Delhi- The Heart of India
Delhi is perhaps the most quintessential of all India’s cities, full of contradictions. From noisy, chaotic and irresistible medieval bazaars, majestic tree-lined avenues, thousand-year-old monuments to fast-paced cars, history rubs shoulders with modernity.
Major offices are located in the heart of the city’s shopping and commercial district close to Rajpath that stretches from India Gate towards the final architectural bequest of Empire: the Secretariat, the Houses of Parliament, and the President’s House, Rashtrapati Bhavan. Under the surface of this manicured exterior – or rather sitting side by side with it, is “Old Delhi” – a conglomeration of sites, with the ghosts of history haunting the ruins of old forts, tombs, mosques and crumbling residences.
Delhi also has the country’s best facilities for holding conventions, conferences, seminars and exhibitions. Most of them are located in five-star hotels with state-of-the-art facilities.
Places of Interest:
- Red Fort: Built by Mughul Emperor Shah Jehan.
- Qutab Minar- An iron pillar dating from the fifth century, which for reasons that defy modern-day science, has never rusted.
- Raj Ghat – The Samadhi (Cremation site) of India’s most cherished leader, Mahatma Gandhi.
- Bahai Temple – Shaped like an upturned lotus, with a cool, marble meditation chamber.
- Humayun’s Tomb- Built by Humayun’s widowed Queen Haji Begum, shows the Mughal architecture at its best.
- Healthcare: The city has large and modern hospitals and reliable medicines are easily available.
- Language: English is widely spoken.
- Climate: Summer runs from April to June and temperatures can rise to 45 degree celsius. The monsoon season is from July to September. December and January are the coldest months, with temperatures dropping to five degree celsius.
- Airport – Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main international gateway to India.
- Transport- A fleet of taxis is available at the pre-paid counters in the arrivals area and in the city.
CITY TOUR OF DELHI
New Delhi, the capital of modern India, a city where everything happens. Nowhere has tradition blended with modernity on a scale as is evident in New Delhi. Here are broad avenues with ultra modern high rise buildings which blend with age old monuments, many of which still retain much of their Imperial flavour visit Qutub Minar standing gracefully in its surrounding silence, the Mega arch of India Gate(War M emorial), the sweeping drive of Raj Path leading to President’s house and government’s administration blocks.
Visit Lakshminarayan Temple, Raj Ghat-the cremation site of Mahatama Gandhi. Also drive past Red fort, Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, Chandi Chowk- a 300 year old market and important shopping center of Old Delhi. The city also boasts of some of the finest shopping areas – from handicrafts to antiques, gems and jewellery, silk and carpets, all available at bargain prices.