Flights to Delhi, India


Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls. Indira Gandhi International Airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. The city of Delhi actually consists of two components: Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south, since 1947 the capital of India, built in the first part of the 20th century as the capital of British India.

One of the country’s largest urban agglomerations, Delhi sits astride (but primarily on the west bank of) the Yamuna River, a tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) River, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Himalayas. The national capital territory embraces Old and New Delhi and the surrounding metropolitan region, as well as adjacent rural areas. To the east the territory is bounded by the state of Uttar Pradesh and to the north, west and south it is bounded by the state of Haryana.

Delhi is home to a number of important museums and busy cultural centres. The National Museum of India, the National Gallery of Modern Arts and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts are all dedicated to the preservation, documentation and dissemination of the country’s artistic heritage. The Crafts Museum showcases Indian carving, metalwork, painting and other crafts; the institution regularly hosts events at which local craftspeople demonstrate their art and sell their wares. The Siri Fort Auditorium is an important centre for major cultural events. The Pragati Maidan, a world-class trade and cultural centre, is another prominent landmark where events and exhibitions of international scale are held throughout the year. Dilli Haat is a popular bazaar that offers a diverse range of handicrafts and cuisines from the various states.

Address: New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India. Code: DEL. Elevation: 778′.


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