New Delhi Map

Introduction

New Delhi is the capital city of India. With a total area of 42.7 km2, New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi and serves as the seat of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT).Much of New Delhi was planned by Edwin Lutyens and contracted to Sir Sobha Singh, a leading 20th century British architect and it has been dubbed "Lutyens' Delhi". At the heart of the city was the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhawan (then known as Viceroy's House) which sat atop Raisina Hill, formerly Raisina Pind a Sikh village. The Rajpath, also known as King's Way, stretched from the India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Secretariat which houses various ministries of the Government of India, flanked out of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Parliament House, designed by Herbert Baker, is located at the Sansad Marg, which runs parallel to the Rajpath.


Area 42.7 sq km
Altitude 236 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-28.0C,Max.-46.0 C Winter,Min.-4.0C,Max.-28.0C
Language English, Hindi, Panjabi
STD Code 011
Rainfall 714 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

How to get there

  1. Air :-Delhi has an extensive network of international and domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly through Delhi, and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic air links cover Delhi from all the major cities in the country.
  2. Rail:-Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow and Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
  3. Road:- Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During the summer months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended.

Places to Visit


India Gate Red Fort Rashtrapati Bhawan Iskon Temple
Birla Mandir Qutub Minar Old Fort National Museum
Lotus Temple Humayun Tomb Jantar Mantar Chandni Chowk
Safdarjung's Tomb Lodi Garden Dilli Haat  

Excursion


Corbett National Park Agra Mathura Sariska Tiger Reserve
Keoladeo National Park Jaipur Vrindavan  

Shopping

Delhi with it's innumerable shopping complexes is able to cater to every individuals desire to acquire items that have the essence, the originality of a particular region in India. Although there are shopping complexes in almost every locality in Delhi, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh and Chandni Chowk are the principle shopping areas. Multiple emporia representing every state of the country are to be seen at the famous Baba Kharak Singh Marg, near Parliament Street. Each state emporium has a slice of the best of its crafts under one roof at government-controlled prices. Dilli Haat, near INA market, developed by Delhi Tourism has on display almost everything that would be very typical to a particular region in India. It has been designed to be an upscale version of a haat (generally a weekly traditional market).

Accommodation


Hotel Ashok Hotel Centaur Hyatt Regency Le Meridien Maurya Sheraton
Hotel The Grand Hotel Imperial Hotel Radisson Taj Mahal Taj Palace
The Oberoi Hotel Sunstar Heritage Vasant Continental The Lalit Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Qutab Hotel Samrat Hotel Siddharth Hotel Janpath Oberoi Maidens
Hotel Hans Plaza Hotel Connaught Hotel City Park Hotel Uppal's Orchid Hotel Centaur
Hotel Claridges Hotel Marriott Welcom Ashok Country Resort Hotel Clarks Inn Suncourt Yatri
The Park Hotel Center Point Hotel Broadway Hotel Swati