- Ramakrishna SLv 48 years agoFavorite Answer
Delhi, the capital of India, is a metropolitan city with ever expanding boundaries. Delhi lies in the latitude 28.38 N and longitude 77.12 E. the location of Delhi is on the western end of the Gangetic plain, which is drained by River Yamuna. The third largest city of India, Delhi along with New Delhi and Delhi Cantonment comprises the National Capital Territory that is collectively governed by the Central Government, elected government of National Capital Territory and the three Municipal Corporations. The National Capital region of Delhi includes the whole of National Capital Territory along with neighboring satellite towns, namely, Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana. Delhi is a land-locked state and is surrounded by Haryana in the west and Uttar Pradesh in the east. Being the national capital, Delhi has easy connectivity from any part of the world. Delhi has an international and domestic airports, several railway stations and good service of inter-state buses.
Delhi experiences four major seasons with extreme weather conditions during peak summers and winters while remaining months of the year are pleasant. The summer season is from April to June when the temperature rises even beyond 45 oC while the winter season is from mid-November to mid-February when the temperature drops as low as 5 oC. The rainy season is from July to September when the climate sometimes becomes very humid and at times cool and pleasant. The best season to visit Delhi is from October to March. October is the month when almost whole of India is busy in celebration of one or he other festivals such as Navratri, Durga Puja, Dusshera and Deepawali. It is best time to witness the cultural aspect of India. February and March are the months of spring when the winters are on a passé and summers are yet to arrive. These months are made more attractive by colorful flowers and lush greenery.
Tourist Attractions in Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India, sees a huge flow of traffic all round the year. With a deep historical background as well as being a modern metropolitan city, Delhi offers several tourist attractions to the visitors. From historical monuments to modern buildings and museums to shopping places, Delhi has something or the other for all types of tourists whether they are young kinds, teenagers, adults or old ones. Spend a good time in Delhi seeing all the tourist attractions in Delhi for a memorable tour.
Historical Tourist Attractions in Delhi
The journey of exploration of Delhi should ideally begin with the visit to the Qutub Minar. Besides being one of the important tourist attractions in Delhi, it is a major landmarks not only of Delhi but also of India. The construction of the minar was started during the Slave Dynasty by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1199 AD and concluded by Iltutmish. The 72.5 m high tapering minar with 379 steps is also famous as the highest stone tower ever raised in India. Qutub Minar is surrounded by several other structures such as Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar, Tomb of Iltutmish, Alai Darwaza and Alai Minar.
Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq in the ruined city of Tughlaqabad is among important historical tourist attractions in Delhi. The tomb was originally positioned in the middle of a reservoir and was approached only by a fortified land bridge from the fort. The simple mausoleum is pentagon in shape and cyclopean walls of red sandstone. All the four walls of the tomb have arched gateways decorated with delicate latticework and the dome is made entirely of white marble.
Humayun's Tomb should not be missed on tour to Delhi as it is a specimen of one of the earliest Mughal buildings and is enlisted as UNESCO's World Heritage Site. Built at the orders of Bega Begum or Haji Begum, the Persian wife of Humayun, the construction was started in1562 AD and completed in 1572 AD and designed by the famous Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath. The Humayun's Tomb occupies the central stage surrounded by 36 gardens divided equally by a crisscross of water channels and pathways. The octagonal mausoleum rests over a square plinth with arcades. The cenotaph of the Mughal Emperor, Humayun and his Queen Bega Begum lies in the central room. The crowning glory of the tomb is a 42.5 m high stupendous double dome.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River bounded by Uttar Pardesh and on the north, west and south by Haryana. Delhi is spread over an area of 1483 sq. kilometers, 216 meters above sea level and has a population of around 14 million.its most densed area .
- 5 years ago
The location of Delhi is such that a major part of the city falls on the western side of the Yamuna River.