City: Delhi Country: India [pic] Delhi is the capital of India. It is the third largest city of the world. It is also the second largest metropolis after Mumbai with a population of over 13 million. Delhi is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of India. It stands in a triangle formed by the Yamuna river in the east and spurs from the Aravalli range in the west and south. It is surrounded by Haryana on all sides except east where it borders with Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has a semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter temperature. [pic] pic]
Some of the worth visiting places are – India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantra, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple etc. [pic] Delhi Tourist and Transportation Development Corporation introduced adventure tourism activities like Para-sailing, rock climbing and boating in Delhi to attract tourism. The corporation has also developed ‘Delhi Haat’ where beverages and food items of different states are available in one place. More such Haats are planned in different parts of Delhi. The ‘Garden of Five Sense’ in south Delhi also attracts a lot of tourists. pic] Being a cosmopolitan city, all major festivals of India are celebrated here. Moreover some tourism festivals have become regular annual events of Delhi. Delhi tourism and Transportation Development Corporation organizes Roshanara Festival, Shalimar Festival, Jahan- e- Khusrao Festival and Mango Festival every year. The Republic Day celebration, Independence day celebration, Surajkund Craft fair, Indian International Trade Fair are also some occasions which draw attention of a huge number of tourists. Delhi is well connected by roads, trains and air with all parts of India.
It has three airports, three major railway stations, and three inter state bus terminals. Delhi Metro Service is also very important in connecting important places within the city. Delhi’s culture is diverse because of huge influx of migrants from different pars of the country. The amalgamation of various companies, traditions and religion has painted Delhi in colours which are brought all over India. People belonging to various castes and cultures live in Delhi.
These unites manufacture a wide variety of items like television, tape recorders, light engineering machines and automobile parts, sports goods, bicycles and PVC goods, software etc. The IT sector, handloom, fashion, textile and electronic industry contribute a lot to Delhi’s economy. Delhi is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. It has been ruled by many dynasties and Prithvi Raj Chauhan was one of the last Rajput rulers of Delhi. After Independence on 15th August 1947, Delhi was officially declared as the Capital of republic.
In 1991, Delhi was declared as the National Capital Territory. Being the Capital of India, Delhi is the centre stage of all political activities. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. Delhi has alluring charm, unique diverse culture and history to be proud of. The geographical location, people, government industry, modernity and hospitality make Delhi fascinating for any visitor. Important developments are taking place in every field. Delhi is getting outstanding fame and recognition internationally also. Delhi is always been a hub of activity, art, culture, fashion etc and will continue to be so.