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CITY GUIDE

Tourism

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New Delhi, the capital of India, sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna is one of the fastest growing cities in India. It is surrounded on three sides by Haryana and to the east, across the river Yamuna by Uttar Pradesh. Historically, the city has long since been the foremost in political importance with successive dynasties choosing it as their seat of power, between the 13th and the 17th centuries.  Remnants of the glorious past survive as important monuments in different parts of the city.

The myriad faces of the city are simply fascinating. In some places it remains a garden city, tree lined and with beautiful parks, but in some places it can also be crowded with heavy traffic.Turbaned Sikhs, colourfully  dressed Rajasthani and Gujarati women working in offices, Muslim shopkeepers along Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, Tibetans and Ladakhis in the street stalls along Janpath and Kashmiris in the handicraft emporia around Connaught Place, all add to the cosmopolitan feel of the city. Soaring skyscrapers, posh residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes can be seen along with the ancient historical monuments. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country. Old Delhi which looks entirely different from New Delhi area, is about 6 Km north of the city center.

Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. The main places to see in Delhi are Parliament House, Qutab Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lodi Garden, Humayun's Tomb, Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple etc.

The city has extreme climates- it experiences immense heat waves during the summer months and chilly coldness during the winters. The average temperature ranges from 25C to 46C during summer and 2C to 5C during winter. The best seasons to visit New Delhi is during the pleasant spring season of February to March when the flowers are blooming, and from October to November when the weather is at its best.