Delhi is the capital of India and is also a metro city. It also has the special status of being the National Capital Region under the Indian Constitution’s 69th Amendment Act of 1991. Delhi along with the cities of Gurgaon, Baghpat, Alwar, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Sonepat, Noida and Greater Noida make up the NCR region.
Delhi is also the union territory and has its own legislature, executive council of minister and the high court. Delhi is also known as the city of the cities since it has always been inhabited by several empires and kingdoms since the 6th century BC. Delhi was also the original site for the Indraprastha which was the mythical capital of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata. Delhi is now the hub of the political scenarios in India being the capital of the country.
Some of the places that are worth visiting in Delhi include the gates built by Shah Jahan, namely, the Delhi Gate, Kashmiri Gate, Turkman gate, and the Ajmeri Gate that are still standing strong around the city, the Red Fort stands as the reminder of the Mughal Emperors of India, it stands directly opposite to the Jama Masjid in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Jama masjid is in fact the largest mosque in India and can provide you with a panoramic view of the Old Delhi city.
The Chandni Chowk area is a complete contrast to the New Delhi city in terms of the roads and also the life style. It is chaotic to be there on a visit but at the same time, it has that old world charm that can captivate your senses. It is also an excellent place if you want to taste the authentic cuisine of Delhi.
The Humayun’s tomb is very similar in terms of looks when it is compared to the TajMahal. It is the grave house for the second Mughal emperor Humayun Shah. It is located in the midst of beautiful gardens all around.
There are also the Qutub Minar, India Gate, the Lodhi Gardens, and the Rajghat, and the Bahai Temple that are worth visiting when you are in Delhi.Delhi is well connected with the rest of the country by road, air and the railways. For instance, the road connects Delhi to the nearest hill station at Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. There are several Delhi to Shimla bus that ply on the roads all throughout the week. You can check the bus schedule online and book bus tickets online too. There are different types of buses that ply in the Delhi to Shimla bus route and the seats are also available in wide range always. Thus if you are planning for a quick getaway to a cool place like Shimla from Delhi this summer, you can always take the bus road and book bus tickets online to avail the comfort. The bus schedule can be checked online too and thus booking the tickets will never be much of a problem. Away from the hustle bustle of the busy city life, you can spend a tranquil and serene holiday at Shimla the cool hill station.