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5 Facts About Delhi We Bet You Didn't Know!

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These facts are not known to most locals! HolidayIQ travellers share their travel experience in Delhi.

5 Facts About Delhi We Bet You Didn't Know!:

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1. Delhi Has About 20% Of Its Landmass Covered By Forests

Delhi Has About 20% Of Its Landmass Covered By Forests
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source: mapmyindia.com

And it remains one of the greenest cities in the world. HolidayIQ traveller Amir Khan shares, “The National Zoological Park has recreated an ambiance of the natural habitat to give its inhabitants a resemblance of their homes. If you are a nature lover and want to spend your time in nature must visit this place once in a life.”

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2. Entire Public Transport System In New Delhi Runs On CNG

Entire Public Transport System In New Delhi Runs On CNG
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source: thehindu.com

From the auto rickshaws to the famous blue-line buses, everything runs on the eco-friendly Compressed Natural Gas. HolidayIQ traveller Kumar shares, “Great fun for everyone. If you visit New Delhi you must visit India gate, red fort, Connaught Place, Jama mosque, Lotus Temple, akshardham Temple, the raj ghat, five sense etc." 

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3. Five Of The Original 14 Gates Of The Walled City Of Delhi Are Still Standing

Five Of The Original 14 Gates Of The Walled City Of Delhi Are Still Standing
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source: topyaps.com

Namely, the Ajmeri Gate - facing Ajmer in Rajasthan, Lahori Gate - facing Lahore in Pakistan, Kashmiri Gate - pointing North to Kashmir,  Delhi Gate - pathway to earlier cities in the state and Turkman Gate - named after religious saint Hazrat Shah Turkam.

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4. It’s The Second Most Populated City In The World After Tokyo

It’s The Second Most Populated City In The World After Tokyo
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source: erewise.com

Delhi is home to one-fifth of the world’s population! Census, in 2015, recorded 18.2 million people living in the city. Anil Sawhney shares, “It was my pleasure to travel Delhi with my family. Our target was to see Akshardham, Lotus temple, Iskon temple. Delicious food in Delhi. "

5. New Delhi's Khari Baoli Market Is Asia's Largest Wholesale Spice Market

New Delhi's Khari Baoli Market Is Asia's Largest Wholesale Spice Market
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source: guidetrip.com

This is a must visit place for anyone loving spicy food. Nitin Pethkar “Old Delhi is the Biggest Place for Spices (Garam Masale), Dry Fruits (Market in Khari Baoli), Biggest Place for 80 crore God’s pictures and photos made and sell here. Old Delhi is the biggest market in India for its electronics items.  ”

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