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  DELHI TOURIST INFORMATION

 
Delhi, the favorite tourist spot of India. The city simmering with life and vitality offers an unusual fusion of historical an modern ages, a city known for it's rich, valorous and exotic history.The name Delhi, Dehali, or Dilli is derived from Dhillika, the name of the first medieval township of Delhi, located on the southwestern border of the present Delhi, in Mehrauli. This was the first in the series of seven medieval cities. It is also known as Yoginipura, that is, the fortress of the yoginis (female divinities).
This is the home of the Qutub Minar and India Gate, Chandni Chowk and the Red Fort, the Lotus Temple and Jama Masjid. Delhi is the city of the mythological Pandavs and the mythical Indraprastha, of the medieval Sultanate and of the great Mughal, Shah Jahan. Delhi is main starting point for North India. It is divided into two parts Old Delhi & New Delhi. In Old Delhi you will find many mosques, monuments and forts relating to India's Muslim history. Red Fort and Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque combined with the old city's bazaars. The hub of the metropolis is Central New Delhi, an orderly plan of wide roads lined with sturdy colonial buildings which was established soon after the imperial capital of British India moved here in 1911. It is a planned city with wide streets, parks. Parliament House, India Gate President house, Old Fort, Humayun's Tomp, Quitab Minar & Zoo are in New Delhi.
 
   

  DELHI HISTORY

 
Delhi has been the capital of India since Independence in 1947, but even before that, the British moved their capital here from Calcutta in 1911. For much of its history, Delhi was the centre of power of the various Muslim dynasties that ruled swathes of the subcontinent from the 12th century onwards. Modern Delhi is really two cities: Old Delhi, packed into the narrow, filthy streets beneath the Red Fort's imposing walls, and New Delhi, which is its polar opposite, complete with the grandiose Imperial citadel, broad, leafy boulevards and well-spaced bungalows, as laid out by Lutyens and Baker in the 1920s. Old Delhi, built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, is only the latest of seven cities that have existed in this location since the Muslims first arrived. Around New Delhi, particularly in the area known as Transjamuna, across the river from the Old City, are the suburbs and slums that have sprung up to accommodate a population that has increased, more by migration than by natural increment, by 46% between 1991 and 2001 (latest figure available). This population explosion has brought greater poverty and more wretched degradation in its wake - 45% of Delhi's inhabitants live in slum accommodation and there are beggars on every street corner. In India, literacy rates are improving sharply, but in Delhi, illiteracy continues, marginally, to grow.
 
   

  DELHI AT A GLANCE:

 
New Delhi at a Glance ...
Area: 1,483 sq km
Altitude: 239 meters
   
Language : Hindi, Punjabi and English
Best Time to visit: October to March
Rainfall : 50 cm
Temperature : Summer : Max. 41.2 o C, Min 21.4 o C
Winter: Max:33.7 o c Min 6 o C
 
   

  HOTELS IN DELHI

 
   
Five star hotels :- First class hotels Budget hotels :-
Taj Palace Park Sunstar Heritage
Imperial Crowne Plaza Clarks inn
The Oberoi Maidens Oberoi Swati
Shangri La's Eros Hans Swati Deluxe
Grand Svelte Personal Suites Shanti Palace
Aman Ashok Florence
Hyatt Regency Taj Ambassador Florence Inn
Lalith City Park Sun Court Hotel Yatri
ITC Sheraton Claridges Sunstar Grand
Taj Mahal Connaught Sunstar Residency
ITC Maurya Hilton Airport Residency
Le meridien Hilton Garden Inn Bizzotel (North)
  Jaypee Siddharth Comfort Inn President
  Orchid Gma Inn
  Ramada Grand Central
  Jaypee Vasant Continental Grand Sartaj
  Metropolitan J.P.Residency
  Radisson Kingston Park
  Palace Heights
  Park land
  Raunak
  Sara Greens
  Sara Residency
  Residence
   
 
   

  DELHI TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 
       
Red Fort India Gate Qutub Minar Jantar Mantar
Old Fort Chandni Chowk Rashtrapati Bhavan Birla Mandir
Safdarjung Tomb Akshardham Dilli Haat Nehru Park
Humayun's Tomb Bahai Temple Lodi's Tomb Museums
Albert Museum Galtaji Temple Kanak Valley Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh
Taj Mahal Agra Fort    
 
   

  DELHI TRAVEL INFO

 
By Air -  All the major National and International Air Lines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

By Rail -  The Indian Railway with their modern and organised network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi namely New Delhi Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Rly. Station.

By Road - Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) are located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporations of the neighbouring states provide frequent bus services through Air Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches.
 
