City of Empires – A travelogue on Delhi
Tourists from foreign countries and people from India flock to Delhi by air, rail or bus. It is closely nested among the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Just how people from different states, religions and culture can be found here, in the same way, Delhi is a shopper’s delight and anything from magnificent textiles, jewellery, brassware, woodwork, leatherwork, metalwork, and scented candles can be found.
Places to stay
The Spring and Autumn Seasons are considered a perfect time to visit this intellectual haven (September to March). Places to stay can accommodate any budget. It is well known for the prestigious hotels like Park Hyatt, Le Meridien, Taj Hotel, ITC Maurya etc. There are also Standard Budget hotels.
Delhi’s food culture is a crash course in History, Sociology and Anthropology all rolled into one. It is a mixture of North Indian, Mughlai, Punjabi, Continental, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and the mouth watering street food. “Paranthe wali gali”, “Chawri Bazaar”, “Karim’s”, “Connaught Place” all these provide the best food, which is undoubtedly Delhi’s pride.
Hindi is the official language. Urdu, Punjabi and English are the other common languages. The list of places to see can be never-ending, as each is truly a masterpiece in its own sphere.
- Historical Monuments – India Gate, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
- Religious Places – Jama Masjid, Iskon Temple, Bangla Saheb, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple.
- Museums – National Agricultural Science Museum, Dolls Museum, National Rail Museum.
- Shopping Destinations – Delhi Haat, Khan Market, Ansal Plaza, Janpat, Emporiums.
Activities in Delhi are just as unique as the place. Touring the “Poorani Haveli’s”. Adventure Activities at the Botanic Nature Resort, Shah Jahan Bicycle Tour, Paintball Fights, Rock Climbing and Motorized Paragliding. There are also a lot of Parks and Gardens like the Lodhi Gardens, Mughal Gardens, National Zoological Park, Nehru Park, Deer Park and the Garden of five senses. Yamuna adds to the scenic beauty. The official dress is Salwar Kameez and Kurta Pyjama.
For the only Union Territory which has an entire chapter to its credit in History Books, the Majestic city lives up to its name. It caters to the needs of different people from different walks of life, even if they are in town for business, education or sightseeing.
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