Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River. Delhi is bounded by Uttar Pradesh on the north and west and south by Haryana. Delhi is spread over an area of 1483 sq. kilometers, 216 meters above sea level and has a population of around 14 million. The city has its historical importance since it has been the home to Mughal Empire. Delhi is also the political hub of India, where every political activity in the country traces its roots to Delhi.
The name “Delhi - ites" gives a proud feeling to the people of Delhi. Faridabad , Gurgaon and Noida are the National Capital Region of Delhi. The “NCR” was developed because there was a need felt to expand room to bear the burden of increasing growth and development in the region. Today, Noida and Gurgaon are the hub cities for the IT Industry and in the beginning many call centres and BPO’s also grew largely in these areas.
You will find that people in Delhi are from every nook and corner of India. Delhi being the capital of the world's largest democracy, has embassies of more than 160 countries.
Delhi is an important administrative unit of government of India. The parliament of India alongwith the emblem of Indian democracy is situated in Delhi. Delhi is the power house of Indian democracy which rules the nation.
Delhi is gradually becoming the major Information Technology destination of India. There has been maximum export of software from Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. All major multinationals like IBM, Microsoft, Google, Sony, etc have their offices in Delhi , Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida.
Gone are the days when you had to go from one shop to another in search of a product in Delhi ,but now thanks to the various malls and shopping complexes one can find all the shopping requirements under one roof.
Doesn’t matter whether you are in mid 20’s or mid 50’s Delhi’s night life is for all to enjoy. The various clubs and pubs are open till late nights and one can eat, drink and enjoy dancing on the floor. Some of the best dance clubs in Delhi can be found at The Taj Palace (My Kind of Place), Maurya Sheraton (Ghunghroos), Elevates in Noida, Park Hotel (Someplace Else), Hyatt Regency (Oasis) and Le Meridien (C.J.'s).
There are various restaurants and popular chains like Pizza Hut, Mc Donalds , KFC and Nirulas which are becoming the hot favourites among the Delhi-ites. Apart from this there are various dhabas in the city which offers you great food at reasonable price.
THE HEART OF THE CITY “CONNAUGHT PLACE”
Connaught place is located in the heart of Delhi and it is the main business center with offices of banks, government establishments and corporates. However, Connaught Place faces some problems in terms of parking and maintenance of old buildings. Connaught place is expected to have a complete make over in the near future. Some of the major companies having thier presence in Connaught Place include Citibank, ING Vysya, Lufthansa, Reliance, LIC, Air India, TV Today, Standard Chartered, HSBC Bank, Rolls Royce, BNP Paribas, Reuters, etc.
DELHI METRO RAIL
Delhi’s Metro has become a boon to the daily commuters which has indeed changed the transportation in the city. Delhi – ites are dependent on Delhi Metro for commuting to different places within the city. This project has been recognized all over the world for its specialty in terms of a hi-tech rail and better equipped transport system. it deserves all the credit for transforming the transport service of the city.
DELHI AS A FUN CITY
If you are looking for some action ,then Delhi is the right place for you to be in. Delhi has so many entertainment options available so that anybody and everybody can enjoy holidays and their leisure time. Night life is fun since you can party , dine , roam and shop till you drop. There are various pubs, bars, restaurants and night clubs in Delhi where you can spend your quality time with your loved and dear ones. There are various theatres where you hangout and catch up for a movie. There are various cultural events that take place in auditoriums where you can enjoy dramas, classical dance be it Katthak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, etc. Some of the happening places are Siri-Fort auditorium, Indian Habitat centre, Chinmaya mission etc.
Delhi has got some of the world class cinema halls like PVRs which is a chain of cinema halls in the city i.e PVR in Saket, PVR Connaught place, PVR Priya, Satyam and Three Cs are some of the major cinema halls in Delhi.
EAT OUT JOINTS AT DELHI
Delhi gives you the option of choosing from the wide variety of cuisines, which is a mixture of regional and international food.
Delhi food has a blend of North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental and American lifestyle fast food etc. These are readily available in every parts of Delhi. There are wide range of International chains such as McDonalds, Dominos, KFC, Pizza Hut, Wimpy and TGIF which has a good strong chain all over Delhi.
Some stand alone restaurants:
Essex village garden, Mehrauli road
Rendevous, Malviya nagar
Park Baluchi restaurant, Haus khas village
Sahara, Vasant kunj Sector B
Kwality Restaurant, Regal Building
The Village Bistro, Haus Khas village
Tarcoise cottage, Sri aurbindo marg
Some of the hotel restaurants:
Claridges : Corbetts
Hyatt Regency: Delhi ka Aangan
Hotel Broadway: Chor Bizarre
The Oberoi : Baan Thai
Hotel Imperial : The Spice route
Hotel Taj Palace : The tea house of the august moon
Hotel Taj Mahal : Machan
Maurya Sheraton : Bali Hi & Bukhara
The Park hotel : Latino