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Delhi Airport
State Delhi
City Delhi
Airports Indira Gandhi International  Airport /Domestic Airport
Distance from City Centre 16 Km/ 10 Mile
Railway Junctions New Delhi/ Delhi/ H. Nizamuddin
Local Languages Hindi
Delhi  Introduction
Jama MasjidIntroduction: In the six decades since the creation of New Delhi as the capital of British India, the city has undergone a sea change. Made in initially to cater to a population of 70,000, the total urban population of Delhi now exceeds 10 million. The city has exploded in all directions beyond the confines of Lutyen's wide, tree-lined avenues, with an exuberance that is characteristically Indian.

Several factors have contributed to this breathless pace of growth. For North India, especially, Independence also meant Partition. In 1947, many Muslim families of Delhi migrated to Pakistan while many Hindus and Sikhs from west Punjab sought refuge in the city. They were given land west of the Ridge and south of New Delhi. Many of these refugees also built their houses across the Yamuna and north of Shahijahanabad. Since then, the influx into the city has not ceased. The manpower required by the government in the capital is itself staggering. Industrialists, entrepreneurs and migrant labor from all over India have turned to Delhi in search of livelihood and success, and made it a commercial capital as well. The cultivated fields which till recently could be seen on the outskirts of the city have been developed into residential colonies and commercial complexes. High-rise buildings now stand check-by-jowl with Delhi's 1300 monuments. Villages such as Khirkee, Begumpur, Hauz Khas, Sheikh Sarai and Nizamuddin, which grew around medieval Delhi's, shifting capital "cities", have now been engulfed by the urban sprawl. Many of them, however, retain their old-world characteristics.

The line of distinction between Old and New Delhi has begun to blur north, south, east and west Delhi are more prevalent terms of demarcation. The facilities and opportunities available in Delhi have attracted Indians from far-flung corners of the country, making it a melting pot of sorts. On the other hand, the presence of diplomatic and trade missions, the growing number of multi-national companies and foreign investors, and the influx of tourists and visiting professionals have given the city, especially its southern and central parts, a cosmopolitan air.

DIndia gateelhi is one of the most historic capitals in the world and two of its monuments-the Qutb Minar and Humayun's Tomb-have been declared World Heritage Sites. It is also one of the greenest capitals. For the visitor, it serves as a perfect introduction to the cultural wealth, the complexities and the dynamism of India which Jawaharlal Nehru likened to "an ancient palimpsest' on which layer upon layer of thought and reverie has been inscribed".

Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts from all over the country. It has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, the open parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months particularly, a variety of cultural events. Its many-layered existence is tantalizing and can entice the curious traveler into a fascinating journey of discovery.

AREA: 1470 Sq.Km. ALTITUDE: 239Mts

TEMPERATURE: Max- 41.2C and Min-21.4 C in Summer, Max-33.7C and Min-6.00C in Winter.

RAINFALL: 50.0 CMS ( June to Sept )

BEST SEASON: September to March

CLOTHING: Summer-cottons, Winter- Woolen,

STD CODE: 011

AREA: 1470 Sq.Km. ALTITUDE: 239Mts

TEMPERATURE: Max- 41.2C and Min-21.4 C in Summer, Max-33.7C and Min-6.00C in Winter.

RAINFALL: 50.0 CMS ( June to Sept )

BEST SEASON: September to March

CLOTHING: Summer-cottons, Winter- Woolen,

STD CODE: 011

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