Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. New Delhi is the Capital of India. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with over 16 million inhabitants in the territory at the 2011 Census. There are over 22 million residents in the greater National Capital Region urban area (which also includes Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad). The name Delhi is often used to include urban areas near the National Capital Territory, as well as to refer to New Delhi, the capital of India, which lies within the metropolis. With an estimated net State Domestic Product of US$80 billion in PPP terms, Delhi is the largest commercial center in northern India.


Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since 6th century BC. Delhi is a Historic City. Delhi is also widely believed to have been the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. Delhi is the site of many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. In 1639, Mughal emperor Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857.


A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s. As such, New Delhi houses important offices of the federal government, including the Parliament of India, as well as numerous national museums, monuments, and art galleries.Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population,has transformed Delhi into a major cultural, political, and commercial centre of India. Chicago, Sydney, Moscow, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur are Delhi’s sister cities.


Delhi is well connected to all international airports throughout the world and has the best network of Metro Rails in India which provide a fast and economical mode of transport. Summers are hot, from early April to mid-August. The months of March to May see a time of prickling heat. Monsoon arrives at the end of June, bringing some respite from the heat. The brief, mild winter starts in late October and peaks in January and is very cold. The annual mean temperature is 25 °C.

Major Tourist Attractions: Humayun's Tomb, Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhi Smriti, Chandni Chowk, Qutab Minar, Birla Mandir Temple, India Gate and Red Fort.




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