Delhi was an important place for the Mughals, they built palaces and forts here and had the walled city built from 1638 to 1649. After the fall of the Mughal empire in 1857 the British moved the capital of India to Calcutta. The British built modern “New Delhi” to the south west of “Old Delhi” which became India’s capital again in 1931.
Modern Delhi is a mixture of several distinct areas, including: Old Delhi with its Mughal monuments and congested bazaars; New Delhi with its wide avenues, grand vistas and colonial mansions; and the Mehrauli Archaeological Park best known for the Qutub Minar.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Terminal 1 domestic airport for GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet. Situated 4.7 miles from main International airport.
Local Language: Hindi
Fun Fact: New Delhi's Khari Baoli Market is Asia's largest wholesale spice market. It also might be the largest in the world. If you love spiced food, then this market is a must visit.
Rajpath Delhi. 26th January.
Delhi Republic Day parade is held in the capital, New Delhi. Commencing from the gates of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President's residence), Raisina Hill on Rajpath past the India Gate, this event is the main attraction of India's Republic Day Celebrations lasting three days. The parade showcases India's Defence Capability, Cultural and Social Heritage.
Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi. 6-8 July
As the king of all tropical fruit- “mango” makes the hot summers delicious; the mango festival celebrates the scrumptious fruit and everything about it. The festival is celebrated with entertaining activities and events, like quizzes, mango eating competitions, slogan writing, mango carving, mango judging, children’s shows, dance performances, arts and craft, mango tasting, and plenty more.
Shrine of Devi Jog Maya. September
Phoolwari Ki Sair also known as the 'flowers sellers' festival' is a colourful procession of flowers walk through the Mehrauli Bazaar led by fire dancers from the Temple of Jog Maya to the Tomb of Saint Qutb-ud-din Bakhtiyar Kaki where a curtain made of different variety of flowers are placed on his tomb as respect and honour.
The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. During this period flowers are at their blooming best, the weather is pleasent and enjoyable to experience Incredible Delhi.