   

  DELHI FAIRS & FESTIVALS

 

Holi, the festivals of colors, marks the onset of spring. In August, the festival Janamashtami, celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Ballets in the Kathak dance style depict the life of Lord Krishna.In early October, a festival specific to Mehrauli, in Delhi, takes place. This the Phulwalon - Ki - Sair or the Flower sellers Procession, which originated in the 16th century. The highlight is a prossional of people carrying decorated floral fans, which are blessed at the shrine of the 13th -century Sufi saint, Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtyar Kaki and at the hindu temple of Jogmaya, both in Mehrauli. The procession ends with a formal ceremony at the Jahaz Mahal, a 16th - century pleasure resort by the side of a lake.Also in October is Dussehra, commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king, Ravana. A month - long Ram Lila dance festival is organized by the Bhartiya Kala Kendra, depicting seens from the epic Ramayana, while on Dussehara evening itself, gigantic effigies of Ravana are set a fire. The biggest venue for this event is the Ram Lila ground, of Asaf Ali Road. Delhi Tourism organizes the popular Qutab Festival in October. Musicians and dancers performs at night by the city's 12th -century land mark, the Qutab Minar.Dewali, the festivals of lights is preceded by several Diwali Melas, where food, handicrafts and a variety of earthern lamps and candles are sold. Large communities of Indians from different states reside in Delhi. As a result, regional festivals are also celebrated in the capital.

 
   

  DELHI METRO RAIL

 
The Delhi Metro, which has revolutionised the way the capital's residents travel, took a giant leap forward yesterday with the opening of a third 22.9km line to add to its existing 33km network.The new line takes off from Barakhamba near the Connaught Place business district in the heart of New Delhi and runs through central and west Delhi to end in the sprawling Dwarka district in the southwest that is home to millions.This is the first time that commuters can travel from an underground to an elevated track without changing trains. At present, travellers from Secretariat to Shahdara have to change trains at Kashmere Gate.The new line passes through 22 stations in central and west Delhi. The places it connects include Jhandewalan, Karol Bagh, Patel Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Tagore Garden, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri and Uttam Nagar among the most densely populated areas in New Delhi.
 
   

  DELHI SHOPPING

 
The most famous place since the Chadni Chowk,The oldest market of its kind is located near Red fort,and South Extension The Indian fashion scene being flooded with so many brands, today's shopper finds it very difficult to hop from one place to another to pick the best of the lot.The only store of its kind to offer almost all the major brands under one roof. Formals from Givo, Van Heusen and Louis Phillepe, casuals from Levi's, Pepe and Wrangler, Eye care by Ray Ban and Reebok accessories to name a few. and Connaught Place Delhi's most popular shopping centre, C.P. was conceived to be the central shopping complex of Delhi at the time of construction of New Delhi.and Karol Bagh the most popular marked located in the heart of the city. It is famous for the food as well as one and all shopping place.and Hauz Khas Village An excellent place to shop & eat . It is a shoppers paradise for Handicrafts, furniture, Clothes - A good collection of Boutiques from some well known and established designers. and Lajpat Nagar The most popular market in South Delhi suitable for all income group. A large number of shops Home furnishing, Clothes, Electronic items etc.
 
   

  WILDLIFE NEAR DELHI

 
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary :
Location : 46 Kms From Delhi, Haryana Coverage Area : 359 acres.
Main Attractions : Migratory Birds, Kingfishers.
Best Time To Visit : October To March.Flora : The vegetation of this park is tropical and dry deciduous and the flora include grasses, dhok, khair, tendu, ber, jamun, acacia, and banyan tree.
Fauna : Migratory geese and Siberian cranes spend the winter in Sultanpur and there are also the demoiselle cranes, ruddy shelducks, pelicans, flamingoes, mallards, pochards, teals. Local species include plovers, red-wattled lapwings, herons, painted storks etc. Other wildlife include blackbuck, sambar, wild dog ,wild cat, mongoose, honey badger, leopard, wild pig etc. Migratory geese and Siberian cranes spend the winter in Sultanpur and also the cranes, ruddy shelducks, grey lags etc.

Dabchick (92 km) :
Set amidst well landscaped surroundings, this tourist complex on Agra highway, is known for its entertainment activities which include camel and elephant rides, folk dancers and snake charmers.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park (215 km) :

Location : Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
Best time to visit : October to February
Fauna :- Migratory birds at Keoladeo include, as large a bird as Dalmatian pelican, which is slightly less than two meters, and as small a bird as Siberian disky leaf warbler, which is the size of a finger. Other migrants include several species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, buntings, larks and pipits, etc. But of all the migrants, the most sought after is the Siberian Crane or the great white crane, which migrates to this site every year, covering a distance of more than half the globe.
 
   

  NEW DELHI NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT

 
Although clubs and bars are multiplying in Delhi, you still have to look hard for them. whenever you feel like dancing, the best option Probably is to go to one of the big hotel that presumably has a private club and bar. It is quite likely that you end up watching a Hindi Film or a traditional donce performance, finished of with a beer or lassi and an early night of sleep. The best Bars & Cafes: Djinnes, Cj's, My kind of place, Floats, Capital, Steel.