DELHI : WHERE THE HEART RESIDES
Delhi , the National Capital is the heart of Nation, the city exhibits the true culture of India with its blend of various traditions and culture. This wonderful capital has been the seat of power of many rulers and emperors. The city has been ruled by various rulers which has left a great impact on its cultural development, this is evident from various important monuments and structures present in the capital. The capital city is divided into old Delhi with influence of Mughal era and New Delhi created during British Raj.
The importance of the city lies in its past glory and cultural mix. The monuments build during different eras are the pride of the city. The monuments of Delhi Red Fort, Kutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb are listed in the UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites. The cultural harmony of the city is evident in its cuisine, traditions, festivals and art and craft. From delicious cuisine to beautiful architecture and cheap and wonderful local markets, Delhi has all to please a traveler. The city is a mini India in itself with the presence of people of different culture, ethnicity and beliefs within its ambit.
TRANSPORTATION AND CONNECTIVITY IN DELHI
The transport network in Delhi is very strong. Indira Gandhi International Airport situated in southwest Delhi is one of the busiest airports in south Asia and is connected to all major cities of world. Terminal 1 of the airport also known as Palam domestic airport provides all the domestic services from New Delhi to the entire country.
Delhi is connected to every part of India through its strong railway and bus network. There are five Railway stations in Delhi, namely New Delhi, Old Delhi, Sarai Rohilla, Nizamuddin and Aand Vihar Railway stations and two major bus stations namely Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar.
The local transport in Delhi consists of the state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus service which operates the world’s largest fleet of CNG-fuelled buses. The Delhi Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), is another fast growing and very popular means of transportation in Delhi. It connects most part of Delhi and NCR. Apart from these taxis, cabs, auto, e-rickshows are easily available in Delhi.
MONUMENTS IN DELHI
The National Capital has been ruled by various rulers which has left a great impact on its cultural development, this is evident from various important monuments and structures present in the capital. . The monuments build during different eras are the pride of the city. These historical monuments and ancient architecture makes the city a sought after destination. Each monument has a history associated to it. These monuments are preserved by archeological survey of India.
Three monuments of Delhi Lal-Quila, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar are listed in UNESCO’s world heritage site due to their historical Importance. Parliament House, President house and India Gate were build during British era. Monuments like Puraa Quila, Jantar Mantar, Lodi Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb have their own importance. Monuments like Akshrdham, Jama masjid, Lotus Temple , Bangla Sahib have their religious importance along with historical importance. These monuments clearly depicts the cultural mix and religious harmony of the city.
SHOPPING IN DELHI
If you are a person who loves to do variety of shopping, Delhi is definitely the place for you. The capital city is flooded with markets and malls. From luxury brands to bargain friendly local products, Delhi is the hub of everything that fills a shopaholic’s bag. Women would find local markets like Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Market , Janpat, Kamla Nagar Market, Chandani Chowk, Karol Baag etc their favourite place. These markets provide some wonderful and cheap stuff for ladies. Men should not envy as these market have good stuff for them too. Gaffar market next to Karol bag is known for cheap electronics.
If you are a brand freak or high street fashion lover, Delhi and neighboring cities have some of Asia’s biggest shopping malls. Famous Khan Market is consistently ranked one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in the world. One should not miss Delhi Hatt, an open-air market designed to resemble a traditional village market. A visit to the national capital would not be complete without visiting these markets of Delhi.