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Delhi  , officially  National Capital Territory of Delhi  , is the largest metropolis by area and the  second-largest  metropolis by population in India. It is the  eight largest metro polis in the world by population  with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census. There are nearly 22.2 million residents in the greater National Capital Region urban area The name Delhi is often also used to include urban areas near the NCT, as well as to refer to New Delhi, the capital of India, which lies within the metropolis. Although technically a federally administered  union territory , the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a  states  of India with its own  legislature ,  high court  and an executive council of ministers headed by a  Chief Minister .  New Delhi , jointly administered by both the federal  Government of India  and the local  Government of Delhi , is also the capital of the NCT of Delhi. INTRODUCTION

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Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been known to be continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BCE, though human habitation is believed to have existed since the second millennium BCE. Delhi is also widely believed to have been the site of  Indraprastha , the legendary capital of the  Pandavas  during the times of the Mahabharata Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the  Gangetic plain after the rise of the Delhi sultanates. It is the site of many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. In 1639, Mughal emperor  Shahjahan  built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal

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The climate of Delhi is a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate( Koppen climate classification   Cwa ) with high variation between summer and winter temperatures and precipitation. Delhi's version of a humid subtropical climate is markedly different from many other humid subtropical cities such as Sao Paulo,Tokyo  and Brisbane in that the city features dust storms (something more commonly seen in a desert climate), has relatively dry winters and has a prolonged spell of very hot weather. Summers start in early April and peak in May, with average temperatures near 32 °C (90 °F), although occasional heat waves can result in highs close to 45 °C (114 °F) on some days. The monsoon starts in late June and lasts until mid-September, with about 797.3 mm (31.5 inches )  of rain. The average temperatures are around 29 °C (85 °F), although they can vary from around 25 °C (78 °F) on rainy days to 32 °C (90 °F) during dry spells. The monsoons recede in late September, and the post-monsoon season continues till late October, with average temperatures sliding from 29 °C (85 °F) to 21 °C (71 °F). Winter starts in November and peaks in January, with average temperatures around 12–13 °C (54–55 °F). Although winters are generally mild, Delhi's proximity to the Himalayas results in cold waves. Delhi is notorious for its heavy fog during the winter season. In December, reduced visibility leads to disruption of road, air and rail traffic. They end in early February, and are followed by a short spring till the onset of the summer. Extreme temperatures have ranged from −0.6 °C (30.9 °F) to 47 °C (116.6 °F ). Climate of Delhi

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Places to visit in Delhi

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The  Jantra Mantra  (literally the 'instrument and formula ' and often called the  Jantar Mantar ), is located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of  Jaipur , from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by  Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. There is plaque fixed on one of the structures in the  Jantar Mantar  observatory in  New Delhi that was placed there in 1910 mistakenly dating the construction of the complex to the year 1710. Later research, though, suggests 1724 as the actual year of construction. The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables, and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Some of these purposes nowadays would be classified as  astronomy . Jantar Mantar

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Qutab Minar Qutub Minar   is a UNESCO World Heritage Site .  Located in Delhi, India. The Qutub Minar is constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India ,  with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft), contains 379 stairs to reach the top ,  and the diameter of base is 14.3 meters where as the last store is of 2.7 meters. The Construction was commenced by  Qutb - ud -din Aibak  in 1192 and completed by  Iltutmish .  The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.

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The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, the India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens , inspired by the Arc deTriomphe  in Paris. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark inDelhi  and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the  Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Raj, in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite. India Gate

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Humayun's Tomb Humayun's tomb   ہمایوں ک is the tomb of the  Mughal Emperor Humayun . The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife  Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath , a Persian architect. [1]  It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in  Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the  Dina- panah  citadel also known as  Purana Qila , that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale .  The tomb was declared a  UNESCOWorld Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is still underway. Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun , several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi , an Afghan noble in  Sher Shah Suri's court of the  Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals , constructed in 1547 CE .

