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New Delhi Fast Facts
- State: Delhi
- District: Delhi
- Famous for/as: Historical,Pilgrimage, Capital of India,Heritage,Markets
- Population: 13.85 (Census 2001)
- Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bahai Faith
- Area: 1,483 sq km
- Altitude: 293 m above sea level
- Language: Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi
- Best Season: October to March
- Weather: Summer: 41.2 -21.4 C Winter: 33.7 -6.8 C
- Clothing: Summer- Cottons, Winter- Heavy woollens
- Local Transport: Buses, Taxis, Tempos, Auto-Rickshaws
- Pincode: 110
- STDCode: 011
New Delhi Info
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Tel: 23320342, 23320266, 23320005,
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Hop On Hop Off tour
A convenient way of seeing Delhi, Delhi Hop On - Hop Off City Tour enables you to hop on and off at the destination of your fancy. HOHO buses run across the city covering many important tourist destinations including historic monuments, museums and markets. Simultaneously, you can explore the rustic charm of Old Delhi, shop for souvenirs and artefacts, savour culinary delights and soak in the culture of the city all at once. Tourists can hop on and hop off at any of the stops along the way. Operating seven days a week, the service is available from 8AM to 8 PM daily over 30-minute intervals.
For more details visit http://www.hohodelhi.com/
New Delhi, India Overview
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.
The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture - from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers - have never been at a loss for topics. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.
Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. This was true even of the mythological era. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata had their capital at Indraprastha, which is believed to have been geographically located in today's Delhi.
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New Delhi, India History
The city has a great history of centuries that encompass the bravery and valor of the legendary Pandavas and the might and wisdom of the Mauryans kings. A briefing of Delhi’s history would remain incomplete if there is no rendering about the great rule of Prithviraj Chauhan. As the last ruler of Hindu empire, this man helped a lot to mould Delhi in to a vibrant and sprawling city. After him, his kingdom was the strong hold of various dynasties like the Slaves and the Tughlaques.
Later the Mughals coloured it with their great love and affection for art and literature. After the first war of Indian Independence, this historic city began to play a major role in the hands of the enduring British people. It was in 1911, Delhi had been officially recognized as the capital city of British India. This sprawling city has witnessed the rise and fall of so many strong holds of power. Starting from the days of the epic period to the 21st century, Delhi played a significant role in the entire history of the nation.
Neatly compartmentalised into two, the Old Delhi and the New Delhi, this city exhibits unique features. Bestowed with a splendorous history, Old Delhi portrays its Mughal era with its all glory. The tapered lanes of Chandni Chowk, the Jama Masjid, Red Fort reveals the patronage and compassion of the Mughal rulers towards art and architecture.