Useful Information of Delhi Tourism

Delhi is one of the four metro cities of India and also the national capital. Due to its strategic position geographically, it has been the target of foreign invasion for centuries. The invaders who were able to capture the city stayed back as rulers and rebuilt the city. Thus Delhi has been destroyed and rebuilt many a times.

The British also made it a capital of the British Raj from 1911 to 1947 when they moved the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. They also planned and built the city which is now “New Delhi”, the modern administrative and political capital of undivided India.

Delhi is the favorite destination of domestic as well as international travelers as it showcases a vivid and long history of the country which had Delhi at its center stage and the modern bustling world city that it has now become. It also has a bit of rural India to show since it is surrounded by the villages of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh that are slowly being urbanized and absorbed in the National capital Region.

Delhi is a place with a heritage. It has archeological structures from different historical periods, museums and archives that offer a lot to tourists interested in history and also to scholars, students and researchers. It is also a beautiful city that is aesthetically planned and laid out with wide tree-lined avenues, colorful roundabouts and grand monuments and buildings.

Location of Delhi

Delhi is located in the north of India on 28.38 N Latitude and 77.12 E Longitude. It is a continuously growing city spreading in all directions. Located on the western most end of the Ganges plain, Delhi is land locked with the Yamuna River flowing across the eastern side of the city. Delhi is covered on all sides by two states namely Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The city and the satellite towns such as Faridabad, Gurgaon and Bahadurgarh of Haryana and NOIDA and Ghaziabad of Uttar Pradesh that touch the periphery of city form the National Capital Region or NCR. Delhi and the NCR are jointly administered by the Central Government, State Government of Delhi, the Cantonment Board and the two Municipal Corporations; MCD or Municipal Corporation of Delhi and NDMC or New Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Delhi is very well connected to the rest of the country and to the world. The Indira Gandhi International Airport has two large terminals for domestic and international flights. It is one of the biggest airports in the world with the best facilities. Delhi is the main seat for the Northern Railway which is a zone of the Indian Railways. There are several railway stations that cater to trains from the east, north, south and west. There are also three main bus terminuses that have buses going to most states in the north and also in the west and central India. 

Tourism in Delhi

Delhi being the capital of India and also the beautiful and interesting place that it is, is a place of great tourist interest. In fact it has the most number of tourist visitors than any other city in India. There are visitors all round the year but more so in the tourist season from October to March.

Since Delhi has a long history there are many historical monuments and heritage places to visit. Visiting Delhi and seeing these places is like visiting all of India as Delhi represents the country in more ways than the fact that it is the national capital.

Delhi is also a modern city that offers all the luxuries, relaxation and entertainment that any world city can offer. Another great attraction in Delhi is the food; there is a wide variety of delicious food available almost everywhere. There are art galleries, museums, ethnic bazaars, malls and places of entertainment like cinema, theatre, music programs etc. There is something going on for everyone; men and woman, young and old, rich and poor and also people from different cultures.

Climatic Conditions / Best Time to Visit Delhi

Delhi has harsh winters and summers but the months in between are pleasant with a salubrious climate. The tourist season is from September to March.

Winters start at the end of November and end by mid February. December and January are especially cold with minimum temperature ranging from 1 to 4 °C. There is also a lot of fog in January that may cause delays to air and rail traffic.

Summers start in March and end in July. There is a short monsoon from June end to August. The summer months of June and July are very hot with maximum temperatures sometimes touching 47°C.

Monsoons in July and August see intermittent rains. The roads of Delhi often get flooded during monsoons but the scorching heat of summer reduces considerably with the rains.

If you wish to visit Delhi in summer, July to September could be good for short trips and sightseeing tours. Mind the rains and the road flooding though! From October to the middle of December is great for seeing the city and the surroundings closely. January is cold and damp. There can be a few winter showers making the atmosphere dreary. The months of February and March are the best for tourists and are most enjoyable for eating out too. There are many hill stations around Delhi. You can see many places in and around Delhi while on a trip here.

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