DELHI…India’s capital city and is the home of executive, legislative and judiciary branches of the Government of India. It is also a large metropolis with strength in arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, research and development, tourism and transports all contributing its prominence.
History: Delhi’s root can be traced back to at least the 6th century B. C. The history of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharta (an epic narrative of the civil war between the Pandavas- 5 sons of the King Pandu and Kauravas in the kingdom of Kurukshetra). The town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live.Successive wars were fought over milliennia by many invaders and each conquering invader built his own forts and palaces and added another layer to the wonder that is Delhi. Remains of at least eight major cities have been discovered in Delhi and the old saying that whoever founds a new city at Delhi will lose it, has come true every time.
Delhi has been a witness to the political turmoil for over five centuries and was ruled by the Mughals. From Hindu Kings and Muslim Sultans, the reins of the city kept shifting from one ruler to another. The soils of the city smell of blood, sacrifices and love for the nation.
Climate: Delhi is a land locked city and has an extreme type of continental climate. The summers are very hot and winters very cold. The temperature range varies from 45 °C in summers (March-June) to 4 °C in winters (November-Feb). The winters are marked at times by mist and fog in the mornings. The monsoon period is from July-Sep.
How to get there:
By Air:- Indira Gandhi International Airport, situated to the southwest of Delhi, is the main gateway for the city’s domestic and international air traffic and is the busiest airport in India. The airport is well connected by most of the airlines in various parts of India and world.
By road: – Delhi is well connected by a network of roads with all the major towns and cities in India.
Lifestyle: Shopping and mall culture in Delhi has changed the way people used to shop earlier. There are new shopping complexes and malls in Delhi where you can find all your shopping requirements under one roof. World class restaurants and hotels are other additions to the changing lifestyle of Delhi with popular chains like Pizza Hut, Mc Donalds and Nirulas (India’s oldest fast food chains) being hot favourites among many citizens of Delhi. You don’t have to look far for a restaurant or “take away” eatery in Delhi for reasonably good in quality food
“Lose yourself in Delhi…you may find its soul- and your own”