Capital Capital of India Official Language Hindi
Delhi the national capital is also an National Capital Territory since Independence. One of the most powerful city of India. It hosts the entire governing body of the nation since Independence, Urdu, Punjabi and English are other common languages in Delhi. Some of the notable locations in Delhi are Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, RK puram, Janakpuri (Asia’s largest Colony), New Delhi and Chandni Chowk. Delhi houses the top court of the nation, the Supreme Court, the power centre of the country - the Parliament and of course the Nation’s first citizen and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces - the President of India is seated in the Raisina Hills - The Presidents Palace. New Delhi is also referred to as Lutyens Delhi.
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Delhi has been in the thick of things since centuries. It was once the ancient capital of Pandavas and since then has hosted some great and notable dynasties, the Mughals when capturing India cemented their head quarters in Delhi and even today the city reflects the architectural splendor and culture of the moghals in a great way, the Qutab Minar, Juma Masjid, Humayun’s tomb and the towering red fort are some living examples of the grandeur of Mughal architecture. The British colonial empire also had their administrative head quarters in Delhi and the parliament of India and the Rashtrapathi Bhavan are some of the examples of their architectural marvel. Delhi also offers the best of the Mughal cuisine and has a diverse culinary practice too due to its cosmopolitan nature, arts and tradition bear the best of Mughal and Hindu culture and all major religious festivals are celebrated with pomp and glory. Delhi offers an insatiated package of tourism destinations and tourism is one of the key money spinners to the economy.
Delhi houses some of the top schools of the country like the DAV and DPS group of schools - spread across the country. Delhi University has some of the top ranking colleges in India like the St Stephens College, Miranda College for women, Sri Ram College of Commerce, and many more.
IIT Delhi is the pride of Delhi and produces some of the world class technical brains. The AIIMS is the health savior of Delhi and also the country has a whole. The medical college and hospital has the world’s best medical equipment and treatment. It churns out outstanding medical doctors to serve the nation. The JNU churns out top minds who are politicians, intellectuals and literary figures. IGNOU has its tentacles far and wide and beyond the borders. It is the one stop institution which offers hundreds of program via the Distance Education mode also and has reached the interior villages of the nation. National Law University is one of the top notch Law Academy of India.
The eating scene reflects the capital's melting pot image with people from all over the country and the world setting up shop to woo palates of citizens and visitors alike. Paranthas, Chaat, Butter Chicken, Kebabs, Chole Bhature, Biryani, Nihari, Rolls, Rotis, Dahi Bhalle, Tandoori rotis. Naans, are some of the lip smacking food and dishes. No food dish goes without Panneer and Onion.
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The seat of law makers - The Parliament House, the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, India Gate - 1920s triumphal arch & war memorial, Rajghat - the garden Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, Sakthi Sthal - the Samadhi of Indira Gandhi, the Samadhi of Nehru. The Red Fort-Iconic 1600s imperial residence & museum, Qutb Minar-5-storey victory tower with balconies. Humayun's Tomb-Palatial 16th - century tomb of Humayun, Jama Masjid, Delhi-Vast, 17th - century Mughal-style mosque, Lotus Temple - Temple and many more.
Culture is the specialty of New Delhi and whole of India. Delhi boasts its rich tradition and sound cultural values. The rich heritage and culture can be seen in the lifestyle, demography, art, crafts and music. The Old Delhi embodies exquisite monuments, forts, museums, and the New Delhi is an emblem of architecture and palatial governmental buildings.
- Indira Gandhi International Airport
- Safdarjung Airport
- Palam Airport