Delhi is the capital of India. It is the third largest city of the world. It is also the second largest metropolis after Mumbai with a population of over 13 million. Delhi is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of India. It stands in a triangle formed by the Yamuna river in the east and spurs from the Aravalli range in the west and south. It is surrounded by Haryana on all sides except east where it borders with Uttar Pradesh, Delhi has a semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter temperature.
[pic] The principal food crops of Delhi are wheat, bajra, jowar, gram and maize, however emphasis has now shifted from food crops to vegetable and fruit crops, dairy and poultry farming, floriculture etc.
Each year Delhi draws a huge number of tourists. Besides the usual tourist attractions of Modern Delhi - India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, North and South Block - which are stunning examples of British architecture, you can also visit the various museums, temples and memorials that provide a comprehensive and entertaining insight into the lives of Delhites. Some of the worth visiting places are - India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantra, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Birla Mandir, Lotus Temple etc.
Delhi Tourist and Transportation Development Corporation introduced adventure tourism activities like Para-sailing, rock climbing and boating in Delhi to attract tourism. The corporation has also developed 'Delhi Haat' where beverages and food items of different states are available in one place. More such Haats are planned in different parts of Delhi. The 'Garden of Five Sense' in south Delhi also attracts a lot of tourists.
Being a cosmopolitan city, all major festivals of India are...