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New Delhi, the capital of Independent India is the second largest metropolitan city in India. This city has a mix of art and craft, spirituality, famous monuments and much more.

This city is situated in North India on the west bank of Yamuna River. Delhi always remains the centre of power whether it is Pandavas, Mughal emperors’ or politicians of today who are ruling the state.

Delhi is also known as the microcosm of India and is one of the world’s top global cities with roots deep in art and culture, commerce, education, business centres, professional services, research and development, tourist and transport. It all adds to the prestige of the state.

Historical Background

The history of Delhi is synonym with history of India. It was earlier ruled by the pandavas, heroes of Mahabharta. At that point of time, it was named Indraprastha.

After them, many invaders came to the north Indian plains of Delhi and left their footprints. Delhi was majorly ruled by the Mughal emperors like Bahadur Shah Zafar, Akbar, Jahangir and Humayun to name a few.

Britishers also had a hold on Delhi for a long period while administering their affairs from Calcutta. With declaration of India’s independence in 1947, under the influence of Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, the British East India Company lost its control and Congress emerged as the ruling party under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru.

New Delhi – A city of rich cultural heritage

If one wants to explore the history of ancient India, Delhi is the answer to all their queries. This state has a blend of different religious places, natural beauty and various historic monuments.

People come from various parts of the country to gather education in this State as it is flooded with various technological and medical institutions. People from various parts of the country visit this place for business purpose and earn bread and butter for their family.

New Delhi’s Culture

Delhi is an abode of different cultures and religions. All the festival of different religions is celebrated with great pomp and show. Republic day and Independence day is celebrated with all the honor and respect for the freedom fighters who have given their lives to protect the country from Britishers.

Delhi has its own uniqueness as it has representative outlets for handicrafts of each Indian state. The city also organizes various cultural fests and performance of classical dance such as Bharatnatyam and Kathak. If one wants to explore more about India’s culture, they can visit India International centre to take a look on art exhibitions, lectures on art and culture. This city still has more to offer as the life here has no full stop.

Current Scenario

Industrialization is growing at a fact pace in this city offering lot of employment opportunities to the unemployed. Industries from abroad are also setting up their offices in Delhi which aids in globalization of the State.

Various educational institutes are also coming up to provide the best education to the future of the country. IIT Delhi and JNU are one of the best institutes offering technology education.

State Government and Ministry of Tourism is taking strict measures to protect the monuments and preserve the heritage of the country.

Climate and best time to visit:

The climate of New Delhi is sub tropical humid climate with lot of variations in the temperature and rainfall between summer and winter. Winters are quite pleasant here so the best time to visit this place is between November to February.

  • Akshardham temple
  • India Gate
  • Qutab Minar
  • Jama Masjid
  • Lal Quila (Red Fort)
  • Iskon temple
  • Zoo
  • Old Fort
  • Rail Museum
  • Humayun Tomb
  • Dilli Haat
  • Birla Mandir
  • Chattarpur Mandir
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  • Safdarjung Fort
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Connaught Place
  • Lodhi garden
  • Lotus temple
  • Jantar Mantar
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Raj Ghat
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • Garden of Five senses
  • Teen Murti Bhawan
  • Subanghi Muruganathan

    Hi.. Did you take a guide or went on yourself? how easy it is without a guide? could you pls suggest

    • Sanjay Kumar

      Hey Subanghi,

      Thanks for going through my travelouge and showing interest. I went solo and didn’t take any guide while trekking.  

      However, you can take support from the local people or hotel/accommodation’s staff in Ghangaria. People are friendly there and always ready to guide. Hope this helps.


  • Pritwinder Kaur

    Hi, How easy is it to get local busses from rishikesh to joshimath and Joshimath to gobind ghat ? And do we need to pre book them ?

    • Hi Pritwinder,

      You can get Uttarakhand state roadways buses from Rishikesh to Badrinath or Joshimath early morning(b/w 6-7am). There is no option to reserve your seat online this moment. In case if you get bus for Badrinath, then Govind Ghat is on its way, step down there. But if you get bus for Joshimath, then take local bus or shared taxi for Govind Ghat. Frequency of local transport and shared taxis are depending upon the season.

      However there are also a few local tour/taxi operators in Haridwar and Rishikesh who charge on per seat basis. Hope this helps.