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The iron pillar of Delhi, India, is a 7 m (23 ft) high pillar in the  Qutb complex notable for the composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar, which weighs more than six tons, is said to have been fashioned at the time of Chandragupta Vikramaditya  (375–413) of the Gupta Empire, though other authorities give dates as early as 912  BCE.The pillar initially stood in the center of a Jain temple complex housing twenty-seven temples that were destroyed by  Qutb - ud -din Aybak , and their material was used in building the  Quwwat - ul -Islam mosque and the  Qutub Minar  complex where the pillar stands today.   Iron pillar

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Safdarjung's Tomb  Safdarjung's Tomb   is a garden tomb with a marble mausoleum in New Delhi ,  India . It was built in 1754 in the late  Mughal Empire style , and was described as "the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture". The top storey of the edifice houses the  Archaeological Survey of India . The garden, in the style evolved by the  Mughal Empire that is now known as the  Mughal gardens  style influenced by  Persian gardens style, is entered through an ornate gate. Its facade is decorated with elaborate plaster carvings.

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A  parliament  is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modeled after that of the United Kingdom. The name is derived from the French  parlement , the action of  parler   a  parlement  is a discussion. The term came to mean a meeting at which such a discussion took place. It acquired its modern meaning as it came to be used for the body of people (in an institutional sense) who would meet to discuss matters of state. Parliament  

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The  RashtrapatiBhavan   or  The Official Residence of the Head of the State  is the official residence of thePresident of India, located at  Raisina hill in New Delhi, India. Until 1950 it was known as "Viceroy's House" and served as the residence of the Viceroy and Governor-General of India. It is amidst an area known as  Lutyens ' Delhi. At present, it is the largest residence of any Chief of the State in the world.The construction of the building was planned for 4 years, but World War I intervened and construction required 19 years to complete. Its first occupant, Lord Irwin, moved into the premises on January 23, 1931. Rashtrapati Bhavan  

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Kalka Mandir  also known as  Kalkaji Temple  is a famous Hindu  mandir , dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali, situated in the Delhi, India, near Okhla  The name has also lend itself to nearby locality of Kalkaji , opposite  Nehru Place  business centre A km away from the temple, on a hill in the East of Kailash neighbourhood , near the ISKCON temple, lies an Edict of Ashoka , dating 3rd century BC. Kalka Mandir

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Hanuman Temple  in Connaught Place, New Delhi, is an ancient Hindu temple and is claimed to be one of the five temples of Mahabharata days in Delhi. The other four temples are the  Kalkaji , a Kali temple in South Delhi containing  Swayambu   rock Idol, the  Yogmaya Temple near  Qutub Minar , the Bhairav temple near the Purana Qila  and the  Nili Chatri   Mahadev at  Nigambodh Ghat  outside the walls of Old Delhi. The temple, which has a self manifest idol of Hanuman, has an unusual feature fixed in the spire in the form of a crescent moon  instead of the Hindu symbol of  Aum  or Sun that is commonly seen in most Hindu temples. This became particularly important during the  Mughal period corroborating this extraordinary depiction. Hanuman Temple

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The  Bahá'í House of Worship  in New Delhi, India, popularly known as the  Lotus Temple  due to its flowerlike shape, is a  Bahá'í  House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Lotus Temple

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Akshardham Temple Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi,  India.Also referred to as  Delhi Akshardham  or  Swaminarayan Akshardham , the complex displays millennia of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building was inspired and moderated by  Pramukh Swami Maharaj , the spiritual head of the  Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha , whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000  artisans construct Akshardham . The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi ,  was officially opened on 6 November 2005. [1]  It sits on the banks of the  Yamuna adjacent to the 2010 Commonwealth Games village .  The monument, at the center of the complex, was built off of theVastu Shastra  and  Pancharatra Shastra .

