Delhi is home to three World Heritage monuments, the Qutub Minar, the Red Fort and the Humayun’s Tomb, that have survived many centuries, and give a glimpse of the architectural wonders created by emperors in the past. Central Delhi, with its tree-lined avenues, imposing structures and buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, the Parliament House and the India Gate, reflect Delhi’s colonial past. A number of museums provide a glimpse into the country’s fascinating history. Other places of tourist interest include the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple, the Jantar Mantar and the Connaught Place, now called Rajiv Chowk. The modern Delhi has a lot more to offer. The city has a modern, well-planned and extensive Metro railway network that connects all corners of Delhi. New malls and entertainment centres jostle for space with a growing number of educational institutes, hospitals, residential complexes, and sporting facilities. Besides the Metro, which connects all of Delhi’s landmarks with the city centre as well as with most suburbs, a fun way to explore Delhi is by a HOHO bus tour. Hop on- Hop off buses, better known as HO – HOs, have been introduced by Delhi Tourism for visitors who wish to tour the city in a single day. All of this has been developed and sustained while maintaining Delhi’s green cover, a unique feature that distinguishes this truly global metropolis from other cities in the world where the tree line is often subdued by skyscrapers. No visit to Delhi is complete without an experience of its famed specialties such as its delicious curries, barbecued tikkas and kebabs. It is also a shoppers’ haven, whether you want to pick up some rich, woven silks, handicrafts, or ethnic cushions for your home. For cuisine of different Indian states and an array of Indian art and craft there are three Dilli Haats in Delhi at INA, Pitampura and the brand new Dilli Haat at Janakpuri. The revamped Indira Gandhi International airport, Terminal 3, provides visitors with their first experience of a modern, worldclass city which is keeping pace with the best in the world. Terminal 3, from where international and many domestic carriers operate, has facilities which are on par with the world’s most modern airports. It is time to celebrate this city which is a symbol of India’s rich past and thriving present.
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