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India >Delhi


Capital : New Delhi.

Area : 1, 483 sq.km.

Literacy : 81.5%.

Languages : Hindi, English.

Roads : 25, 283 km.

Railways : 172 km.

Airports : Palam (Delhi), Indira Gandhi International Airport.

When to visit : Oct to Mar.

Climate(in °C) : Summer 45 to 7 Winter 20 to 7.

Monsoon : June to Sept

Districts : 9, Central, East, New Delhi, North, North East, North West, South, South West, West.

Places of Tourist importance

National museum, Dolls museum, Rail transport and philatelic museum, National art gallery, Jumma masjid - largest mosque in India, Hazrat Nizamuddin's shrine, Hauz Khas - Feroz Shah's tomb and deer park, Mughal gardens, Raj Ghat, Shanti vana, Vijay Ghat, Qutb Minar (18 km, 72.5 m high) - World heritage centre, tallest stone tower in India with rust free Iron pillar, Secretariat, Rashtrapati bhavan, Birla House, India Gate (42 m high) - memorial to over 90,000 soldiers who died in second world war with 13,516 names inscribed on it, Janpath, Supreme court, Parliament house, Bahai Lotus temple with marble tiled 27 petals constructed in 6 years (1980-86), Red fort and inside palaces.

OLD DELHI - Adilabad fort, Ashoka pillar, Humayun's tomb - World heritage centre, Jantar Mantar observatory (1724 AD) of Raja Jai Singh, Purana Qila built by Sher Shah Suri in 1545 AD, zoo, Safdarjang's tomb.

SHOPPING - Chandni chowk, Connaught place, State handicraft emporia.

FESTIVALS - Republic day (26th January), Festival of flowers (August/ September), Ram Lila (September/October).

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