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The Laxminarayan Temple  is a Hindu temple  dedicatedto   Laxminarayan   inDelhi , India. The temple is built in honour of  Lakshmi  ,and her consort  Narayana   by B. R. Birla from 1933 and 1939, when it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha. The Laxminarayan Temple  

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Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir   is the oldest and best-known Jain temple in  Delhi,India . It is directly across from the Red Fort in the historical  Chandni Chowk  area. It is known for an avian veterinary hospital in a second building behind the main temple. Located just opposite the massive Red Fort at the intersection of Netaji Subhas Marg and Chandni Chowk , Digambar Jain Temple is the oldest temple of the Jain religion in the capital, originally built in 1656. An impressive red sandstone temple today, Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

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Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir is popularly known as  Chhatarpur Temple  since it is located in a down town area in south of Delhi - Chattarpur . This is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess,  Katyayani . It is located at Chhatarpur , on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Delhi and is just 4 km (2.5 mi)from  Qutub Minar , off Mehrauli-Gurgaon road. The temple was established in 1974, by Baba Sant Nagpal ji , who died in 1998. His samadhi shrine lies in the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex. Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir

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Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir or generally called as ISKCON Delhi temple is a famous  Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and  Radharani  in the form of  Radha Parthasarathi , Opened in 1998, it is located at Hare Krishna Hills, in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India. In Vaishnavism Lord Krishna is considered the 'most merciful' incarnation of the  Supreme Personality of Godhead . Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir

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Sai Baba Mandir This temple is located on Lodhi road in Delhi. Although, there are many Shirdi Sai Baba Temples in the city, the one on Lodhi road is the oldest and also the most visited.  This temple opens at 5AM. A number of prayers like the Kakad Aarti , Noon Aarti , the Doop Aarti and the Shej Aarti are arranged for the devotees who visit this temple.

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Jama Masjid The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the  Mughal  Emperor Shah Jahan , builder of the Tai Mahal in the year 1644 CE and completed in the year 1658 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the  Chawri Bazar Road. The later name,  Jama Masjid is a reference to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims,  Jummah , which are usually done at a mosque, the "congregational mosque" or " j ā mi ' masjid ". The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin.

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HazratNizamuddinAuliyaDargah Across the road from Humayun's tomb, the ' dargah ' or shrine of revered Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa has its devotees all over the Islamic world. A settlement has sprung up here known as ' Nizamuddin ' for short. This shrine also houses the tomb of Amir Khusrau , a famous poet and the saint's beloved disciple. Encroachments plaque the shrine and the area itself seem to belong to another century. The shrine was built by Muhammad Tughluq and is one of the sacred places of pilgrimage. Other tombs situated in the complex of the shrine belong to Begum Jahan Ara , Shah Jahan's favorite daughter and Mirza Ghalib . Every Thursday, one can hear qawwalis here around sunset.  

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Moth Ki Masjid  is a mosque located in Delhi, and was built in 1505 by  Wazir   Miya Bhoiya , Prime Minister during the reign of Sultan  Sikander Lodi (1517–26). It was a new type of mosque developed by the Lodi dynasty in the fourth city of the medieval Delhi of the  DelhiSultanate . The name of the mosque literally translated into English language means ‘Lentil Mosque’ and this name tag ‘Lentil’ has an interesting legend. This mosque was considered a beautiful Dome ( Gumbad ) structure of the period. The mosque is now completely enclosed within the modern locality of South Extension Part II, Uday Park and Masjid Moth comprising residential and commercial establishments in the urban setting of South Delhi. [4] Moth Ki Masjid

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Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb  located in the Archeological Village complex in  Mehrauli , Delhi, comprise two monuments adjacent to each other, one is the mosque and the other is the tomb of two persons with the names Jamali and Kamali. Jamali was the pseudo name given to Shaikh Fazlu’llah , also known as  Shaikh Jamali Kamboh  or Jalal Khan, a renowned Sufi Saint who lived during the pre- Mughal dynasty rule of the Lodi’s, and he was greatly regarded. Kamali was an unknown person but associated with Jamali and his antecedents have not been established. Their names are tagged together as "Jamali Kamali" for the mosque as well as the tomb since they are buried adjacent to each other. The mosque and the tomb building were constructed in 1528-1529 but Jamali was buried in the tomb after his death in 1535. Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

