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Delhi Travel Guide

Delhi, the capital of the country, and one of India's fastest growing cities, has spread far beyond the "seven cities", created between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the river. Remnants of the glorious past survive cheek - by - jowl with soaring skyscrapers, posh residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country.

Delhi has speciality restaurants to please the gourmet, sprawling parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months, a variety of cultural events. The myriad faces of the city are simply tantalizing, and entice the curious traveller into a fascinating journey of discovery.

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Central New Delhi, the metropolitan city of Delhi, is an orderly planned with wide roads lined with sturdy skycrappers which was established soon after the imperial capital of British India moved here in 1911. Old Delhi, Shah Jahan's seventeenth-century capital (Shahjahanabad), lies 2km or so further north. This is Delhi at its most, where the traditional lifestyle of its Muslim population has changed little over two hundred years. Visiting to Old Delhi, its must to give a look at Red Fort and Jami Masjid, India's largest mosque, combined with a walk down through the old city's bazaars, a suburb of clustered houses, and pledged with aromatic smells coming from open-fronted restaurants, spice shops and temples.

Among other five of Delhi's ex-capitals, you'll find the towering free-standing column erected by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the Qutab Minar (twelfth century), that marks the first capital, Dhillika, and that started the development of the city, crowned as captital of India today. Walls and ancient pillars survive from the fourteenth-century city of Tughluqabad, and Purana Qila, the sixth capital. Distributed between these historic ruins are the grand tombs of Delhi's former rulers, plus a plethora of Hindu temples, and domed mosques, introduced by the Muslims, changed the conventional mould of Indian cities in a beautiful dramatical manner.

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Excursions & their distance from Delhi

  • Badhkal Lake 32 kms
  • Ballabgarh 36.8 kms
  • Karnalake 132 kms
  • Dabchick 92 kms
  • Dasna 40 kms
  • Dhanaa 41 kms
  • Dharudara 70 kms
  • Hindon 19.3 kms
  • Hodal 90 kms
  • Maur Bund 32 kms
  • Okhla 11 kms
  • Sardhana 24 kms
  • Sohna 56 kms
  • Suraj Kund 18 kms
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