Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second- largest metropolis by population in India. Multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Rapid development, urbanization, high avg. income transformed it into a major cultural, political, and commercial centre. This added to its beauty and glory with Big gardens, wide roads, good quality hospitals, good public transport system, etc. Demands of increasing population led to the growth of adjoining regions resulting in development of NCR. Satellite cities such as Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad share the load by offering more commercial & residential land.
"Delhi" got its name from Dhillu or Dilu, a king of the Mauryan dynasty, who built the city in 50 BC and named it after himself. After the rise of Delhi Sultanate, Delhi emerged as a major political city. In 1639, Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857 After 1680, Mughal Empire declined and Hindu Marathas rose to power. In 1761, Marathas lost the battle of Panipat and Delhi was raided by Ahmed Shah. In 1803, British East India Company overran the Mughal rule. In 1911, It became the capital of British India. British architects designed a new political and administrative area, known as New Delhi.
A fine blend of old and new, ancient and modern in every stream of life. Melting pot of culture, architecture and human diversity. Old Delhi, takes you through the mosques, monuments and forts while New Delhi displays the fine architecture of British Raj. Mesmerizing charm of well-composed and spacious streets under the avenues of trees and tall and imposing government buildings. Lively and colorful bazaars, Trade shows & expos, shopping complexes and malls. Wide range of food delicacies from traditional to continental at roadside dhabas to luxurious hotels. Famous for its crisp winters, it is one of the few places in India where colors of nature changes with the seasons.
Rashtrapati Bhawan - Inaugurated in1931 ,with a mix of Western and Indianstyles, it was originally built for theGovernor General of India. Now it isthe Presidential Palace of India. India Gate and Rajpath - It is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed the words ‘Amar Jawan’ in Gold.
Qutub Minar- It was built by Qutb-ud- din Aibak in 1206. It is a fluted red Indo- islamic style sandstone tower of 72.5 metres height and covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran.Red Fort- Built in 1640s, when ShahJahan decided to shift his capital fromAgra to Delhi. Within 8 years, it wasready in all its magnificence to receivethe Emperor.
Sansad Bhavan - Parliament of India is a circular building designed by the British architects in 1912–1913. Home of the Council of State and the Central Legislative AssemblyGurdwara Bangla Sahib- It is the most visitedGurdwara in Delhi. Akshardham Temple - Built in 2005, it is the largest Hindu temple in the world. In the sprawling 100-acre land rests an intricately carved monument, high-technology exhibitions, an IMAX theatre, a musical fountain, a food court and gardens.
The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa is most commonly known as Jama Masjid. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India.Lotus Temple- Lotus shapedhouse of Worship built by theBaháí community symbolizingfaith in all forms of God.
The most famous is chandani chowk.Various lanes of chandani chowk:- Katra Neel Bhagirath Place Kinnari bazaar Dauba Kalan Chatta chowk bazaar
Palika bazaar Delhi haat Sarojini nagar South ex-Delhi Karol baug Lajpath nagar Khan market Gafar market
Being a metro society there is no such specialty each and every food is available there. But the most famous is the chaats , gol gappas and parathas. Bengali market is famous for chaats and chandani chowk is famous for parathas.
Delhi people are very fond of milk. So the dairy products are in demand there. They have lassi generally after every meal.
Women :- salwar kameez and sarees.Men:- kurta pajama or shirts and trousers.
The major festivals that are celebrated in delhi are:- Lohri Guru nanak jayanti Diwali
Delhi metro• Delhi Metro is being built and operated by the delhi metro rail corporation limited (DMRC)• The DELHI METRO is a rapid transit system serving Delhi , Gurgaon and noida in the national capital region of india.• The network consist of six lanes with a total length of 153 km and 130 stations out of which 30 are underground.• Planning for the metro started in 1984, when the Delhi development authority and the Urban Arts Commission came up with a proposal for developing a multi-modal transport system for the city.
the Government of India and the Government of Delhi jointly set up a company called the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on March 5, 1995 with E. Sreedharan the managing director. Physical construction work on the Delhi Metro started on October 1, 1998 The Red Line was the first line of the Metro to be opened. It is partly elevated and partly at grade Opened in 2010, the Green Line was the first standard gauge corridor of the Delhi Metro The Violet Line is the most recent line of the Metro to be opened, and the second standard gauge corridor after the Green Line.