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Quwwat - ul -Islam was sponsored by Qutb - ud -din Aibak , founder of the Mamluk dynasty. Born a slave in Turkey, Qutb rose to prominence as a general during Muhammed Ghari's invasion of India in the 1180s. After Muhammed's assasination in 1206, Qutb seized the throne and crowned himself Sultan of the Mamluk dynasty, often disparagingly called the "Slave Dynasty" after Qutb's origins. Although the dynasty lasted for only a few centuries, Muslim rule in India endured up to the British occuption in 1858. Quwwat - ul -Islam

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Red Fort The  Red Fort  is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the  Mughal  emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of  Old Delhi that served as the residence of the  Mughal emprerors . It also served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor  Bahadur Shah Zafar  was exiled by the British Indian government. It was designated a  Unesco World Heritage Site in 2007.

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Red Fort – Location :  Near Delhi Gate at Old Delhi.  Timing :  Closing Time in November to January at 7.30 p.m., January to April and September to October at 8.30 p.m., May to August at 9 p.m.  Highlight :  The Light and Sound Show held Every Evening

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Purana Qila Purana Qila  , is the inner citadel of the city of  Dina- panah , founded by the second  Mughal Emperor,  Humayun  in 1533 and completed five years later. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the sixth city of Delhi. Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun in 1540, and renamed the fort as  Shergarh , and also added several more structures in the complex, during his reign that lasted for the next five years until his death in 1545. Subsequently Islam Shah took over the reins of North India from this fort, but later shifted his capital to Gwalior, as it was supposed to be a safer capital in that period. After Islam Shah's death in 1553

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Old Fort – Location :  4 km away from Connaught Circus.  Timing :  Closing Rime in Nov. to Jan 8 : 00 p.m. , May to Aug 10.00 PM  Highlight :   Kuhna Masjid Inside the Fort Built by Sher Shah 

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Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi, stretching across 6.5 km, built by  Ghiyas - ud -din Tughlaq , the founder of  Tughlaq dynasty, of the Delhi Sultanate of India in 1321, as he established the fifth historic city of Delhi, which was later abandoned in 1327. It lends its name to the nearby Tughlaqabad residential-commercial area as well as the Tughlaqabad Institutional Tughlaqabad Fort

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Tughlakabad Fort – Location :  15 km From Delhi.  Timing :  Closing Rime in Nov. to Jan 5 : 00 p.m. , May to October 6.00 p.m. Highlight :  Tomb of Giyasuddin .

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Famous Museums

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A unique experience for an enthusiast of aviation in India would be to pay a visit to the Indian Air Force Museum at Palam . Situated on the outer suburbs of New Delhi, The capital of the Indian Republic, the Museum is quite a distance by road from the centre of the city. But a visit to it is well worth the effort one puts in reaching it. The only one of its kind in India till the recent unveiling of the Naval Air Museum in Goa, the IAF Museum offers an insight not only into the history of the Indian Air Force but a complete picture of Military aviation in India. Starting from the initial days when Indian aviators flew for the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, right up to the days of the Kargil Operations. The visitor is regaled with pictures, mementoes, souvenirs, models, and the actual aircraft themselves. Indian Air Force Museum

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Delhi Cantonment   is one of the three statutory towns that make up the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Its population according to the 2001 Census was 124,452. It is managed by the Delhi Cantonment Board, which along with statutory bodies, the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC), and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) overlook the state . Delhi Cantonment

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The  International Dolls Museum  is a large collection of dolls in Delhi, India. It was set up by K. Shankar Pillai , a political cartoonist. Housed in the Children's Book Trust building on  Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg , accessed through a separate entrance, a winding staircase, leading up to a foyer. The museum has a floor area of 5,184.5 sq ft (481.66 m 2 ) and occupies a portion of the first floor. International Dolls Museum

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The  National Museum of Natural History  is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., United States. Admission is free and the museum is open 364 days a year. The museum's collections total over 500 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils,  minerals , rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. With 7.4 million visitors in 2009, it is the most visited of all of the Smithsonian museums and is also home to about 185 professional natural historyscientists the largest group of scientists dedicated to the study of natural and cultural history in the world.   National Museum of Natural History

