Delhi

Alternate meaning: Delhi, New York

Delhi forms the 'National Capital Territory' of the Republic of India. It contains the newer city of New Delhi which is no longer a distinguishable urban area, but contains many of the administrative institutions of the national government, and is formally considered the national capital.

It occupies an area of some 1,483 square kilometres (572 square miles) with a population of approximately 14 million. The principal spoken languages are Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English.

Delhi derives its historic importance from its position in northern India, occupying a location between the Aravalli Hills to the southwest and the Yamuna river on whose western banks it stands. This enabled it to dominate the old trade routes from northwest India to the plains of the Ganges.

The area that it covers contains a number of historical cities, including the semi-legendary Indraprastha (dating uncertain), archaeological remains and still standing forts and monuments going back at least a nine hundred years. In the mid-seventeenth century, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the city that sometimes bears his name (Shahjahanabad), and is more commonly known as the old city or old Delhi. This city contains a number of significant architectural features; including most notably the Red Fort or Lal Qila. The old city served as the capital of the later Mughal empire until it finally passed under British control in 1857.

Table of contents
1 Famous sites in Delhi
2 Hotels in Delhi
3 Markets in Delhi
4 External link

Famous sites in Delhi

  • India Gate
  • Red Fort, or the Lal Qila
  • Qutab Minar
  • Old Fort or the Purana Qila
  • Jama Masjid
  • Birla Temple
  • Gurdwara Bangla Sahib
  • Connaught Place
  • Lodhi Gardens
  • National Museum
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Bahai Temple
  • Safdarjang's Tomb
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Tughlaqabad Fort
  • Nehru Planetarium
  • International Dolls Museum
  • Deer Park
  • Kalindi Kunj
  • Mughal Gardens
  • Badhkal Lake

Hotels in Delhi

Five Star:

  • Ashok Hotel
  • Le Meridien
  • Taj Palace
  • Taj Mahal
  • Inter Continental
  • Maurya Sheraton
  • Surya Sofitel
  • Centaur
  • Samrat
  • Raddisson
  • The Park
  • Imperial

Four and Three Star:
  • Janpath
  • Marina
  • Diplomat
  • President
  • Vikram
  • Lodhi
  • Sartaj
  • Resort
  • Ranjit

Markets in Delhi

  • Chandni Chowk
  • South Extension
  • Lajpat Nagar Central Market
  • Connaught Place
  • Karol Bagh
  • Palika Bazaar
  • Janpath

External link


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