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New Delhi Tourism

A city that shimmers in its own glory
State : Delhi
Type of Tourism: heritage tourism
Weekend getaway:
Area : 42.7 square kilometers
Population : 294,725 (as per 2001 census)
Altitude : 239 meters
Best Tourist Season: February to April and August to November
Clothing recommended:Light cottons in the summer and heavy woolens in the winter months.
Languages spoken : Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu
What to buy : Fine silk, cotton, gold and silver jewelry.
Food Specialties :  

About New Delhi

Delhi, a new name given to the ever endearing 'Dilli' of its natives, has always been the seat of power and might in the Indian subcontinent. This city has been demolished and razed to the ground many a time in the past and the present city of New Delhi is the result of seven such demolitions and resurrections. Yet it still personifies resilience, spirit and valor. Delhi has been the silent witness to gory bloodbaths, ambitions, heartbreaks, intrigues, victories and the rise and fall of many an empire, each leaving behind a monumental gift for it.
Located on the banks of the majestic and pristine River Yamuna, New Delhi is a gift from Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and is a celebration of geometrical symmetry in city planning. Adorned with some of the ageless and priceless antiquities like Qila Rai Pithora, the Qutb Minar, the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, New Delhi represents a cross section of the rich cultural and historical heritage of India.
The population of Delhi comprises of people of all races, casts and creeds. Being the fitting capital of a unique country whose motto is ‘unity in diversity’, Delhi proudly boasts of a culture that symbolizes the very essence of India. The Delhiites adorn themselves for festivities of all cultures and religions resulting in a celebration that goes on throughout the year.
Delhi is also houses the outlets for the major industrial icons of the country. It is therefore symbolic of the cream of Indian power, politics, religion and culture. A detailed exploration of the city of Delhi is sufficient for unfurling the deep secrets of the country India.

City culture

Delhi is a haven for the fortune seekers in the field of art and culture. Blooming with a number of renowned art galleries and museums, the city observes some of the most captivating art performances in the fields of music, sculpture, dance recitals, cinema and theatre. The contemporary art life of India thus reveals itself fully in the city of Delhi.
Delhi is also known to be the effervescent center of a salubrious and congenial ambience that inspires all cultures and religions to lavishly indulge in their respective festivities. From Dussera or Diwali to Christmas and Id, every occasion discovers the city in a fresh incarnation thereby celebrating the ethnicity and culture of the entire nation.
Delhi is also the place where the two of the most important dates in the National Calendar, namely the Independence Day and the Republic Day are celebrated with pomp, mirth and gaiety. Thousands of dignitaries as well as the common people congregate in Delhi for both these occasions giving the ever-jubilant spirit of the city, a further boost.

New Delhi eatouts

The Delhiites are complete gourmets. Being the home of a cosmopolitan populace, it abounds with both traditional as well as continental cuisines of both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian diet. Mughlai and Tandoori dishes are served in almost all major food joints.
However, fooding in Delhi is never complete without the mention of the famous streetside eateries that not only provide scrumptious dishes to eat but are also reasonably hygienic. Particularly, the famous Chole Bhature excels in all parameters of delicacy. Chandni Chowk is an area that abounds in such traditional cuisines.
If you have a sharp sweet tooth, don’t forget to hop in the Ghantewala Halwai for the sweets. It is also famous for the namkeens, sohanhalwa and barfis. For superior quality cakes and confectionaries, a restaurant called Wenger’s at the Connaught Place should be given a try.

New Delhi Shopping

Delhi is a paradise for the shopaholics. From fine quality cotton and silk to rare antiques, Delhi is the ultimate shopping destination for the connoisseurs of things that are bright, lovely and beautiful. Some of the important shopping centers of Delhi are as follows:
  • Baba Kharak Singh Marg- a series of State Emporias offer the best of crafts.
  • Central cottage Industries and Janpath-the row of shops in Janpath offer a wide range of novelties, gifts and handicrafts. Yet bargain has to be done to get a reasonable deal.
  • Chandni Chowk- Chandni Chowk is a famous and thickly populated area of Delhi, each colony of which is acclaimed for something special. Like Dariba Kalan is famous for gold and silver Jewelry, Kinari Bazar for rich silk sarees and Khari Baoli for aromatic spices.
  • Connaught Place
  • Dilli Haat-It lies in the Aurobindo Marg near the Ina Market
  • Palika Bazar- this is an underground market set in the heart of Connaught Place.