Delhi

Delhi

Delhi State – An Introduction

Delhi State is one of the 29 states and seven union territories in India. The state capital of Delhi State is Delhi, the largest city of India with an estimated population of more than 11 million people, making it the second-largest city in terms of area in India, after Mumbai, with an estimated population of 16 million people (Delhi’s metropolitan area has an estimated population of 22 million). The National Capital Region, which includes Delhi and its neighboring cities like Noida and Gurgaon, has a total population of over 26 million people according to Census 2011.

The history of Delhi

India was divided into two new territories. One, called The Union Territory of Delhi, was smaller than Uttar Pradesh and more urbanized. Its population was less than one-fifth that of Uttar Pradesh and its capital city—New Delhi—was still under construction. It only had three elected representatives in parliament and had not yet adopted its own constitution, so it remained subject to state laws for another decade.

Despite being a mostly rural area with just 3% of India’s total population at independence, UP elected 41 representatives to parliament—the most from any single state. The northern states together—UP, Bihar, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh—sent 43% of all elected members to parliament at independence; nearly double what their share in terms of the population would indicate.

Climate in Delhi

Climate in Delhi

Delhi has a tropical wet and dry climate, with monsoon winds blowing from April to October. Summer temperatures can exceed 45°C (113°F) while winter temperatures, although milder than other cities in northern India, tend to hover around 14°C (57°F). New Delhi’s elevations range from 1.5 meters at Roshanara Garden in East Delhi to 138 meters at Yamuna Pushta in West Delhi’s Jangpura Extension. Tall buildings affect wind to flow through Delhi, slowing it down and rendering parts of the city calm and breezy even during hot summer days; though high-rises have been banned from construction within city limits in recent years for environmental reasons.

The streets and main attractions in Delhi

The streets and main attractions in Delhi

Delhi is a huge city with several districts. Here is a list of main streets and attractions you should visit in Delhi: Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar Complex, Purana Quila, and Humayun’s Tomb. You can buy souvenirs from Janpath Market which are very affordable. The streets in Delhi are very busy and you should be extra careful while walking on them as there is always a risk of pick-pocketing and kidnapping. Keep your personal belongings safe at all times to avoid any such situations.

Eating, shopping, entertainment, and events in Delhi

Eating, shopping, entertainment, and events in Delhi

Delhiites love to shop and dine out, and Delhi has all that a modern-day individual needs. Today, there are many shopping malls in Delhi like Select Citywalk, DLF Place Saket, South Ex & others that offers designer brands at discounted prices. In addition to these clothing & lifestyle brands, you will also find many international food chains here. West Delhi is one of its main hubs for restaurants such as The Great Kabab Factory (which serves mouth-watering Tandoori chicken), Bone Daddies (specializing in Asian noodles), and Woodside Inn (one of India’s oldest bars). Just south is Hauz Khas Village which is known for its art galleries and cafes.