new-delhi Travel Guide

Welcome to New-Delhi

Introduction 
New Delhi is the Capital of India which is located in Northern India. It is a union territory which is also known as the National Capital Territory of India. New Delhi is the 5th most populated urban area in world with satellite towns like Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad making it a NCR and is also called the National Capital Region. Many people come to visit New Delhi for its rich ancient history and popular tourist attractions. There are many tourist places in New Delhi are India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid and World Heritage Sites like Red Fort, Qutab Minar. Instead of this, New Delhi is also an important administrative part of government of India. Major ministries of Indian government are situated in New Delhi. The parliament of India - the emblem of Indian democracy - is located in New Delhi. It is the power house of Indian democracy which rules the nation. All the major government offices and departments find their place in New Delhi.

Accomodation
The Tourists can have various options for stay in the city of New Delhi. Several Budget hotels and guest houses are available at affordable cost. Some of the most popular New Delhi hotels are Crest Inn, Dee Marks Hotel, De Holiday International Hotel, The Eden Hotel, etc. Apart from these, there are a number of low budget hotels also for accommodation. Still other options for staying include Guest houses. Anywhere you stay in New Delhi, you will always feel at home.

Places To Visit 

India Gate
India Gate is located on the Rajpath in New Delhi which is 42 meters high. It was built to memorialize the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in First World War. The Gate was designed by the famous British architect, Edward Lutyens. It is also popular as a relaxation area during the summer evenings and a popular picnic spot during winters.

Red Fort
Red fort is one of the most popular historical monument of India which is situated at the bank of the Yamuna river in Delhi. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639. The fort spreads over an area of more than 250 arces. The main feature of the fort that it was made up of large sand stone of red color gave it the name Red Fort.

Lotus temple
Lotus Temple is one of the most famous tourist attractions of New Delhi. It is also known as Bahai temple. It is built in the shape of a lotus flower because of it is known as lotus temple. The whole structure is made of white marble that adds to the glory of the temple.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest Mosque in India which is located in New Delhi. It was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423 and Later by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It comprises three great gates, four towers and two 40 metres high minarets, constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple is the world's Largest Hindu Temple in India. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction of New Delhi. The temple was built by Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2005. The temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan that reflects the beauty and spirituality of India's ancient art, culture, and architecture.

Shopping 

Khan Market
Khan Market is one of the most famous shopping place in New Delhi. It is small, U-shaped and well-established market. One of the best thing about this market is its interesting book shops. There are also many restaurants, cafes, bakeries and street food corners in this market.

Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest market in New Delhi which was built in 17th century by Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara. It is also one of the most popular shopping hub in Delhi. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are divided into bazaars with different areas of specialization. It is the main street that runs from the Lahore Gate of Red fort to the Fatehpuri Masjid.


Delhi Haat
Delhi Haat is one of the most famous shopping destination in Delhi. This huge New Delhi market has been deliberately made to feel like a traditional weekly village market, called a haat. The market offers an exciting blend of handicrafts from all over India, food, and cultural and music performances.

Connaught Place
Connaught Place is one of the largest commercial and business centres in Delhi. It is a circular shopping centre surrounded by tall office buildings.The shopping areas surrounds a park called the central park. There are also many shops and showrooms in cannaught place are Wills Lifestyle, Louis Philippe, Johnson Watch Company, Nike, Snowhite Square etc.

Festivals and Cultures 

Instead of historical importance, New Delhi is also famous for its rich and diversified Culture. It has a multi-ethnic rich culture. All the major festivals of India are celebrated in New Delhi like Deepawali, Holi, Eid, Guru Purab, Buddha Purnima or Christmas are celebrated with great joy and fervor. Gandhi Jayanti , Republic Day, Independence Day and are some of the events that are considered as of great national significance. Qutub Festival is one of the cultural events during which musician and dancers come from all over the country used to give their performance at nighttime before the historical monument of Qutub Minar. All the chief festivals of India are celebrated with equal dynamism and enjoyed by every New Delhi citizen.

Food 

New Delhi is a food lover's delight and has no specific food culture. Food culture in New Delhi is a mixture of North Indian food, Mughlai Cuisines, Punjabi food and mouth watering street food. It includes a variety of cuisines from different parts of India and is also a hot spot for Continental, Thai, Mexican and Chinese food as well. Paranthe wali gali, Annapoorna, Ghantewala, Bengali Market, Greater Kailash and Sunder Nagar are some of the popular road side eateries in Delhi which are famous for entertaining their gastronomes with kababs, rotis chaat, bhelpuri, sweetmeats and biryani. There are also many restaurants that serve a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Indian to Chinese to Mughlai to Thai to Continental. The different areas of Delhi specialise in their own particular kind of cuisines, with enough variety to tantalise the taste buds.

Area 42.7 kmĀ²
Population 21800000
Language Hindi, English
Pin Code 110001

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