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Location
The capital of India, Delhi is located between the Aravali Hills to the south west and surrounded on three sides by Harayana and to the east across the river Yamuna.


About Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi SightseeingDelhi is the capital & the administrative centre of India. It was declared the capital of Independent India in 1950 and in 1992 it was declared as a state.
Delhi occupies a significant share in the history, as the capital of many dynasties . It was the centre of power during Mughal and the colonial rule. The city is divided into two distinct parts, the Old and New Delhi.
Numerous ancient monuments including Temples, Museums, Gardens and Parks are scattered around in the City which still exhibit the historical splendour of the City in a charming way.


Climate
Delhi has an extreme climate. December and January are the coolest months of the year with lowest temperature around 4 degrees Celsius. The city experiences the spring months in February and March. The summer months of May and June are extremely hot with temperature may climb up to 46 degrees Celsius. During July to September the city experiences a little rain.
The best season to visit the historical grandeur monuments of the city is in between October to March.


Attractions in Delhi
Delhi still carries the memorabilia of the powerful dynasties that had chosen the City as their centre of political and administrative activities.
Red Fort Delhi» Red Fort : The Red Fort is one of the most magnificent Forts in the world built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. It has two entrances, the Lahore and Delhi Gate. The major architectural attractions inside the Red Fort complex are Diwan-i Am, Dewan-i-Khas, Rang Mahal, Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Hammam (Royal bathe), Khwabgah (bedroom), etc.
Also called the Lal Quilla, the place sees the hosting of the Tricolour (National Flag of India) during the independence and the Day of Democracy. The Prime minister addresses the Nation from this fort on these auspicious occasions.

» Qutub Minar : The construction of the tower started in 1200 AD by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi- Qutab-ud-din Aibak who finished the basement only. His successor, Iltutmush built three more storeys and in 1368 , Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey.
The engineering feat, as it has been proved that the Minar was built, in parts, somewhere else and later on brought to the place, is in itself a miracle.

» India Gate : This 160 feet high gate was built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in World War I. India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931. It also houses the Eternal Flame which is a gesture in memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 war with Pakistan.
The spacious Gardens and the nearby open-spaced surrounding is a perfect place to pass leisurely time with friends and family and sees a huge gathering of crowds during the summer evenings when the gate is illuminated by lights. The Amar Jawan Jyoti, a flame dedicated to the soldiers keep burning day and night near the Gate.

» Lotus Temple : The Lotus Temple, also known as the Baha'i Temple is one most beautiful temples in India & belongs to the Baha'i sect. Built in 1986 the Lotus-like structure is made of pure white marble and represents the contemporary architectural style.

The surrounding spacious gardens dipped in greens is a perfect way to feel the tranquility of the monument and pass leisure times.

» Akshardham Temple : The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple is a modern example of architectural grandeur, built with a fusion of Pink stones and pure white marbles. Built by the initiative of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the Hindu temple houses 234 ornately carved pillars, 9 ornate domes, 20 quadrangle-Shikhars (temple tops), a spectacular plinth of Stone-Elephants and 20,000 idols and statues of Indian religious Gurus.

The Satellite towns near Delhi
Unitech Global Business Park, Places to visit near Delhi » Gurgaon : The Industrial base of the NCR region is located at a distance of 30 km from the Capital and falls in the state of Haryana. The speciality of the town is that most of the multinationals that operate in NCR region have found it as a heaven to run their business. The Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Damdama Lake and the small town, Sohna adds to the Charm of sightseeing in this otherwise corporatised city.

» Noida : Competing equally with Gurgaon, to gain the status of Corporate hub of the NCR region is this city of Uttar Pradesh, Noida. Numerous important corporate have their head offices in this City. Among the youth, the City holds importance for the many Call-Centres that are located in this City. The City in conveniently connected by a spacious (and the advertising heaven) Toll bridge, also called the DND Flyway.

» Faridabad : Another important business location, more importantly for real estate is Faridabad, in Haryana, at a distance of 30 km from the Capital. However, major production facilities for refrigerators, Tyres, Shoes and Motorcycles are located in this town. Established by Shaikh Farid in 1607, the town preserves its splendid sightseeing spots such as Badkhal Lake, Baba Farid's Tomb and Suraj Kund.

Places to visit around Delhi» Ghaziabad : The Ghaziabad town is the district headquarter of Ghaziabad district and is located at a distance of 19 km from Delhi, in Uttar Pradesh. The important Hindu pilgrimage, Garhmukteshwar hosts its famous Ganga Fair which sees people arrive here from the neighbouring countries-Pakistan and Bangladesh to trade in Donkeys in the Gadho ka Mela (Donkey fair). Many food production houses are located in the town.


How to Reach?
» Air : All the major National and International Air Lines have their flights operating from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It also has a domestic terminal at Palam.

» Rail : The Indian railway connects Delhi to all the major cities of India. There are three important railway stations namely New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and the Hazrat Nizamuddin Station.

» Road : Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations of the rest of the country. There are three bus terminus located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) provides regular bus services to all parts of Delhi & the surrounding areas including the National Capital Region (NCR).