Delhi is situated in Delhi, it is a famous city of North India.
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Delhi is one of the fastest growing city of India. It is the capital of Federal Republic of India. It has come up with expanding major political, cultural and commercial place. It is the second largest metropolis by population in India and eight largest in the world with more than 12.25 million inhabitants. It is a place of street food, shopping complexes, finest museums, boutiques and crafts. Archaeological Survey of India recognizes around 1200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments in Delhi. It is a hub of IT Telecommunications and Media Houses.
Delhi is traced since the era of Mahabharata which is the great epic of Indian rich content and knowledge describing the Kauravas and the Pandavas for the city of Indraprastha.
It has been invaded number of times. Every time something new was left behind like Monuments, architecture and governance. Mughals ruled Delhi and it was passed later on to the hands of British. When it was passed to British, they shifted their capital from Culcutta to Delhi.
New Delhi, the capital of India is one of the fastest growing city expended from the River Yamuna. It is considered one of the greenest cities around the world.
Delhi is surrounded by Four states i.e Haryana, Rajashthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. It is major factor which gives diversity in culture. People are open minded and adds up more to the city when you find them going to office by colorful dressed up women, turbened Sikhs and Muslim Shopkeepers in Old Delhi near Jama Masjid, Tibetans and Ladakhis in the street stalls at Tibetan Refugee Market and Ladakhi Market.
Delhiites are known for spending money over street foods, chats and shoppings during all weekdays. Street food is the specialty of Delhi.
Old Delhi: Famous for street chat, sweet lassi/ras-malai, Giani’s rabri faluda, Golgappe/dhai bhalle, Deshi-ghee ki Jalebi and kulfi.
Jama Masjid: Famous for Non-Veg. street food. You can taste seek kebab, chicken/mutton/beef tikka, chicken tikka roll, fish fry, tandoori fish with butter, and famous Karim’s restaurant is found there too.
Lajpat Nagar: It is famous for all type of clothes or dresses. One can do shopping here for household stuffs.
Janpath: It is close to Connaught Place. It is famous for shopping related to Indian Crafts and emporium.
Khan Market: A great place for buying books, ready-made suite and eating points. Kebab of Khan Chacha is very delicious and famous.
Hauz Khas: One can visit the shops of anitques and boutiques there. It is good place to hang around with friends and share a cup of coffee at different coffee house/restras.
India Habitat Centre: This is place of holding exhibitions, art shows, painting gallery, dance performances in the auditorium with a nice restra inside the premises.
Connaught Place: It is known as heart of New Delhi. It is now called as Rajiv Chowk. It is a hub of all the major brands of clothing divided into blocks. There is a flee markets also to buy cheap dresses or stuffs. It is a good place for window shopping also. If you are hungry while doing shopping, you may enjoy good food and drinks as there are lots of Restaurants and Bars.
Dilli Haat: It is located on Aurobindo Marg near Safdarjang Tomb and opposite to INA Market. It is famous for its crafts’ shops from across the country. The range and quality of the products and stuffs is bit expensive but worth to buy. You can find food stalls too come from every state of India. However, you have to pay for entry.
Ansal Plaza: If you want to go for shopping in a mall then it is better place in terms of all the brands having parking facility also. It is Delhi’s most popular and old plaza. It was opened during the time when there was not much malls in Delhi. You can find lots of department stores, pubs, cafes and junk food outlets.
GK-1, M-Block Market: It is located in South Delhi with lots of shopping stores of Jewellery, Outfits, Pub and Bars. You can find branch of Barista, Fabindia and more eating points.
Bengali Market: It is located on Barakhamba Road, near Connaught Place. It is known for its Bengali sweet dish or snacks. You can taste real authentic Bengali sweets here.
Tibetan Market: It is located at Majnu Ka tila near Delhi University. It is run by Tibetan refugees. One can taste authentic tibetan cuisines. There are lots of shops for buying statutes, incense shawls, T-Shirts, Paintings. Best time to go there is during evening. They serve chilled fruit beers at their restaurants.
By Road: Delhi is well connected to all the major cities of India by a network of highways and roads.
By Air: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to all the important cities of the world with almost all the major international airlines operating from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
By Rail: The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. The city has three major railway stations at New Delhi, Old Delhi and Nizamuddin.
Metro: Delhi has made a insignificant mark in the field of travelling within city through public transport with the introduction of Delhi Metro. The metro network is expanding throughout the city rapidly with more modern facility and services. It has expended more after Commonwealth Games. It runs on different lines (Red, Yellow, Blue, Violet) covering all parts of city.
Fares: INR 8 to 35 for single ticket valid from the station at which it was bought.
Buses: Buses are the most commutable transport within the city. Delhi caters 8000 buses. However, only 1000 of these have air-conditioned. Delhi State Transport takes care of bus services. You pay at the time of boarding in the bus.
Fares: INR 10 to 50 for single ticket
Taxis: Traditional taxis of black and yellow top are less commonly used as they are expensive. There are different taxi services like Easy Cab (Ph. 43434343), Delhi Cab (ph. 44333222) and quick cab (ph. 45333333). You can call them up and fix a place of pick up. The charges start from INR 25 for first Km, INR 14 per km for above minimum fare.
Auto-Rickshaws: There are three wheeled scooters colored yellow and green run on CNG. It is advisable to check their fare sheets. Rickshaw drivers should charge according to the meter installed in the auto-rickshaw. The charges start from INR 18 for first Km, INR 8 Per Km for above minimum fare.
Cycle-Rickshaw: It is widely used transport for short distances. It is pulled by human and very slow. There are no fixed prices for hiring it. Usually it starts from INR 10 for single person till shorter distance. One should fix the prices first before getting on. One can experience nice ride on it in old Delhi.
Don’t forget to carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.
Avoid wearing too short clothes. Carry your Sunglasses, party clothing and representative clothing.
Carry your sun cream, hand sanitisers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and antidiarrheal medicines.
In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.
Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow, sleeping mask, towel and money belt.