New Delhi, the heart of India is the capital of the country. It takes pride in witnessing the age old histories and empires. It has special mention in famous epic Mahabharata and was known by the name Indrarashtha were Pandavas resided. It has been part of many rulers right from Hindus to Muslims who made it the prime location for their regime.
New Delhi is known for its extreme climate with hot and burning summers from April – June where the temperature rises up to the boiling point of 45°C, chilly and foggy winters from December to February where temperature drops to freezing point of 5°C making people wear woollen clothes. Winters of New Delhi are characterized by fog in the early morning and intermittent rains making the temperature fall further. Monsoon from July – September has moderate downpours with humidity in the atmosphere. Autumn from September – November brings in cool and pleasant climate with fresh and salubrious environment.
The cultural life of New Delhi is the replica of Unity in Diversity syndrome. Its traditions and lifestyles are showcased by neighbouring states viz. Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab all circumscribing the city. All the festivals are celebrated with much gusto viz. Diwali, Dusshera, Lohri, Chat Puja, Gurunanak Jayanti, Christmas etc. The local of the city are full of life. Punjabi and Hindi are main languages. English language also occupies important place in the city.
New Delhi is the visitor’s paradise. Sojourn in the city one gets mesmerised by impeccable monuments, beautiful temples, gardens, forts, museums etc.
The places that are a million dollar worth visit are:
- India Gate
- Lotus Temple
- National Zoo
- Kalindi Kunj- musical fountain park
- Lodhi and Mughal gardens
- Kutub Minar
- Red fort
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- Iskon Temple
- Birla Mandir
- Rail Museum
- National Gallery of Modern arts
- Doll Museum
- Dilli Haat etc
New Delhi is place for foodies. It has in its platter wholesome and yummy cuisines that leave everyone spell bound. Street food like Tikki, Chat pakodi, Gol gappa, Chole Bature, kulche, Bhel, kalmi vada etc all have lip smacking tastes. Punjabi food is more common in the city viz. Tandoor roti, Makki ki roti, Sarson ka saag, Lassi, Puri etc provide yummy tastes. Other cuisines like Mughlai, Continental,Chinese, Mexican tickles your taste bud and you cannot resist their temptation to have more. With low cost Dhabas to high rates five star hotels the city caters to everybody’s hue.
Shopping in New Delhi renders memorable experience. Its markets are flooded with items like dresses, handicraft materials, zari and embroidery work materials, leather goods etc. Connaught Place, Kamla nagar, Tri nagar, Sarojini market etc are famous shopping destinations to be explored.
Stay option is not an issue as New Delhi welcomes its visitors whole heartedly and has numerous cosy accommodation facilities for their perfect stay. Right from small hotels to five star hotels the city has variety of stay options to choose from depending on the budget and requirements.
New Delhi is full of life with people enjoying in midst of beautiful monuments, heated aura of political scenario, impeccable forts and yummy foods.