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Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi Tourism, Travel Guide Delhi, Delhi nainital india, Delhi nainital, Delhi Nainital Tour Packages Delhi :- Delhi officially National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. Delhi located on the banks of the River Yamuna, is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with 16,753,265 inhabitants in the Territory at the 2011 Census. There are nearly 22.2 million residents in the greater National Capital Region urban area (which also includes Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad along with other smaller nearby towns).

Yamuna River Bridge Delhi

Yamuna River Bridge Delhi

The name Delhi is often also used to include urban areas near the NCT, as well as to refer to New Delhi, the capital of India, which lies within the metropolis. Although technically a federally administered union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi, jointly administered by both the federal Government of India and the local Government of Delhi, is also the capital of the NCT of Delhi.

 Delhi Tourism Qutab Minar in Delhi - 1860

Qutab Minar

 Delhi Tourism Qutab Minar & Iron Pillar

Qutab Minar & Iron Pillar

Dilli Hart

Owing to the migration of people from across the country(mostly from the Northern and Eastern states of India), Delhi has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi into a major cultural, political, and commercial centre of India.

History of Delhi History of Delhi

The city is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata. Settlements grew from the time of the Mauryan Empire (300 BC). In 1206, Qutb-ud-din Aybak, the first ruler of the Slave Dynasty, In 1398, Timur Lenk invaded India entered Delhi and the city was sacked, destroyed, and left in ruins. In 1526, Zahiruddin Babur founded the Mughal Empire that ruled from Delhi, Agra and Lahore for more than three centuries. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Delhi came under direct rule of the British crown, New Delhi, also known as Lutyens' Delhi, was officially declared as the capital of the Union of India after the country gained independence on 15 August 1947.

 Delhi Tourism The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa or Jama Masjid - Delhi 1870
The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa or Jama Masjid - Delhi 1870

Geography of Delhi Geography of Delhi

The National Capital Territory of Delhi is spread over an area of 1,484 km2 (573 sq mi). Delhi is located at 28.61N 77.23E, and lies in northern India.

Climate of Delhi - Weather of Delhi Climate of Delhi - Weather of Delhi

Extreme temperatures range from -0.6 C (30.9 F) to 46.7 C (116.1 F) Summers are long and extremely hot, from early April to mid-October, with the monsoon season in between. Early March sees a reversal in the direction of wind, from the north-western direction, to the south-western. These bring the hot waves from Rajasthan, carrying sand and are a characteristic of the Delhi summer. These are called loo. The months of March to May see a time of hot prickling heat. Monsoon arrives at the end of June, bringing some respite from the heat, but increasing humidity at the same time. The brief, mild winter starts in late November and peaks in January and is notorious for its heavy fog.

 Delhi Tourism Distant View of the Jami (Jama) Masjid, Delhi - 1865
Distant View of the Jami (Jama) Masjid, Delhi - 1865

Tourism In Delhi - Delhi Tourism - Places to visit in Delhi - Visiting Places Tourism In Delhi - Delhi Tourism - Places to visit in Delhi - Visiting Places - Delhi Sight Seeing

Famous for its mixture of historic landmarks, monuments, temples and stylish Art Deco style buildings, the city of New Delhi is filled with interest. Amongst the most notable landmarks within New Delhi are the India Gate a honor to Indian soldiers, the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and also the President House (Rashtrapati Bhavan).

 Delhi Tourism A Rare view of the President's Palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi -1910
A rare view of the President's palace and the Parliament building in New Delhi.(1910)

No trip to New Delhi is complete without a photo or two of its famous Red Fort (Lal Qila), which features a stunning red facade and evening light shows. Just across from the Red Fort is the Raj Ghat, an official memorial to India's spiritual leader & Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, other places of interest are National Gallery of Modern Art, Sanskriti Kendra, Pragati Maidan, Dilli Haat, Qila Rai Pithora, Hauz Rani, Budayuni Gates, Ranjit Gate, Tughlaqabad Fort, Adilabad Fort, Nai-ka-Kot Fort, Dinpanah, Lal Darwaza, Khooni Darwaza, Red Fort, Masjid Moth, Khirki Masjid, Hauz Khas Pond, National Museum, Indira Gandhi Museum, Raj Ghat, Lodi Gardens, Chanakyapuri, India Gate, Mughal Gardens, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Vigyan Bhawan, Parliament House, Birla Mandir and Jantar Mantar.

Excursions Excursions Near Delhi - Delhi Gataways - Weekend Gataways - Quick getaways from Delhi

Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura, Brindavan, Damdama, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Sariska National Park, Bharatpur, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Nainital, Kausani, Corbett National Park, Mukteshwar, Mussoorie, Dhanaulti, Jaipur, Shekawati, Sikar, Fatehpur, Ramgarh, Mahansar, Bissau, Malsisar, Alsisar, Mandawa, Nawalgarh, and Dundlod, Bikaner, Ajmer, Pushkar and Jodhpur.

