Delhi-6, Delhi Belly, Delhi-The capital of India, yeh hai delhi meri jaan …
Culture diversity and religious unity are the core values of the Indian society. Delhi is multi- cultured and multi-linguistic city. As people from every part of country come and settled here, there is not an unique culture found in this city, so we can say that Delhi shows culture of all states of India in parts. People from other states come to Delhi in search of good education, best medical assistance, and good job opportunities. Being the capital city it is having center stage of Indian politics too. Though having cosmopolitan outlook, New Delhi reflects glorious old-age charm and culture. Delhi is developed with having many communities such as South Indians in R.K.Puram and Bengalis in C.R.Park ,which makes Delhi so lively and colorful, to explain this best examples are Jama Masjid in which Indo-Persian art is reflected, or Birla temple and Chattarpur temple which reflects North and South Indian architectural styles. Lotus temple not only represents the Bahai way of worship , but also the splendid architectural design. Jains and Buddhists also have their own shrines in the city, while the Tibetan monastery near the interstate bus terminus is representative of the Tibetan culture in India. Also it is the main center of politics, from where all the decision are made and policies are passed. Various fairs and festivals are celebrated such as Chhat Puja of Bihar, Durga Puja of Bengal.The culture of Delhi shows some influence of the people of Haryana,Rajasthan,Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as these states border the city. To explain more we can see various monuments of the city like the Jama Masjid,Qutub Minar etc. Because of this diversity can be seen in festival season where different religion come together for common cause which can be clearly visible on occasions. Also influence can be seen on the language and lifestyle of city. Yet having very modern lifestyle, the ancient city reflects the glorious old-age charm and culture. On one hand ,we can see the old Delhi still living in the past to some an extent and still upholding the values of the past .There is the sound the Qawwalis of Nizamuddin Shrine ,Gurbanis of Bangla Sahib and Aartis of Chattarpur Mandir ,at the same time ,one can heare the loud and blaring music of pubs and discotheques. As Mughals ruled Delhi for a long period ,art during those period was worth seeing. In ancient India people used arts and crafts in their palaces for better lives. This is the reason why Mughals used to have Persian artists for carpet weaving and metal crafting.
Delhi attracted the best of painters, musicians and dancers. Cultural events are hosted in many art and craft galleries along with auditoriums .By this way the culture and tradition is still very well preserved with arts and craft galleries in the city representing the work of various artists.
The National gallery Of Modern Art , the Lalit Kala Academy and the Sanskriti Kendra are some of the main art and craft centers found in Delhi.Some of the prominent art galleries in Delhi are:Art Heritage, Vadhera Art gallery ,Triveni Art Gallery,Shridharni Art Gallery, LGT Gallery, Gallery Romain Rolland ,Max Mueller Photo Gallery, the Village Gallery ,AIFACS, Dhoomi Mal Art center and Khirke Gallery.
This city has the taste of all from lanes of the walled city to the swanky hotels and restaurants, people loves its food which is a blend of North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental and American lifestyle fast food, and even McDonalds, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Wimpy and TGIF such International chains have strong chain all over the city.Worth visiting places are : Berco’s and Fa Yian, for Chinese food Karim’s and Nizam’s, for Mughlai food- Nirula’s for a mix of Indian and western fast food ,Sagar ,in Defence Colony for Udipi food,English Dairy, a popular dhaba in Connaught Place for inexpensive vegetarian food. Options like Gulati Restaurant ( Pandara Market ),Angeethi ( Asiad Village) and Degchi ( Regal Building ) are available if want to try cheap and best food.
Now a days tourism in Delhi is growing like never before with large number of visitors from all over the world.If want to plan vacations in Delhi then many options are available ,As different means of transport are available for tourist to reach to Delhi is not an difficult task, also various tours operators make things very easy .
We can reach Delhi by
Air: There is Air India,Kingfisher,British Airways, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines,Jet Airways,etc. Delhi Domestic and International Airports have flight from all major countries in the world.
Rail: Indian railways is the main mode of transportation to different parts of India.Luxury trains like Fairy Queen,Palace on Wheels and Royal Orient Express depart from the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, Other luxury trains are Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express leave the New Delhi Railway Station.
Road: Traveling by road is no more a difficult ride as the condition of road has improved.