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The  National Science Centre  established in 1992, is a science museum in Delhi, India. It is part of the National Council of Science Museums(NCSM), an autonomous body under India's Ministry of Culture. It stands close to Gate no 1, of  Pragati Maidan  overlooking the Purana Qila .   National Science Centre

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Famous Parks andGardens

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Lodhi Garden Lodi Gardens is a park in Delhi, India Spread over 90 acres (360,000 m 2 ), it contains, Mohammed Shah's Tomb,Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad , architectural works of the 15th century  Sayyid  and  Lodis , a  Pashtun  dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century, and the site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The gardens are situated between Khan Market and  Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodi Road. It is beautiful and serene, and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites .

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Roshanara Garden is a  Mughal -style garden built by  Roshanara Begum, the second daughter of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan . It is situated near clock tower near Kamla Nagar and North Campus of University of Delhi, Delhi. It is well maintained huge garden having a great variety of plants some imported from Japan. It is a nice place to watch birds of all kinds including some of the migratory birds. Roshanara Garden

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Deer Park  is located in South Delhi. Popular with morning walkers, it is approachable from IIT Delhi, Green Park,  Hauz Khas Village,  Safdarjung Enclave or from R K Puram  near the courts side of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association. The Deer Park along with the adjacent District Park (that houses the ancient Hauz Khas lake) and the Rose Garden make up one of the largest green areas in New Delhi and are collectively called "the lungs of Delhi" because they provide very fresh air in the otherwise polluted hustling bustling mega metropolitan Delhi. It is called Deer Park because it actually houses a large number of deer inside the park. There is a large enclosure in the park for deer to roam around, play with each other, have an occasional friendly fight and provide a learning and entertaining experience to the visitors especially the children. Entry to the Deer Park and the surrounding green park is free and it is open everyday from 5:00 AM to 7:30 PM during summer and 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM during winter. Deer Park

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Mughal gardens  are a group of gardens built by the  Mughals  in the Islamic style of architecture. This style was heavily influenced by the Persian gardens particularly the  Charbagh   structure.Significant use of rectilinear layouts are made within the walled enclosures. Some of the typical features include pools, fountains and canals inside the gardens. Mughal gardens

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Nehru Park , Delhi, is large park situated in the  Chanakyapuri  Diplomatic Enclave of New Delhi. Named after India's first Prime Minister,Jawaharlal Nehru, the park is spread over an area of 80 acres (320,000 m 2 ), close to the heart of the city, and was established in 1969. It is today one of city leading green a r eas, and a venue for 'Morning Ragas and Evening Ragas Concerts, as part of the "Music in the Park" concerts organized by NDMC, New Delhi Municipal Council, SPIC MACAY music concerts and the annual ' Bhakti Festival'. Apart from this it is a regular venue for art events, morning yoga classes, and houses an ancient Shiv Temple, a public swimming pool and cafe. The park is one of the most famous landmarks of Delhi and a beautiful place to hang out during a sunny winter afternoon in Delhi. The pool, however, is not public anymore as it has transformed into a club exclusively for civil servants and their families. However, that does not deter the people who throng to the park in hundreds specially on Sundays in winters. An absolute must see for anyone visiting Delhi. Nehru Park

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The bounty of nature can truly be seen at Talkatora Garden in Delhi in the form of the vibrant flowers, sporadic water bodies and the lush green meadow like environment. The name Talkatora has been derived from word Tal meaning pond or water tank and Katora due to its shape resembling a bowl. Though mainly reputed for a huge indoor stadium, the garden is usually frequented by tourists looking for some heavy dosage of greenery. This place also has a historical significance in the form of a spot where the Mughals defeated the Marathas in 1738. Talkatora Garden

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Buddha Garden or the Buddha Jayanti Park is one of the numerous newly laid gardens of Delhi. This sprawling lush green garden has been beautifully decorated with manicured lawns, streams, sloping terrain and mammoth trees. The Buddha garden is relatively new and has a sense of freshness in every corner. Buddha Jayanti Park was laid to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha Nirvana.  Buddha Garden

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“Samadhi sthal ”

