Category: Travel Guide

Travel Guide To Delhi, India

Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.

Things Not to Miss in New Delhi

Delicious Indian cuisine

The Rajpath (King’s Way) and the Janpath (Queen’s Way)

The India Gate

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum

The Nehru Planetarium

Humayun’s Tomb

Qutb Minar

Lotus temple

Akshardham

The Red Fort

Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi’s historic, half-mile-long bazaar

Geography:

Area: 1,483 sq km

Latitudinal parallel: 28.3oN

Longitudinal meridian: 77.13oE

Altitude: 293 m above sea level

Population: 16.78million (Census 2011)

Average Temperature: 45oC (Max) – usually in May – Jun, 5oC (Min) -usually in Dec – Jan

Desirable Clothes: Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers

Rainfall: 714 mm

Monsoon: July to mid-September

Population: 13.85 (Census 2001)

Season: Extreme climate with very hot summer and very cold winter

Best time to visit: October to March

STD Code: 011

Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi

Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bahai Faith