Photo: Daniel Mennerich, India Gate
New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India.
UNWTO: Delhi, the capital of India and one of the oldest cities of the world, is unlike any other city on the planet. It’s a place that not only touches your pulse but even fastens it to a frenetic speed. With a history that goes back many centuries & empires, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernising country. Centuries-old monuments are a part of the city’s daily life. An array of historical sites including the World Heritage Sites rest amongst several historical treasures in Delhi’s possession. Add to this the presence of diverse cultures, sprawling greenery, rich architecture and a famed cuisine, and Delhi becomes one of the undisputed highlights of the country.
Delhi is a lively city reflecting a perfect blend of modernization and traditional architectures. Being the capital city of the Republic India, Delhi is the center of Government’s legislature and judiciary system. The city reflects two sides of the same coin i.e. Old Delhi and New Delhi. Set on both sides of River Yamuna, Delhi is seen as one of the fastest growing cities in India. New Delhi is a reflection of modern India with having VVIPs buildings, legislative homes and diplomat zones whereas Old Delhi gives an incredible picture of traditional and historical values of India.
Delhi has many historical monuments including Qutab Minar (the world’s tallest brick minaret), Humayun Tomb, Old Fort (Purana Qila), Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, Tuglaqabad Fort, Lotus Temple (also known as Bahai Temple) and Rashtrapati Bhavan. For the shopping and movie freaks, the city has a number of markets, malls and entertainment complexes. Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, South Extension, Sarojani Nagar, Hauz Khas, GK-II and Chandni Chowke are some of the best places for shopping, especially for women. Khari Baoli Market near Chandni Chowke is seen as Asia’s largest wholesale spice market.
Delhi has a mixed culture as people of all communities and religions live here. However, English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi are the key languages spoken in the city.