India Gate

Mughal Garden

Mughal Garden

 Delhi Tourism Arch and Iron Pillar near Qutub Minar - Delhi - 1850
Arch and Iron Pillar near Qutub Minar - Delhi - 1850

Transport in Delhi - Delhi Transport Transport in Delhi - Delhi Transport

Public transport in Delhi is provided by Buses, Auto Rickshaws and a Metro Rail System.

Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of the total demand. The state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is a major bus service provider for the city. The DTC operates the world's largest fleet of environment-friendly CNG buses. Delhi BRTS is Bus rapid transit serving the city which runs between Ambedkar Nagar and Delhi Gate.

The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system built and operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), serves many parts of Delhi as well as the satellite city of Gurgaon in the neighbouring Haryana and Noida in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. As of October 2010, the metro consists of six operational lines with a total length of 153 km (95 mi) and 130 stations while several other lines are under construction. The Phase-I was built at a cost of US$2.3 billion and the Phase-II will cost an additional US$4.3 billion. Phase-II of the network is under construction and will have a total length of 128 km. It is expected to be completed by 2010. Phase-III and IV will be completed by 2015 and 2020 respectively, creating a network spanning 413.8 km, longer than that of the London Underground.


Auto rickshaws are a popular means of public transportation in Delhi, as they charge a lower fare than taxis. Most run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and are yellow and green in colour. Taxis are not an integral part of Delhi public transport, though they are easily available. Private operators operate most taxis, and most neighborhoods have a taxi stand from which taxis can be ordered or picked up. In addition, air-conditioned radio taxis, which can be ordered by calling a central number, have become increasingly popular, charging a flat rate of Rs. 15 per kilometre.

Delhi Railway Station Delhi Railway Station - Railway Station Delhi

Delhi is a major junction in the rail map of India and is the headquarters of the Northern Railway. The five main railway stations are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla. Delhi is connected to other cities through many highways and expressways. Delhi currently has three expressways and three are under construction to connect it with its prosperous and commercial suburbs. The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway connects Delhi with Gurgaon and the international airport. The DND Flyway and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway connect Delhi with two prosperous suburbs of Noida and Greater Noida.

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is situated in the western corner of Delhi and serves as the main gateway for the city's domestic and international civilian air traffic. In 200607, the airport recorded a traffic of more than 23 million passengers, making it one of the busiest airports in South Asia. A new US$1.93 billion Terminal 3 handles an additional 34 million passengers annually in 2010. Further expansion programs will allow the airport to handle more than 100 million passengers per annum by 2020.


Google Map of DelhiGoogle Map of Delhi

Google Map of Delhi

Route Map To Kausani, Ranikhet, Binsar, Almora from Delhi
Route Map To Kausani from Delhi

BY OWN VEHICLE - Delhi - Noida - Gurgaon - Ghaziabad to Nainital

There are basically 2 routes that you can take while going to Nainital from Delhi. Both the routes run on the same track up to Moradabad and then deviate after Moradabad. One of the routes is via Kaladungi and the other goes through Rampur.

Delhi to Nainital through Rampur: Delhi - Ghaziabad - Hapur - Garmukteshwar - Gajraula - Moradabad - Rampur - Haldwani - Kathgodam - Nainital

Delhi to Nainital through Kaladungi: Delhi - Ghaziabad - Hapur - Garmukteshwar - Gajraula - Moradabad - Tanda - Bazpur - Kaladungi - Nainital

Via Rampur: Rampur route is fine up-to Moradabad but the major hassle comes while you are crossing Rampur. You have to cross the busy bazaars of Bilaspur and Rampur to get to Haldwani, which is even more crowded. From light to heavy vehicles to bullock carts, you will have to go through a lot of traffic and dirty roads. Definitely not recommended.

Via Kaladungi: The beauty of this route lies in the fact that this road is meant for only light vehicles. This further sums up the fact that there would not be too many heavy vehicles passing by and that you are pretty much safe on the road. The road condition is absolutely fantastic and the total distance is only 265 kms. You can easily reach Nainital in not more than 6 - 7 hours. Definitely recommended!

Moradabad - Nainital Road Map (Via Kaladungi):

After crossing the Moradabad bypass, take a left U turn (the right turn will go to Rampur) for Corbett National Park. Keep following the road and it will take a right turn on its own (passing through a small bazaar) and then after going for about 8 kms more, you will see a right turn pointing Bazpur. Take this right turn and keep going straight for Bazpur (landmark: Bazpur Gurudwara just after the rail track) and then straight on for Kaladungi (passing through a jungle). On reaching Kaladungi (after crossing a small bridge and going 200 meters ahead) you will see a board pointing left for Nainital. After taking this right turn you will start climbing up (after 5 kms) and now you are only 30 kms short of Nainital.

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Time Taken and Distance from Delhi.

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