Delhi City Guide – Delhi Travel Attractions
Delhi also officially known as National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) is the capital of India. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna. The history of the city dates back to 2nd century BC. It has been the capital of several empires before independence. It comprises two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old and the New Delhi. When Delhi became the capital city during the British rule, British architect Edwin Lutyens designed and created the New Delhi also called as Lutyens’ Delhi. It has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. Although the annual mean temperature is 25 °C, temperatures could vary anywhere between ?2°C to 47 °C. One preferring a cool climate should visit Delhi and its surroundings during the winter, December to March.
Red Fort – Lal Quila
Transportation and Accommodation
There are two airports in Delhi, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) and the Palam airport. The former handles international flights and the latter the domestic services. There are several buses to different states of the country from Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Anand Vihar, and Sarai Kale Kha bus terminals. The city is also well connected to most parts of the country by the Indian railways. Buses, auto rickshaws, and taxies are a comfortable means of transport within the city.
Delhi offers a wide range of accommodations to its visitors starting from the expensive five-star hotels of international standards to middle range hotels and low budget tourist lodges. Tie-ups with the international hotel chains like Sheraton, Hyatt, and Hilton have made Delhi the most comfortable place for tourists especially from abroad. The services offered by the Taj and the Oberoi hotels of Delhi are incredibly better than its international counterparts.