Delhi is the city simmering with life and vitality, which offers an unusual fusion of historical and modern ages. One can see countless monuments depicting glorious past the city witnessed once. India Gate, Qutub Minar, Old Fort, Red Fort and Jantar Mantar are few of the most famous historical places, worth a visit. The lifestyle and modern culture of Delhi can be viewed in many of its parks, shopping centres, museums and amusement parks. New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Narrating the city's Mughal past, Old Delhi, takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques, monuments and forts. You will also discover lively and colorful bazaars that boast to cater all sorts of good and items at mind-blowing prices amidst a barely controlled chaotic ambience. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj. It generates a mesmerizing charm reflecting well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautifully lined avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings.
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A city that once housed an estimated 2,00,000 in Aurangzeb’s reign is now thickly populated. The boundaries of Delhi are steadily being pushed outwards as more and more people pour in. Old routes and roads, used for hundreds of years, have disappeared and old buildings have given way to modern structures. For a lover of 400 year old buildings, markets, bargaining, spicy food items, crowds, color, traditional Indian handicrafts, antiques, temples, mosques, etc. Chandni Chowk is an apt place. In fact this famous bazaar has something for everyone. People from all over the world throng into this market because they know that an item that’s unavailable anywhere else, will easily be found here.
Lodi Gardens are a real heaven of tranquility and peace from the hustle and bustle of Delhi. These gardens are very beautiful and home to a wide variety of trees and plants. The gardens derive their name from the fact that these gardens were laid out in 1936 around four monuments built during the Lodi dynasty, the last of the Delhi Sultanate.
India Gate is the pride of Delhi. An imposing structure, the gate was built in memory to the of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War I. Situated at the end of Rajpath, the India Gate is 42 meters high and is a popular relaxation area during the summer evenings and a popular picnic spot during winter. Initially called All India War Memorial, the gate was designed and built by Lutyens who is also credited with the designing of New Delhi, the capital of India.
The Indian capital city of New Delhi remains hot and humid during the summer months and is cold during the winters. The average temperature of New Delhi ranges from 25°C to 46°C during summer and 2°C to 5°C during winter. The cold wave from the Himalayan region makes the winters in New Delhi very chilly. In summers, the heat wave in New Delhi is immense and adequate precaution has to be taken before going out in the afternoons. The best season to visit New Delhi is during the pleasant spring seasons of February to April and August to November. Delhi wears a festive look between February and April, the blooming season.