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Delhi

India’s Capital

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New Delhi, the national capital of India, is a buzzing and pulsating metropolis in India. It is said to have a bigger population than Australia and is one of the worlds most polluted cities. The foundation stone of Delhi was laid in 1911 by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar. The city was designed by British architects Sir Herbert Baker and Sir Edwin Lutyens. Delhi is built on the bank of the river Yamuna. From a vibrant historical past to a vivacious present, Delhi is the place to be.

Interesting Facts About Delhi

  • Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, The Qutub Minar in Delhi is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Its construction began in 1192 by Qutab-Ud-Din-Aibak.
  • Inaugurated in 1986, Lotus Temple in Delhi is one of the seven Bahai Houses of Worship. This world known structure has gathered applauds from all over the world for its impressive architectural design and rationale. It is open to people of all faiths.
  • The biggest spice market in Asia, Khari Baoli is located in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. The market came up around the 1650s and was built by Fatehpuri Begum, one of Shah Jahan's wives.
  • One of the weirdest museums in the world, The International Toilet Museum in India was established in 1992 by Dr Bindeshwar Pathak. The museum clearly showcases the history of a toilet from ancient to modern day sanitation.
  • The entire public transport system in Delhi uses CNG or compressed natural gas as its fuel.

What to see in Delhi


Red Fort

A reminder of the powerful Mughal era in India, the Red Fort in Delhi is an epitome of India's struggle for freedom. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639. Not to be missed is a one hour sound and light show of the fort's history every evening.

Jama Masjid

Located in old Delhi, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Completed in 1656 AD, the mosque was built by the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. 

Swaminarayan Akshardham

Opened on 6th November 2005 for the public, Swaminarayan Akshardham is a Hindu house of worship and devotion, dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the great sages of Hinduism. The vast temple is made up of pink stones and has a white marble shrine with an extensive garden, sculptures, and boat ride as other attractions.

Humayun Tomb

Built in 1570, Humayun's Tomb houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. On the Indian Subcontinent, it is the first garden-tomb.

Lip smacking cuisine of Delhi


Delhi is known for its spicy and yummy finger-licking street food, from Golgappas, Chola Bhaturas, Kulcha Rolls, Cheesy Maggi, Bun-Tikki to Momos, Masala Dosas, and Masala chaat. Here is the list of the famous mouth-watering food from Delhi.

Chola Bhatura

Chole Bhatura is one of North India’s favourite snacks. It is on the menu at almost all the restaurants and cafés across the country. It is served with hot and spicy chickpeas along with bhatura and pickle. The best place to taste the dish is at Seeta Ram Dewan Chand in Paharganj, New Delhi.

Momos

Steaming hot momos with spicy red sauce are all you can ask for if you are a momo lover. Try them out at Dolma Aunty Momos situated in Lajpat Nagar for a variety of Veg moms, Paneer momos and fried spring roll.

Chaat

If Golagappa, Tikki, chaat, Sev Puri, Dahi Puri and Dahi Bhalla are on your list, then you must straight head to Gupta Chaat in Punjabi Bagh for a lip-smacking treat at affordable prices.

How to get around in Delhi


The people of Delhi rely heavily on public transport to commute daily from and to their workplaces. The city had been facing the problem of traffic congestion for quite some time now. To tackle this problem, the authorities are taking serious measures that include a number of transport infrastructure projects for the people.

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)

 Delhi has one of India's largest bus transport systems. DTC has a huge fleet of CNG-powered buses. These buses cater to almost 60% of Delhi's total demand.

Auto rickshaws:  Also known as Autos, Auto Rickshaws are an important and popular means of public transportation in Delhi. They are considered cheaper than taxis.

Private cabs and taxis

One can choose to commute within the city and outside the city using the conventional Black & Yellow Taxi or hire private cabs like Ola, Radio taxi and Uber for travel

Cycle-rickshaws

Cycle-rickshaws are a very popular and cheap mode of travel for short distances in the city. It is great for congested places and narrow lanes. It is also one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro is one of the rapid ways to commute within the city. Built and operated by DMRC(Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited), the rail network consists of eight color-coded regular lines covering a total distance of 317 kilometers.

Where to shop in Delhi

Meena Bazar

Located near Jama Masjid, Meena Bazar was established during the Mughal Era and was used to sell goods at high prices. Only prince, princess and noblemen were allowed to venture into the bazaar almost 300 years ago. Today, this buzzing market place is visited by people from all over the country to buy carpets, scents, semi-precious jewellery, precious stones, spices and quilts etc.

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is an ancient and oldest shopping place in Delhi. From ethnic wear, traditional dresses, silver and gold articles to household stuff, this market offers a surprise to everyone. The market opens early in the morning and closes by late night.

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is a large market and is the best place to buy Indian handicrafts and artifacts. The market offers a perfect blend of culture, handicrafts, music and much more.

Palika Bazar

Located in Connaught Place, this fully air-conditioned underground market is a paradise for shopaholics. People can purchase clothes, perfumes, accessories, footwear, electronic products, CDs and many other products at various prices from Palika Bazaar. 

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