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About Delhi
Delhi, the capital of the Indian Republic, is a fusion of ancient and modern India. The city was a major political center in the ancient and medieval India and now serves as the administrative centre for Modern India. It is one of the major starting points for tour to North India. Its glorious historic past and vibrant present can be experienced by visiting numerous historic monuments, shopping complex and lively bazaars. The city is broadly divided into two parts: the Old and New Delhi. The New Delhi region was designed by the British architect Lutyens and displays architecture of British Raj. The city is also known for its various festivals, cultural events and art performances.

Major Attractions to See in Delhi-
Delhi offers countless tourist attractions including historic monuments like forts, mosques, temples and several museums which are worth visiting. Some of the major ones are:
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Red Fort: Built of red sandstone, this magnificent fort was built by the fifth Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Its foundation stone was laid in the year 1618 and was completed in 1647. The fort can be approached through its gates named the Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate. The fort complex houses several beautiful palaces with highly ornamented walls and decorated pillars. It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Qutub Minar: Built in 1193, by the first ruler of Delhi Sultanat Qutab-ud-din Aibak is probably the highest stone tower of India with a height of 73 m. It has five storeys with a diameter of 15 m at the base and 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone and the fourth and fifth are of marble and sandstone. The tower is ornamented with bands of inscriptions and four projected balconies. Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, the Iron Pillar, Alai Minar, Tomb of Iltutmish and Alai Darwaza are some of the major monuments near the tower. It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jama Masjid: Located near the Red Fort, this beautiful mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and is the largest mosque in India. Its an excellent example of Mughal architecture with a 408 sq. ft. courtyard and three gateways. There are two 130 feet high minarets which offer spectacular views of the city. Its also the major Muslim pilgrimage centre for Hindus.

India Gate: This 160 feet high beautiful building was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in World War I. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and has a arch of 138 feet. There is also an Eternal Flame standing in the middle of the gate and is a gesture to the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in the 1971 wars with Pakistan.

Humayun’s Tomb: It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was constructed by the widow wife of Humayun. It is very popular among tourists coming from different parts of the world; and known for its stunning architectures and beautiful gardens around.
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Akshardham Temple: Also known as the Swamy Narayan Temple, this temple was constructed under the patronage of the Bochasanvasi Aksharpurushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS). With several monuments and exhibitions inside, it provides a glimpse to the rich Indian past and architecture. It is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. Some other must visited places in Delhi are the Purana Quila, Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple), Humayun's Tomb, Birla Temple, Safdarjang's Tomb, and many others.

How to Reach Delhi-
Delhi is well connected to all the major cities of India through air, rail and road. As the capital of India, it is also linked to some of the renowned international destinations.

By Air: The Indira Gandhi International Airport and a Domestic Airport at Palam connect it with all the state capitals, important cities and important tourist destinations by regular flights.

By Rail: There are three main railway stations in Delhi: Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station and the Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, which are easily accessible from all parts of the city. Some of the best trains include the Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express link to all the metros and some state capitals.

By Road: Delhi is served by NH2 from Kolkata, NH8 from Mumbai, NH1 from Amritsar and NH24 from Lucknow. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) provides bus services to some of the major cities of North India.
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By Local Transport: DTC buses connect all points in the city via 300 different routes. Metered taxis and auto-rickshaws are also available for moving inside the city. The recently lunched Metro Train also covers some parts of the city.

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