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Raj Ghat   is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic  ghat  of Old Delhi on the banks of Yamuna river. Close to it, and east of  Daryaganj  was “Raj Ghat Gate” of the walled city, opening at  Raj Ghat  on Yamuna River. Later the memorial area was also called  Raj ghat . It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation,  Antyesti on 31 January 1948, a day after his assassination. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi in India onRing Road officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. A stone footpath flanked by lawns leads to the walled enclosure that houses the memorial. All guests must remove their shoes before entering the Raj Ghat walls. Raj Ghat  

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Shantivan  which means 'Forest of Peace' is situated on Mahatma Gandhi Marg on the main Ring Road along the banks of the Yamuna River. This is the Memorial site of Pundit Jawahar Lal Nehru who was the first appointed Prime Minister of India. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 to a very wealthy Political family. His father, Motilal Nehru was a Politician and Barrister who along with Mahatma Gandhi Ji mentored the young Nehru to become the youngest leader of the Congress Party. Nehru completed his education from Harrow School in London and did his graduation from Trinity College which was a part of the Cambridge University in Cambridgeshire , England. In 1912, Pt. Nehru returned to India and began practising law. He married Kamala Kaul in 1916 and joined the Home Rule League party in 1917. Later, in 1919, he was introduced to Mahatma Gandhi Ji and instantly admired Gandhi Ji's philosophy of attaining freedom without violence and bloodshed and got involved in the Freedom movement campaigns led by Gandhi Ji . He also led the campaign of the Indian Independence movement along with other eminent freedom fighters and founded the Non-alignment movement Shantivan

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Vijay Ghat Vijay Ghat   which means 'Victory bank' is the memorial grounds of Lal Bahadur Shastri who was the second Prime Minister of India. It lies next to an artificial lake that adds a charming ambience to this site coupled with well trimmed landscaped gardens and lawns fringed with green trees that helps in keeping the serenity of the area intact and undisturbed. Lal Bahadur Shrivastav Prasad was born on 2nd October 1904 to a very poor Teacher named Sharada Shrivastav Prasad in Mughal Sarai which was under the United Province of the British Rule in India. As a 3-month old infant, he slipped from his mother's arms into a basket that belonged to a Cow herder lying on the banks of the Ganga River and when the child was found by the poor Cow herder, he embraced him as a Gift from God. Later, Prasad's parent lodged a missing child complaint at a Police Station nearby and the boy was found. This one incident may have actually changed the fate of this great leader.

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Shakti Sthal (Place of Power)is the memorial of India's first lady prime minister Indira Gandhi. She was assassinated during her third tenure as prime minister in 1984. This memorial in Delhi is located between the Ring Road and Yamuna river near Raj Ghat . It is open all days and is free to all.The monument is a huge monolith of grayish stone Shakti Sthal

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Dilli Haat This huge Delhi market has been deliberately made to feel like a traditional weekly village market, called a   haat . Small thatched roof cottages with a village atmosphere give it great ambiance. The market offers an exciting blend of handicrafts from all over India, food, and cultural and music performances. The entry fee is 15 rupees (35 cents). Don't miss it! Location:   Sri Aurobindo Marg (opposite INA Market). Also at Netaji Subash Place (adjacent to Netaji Subash Place Metro Station), and Pitampura . Opening Hours:   Daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., including national holidays. What to Buy:   Indian handcrafts and artifacts.

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Paharganj Some of the best bargain shopping in Delhi can be found in the crumbling and chaotic Main Bazaar of the Paharganj traveler ghetto. Many of the shops in Paharganj also deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries, making it a good place to come and hunt out unique and inexpensive goods to import back home. Location:   Paharganj Main Bazaar, opposite the New Delhi Railway Station. Opening Hours:   Daily until around 9 p.m. What to Buy:   Clothes, shoes, jewelry, books, music, textiles, handicrafts, hookah pipes, incense.

