Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometers (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi city proper’s population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT’s population was about 16.8 million. Delhi’s urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundary to include an estimated population of over 26 million people in an area now called as Central National Capital Region (CNCR) comprising cities Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad, making it the world’s second-largest urban area according to United Nations. As of 2016 recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city after Mumbai in India, with a total wealth of $450 billion and home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.
Delhi is home to UNESCO world heritage sites of Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb along with famous tourist attractions and historical landmarks such as Chandni Chowk,Purana Quila, Parliament House,Connaught Place,James Church, Pitampura TV Tower, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,Tallest Indian Flag,Lodhi Gardens,Rajpath,Old Fort,Ahinsa Sthal and Mughal monuments in Delhi.
India Gate is the most famous landmark of Delhi as well as India, located astride the Rajpath. The All India War Memorial in New Delhi is the one of tallest gate in India.
Red Fort is one of the historical place in Delhi and a designated a world heritage site. The fort and complex houses a number of museums, Mahal, Bagh,reservoir and Gate.
Qutub Minar is the tallest brick minaret in India and second highest minar in India after Fateh Burj at Punjab. The Qutub Minar complex is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the must visit historical mounment in Delhi.
Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most magnificent tomb in India and first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent. The complex is remarkable structures of the Mughal Empire in India.
Rashtrapati Bhavan of New Delhi is the official home of the President of India and the largest residence of a head of state in the world. THe Presidential Residence house many halls,Dome and a beautiful Mughal Garden.
Parliament House of Delhi is a circular shape building surrounded by large gardens. Sansad Bhavan is also one of the most impressive buildings in Delhi.
Purana Qila in Delhi is one of the oldest forts in India and managed by Archaeological Survey of India. The site of the Purana Qila has other monuments around the complex.
Janter Manter of Delhi is one of the five Jantar Mantar monuments in India, largest Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. Delhi Jantar mantar monuments was constructed by Maharaja of Jaipur.
Lodi Gardens is a city park in New Delhi, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. The garden is one of the historical heritage palce in Delhi.
Tughlaqabad ruined fort is another famous tourist destination in Delhi and one of the abandoned place around Delhi. The fort consists of massive stone fortifications and house many monuments.
Tomb of Safdarjung
Tomb of Safdarjung is a garden tomb,located near the Safdarjung Airport. The structure is the last monumental tomb garden of the Mughals in India.
Lotus Temple is a prominent attraction in the city of Delhi and notable in the world for its flowerlike shape. The Lotus Temple of Delhi is the most visited building in the world.
Laxminarayan Temple or Birla Mandir of Delhi was the first largest Hindu temple in India and one of the major attractions of Delhi. The temple complex also houses shrine of Lord Buddha,Lord Shiva,Devi Durga and the goddess of Shakti.
Akshardham Temple of New Delhi is the must visit attractions of Delhi, visited by large number of tourists every year. Swaminarayan Akshardham complex houses Theatre,Boat Ride,Musical fountain and Garden of India.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara in Delhi,situated near Connaught Place. The Gurudwara shrine is dedicated to Guru Harkrishan Sahib, eighth Sikh Guru.
ISKCON Temple is a famous Lord Krishna temple in New Delhi and one of the largest temple complex in India. The temple is well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna in India and Radha Parthasarathi is the premier deity of temple.
Chhatarpur Temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani and has the second largest temple complex in India. The temple is biggest temple in India and the complex also has dedicated temples of Lord Rama, Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva.
Agrasen ki Baoli
Agrasen ki Baoli is one of the most famous step well in India and a protected monument of Delhi, located near Connaught Place. Rajon Ki Baoli is another famous stepwell in Mehrauli Archaeological Park of Delhi.
Jain Lal Mandir
Jain Lal Mandir is the most famous Jain temple in India and oldest Jain temple in Delhi. The Temple complex also known for Jain Birds Hospital and a must visit Jain temple in Delhi.
Kalka Ji Mandir
Kalka Ji Mandir is one of the most famous shrine in Delhi, dedicated to Goddess Kali and visited by thousand of people every year. The temple is a major tourist attractions in Delhi and one of the most revered temples of India.
Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India, built by Shah Jahan. The mosque has four towers, two 40 m high minarets and three great gates.
Cathedral Church of Redemption
Cathedral Church of Redemption is one of the 7 wonders of Delhi and one of the oldest Anglican church in Delhi. The Cathedral is also known as Viceroy Church and listed as one of the most magnificent churches in India.
National Rail Museum
National Rail Museum in New Delhi offers the exhibition of rail heritage of India and house Fairy Queen train, world’s oldest working steam locomotive along with toy train, Kalka Shimla Rail Bus and Matheran Rail Car.
National Museum of Delhi is one of the largest museums in India, situated at the corner of Janpath. The Museum house Archaeology, Manuscripts, Jewellery and has various art facts from the Indus Valley Civilization.
National Zoological Park
National Zoological Park of Delhi is home to more then 130 species of animals and birds, situated near the Old Fort. The zoo has underground reptile house, in house swamps for water birds and number of non-Indian wild animals such as hyenas,jaguars,chimpanzee, hippopotamus,African wild buffalo, Giraffes and Zebras.