Delhi, capital city of the Federal Republic of India. It is one of India&39s 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. Delhi is the second most widely used entry point into the country, being on the route of most major airlines. It is well linked by rail, air and road to all parts of the country. The remains of seven distinctive capital cities - among them Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar -
can be seen. Here, museums, art galleries and cultural centers attract the finest exhibitions.
Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant present. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. New Delhi was proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas, the august heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi, then called Indraprastha, around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities.
Climate:(deg C)-Summer - Max.41.2, Min.21.4, winter - Max.33.7, Min.6.8., Languages spoken: Hindi, English and Bengali in some parts, Best Season: September to May.
Places of Interest:
Moghul Monuments: Red Fort, Kabuli or Khuni Darwaza, Feroz Shah Kotla, Qutub Minar, Tughlaqabad, Nizamuddin Aulia, Humayun&39s Tomb, Lodi&39s Tomb, Safdarjung&39s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar and Red Fort (Son-et-lumiere show).
British Monuments: India Gate, The Secretariat Complex, Rashtrapati Bhavan & Mughal Gardens, Parliament House, Teen Murti House and Connaught Place (Son-et-Lumiere show).
Excursions: Badhkal Lake-32 kms, Ballabgarh-36.8 kms, Karnalake-132 kms, Dabchick- 92 kms, Dasna- 40 kms, Dhanaa- 41 kms, Dharudara-70 kms, Hindon- 19 kms, Hodal- 90 kms, Maur Bund- 32 kms, Okhla-11 kms, Sardhana- 24 kms, Sohna-56 kms and Suraj Kund- 18 kms.
Other Monuments: The Supreme Court, Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Vijay Ghat, Ladakh Buddha Vihar, Bahai’s temple, Vigyan Bhavan, Diplomatic Enclave.
By Air: Delhi is well connected with major cities in India.
By Rail: Well connected with all major towns.
By Road: Agra-203 kms, Almora-373 kms, Jaipur- 258 kms, Khajuraho-596 kms, Kullu-502 kms, Mathura-147 kms, Mussourie- 269 kms, Nainital-318 kms, Shimla -343 kms, Udaipur-663 kms,