Delhi , India’s capital territory is an important metropolitan area in northern India. Delhi covers an area of 1484 km2 and is home to 1.9 crore people. Delhi welcomes 25 lakh people each year.
Climate and weather
Delhi lays in the temperate zone and therefore experiences an extreme climate. The temperature goes as low as 5°C in winters and as high as 45°C in summers, so packs your luggage accordingly.
Best time to visit Delhi
Choose a season when the weather is pleasant. October, November, February, and March may be the ideal season you are searching for. Going in peak summers or winters is avoided by tourists.
- Delhi covers 0.045% land area of India but is home to 1.43% of Indians.
- Although it is a major metropolitan city in the country, 20% of its area is covered by forests.
- Public transport in Delhi runs entirely on CNG which is an eco-friendly fuel.
- It houses 19 crore people which are the second highest for a city after Tokyo.
- Khari baoli in Delhi is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market.
- It is the 15th most polluted city in the world.
- Indira Gandhi international airport is one of the busiest in Asia.
- Delhi has the highest numbers of registered cars in India.
- Qutub minar, world’s tallest brick minar is in Delhi.
- Delhi has an international toilet museum.
Places of attraction
It is a perfect example of indo-Islamic and Mughal architecture. It was designated as world heritage site in 2007 in the 31st Mughal emperors ruled their dynasty from this fort for more than 200 years. The fort also has a few museums.
It is built in the indo- Islamic architectural style. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Mehrauli area. This 73m tall monument was built by qutab-ud-din-aibak in 1193. Its diameter is 15m at the base and 2.5m at the top.
It was opened for public in 12th February 1931. Amar jawan jyoti was added after India got independent. This 42m high archway was built to pay respect to the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War I.
this mosque made of marble and sandstone is a combination of Islamic, indo-Islamic and Mughal architecture. It was built by shah jahan in 1656. Its courtyard has a capacity of holding 25,000 devotees at once.