New Delhi, the capital territory of India, is among the fastest growing urban agglomeration in the country. Having served as the capital to various kingdoms in different eras, Delhi is a multi-cultural city; a conglomeration of various Indian ethnicities with their specific cultural, religious and historical backgrounds, all at one place.
Each dynasty that had Delhi as its capital left its mark on the city not only in cultural or religious terms but also by their signature architecture, exemplified vividly through monuments like the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, all of which are UNESCO world heritage sites, and other architectural marvels like Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India, Purana Qila. National Gallery of Modern Art, India Habitat Centre, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, National Museum, Gandhi Smriti are all but a few museums and art galleries in Delhi. While Delhi is renowned for its ageless monuments and galleries, the city is equally popular for its mall culture. It houses innumerable malls and shopping centres, and boasts of modernity in more than one ways. Delhi is called the Food Capital of India not for no reason. Each culture in Delhi has added its authentic recipes to the list of its local delicacies, which are also influenced by international cuisines. From Mughlai, Continental, South Indian, Parsi, North-eastern, Chinese to the American cuisine, one can relish any and all in Delhi. Hotels in New Delhi are scattered all around the city, meeting the ever-rising number of tourists to the city.
Being the largest commercial centre of north India, also famous for its world renowned Delhi University, Delhi attracts not only leisure tourists, but also students, researchers and businessmen from all nooks and corners of the world. One has to be here to feel what it’s like to be in the nation’s heart.