Delhi being the capital of India, is connected to all the major cities around the world. The city has a diverse culture of people living in it. Being a metropolis, it is one of the fastest developing cities in the world.
It is the third largest city of the world and is situated in north central India. It stands on the west bank of Yamuna River and is bounded on the east by the state of Uttar Pardesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana.
The eternal Yamuna has witnessed the glory and the tumultuous history of the 3000 year old Delhi. The city is spread over an area of 1483 sq. kilometers, 216 meters above sea level and has a population of around 14 million. The mixture of various cultures, traditions and religions has painted Delhi in colour which is brought from all over India.
Delhi was and has always been the hub of activity, art, culture and its rich history and legacy has left a deep impact on the city.
It is divided into two parts Old Delhi & New Delhi.
Old Delhi is energetic with colourful shops and lively people. Our Shahjahanabad Walks will let you have the mesmerizing sight of Old Delhi which was once called Shahjahanabad named after the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Take a cycle rickshaw ride through the hustles and bustles of the Chandni Chowk market and get a unique experience altogether.
Following are some of the facts and figures about the city:
- Delhi also known as Dilli
- Capital Of India
- Area : 483 sq. km·
- Population : 1,37,82,976 (As per the 2001 Census)
- Religions : Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and the Baha’i Faith
- Location Northern Plains of India
- Languages : Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu
- Climate : Delhi experiences an extreme type of climate that is very cold in winters and quite hot in summers
- Best Time to Visit : February to March and September to November
- Literacy : 81.82%
- Currency : Rupees
- Some facts:
- Delhi is one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the world with a green cover of almost 20%.
- The entire public transport of the city runs on environment friendly Compressed Natural Gas.
- Khari Baoli is the Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. A must visit for the once-in-a-lifetime overdose of a spice cocktail high.