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Chandni Chowk The shopping district of Chandni Chowk has been in existence for hundreds of years and an exploration of its winding, narrow alleyways is certainly an adventure. The lanes of Chandni Chowk are divided into bazaars with different areas of specialization. For fabrics, head to Katra Neel. In the Bhagirath Palace area, you'll find a huge range of electronics. Dariba Kalan is Old Delhi's ancient silver market full of silver jewelry. Food vendors in Chandni Chowk also serve up a delicious assortment of   Delhi street food . Location:   Old Delhi. Opening Hours:   Daily except Sundays. What to Buy:   Fabrics, jewelry, and electronic goods.

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Lajpat Nagar (Central Market) The hectic Lajpat Nagar market provides an interesting glimpse into Indian culture. It's one of the oldest markets in India and is abuzz with middle class Indian shoppers, all swarming around its roadside stalls and showrooms. One of this market's main attractions is the Mehendiwalas , who will apply beautiful Henna designs to your hands with astonishing speed. You'll also find reasonably priced Indian   kurti tops and   salwaar kameez   suits here. Location:   South New Delhi, near Defence Colony (between Greater Kailash and South Extension). Opening Hours:   Daily except Mondays. What to Buy:   Indian clothing, shoes, bags, accessories (including Indian bangles), and home furnishings.

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Sunder Nagar This quaint market attracts quite a few rich Indian socialites because of its art and antique shops. It's a well-designed market in an upscale neighborhood. You'll also find some wonderful tea shops there. Try the Regalia Tea House and Mittal Tea House.   Location:   Off Mathura Road in central New Delhi, not too far away from Connaught Place, near the zoo and Oberoi Hotel. Opening Hours:   Daily except Sundays. What to Buy:   Silver jewelry, art, textiles, carpets, and antiques.

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Ansal Plaza Ansal Plaza,Delhi's first mall located in the posh South Extension locality. It is a circular mall with open courtyard in the middle. It boasts some of the best apparel brands in the world such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Marks etc.

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City Square The City Square is one of the most popular malls of the Capital, located in West Delhi it is the hot spot of West Delhi- ites . In a very short span of time it has managed to get100% occupancy. The mall ha got it all, from world class stores to food court. MGF has tied up with

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DLF City Centre City Centre is situated in Block-A of Shalimar Bagh , in North Delhi. Shalimar Bagh is basically an untapped land of opportunities that comprises a populace with high purchasing power.It is basically the first official mall of Shalimar Bagh , it enjoys the privilege of being located at the posh area of the capital. 

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West Gate Mall West Gate mall is located in West Delhi, it houses some of the world class apparel stores, from Pantaloons to Reebok, it is Delhi's most Prominent Shopping and Leisure destination. It also houses Delhi's most popular restaurants, from Moti Mahal Deluxe to TFIF, it is a place to be for Delhi- ites . 

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Cross River Mall CrossRiver Mall, a dream venture of Suncity Projects is located in the heart of Shahdara's Business District. It opens a new genre of cutting edge retail and entertainment experience to over 4.5 million urban consumers . The Mall houses top-of-the-line brands in fashion, lifestyle, food & beverage, entertainment and leisure.  

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Mamram Magic Mall Located in Rohini , Mamram Magic Mall is a hot destination of Delhi- ites.Its twin building is a state of the art structure, which diffrentiates it fom others. A hot Leisure destination for the Delhi- ites , it is a place to be in North Delhi. 

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TDI Mall: TDI Mall located at West Delhi houses some of the world's most famous brands such as Adidas, Levi’s, Blackberry and likes. It has been designed as a ground-plus-three structure with two level basements for parking and servaices . 

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North Square Mall: North Square Mall is located at Pitampura . It has huge catchment area catering to the population of Shalimar Bagh , Prashant Vihar , Ashok Vihar , Pitampura , Rohini etc. The mall is first of its kind Woman's Mall which offers great ambience, panache, and ease of shopping which every woman craves for. 

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Metro Walk Mall : It is one of the biggest mall in capital which also has an excellent amusement park - Adventure Island. It has also a wide collection of leading national and international brands including Biba ,Pantaloon, Reebok, Nike, Levi's and likes. It s great place for kids,its world class amusement park differentiates it from others  

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