Delhi Tour Guide

Delhi Travel Guide & Travel Information

Delhi, also known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of the Republic of India. Delhi also houses New Delhi, which is the national capital city. Delhi has an extensive history and is known for its diversity of culture, religion, dialects and tourist attractions. The city is a perfect example of a blend of an eventful past and an energetic present. The city experiences countless footfalls around the year for its vibrant markets, parks, museums, palaces and monuments. The city had a key role in the independence movement of India for a long period. It is also believed that Pandavas of the Hindu epic Mahabharata had set up their capital at this place and named it as Indraprastha. It was during the Mughal period when Delhi turned into an important social, commercial and political hub in India. The city hosts a number of cultural festivals like Diwali, Mahavir Jayanti, Lohri, Holi, Eid-ul-Fitr. Buddha Jayanti and Muharram.

Geographical location of Delhi

Delhi forms a part of North India and it is situated at 28.61° North and 77.23° East. It is bounded by the state of Haryana to the north, south and west and UP (Uttar Pradesh) to the east.

Some interesting facts and figures about Delhi

  • Area: 1,484 sq km
  • Altitude: 0–125 meters (0 – 409 feet)
  • Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 41.2° C and Minimum temperature 21.4°C.
  • Climate Winter: Maximum temp 33.7°C and Minimum temp 6.8°C.
  • Population: 21,753,486
  • Chief Minister: Sheila Dikshit
  • Languages spoken: Hindi, Punjabi, and English
  • Time Zone: Indian Standard Time (UTC+5.30)
  • Ethnicity: Punjabi, Hindi
  • Best time to visit: September to May

How to Reach Delhi

By Air: Delhi is well connected with all important cities in India by air. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the principal airport of the city and it offers both domestic and international flights. By Rail: Delhi is well connected with all major towns and cities in India via railways. The city serves as the headquarters of the Northern Railways. The city of Delhi houses the following major railway stations: 

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The major places of interest in the state of Delhi

Delhi is a metropolis with a number of historic monuments, temples and places of worship, parks and gardens. Since it is a very big city, you will need time to cover all the top-rated tourist attractions housed in the city. People mostly come to Delhi to see tourist draws like the Red Fort (constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan), Qutub Complex, Humayun’s Tomb, National Museum, Janpath, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Shanti Vana and Raj Ghat. The city is also famous for its buzzing handicraft, cloth and book markets. The prominent places of interest in Delhi are as follows:

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