Yellow Line is one of the lines of the Delhi metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi. It consists of 34 Metro stations from Jahangirpuri in Delhi to Huda city centre in the neighbouring city of Gurgaon. The Yellow line has interchanges with the Red, Blue and Violet lines of the Delhi Metro, as well as with the Old Delhi and New Delhi railway station of the Indian railways
•The Blue line of the Delhi metro system in Delhi consists of 42metro stations from Dwarka sector 9 to Noida city centre.•Karkardooma station on Anand Vihar branch is the highest station ofDelhi metro with a platform height of 19 meters.•Rajouri Garden station on the main line is the second higheststation with a height of 17 metres.
Delhi Metro has introduced, for the first time in the country, ticketing and passenger control through a completely Automatic Fare Collection system. The ticket, which could be a card or a token, is purchased from the Ticket Counter Travel card Tourist card Token
Earlierknown as a special union territory, the National Capital Territory of Delhi has its own Legislative Assembly, Lieutenant Governor, Council of Ministers and Chief Minister. All major political parties have their head office located in Delhi, which is the capital city of India.
The Parliament of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Supreme Court of India are located in New Delhi. There are 70 assembly constituencies and seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi. Some of the political parties of Delhi are Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Shiromoni Akali Dal, Rastriya Janata Dal, Communist party of India and Nationalist Congress Party.
Indian National Congress in Delhi is one of the oldest parties in India. Bahujan Samaj Party in Delhi was formed mainly to represent the Dalits or the untouchables of the Indian society and its political ideology is Dalit Socialism. Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi is one of the national political parties of the country. Its political ideologies is based on Hindutva and Integral Humanism. Delhi Political parties influence the entire political set up of the Indian Democracy.
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The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games.A total of 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events. Itwas the first time that the Commonwealth Games were held in India and the second time it was held in Asia after Kuala Lumpur
Delhigovernment is implementing a program to teach English, and the necessary skills for serving tourists, to key workers-such as cab drivers, security workers, waiters, porters, and service staff. Toachieve this goal, the government plans to streamline the power distribution process.
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Several concerns were raised over the preparations of the Games and these included excessive budget overruns The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi was criticized by several prominent Indian politicians and social activists. billions of dollars on a 12-day sports event "when 46% of Indias children and 55% of women are malnourished
Initialconcerns about the 2010 Commonwealth Games included delays in completion of projects, poor construction standards, corruption by Games Organizing Committee officials and possibility of a terrorist attack The Indian media also alleged that Games Organizing Committee officials were involved in serious corruption The Daily Telegraph UK showed photographs taken of child labor working on the Games sites
There was also multiple cases of items being rented for the 45 days for more money than it would cost to actually buy the item. In one such case, 72 golf carts were hired for 4.23 lakh each, when they could have been purchased for 1.84 lakh. Apex Government of India anti-corruption agency, released a report highlighting financial irregularities in up to fourteen Games projects. Weeks before the start of the Games, Indian media outlets highlighted the poor construction standards at several of the main Games venues.
The day after the conclusion of the Games, the Indian Government announced the formation of a special committee to probe the allegations of corruption and mismanagement against the Organizing Committee. India is largely a single-sport country, with cricket far outstripping all other sports in terms of the talent, sponsorships, spectator support, and media attention it receives. One of the important aims of hosting the Commonwealth Games was to build world-class athletics infrastructure within the nation, expose audiences to top-level non-cricket competition, and encourage the youth to "Come out and play.
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