New Delhi pronunciation is the capital city of India. It serves as the centre of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. New Delhi is situated within the metropolis of Delhi. It is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory. The total area of the city is 42.7 km2. New Delhi hosts 134 foreign embassies and high commissions.
The foundation of the city was laid on December 15, 1911. It was planned by two leading 20th century British architects namely Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new Capital was christened "New Delhi" in 1927,and subsequently inaugurated on February 13, 1931 by British India's Governor-General Lord Irwin.
New Delhi is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun's Tomb and the Qutub complex.There are areas like Old Delhi and Mehrauli in New Delhi which have a number of heritage structures. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and has a total population of nearing three hundred thousand residents. New Delhi is one of the world’s top global cities. The World Cities Study Group at Loughborough University rated New Delhi as an "alpha- world city".The National Geographic's Traveler Magazine describes it as "one of the Ultimate Cities of a Lifetime to visit and explore.
" In a report jointly prepared by Institute for Competitiveness and Confederation of Indian Industry, the city is listed as the best to live in India. New Delhi is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and is home to numerous national institutions, museums and landmarks.
TransportBeing a planned city, New Delhi has numerous arterial roads, some of which have an iconic status associated with them such as Rajpath, Janpath and Akbar Road. 15 subways were operational. In 2007, there were 2700 bus stops in New Delhi, of which 200 were built and maintained by NDMC and the rest by DTC.
The Delhi Metro, constructed and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), T 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 and Noida ,connects Delhi city with the rest of the metropolis of Delhi. 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 New Delhi Railway Station which is the main railway station in Delhi, is the second busiest and one of the largest stations in India connects Delhi with the rest of the country. The five main railway stations are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is the primary aviation hub of Delhi. In 2006-07, the airport recorded a traffic of more than 23 million passengers, making it one of the busiest airports in South Asia. New US$1.93 billion Terminal 3 will handle an additional 34 million passengers annually. Further expansion programs will allow the airport to handle more than 100 million passengers per annum by 2020.Safdarjung Airport is the other airfield in Delhi used for general aviation purpose.
Top 10 Places To Visit In Delhi...
1. Red Fort
2. Jama Masjid
3. Chandni Chowk
4. Humayun's Tomb
5. Lodhi Gardens
6. Qutub Minar
7. Gandhi Smriti
8. India Gate
9. Garden of 5 senses
10. Lotus Temple