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Delhi Travel Guide

City of Delhi

As an ancient city Delhi was influenced by a long history. This is exemplified by magnificent monuments of great architectonic value and cultural meaning that you can find in Delhi city. India recognizes 175 monuments in Delhi; these are rest of the Mughals and Turkic rulers whom constructed several architectonic wonders like the Jama Masjid, Red Fort, the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, the Jantar Mantar and Purana Qila, among others. This city that grows fast and progressively has with modern architecture like The Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple and Akshardhan. The museums and houses in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and other notable personalities are also attractive places for the tourist, this city as capital of the Indian country also has on important structures like the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Secretariat, the Parliament and others. These and other places you can visit when you will go there.

By its great multicultural population through the years, Delhi was taken different names like Delhi, Dehli, Dilli, Dhilli. By its history and progress, it is a city of great contrast, between hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis with cars and neon lights, and Old Delhi with its pacific monuments and calmed atmosphere show us another face.

This metropolitan city every time has limits more ample, shares areas of the National Capital Region and of the National Capital Territory. The National Capital Territory includes the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board, the city is governed collectively by the Central Government, the National Capital Territory and the three Municipal Corporations. The National Capital Region includes to the National Capital Territory and other neighboring satellite cities like Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana, Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. This conception of metropolis in Delhi was conceived in 1962 and recognized by the parliament in 1985, this to reduce the population pressure of the city, nowadays the city expands by 22 cities.

Delhi has nine districts headed by a Deputy Commissioner; each district has three subdivisions headed bye a Magistrate. Delhi has Delhi High Court, Lowers Court, Small Causes Court and Sessions Court for exercise jurisdiction. This city has Delhi Police with nine police zones and 95 local police stations.

Delhi is located in the northern part of India; it is at latitude 28.38N and longitude 77.12E. It borders on the south with Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and on the west by the state of Haryana. Only the Yamuna River crosses the city, it is a sacred river in Hinduism. Delhi is divided in three important regions, the Gangetic plains, the Yamuna flood plain and Delhi ridge, the ridge is the most dominant characteristic of the region, and the Yamuna flood plain are fertile during rainy weather.

Delhi is well communicated with other parts of India, through Delhi pass five National Highways; NH1, NH2, NH8, NH10 and NH24, it has two airports; Indira Gandhi International Airport and Safdarjung Airport, and Railways with four main railway stations; Old Delhi, New Delhi Raiwal Station, Nizamiddin Railway Station, and Sarai Rohilla. Transport in the city is by buses, taxis, auto rickshaws, suburban railways and a rapid transit system.

Principal festivities

Delhi Book Fair, each July, Delhi.
Qutub Festival, each September, Qutb Minar.
Ananya Festival, each October, Purana Qila
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, each January, Delhi.
Republic Day Parade, 26 January, Delhi.
Maha Shivratri, each February, Delhi.
Garden Festival, each February, Said-ul-Ajaib (Garden of Five Senses).
Bhakti Festival, each April, Nehru Park.
Buddha Jayanti, each May, Buddha Jayanti Park.

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