Delhi, Delhi Travel Guide :
New Delhi is the capital city of India. It is an independent state with its nine districts including New Delhi. It has 134 foreign embassies and high commissions. New Delhi is the home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayuns Tomb, Qutb complex and Jantar Mantar. New Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world; its population is nearing 300 thousand residents. Earlier Calcutta was the capital of India till the year 1911 of British Raj. Later it was shifted to New Delhi. New Delhi is a place of tourist interest with numerous sites of tourist interests. Qutb minar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Secretariats, Jantar mantar are some of the tourist interest places in Delhi.
New Delhi was a Union Territory till 1993 when it was declared as an independent state. New Delhi has a monsoon influenced climate. The difference in summer and winter temperatures of Delhi is large, in summer the temperature is around 40 Degrees and in winters it drops to around 7 Degrees. Between July and August the rainfall is maximum, which is about 715 mm annually. New Delhi is the centre of many international organizations like UNESCAP, UNDP, UNESCO, UNCTAD, WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, WORLD BANK AND UNAIDS to name a few. The National Museum in New Delhi is the largest museum in India. Cannaught place is a large circular area in New Delhi which is a most popular commercial area of the city. DTC the main local transport corporation runs worlds largest fleet of CNG operated buses. Delhi Metro is yet another transport facility for local transports.
Delhi is connected with rest of India by an efficient railway system. New Delhi has two airports; one Safdarjung airport is used for general purpose flights, The Indra Gandhi International Airport handles international air traffic. Around 86% of Delhis population is of Hindus, and the rest 14% consists of other casts including Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Christians etc. All linguistic groups from all over India are found living in Delhi.