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Delhi

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Location
Situated in North India, Delhi is located on the banks orf Yamuna river. The capital city is surrounded by the state of Haryana on the north, West and South and by Uttar Pradesh on the East.
Lotus Temple, Delhi

General Overview
Delhi is a state of India located in the Northern part of the country. The state has a mixed culture where people from every part of the country could be found. Delhi is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. The NCR region (National Capital Region that includes Delhi city) is the most aggressive region in terms of industrial growth

The Delhi city is famous as the Capital City, right from the ancient days of the Mahabharata. The epic describes the City as the Capital of the Pandavas, called Indraprastha. Later on, the Mughals had also made the City their capital.

The City is now divided into Old and New. The Important government institutions are all situated in the New City while most of the important historic monuments could be spotted in the Old Delhi City.

The City has been ruled over by many dynasties , right from the Days of Mahabharata to the famous Mughals . After Independence, it was declared the capital of the Democracy of India.

The rich architectural examples are scattered here and there in the City, however the special mention is worthwhile for the Mughal monuments which are in abundant numbers and could be spotted in many places of the City.


Fact File
Area 1483 sq km.
Population 12.8 million.
Language Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu.
Best time to visit November-March.

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Places of Interests
Monuments
The India Gate - Perhaps the most renowned monument of the City, India Gate showcases the richness of British architecture and is a cherished monument in India. The Amar Jawan Jyoti that commemorates the martyr soldiers remains always flamed.

Red Fort, DelhiThe Humayun's Tomb - Constructed in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor. Humayun's Tomb is a good example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi

The Red Fort - Constructed by the Shah Jahan, Red Fort, popularly called Lal Quila, reflects the true splendor of the Mughal court. Built more than 350 years ago, the impressive fort will simply overwhelm you with its size.

Museums /Galleries/ Planetarium - National Museum is known for its arts, crafts and wooden artifacts, the National Gallery Of Modern Art has a rich collection of modern art objects , Nehru Planetarium is a fine observatory, The National Science Centre Museum is known for the science exhibitions and art and history artifacts, Nehru Museum showcases the life of the first prime minister through a light and video show, Rail Transport Museum is good to visualise the vintage trains, Doll Museum is an extraordinary collection of Dolls from different countries, the Tibet House preserves the items of Tibetan culture with perfect care.

Besides, enthusiasts can visit the International Dolls Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, National Children's Museum, Crafts Museum and Gandhi Darshan.

Bazaars (Markets)
Chandni Chowk Market, DelhiThe Chandni Chowk Market - One of the most populous bazaars (markets) of India, the Chandni Chowk Market always remains crowded. The area houses some interesting monumnets and is a good hunting ground for the shoppers looking for textiles, electronics and watches.

Dilli Haat - The Delhi Haat is a vibrant place to go for shopping. With numerous food-stalls, handicraft items, folk music performances, potteries, gems and Jerwellery, the Haat is a definitely enchanting shopping destination.

Connaught Place - The Connaught place is the heart of Delhi, and is special because it has some of the finest architectural examples of the British Reign in India. It is also a good place to look for some extraordinary shopping including Handicrafts, Artifacts, Jewellery and Branded Items. To get excited, there are some movie halls, some of which are quite mature in content.
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Things to do
The Metro Rails - The Metro- rail service has been commenced in select places of the Capital, thereby making commutation easier and hassle free. The Services is going to cover the whole city by 2010.
Metro Train, Delhi
Commonwealth Games 2010 - Delhi is Hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and preparations including up-gradation of Infrastructure facilities is in full swing.

Snake charmers Delight - Snake charmers are the ancient attraction of this capital city and they could be spotted in vibrant maroon colours in most of the corners of Delhi. A rare art, to see the snakes' moves with the rhythm of the Beagle is really interesting.

The Latest Trends - The Hookah Bars are often frequented nowadays by the up-market youth of the country and are considered as to be the happening destinations. The Oz and RPM Hookah Lounge are quite good for the reason.

The other crowd pullers are the Malls housing many up to date multiplexes. The number of Malls are going up by each passing day and these have an ample effect on the manner people use to shop.


Connectivity
Air - International Airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Domestic Airport is at Palam. Delhi is well connected in the aerial route from most of the important places of India.

Old Delhi Railway StationRoads - National Highways 1,2,8,10 etc connect Delhi to the nearby important cities, while once the Golden Quadrilateral Project that is aimed to connect the four major metros of the country gets completed the road network will get a boost both in terms of connectivity and the quality of the roads.

Rail - The three major stations in Delhi are the Old Delhi Railway station, The New Delhi Railway Station and the Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway station. Many express and Special Trains connect the Capital to most of the Important places of the country. Tourist special Trains such as the Palace of Wheels also run their service including this City.


Acommodation
Old Delhi - The Ambassador Hotel, Marriott Welcome Hotel, The Metropolitan Hotel Nikko, Uppal's Orchid etc.

New Delhi - Hotel Le Meridien , Ashok Hotel, Crowne Plaza Surya, Centaur Hotel, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Hotel Grand Inter Continental, Jaypee Vasant Continental, Maurya Sheraton, ark Royal Inter Continental, Hotel Radisson, Hotel Taj Palace, Hotel Grand, Hotel The Oberoi etc.



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