India Trip | Exploring Delhi | Capital City

Through this India Trip post we will explore Delhi. Delhi is the capital of india also a biggest north indian city. This city belongs to great Mahabharat War. At that time this city then known as Inderprastha.
It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east.  This city is major attractions for foodies & travelers. It is approximately 573 Sq Miles in area. Temperature of this city is always fluctuating in summer and winter. Purani and Nai delhi are two parts of this city now. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. There are a number of myths and legends associated with the origin of the name Delhi.

Another legend holds that the name of the city is based on the Hindi/Prakrit word dhili (loose) and that it was used by the Tomaras to refer to the city because the iron pillar of Delhi had a weak foundation and had to be moved. According to the Bhavishya Purana, King Prithiviraja of Indraprastha built a new fort in the modern-day Purana Qila area for the convenience of all four castes in his kingdom.

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India Trip Delhi History

While India Trip must visit delhi. The area around Delhi was probably inhabited before the second millennium BCE and there is evidence of continuous inhabitation since at least the 6th century BCE. The first five cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi. King Anang Pal of the Tomara dynasty founded the city of Lal Kot in 736 CE. Prithviraj Chauhan conquered Lal Kot in 1178 and renamed it Qila Rai Pithora. By 1200, native Hindu resistance had begun to crumble, and the Muslims were victorious. Delhi was ruled by a succession of Turkic and an Afghan, Lodi dynasty. They built several forts and townships that are part of the seven cities of Delhi. Delhi was a major centre of Sufism during this period. The Delhi sultanate reached its greatest extent during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughluq (1325–1351). The southern provinces then broke away.

In the years following the reign of Firoz Shah Tughlaq (1351–1388), the Delhi Sultanate rapidly began to lose its hold over its northern provinces. Delhi’s decline continued under the Sayyid dynasty (1414–1451), until the sultanate was reduced to Delhi and its hinterland. Under the Afghan Lodi dynasty (1451–1526), the Delhi sultanate recovered control of the Punjab and the Gangetic plain to once again achieve domination over Northern India. Babur was a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, from the Fergana Valley in modern-day Uzbekistan.

India Trip Delhi Ecology

Here we guide you about delhi ecology which is very helpful while India Trip. Delhi is located at 28.61°N 77.23°E, and lies in Northern India. It borders the Indian states of Haryana on the north, west and south and Uttar Pradesh (UP) to the east. Two prominent features of the geography of Delhi are the Yamuna flood plains and the Delhi ridge. The Yamuna river was the historical boundary between Punjab and UP, and its flood plains provide fertile alluvial soil suitable for agriculture but are prone to recurrent floods.

The Yamuna, a sacred river in Hinduism, is the only major river flowing through Delhi. The Hindon River separates Ghaziabad from the eastern part of Delhi. The Delhi ridge originates from the Aravalli Range in the south and encircles the west, north-east and north-west parts of the city. It reaches a height of 318 m (1,043 ft) and is a dominant feature of the region.[

The National Capital Territory of Delhi covers an area of 1,484 km2 (573 sq mi), of which 783 km2 (302 sq mi) is designated rural, and 700 km2 (270 sq mi) urban therefore making it the largest city in terms of area in the country. It has a length of 51.9 km (32 mi) and a width of 48.48 km (30 mi).

Climate

Climate is very important for travelers to must know before visiting any location. Here is few important things about delhi while planning India Trip. Delhi features a rare version of the humid subtropical climate bordering a hot semi-arid climate. The warm season lasts from 21 March to 15 June with an average daily high temperature above 39 °C (102 °F). The hottest day of the year is 22 May, with an average high of 40 °C (104 °F) and low of 28 °C (82 °F). The cold season lasts from 26 November to 9 February with an average daily high temperature below 20 °C (68 °F).

The coldest day of the year is 4 January, with an average low of 2 °C (36 °F) and high of 14 °C (57 °F). In early March, the wind direction changes from north-westerly to south-westerly. From April to October the weather is hot. The monsoon arrives at the end of June, along with an increase in humidity.

Transportation

Before India Trip planning for delhi it’s also must necessary to know the transportation services. Buses are the most popular means of road transport catering to about 60% of Delhi’s total demand. Delhi has one of India’s largest bus transport systems. Indira Gandhi International Airport, situated to the southwest of Delhi, is the main gateway for the city’s domestic and international civilian air traffic. The Delhi Flying Club, established in 1928 with two de Havilland Moth aircraft named Delhi and Roshanara, was based at Safdarjung Airportwhich started operations in 1929, when it was the Delhi’s only airport and the second in India.

Delhi Hotels

Below are some famous hotels of delhi. Book them while India Trip to delhi.

Taj Palace, New Delhi

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport 

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Hyatt Regency DelhiOpens in new window

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla

The Grand New Delhi

The Ashok, New Delhi

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