Five star hotels are available with all modern amenities and recreational facilities where one can relax and refresh.Other facilities provided are business facilities like conference and banquet halls ,secretarial services and other services. Also we can find very well- appointed and decorated rooms.
As Delhi is a city of fun loving people, adventure sports are quite a range in Delhi.From Parasiling to ballooning to mountaineering to motor sports,you can find all these adventure sports here.If we don’t found venue for all these sports then we can easily get special packages in other area for sports, arrangement can be done/made at the Delhi Tourism office at Baba Kharak Singh Marg for Kayaking,Canoeing, Hovercraft, Motorboat, Water scooter Rides, Pedal Boating, Roving Boats at Bhaleswa Lake. More options are Rock Climbing,,ballooning, ,Fishing,gliding,Mountaineering,Polo, Riding,Shooting etc.
There is no denying the fact that the people here are lively and they love their life.
Delhi and Developments
Delhi’s metropolitan area ,known as the National capital region (NCR) encompasses the entire NCR as well as the neighboring satellite towns of Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana and Noida and Gaziabad in Uttar Pradesh ,a broad area consisting of the Union Territory of Delhi and a few ring towns around it was conceived for being developed as a metropolitan region to reduce the population pressure on Delhi. The origin of NCR is traced to the recommendation of first ever Master Plan Of Delhi.
With the inception of NCR region ,Delhi has been relived of the burden of growing demands from corporate bodies and government establishments.With globalization hitting the landscape of Delhi,the city needed more expansion and a better infrastructure to meet those demands. However,the development of the satellite cities like Gurgaon and Noida, this problem was solved to a great extent. Most of the government offices found their satellite cities including international and domestic companies.
MNCs and corporate bodies from all over the world are turning their heads towards Delhi sighting the manpower and skilled labor resource. NCR region is now the home to major international and domestic companies,be it IT ,ITES,BPOs or other manufacturing and service industries.
Better connectivity and improved infrastructure between Delhi and NCR make life easier for commuters to reach their work place.States like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have benefited a lot from the recent developments in sectors like Real Estates,IT,ITES, manufacturing and other service industries.
NCT: (National Capital Territory) was also established with Delhi, developed.Most of these areas were erlier small under developed villeges and towns which have now turned into world class shopping malls and residential areas .These areas were developed with a view to relocate people coming to Delhi from different parts of the country.
Gurgaon : services that make contribute the most towards the economy of Gurgaon .Among the major industries in Gurgaon ,IT,auto manufacturing and pharmaceuticals have the maximum existence.Gurgaon is the capital of National Capital Region (NCR).It is one of the most rapidly growing colonnades.It is the emerging hub for IT industries and new age businesses. Its main advantage is its nearness to the international and domestic airports and even to New Delhi.Gurgaon is a corporate hub and has India’s largest car maker Maruti Udyog’s manufacturing plant in its region .Gurgaon , a satellite city of Delhi,is an important economic hub in the National capital Region. Gurgaon is located in northen part of Haryana is famous for its outsourcing and off shoring.
Noida: Noida is one of the most modern cities of India with world class amenities and infrastructure.Noida is home to many International as well as national companies like Agre Ya Solutions , GlobalLogic ,EXL,Birlasoft,Impetus,STMicroelectronics, MtronPTI ,Fiserv,Adobe systems,TCS ,CSC,HCL,ATC labs , Interra and Xansa. Some of the main reasons behind the existence of these companies in Noida are the proximity of the city to Delhi and good infrastructure.Noida has an integrated township with facilities for all that is industrial,commercial and residential.
Faridabad: Faridabad is one of the main industrial cities of Haryana and comes under the region of Delhi and NCR. Newly developed Faridabad or New Faridabad is the most preferred destination for industries, IT companies, corporate bodies and government departments.
Ghaziabad : In few years Gaziabad, has done a complete makeover by adding malls, hi-tech cities and golf courses to its new face.That is national Capital Region which is the name given to the metropolitan area of Delhi. Goods produced in Gaziabad are mostly marketed in Delhi. The major industries here are mainly manufacturing and processing industries for computer assembly, electroplating , vegetable oil, tapestries ,railway coaches , diesel engines, heavy chains, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish.
So what’s that we can say what Delhi is all about, is it just Delhi or New Delhi or NCR or regions of UP, Hariyana…. But in all this is DELHI to INDIA!!!