Furthermore, the city is the largest metropolitan of India in terms of area and second largest in terms of population. With the total population of city is about 22.2 million including the National Capital Regions i.e. Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, and Faridabad. The city is jointly governed by central government and by state government.
Located in the north India along the Yamuna River bank recognized as one of the greenest capital cities of the world. The cosmopolitan city, New Delhi has plenty of attractions for the tourists including, heritage centres, monuments, temples, mosques, academic centre, markets, parks, hotels and restaurants.
Delhi, the capital of India and major gateway to the country is a fine blend of ancient and modern country the antiquity of the great city dates back to the age of Mahabharata. Contemporary Delhi is a conglomerate of seven ancient cities. Down the ages the region in and around modern Delhi saw lalkot built in mid-eleventh century; Siri, establish by Allaudin khilji; Tughlakabad by Tughlaks; Ferozadabad by Lodis; followed by Shahjhanabad by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. New Delhi built by the imperial British reflects the grandeur of the bygone era and is one of the most modern metropolis cities. On the contrary the walled city is all tradition, where one can peep into the past lifestyle in all its facets, colors and spells. The historic city is full of magnificent monuments, mosques, temple, garden and museums. Some important places of interest are Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Old Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutb Minar, Lotus Temple, National Museum, Raj ghat etc…..
Delhi is the heart and capital of India.It bridges two different worlds Old Delhi and New Delhi. It stands in a triangle formed by Yamuna river which makes its crop lands fertile. To the North is the Himalayas, and the nine districts in Delhi are in the Indo-Gangetic plain. It is not only the largest commercial centre in Northern India, but also the largest centre of small industries. The IT sector, handloom, fashion, textile and electronic industry contribute a lot to Delhi's economy. It is bounded by four states namely Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab that have a strong influence on the lifestyle of Delhi.
People from all parts of the country live here. Alll major festival of Inida are celebrated Holi, Diwali, Id, Guru Purab, Buddha Purnima or Christmas, you will find the same vigor and bliss among people from different communities.
Area: 1,483 sq km
Latitudinal parallel: 28.3oN
Longitudinal meridian: 77.13oE
Altitude: 293 m above sea level
Population: 13.85million (Census 2001)
Average Temperature: 45oC (Max) - usually in May - Jun, 5oC (Min) - usually in Dec - Jan
Desirable Clothes: Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers
Languages in Delhi- English, Punjabi and Hindi are the most common languages. While English is the official language, Punjabi and Hindi are also common.
Rainfall: 714 mm
Monsoon: July to mid-September
Season: Extreme climate with very hot summer and very cold winter
Best time to visit: October to March
Major Attractions are: Red Fort, Qutub Minar , Humayun's Tomb India Gate, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple.
STD Code: 011
Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi
Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bahai Faith.
Markets: ChandniChowk, Delhi Haat, Janpath Market, Connaught Place, Khan Market