Delhi, by all means is the epicentre of the India tourism universe. It is not just the heart of the nation politically/administratively, but is the real heart in terms of culture, art, tradition, cuisines, literature, education, and tourism. Mumbai on the other hand is the rightful heart of commerce; however that doesn’t lower the commercial significance of Delhi. In fact, after Mumbai, the nation’s capital is the next powerhouse of commerce in India.
Not just Delhi houses all the major headquarters and main offices of administration, but it is also home to a large number of industries, domestic and international firms, trades, and businesses. Different Information Technology parks patch the city and there exist a number of commerce centres. Even the companies like HCL, American Express, Siemens Ltd., and Cisco etc. have their offices and branches in Delhi and its neighbouring cities, namely Gurgaon and Noida. Delhi is a city of opportunities, and if one is enthusiast enough to go through all the challenges, the city takes him to heights.
Delhi is also a major stoppage on the route to the cities in north, west, and central India. Other than these, Delhi also finds fame for housing a mass of educational institutions and training centres of world repute. The Delhi University, IGNOU, IIT Delhi, and Jamia Millia Islamia are the top universities in Delhi and India, which needs no introduction. Nonetheless, Delhi is also an excellent destination for fun holidays.
Tourism-wise, Delhi is a major highlight among the tourists in India. Each year tourists from overseas as well as the domestic tourists flock to the city in counts of millions. It comes under the Golden Triangle circuit of India tourism, which is basically combined tourism of three cities, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Replete of places to visit, the city is an extravaganza to embark onto. The most prominent attractions of the city are: India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jantar Mantar, Raj Ghat, National Rail Museum, Jama Masjid, Lodhi Garden, Humayun’s Tomb, National Zoological Park, and ISKCON Temple. Many of these are older than several decades and own a huge historical and political significance.
Designed by Edward Lutyens and taking about 10 years to complete, the India Gate is major attraction in Delhi. It is a stone monument dedicated to the Indian soldiers who fought the first World War and died a glorious death. It is 42 meters high and is a triumph of bravery and love for the nation. Built in 1193 on the orders of Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the Qutub Minar is yet another architectural marvel in Delhi. It is the tallest brick minaret in the world and is known for its Indo-Islamic architecture. Additionally, there are several historic structures surrounding the minaret, and are collectively called as the Qutub Complex.
The remaining major places to visit in Delhi other than the aforementioned include: Dilli Haat, Lal Kot, National Science Centre, Purana Quila, Safdarjung Tomb, and Mutiny Memorial. Besides, the city is evenly sprinkled by numerous temples, mosques, gurudwaras, and churches. The significant ones include: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Akshardham Temple, Laxminarayan Temple,, Nizamuddin Dargah, Sunehri Masjid, Kalkaji Temple, and Digambar Jain Temple.
Finally, for those with some leisure time to spare, the market places like Connaught Place, Nehru Place, Palika Bazaar, Khan Market, and Lajpat Nagar are the places to check out. These marketplaces are lined by a variety of cheap shops selling interesting stuff. Besides, there exist a multitude of shopping malls, restaurants, food joints, and bars all around the city.