DELHI TOURISM: BY ARSHAQ HABIB I MBA (TOURISM ADMINISTRATION) DELHI TOURISM POLITICAL MAP: POLITICAL MAP GOOGLE MAP VIEW: GOOGLE MAP VIEW THE CITY: Delhi, locally pronounced as Dilli The name Delhi is often also used to include urban areas near the NCT(National Capital Territory of Delhi), as well as to refer to New Delhi, the capital of India, which lies within the metropolis Largest metropolis by area and the second-largest by population in India It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census THE CITY HISTORY - THEN: Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been known to be continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BC Though human habitation is believed to have existed since the second millennium BC Delhi is also widely believed to have been the site of Indraprastha , the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata HISTORY - THEN HISTORY-NOW: British had captured Delhi by 1857 and George V announced in 1911 that the capital of British cotrolled parts of India would move back to Delhi A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s. When India gained independence from British rule in 1947, New Delhi was declared its capital and seat of government. As such, New Delhi houses important offices of the federal government, including the Parliament of India, as well as numerous national museums, monuments, and art galleries. HISTORY-NOW LOCATION & GEOGRAPHY: Delhi is located at 28°37′N 77°14′E / 28.61°N 77.23°E / 28.61; 77.23, and lies in northern India The National Capital Territory of Delhi is spread over an area of 1,484 sq.km Delhi is an expansive area, in its extremity it spans from Narela in the north to Ghitorni in the south Most of Delhi, including New Delhi, is situated on the western banks of the river Yamuna which separates the main city from eastern suburbs (commonly known as trans-Yamuna), although there is a good connectivity between the eastern and western sides, with a number of road and railway bridges as well as the Delhi Metro. LOCATION & GEOGRAPHY CLIMATE: Delhi features an atypical version of the humid subtropical climate Summers are long and extremely hot, from early April to mid-October, with the monsoon season in between. Monsoon arrives at the end of June, bringing some respite from the heat, but increasing humidity at the same time. The brief, mild winter starts in late November and peaks in January and is notorious for its heavy fog Extreme temperatures range from −0.6 °C (30.9 °F) to 46.7 °C (116.1 °F) CLIMATE TRANSPORT: Delhi is a major junction in the rail map of India and is the headquarters of the Northern Railway. Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of the total demand. The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system built and operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), serves many parts of Delhi as well as the satellite city of Gurgaon in the neighbouring Haryana and Noida in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. Auto rickshaws are a popular means of public transportation in Delhi, as they charge a lower fare than taxis. Most run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and are yellow and green in colour . Taxis are not an integral part of Delhi public transport, though they are easily available. TRANSPORT RELIGION(based on population): RELIGION(based on population) CULTURE: Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by the many monuments of significance found in the city. Religious festivals include Diwali (the festival of lights), Mahavir Jayanti , Guru Nanak's Birthday, Durga Puja , Holi , Lohri , Chhath , Krishna Janmastami , Maha Shivaratri , Eid ul-Fitr , Moharram and Buddha Jayanti Other events such as Kite Flying Festival, International Mango Festival and Vasant Panchami (the Spring Festival) are held every year in Delhi. CULTURE DELICACIES: Punjabi and Mughlai delicacies like kababs and biryanis are popular in Delhi. The street food there is known to be delicious and includes chaat , golgappe and aloo tikki . Due to Delhi's large cosmopolitan and migrant population, cuisines from every part of India, including Gujarati Rajasthani , Maharashtrian , Bengali, Hyderabadi cuisines, and South Indian food items like idli , sambar and dosa are widely available. Local delicaies include Chaat , Golgappe , Aloo-Tikki and Dahi - Papri . 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