Delhi is officially both a Union Territory and City located in Northern India. It covers an area of around 1484 sq km and bordered by the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. It’s officially referred to as the National Capital Territory of Delhi with New Delhi as its capital. The Urban area of the city consists of the satellite cities of Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad, which are collectively called the Central National Capital Region (CNCR).
The history of Delhi is as old as the 6th century BCE. It finds it mentions in the Hindu epic Mahabharata as Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas. Throughout history, Delhi has been under the reign of several mighty dynasties like Maurya Dynasty, Chauhan Dynasty, Delhi Sultanate, Lodhi Dynasty, and Mughal Dynasty. The great Battle of Delhi was fought in the city between the British Empire and Marathas. In 1911, the capital of British held Indian territories was transferred from Calcutta to Delhi.
Delhi is the heart of India. This is a place where ancient and modern cultures blend perfectly. It has always been first among many cities in implementing infrastructural projects. When it comes to food, no other place can beat Delhi. The diverse culture of the city gives an ample amount of cuisines of varied cultures to satiate your taste buds. Besides offering many historical monuments and modern outing options, it is always a shopper’s paradise with loads of cheap shopping sites in its periphery. Delhi has also hosted many International Sports events like Commonwealth games, Asian games, Hockey and Cricket World Cup, Summer Olympics, etc.
Delhi’s population comprises people of diverse religions and cultures. Besides, its culture is also influenced by the historical presence of influential rulers. However, the Punjabi population is comparatively higher in the region and as such, it can be seen in the language, attires, and cuisines. Besides celebrating other Indian festivals with great zeal, the Indian Government celebrates important national events like Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti in Delhi. Due to its chilling winter and scorching summer, the best time to visit Delhi is between Oct - November and February - March.
Travelogy India has designed various Delhi Tour Packages covering day tours, activities and more to make you experience the best of Delhi. Delhi has more than 25 significant historical monuments. It also has magnificent temples for the tourists to visit like Lotus Temple, ISKCON temple, Akshardham, etc. It is also home to several iconic museums and wildlife parks. The Cathedral Church of Redemption, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Jama Maszid, Nizamuddin Dargah are a must-visit for the religious souls. Markets in Karol Bagh, Sarojni Nagar, Pahar Ganj, Lajpat are a paradise for the shopaholics.