The major attractions of this palatial home are the Ashok Hall, Durbar Hall and the massive Dining hall.

India Gate : India Gate is among the most important places in Delhi. It is a commemorative monument built in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war. An ideal tourist's destination that attracts travelers from all over the sphere, the India Gate is a stunning piece of structural design that is built in the shape of an arch.

Some of the other New Delhi places that count among the important ones are:

  • Vidhan Sabha
  • Vijay Ghat
  • Raj Ghat
  • Ashoka's Pillars
  • Delhi Police Head Quarters
  • Vikas Bhawan
  • Supreme Court
  • High Court
  • Central Secratariat
  • Ministry Of Home Affairs
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Siri Fort
  • Adham Khan's Tomb
  • Tughlakabad Fort

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