New Delhi

New Delhi

Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest city by area and the second-largest by population in India. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi is known to have civilization since at least the 6th century BC, though human habitation is believed to have existed since the second millennium BC. It forms the bridge between two worlds; the one called Old Delhi built during the Mughals with lavish palaces and mosques and the grand city of New Delhi with spacious, tree lined avenues and government buildings. The significance of the city is seen not only in its magnificent past of emperors or splendid monuments but also in its rich and diverse culture. The city is sprinkled with astounding gems such as captivating monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, marvelous eating places and full of life markets. Delhi has served as a political center for many a dynasties in the past and still does today for the Republic of India.

Places to Visit:

There are a number of places to see in Delhi. Most tourists flock to the beautiful monuments, art galleries and temples, but the busy markets and eat street are not to be missed!

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple is a magnificent Hindu shrine situated in the east of New Delhi. Located on the banks of the Yamuna, it was inaugurated in November 2005, by the former President of India - APJ Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister - Manmohan Singh and Pramukh Swami Maharaj - the spiritual leader of the Swaminarayan Sanstha.

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is the one of the oldest and most loved marketplaces in Delhi. The families that live here are as old as the shops that line the streets. This is the place to put your bargaining skills to the true test and then grab a bite from the vendors that are scattered all over.

Old Delhi

Old Delhi was once known as the city of Shahjahanabad. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan established it and made it his capital. This fortified city has a long and interesting history and even today, tokens of its glorious past stand in the form of Kashmiri Gate, Ajmeri Gate, Turkman Gate, Delhi Gate and Feroz Shah Kotla.

India Gate

The war memorial arch, India Gate, was built by the British in the honor of the unknown martyrs, who lost their lives in the First World War and Second Afghan War. At the foot of the gate, rests the 'Amar Jawan' or Immortal Soldier that embodies the essence of every man and woman in the armed forces of India.

Raj Ghat

Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most visited sites in Delhi. It consists of a simple square black-marble platform that stands on the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Nearby, there are cremation sites of Jawaharlal Nehru - the first Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan was formerly known as "Viceroy House" and was occupied by the Governor-General of India, until independence in 1947. Also known as President's House, the building holds a prominent position in New Delhi.

Getting there:

There are a number of places to see in Delhi. Most tourists flock to the beautiful monuments, art galleries and temples, but the busy markets and eat street are not to be missed!

Access by Air : The capital city of India, New Delhi is well connected with daily flights from most major cities of the world.

Access by Rail : Regular train services connect Delhi to all the major cities in India. Most trains leaving for Delhi are suffixed with the name 'Rajdhani' meaning capital.

Access by Road : Delhi's large network of roads and National Highway connects it to all major cities in India.

Local Transport

The Delhi Metro is the best way to get around the city, with its network reaching out to every expanse of the city. Buses, rickshaws and taxis are abundant in the city.


Delhi features an atypical version of the humid subtropical climate. Summers are long and hot, from early April to October, with some showers in the middle. The brief, winter starts in late November and peaks in January. The best time to visit New Delhi is between February and April or August and November.

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