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Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India, is located in north India, surrounded by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on three sides, straddling the river Yamuna. Administratively, it is a Union Territory, called the National Capital Region, but it is also partially a state, having been given its own legislative assembly in 1991. In addition there are the closely linked satellite towns of Gurgaon and Faridabad in Haryana and NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Contemporary Delhi includes all the sites that had been the capitals of North Indian empires for a thousand years from the many dynasties collectively called the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526), to the Mughal Empire (1526-1857), to the British colonialists who made it their capital in 1912. It was declared independent India's capital in 1947.

 

Several monuments are evidence of this history. Among them: the Qutb Minar (12th-beginning of 13th century) and Humayun's Tomb (1570) both World Heritage Sites; the Mughal citadel Red Fort (1648); India's largest mosque, the Jama Masjid; the British-built India Gate and the planned and green area of British New Delhi, now holding political and bureaucratic residences, the Indian Parliament and President's House. In fact, the Archaeological Survey of India recognizes some 175 monuments in Delhi as heritage sites. Thus, Delhi often forms a visitor's Golden Triangle with Agra (200 kms away) and Jaipur (250 kms away), to which it is very well connected.

 

Delhi is also a shopper's hub with the centrally located Connaught Place market, South Extension, and many malls all over town, especially in Gurgaon. All big hospitality chains have hotels here, and restaurant and bars abound.

 

Delhi has the Indira Gandhi International Airport and is connected to various cities in India and the world. It is by and large thought of as a hot city and a summer visit, up to humid September, is best avoided.

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Pankaj Kumar

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  • Pankaj Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  76 readers

"Awesome" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I feel a great excellent experience in that place. I know about this place from some one of friends thats by I need to tell you. You don't predict how much awesome is that. I already know you all of you wants to go on this place because that's place is awesome.
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Tippanamanish Reddy

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  • Tippanamanish Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  368 readers

"Red fort" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Thread Fort was the residence of thermal emperor for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre ofDelhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Maugham government and the setting for events critically impacting the region. [1]
Constructed in 1648 by the fifth Maugham Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified, [2] the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls offered sandstone and is adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546. The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahr-i-Behisht). The fort complex is considered to represent the zenith of Maugham creativity under Shah Jahan and although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Maugham buildings that reflect a fusion. The Red innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi,  Rajasthan,  Punjab,  Kashmir, Braj,  Rohilkhand and elsewhere. [1] With the Salimgarh Fort, it was designated aUNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex. [1][3]
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Niming Haisa

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  • Niming Haisa
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  767 readers

"Delhi-The Historic City" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
No matter how many historical trips I make to Delhi, the historian in me is never satisfied.
Being a sophomore doing history major, historical places and monuments pique my interest every time. Delhi is a 'must go' destination city for history obsessed people like me.
From the small stalls in the heart of Chandni Chowk to the expensive show rooms in Cannaught Place, Delhi has managed to embrace modernity without letting go it's rich history.
Diversity is evident in the foods, dresses, lifestyle and languages of the people. Hence I love calling it the 'city of diversity'. Not only is it's history rich, but it also has numbers of education centres and institutes. Let's not forget some of the renowned colleges like Miranda House, St. Stephen's and Lady Shree Ram.
But when it comes to weather, one can't survive the Delhi heat without an air conditioner. At the peak of summer with the hot loo blowing, stepping out of our hotels are a torture. The scorching heat sucks the life out of a person (that unfortunate person is me most of the summer).
So I prefer going out usually after 4 when the heat is at it's minimum.
Hot or not, Delhi is one city that every person ought to visit once in her/his lifetime.
Visit Delhi with your friends and family.
And if summer sounds like a torture to your ears, always remember there's weather called 'winter'.
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Peeyush Jain

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  • Peeyush Jain
  • Lives in Hisar
  • 1 Review
  •  420 readers

"Ek dum mast" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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Urmila Rajadhyaksha

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  • Urmila Rajadhyaksha
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1592 readers

"Difficult Commute"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Commuting in Delhi was a very difficult experience this time with traffic at all hours and the Metro work on. There should be a planning system for infrastructure augmentation to ensure that the citizen is not put to great hardship. Hours were spent on the roads and guiding signage completely absent.
Fluctuating Mobile range lead to slow loading of Maps.
The time taken on the road and the heat killed any desire to roam about. Not the best time of the year at all.
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Srijan Srivastava

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  • Srijan Srivastava
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 24 photos
  • 125 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  15856 readers

"Big and good city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India ,. Delhi is the center of government 's legislature and judiciary system. Delhi is seen as one of the fastest growing cities in India. For the shopping and movie freaks, the city has a number of markets, malls and entertainment complexes. Connaught place, Lajpat nagar, South Extension, Sarojini nagar, Hauz khas and Chandini Chowke are some of the best place for shopping. Khari Baoli Market near chandini chowke is seen as Asia's wholesale spice market.
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Deepak singla

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  • Deepak singla
  • 2 Reviews
  •  693 readers

""One of the best in Karol Bagh""

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Karol Bagh is one of the busiest and congested places in New Delhi, so to find a good hotel here is quite a task. Hence I can say that hotel Metropolitan is one good hotel here. It is affordable and has a decent service in the budget category hotels. The staff at front office are friendly, room service is efficient, of & be outlet is decent and also the staff. The housekeeping is also fine. The rooms are same as shown on internet which means that what you see is what you get and no lying here by the hotel. Certain food items are really good while some are just okay. It is a really good hotel in the budget category. In fact before I reserved a room here, I had called the front office in a 4 star hotel near Connaught Place and I found him rude hence did not reserve a room there. When I called Florence, a person called Surinder spoke professionally and so I immediately booked a room here for 2 nights. It is a hotel recommended if you want to stay at Karol Bagh. Their 12 pm check in time is also good as most other hotels in the city have 2 pm as check in time which is too late for a guest who arrives at Delhi in the morning. Thank you to all staff in Hotel Metropolitan.
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Mayuri Sheth

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  • Mayuri Sheth
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  698 readers

"Laid back attitude of people"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Awesome trip to Delhi had a very safe and amazing time travelling going places shopping eating, et AL.
People are quite laidback, lazy and clumsy. No ethics of private AC cabs, they have no idea of routes just follow the maps else if you ask what restaurant you have down the road they don't know. They don't know the distance from the hotel to Connaught place so ultimately we have to be prepared to be ready of routes by asking locals or using maps else trust the flow, luckily I had a very safe journey all over the city. Climate was very hot and humid outside unbearable to walk much.
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Dilbarshafi

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  • Dilbarshafi
  • 1 Review
  •  790 readers

"Heritage"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is a heritage hotel for our grandees come and visit there is everything new as compare to other hotels
After few km there is a big Dal lake
There is golden temple
There are very high mountains
In our hotel you can eat paratjas, para this, amrahd, pizzas and also kashmiri wazwaan
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Chandaneie kumar

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  • Chandaneie kumar
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  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  840 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good place to enjoy. I had sublime experience and a lot of fun. I have seen India Gate, etc. Every person should visit these place atleast on time in his life. It gives more fun when you visit in group.
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