Colors of Delhi

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Roads

In contrast to all other cities in India, Delhi stands out due to its wide roads, tree-lined boulevards and majestic monuments.

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Roads
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Rashtrapati Bhavan

The Rashtrapati Bhavan, a 340-room palace houses the President of India and is the biggest residence of any president the world over.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan
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Qutub Minar

Delhi boasts of many other interesting monuments and landmark structures like the 235-foot-high Qutab Minar that was built by Qutbuddin in 1166 and is the tallest stone tower in India. It is a breathtaking sight at night under its spotlight.

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Qutub Minar
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Nizamuddin Dargah

Nizamuddin Dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions.Don't miss hearing the qawwalis sung at dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya; religious songs resounding at around sunset.

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Nizamuddin Dargah
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Red Fort

An imposing structure built in red sandstone, the Red Fort is the location for a light-and-sound show narrating the history of Delhi six nights a week.

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Red Fort
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India Gate

India Gate at the end of eastern end of Rajpath is a stone arch 138 feet high with names of about 85,000 Indian soldiers who gave their lives in the World War 1, the North West Frontier struggles and the 1919 Afghan War. Below the arch is the memorial to the unknown Indian soldier whose name is lost in the pages of history.

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India Gate
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Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb built by his wife Haji Begum in mid-sixteenth century with its magnificent Mughal architecture is believed to be the precursor to the world-famous Taj Mahal at Agra.

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Humayun's Tomb
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Purana Quila

The Old Fort, Purana Quilla, which was the administration center for several emperors during the Mughal period was also the seat of the legendary ruler Prithviraj Chauhan. It is believed that Indraprastha, the capital of Pandavas from the mythological Mahabharata, was located at the place where the Old Fort stands now.

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Purana Quila
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National Museum

History enthusiasts should not miss the National Museum on Janpath with its treasure of India's glorious past right from the 2nd century BC.

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National Museum
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Janpath

Lose yourself to shopping, in the temples to Indian craft that are Delhi’s government emporiums on Janpath, close to Connaught Place.

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Janpath
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Khan Market

Shop middle-class Delhiite-style at laid-back Khan Market, browsing its bookshops and hanging out for a chat at Café Turtle, fuelled by coffee and gooey cake.

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Khan Market
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Chandni Chowk

As soon as you enter Chandni Chowk streets, you feel like its a different world (specially if you are coming from city of malls). This place is a mixture of religion, food, chaos, history, modernity, tradition and commerce. People moving fast here and there in narrow lanes. On every corner you will find something special to eat.

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Chandni Chowk
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Delhi metro

Ride on the Delhi metro: cheap and clean.

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Delhi metro
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Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat is an open-air market place with shops and stalls of spicy street food from all regions of India.

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Dilli Haat
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Republic Day

If you are in New Delhi on the 26th of January, make sure that you see the Republic Day procession. This is one of the most colorful and prestigious national festival and the presence of dignitaries like the President of India, the Prime Minister of India, Union Ministers and foreign delegates make the celebrations very dignified. The chief attraction of the republic day ceremony is the full display of India's military might. Thousands of soldiers selected to represent different regiments march down the road from India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The President of India receives the salute.

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Republic Day
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Auto Expo

The Auto Expo, Asia's largest auto show,[124] is held in Delhi biennially.

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Auto Expo
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World Book Fair

The World Book Fair, held biannually at the Pragati Maidan, is the second largest exhibition of books in the world with as many as 23 nations participating in the event. Delhi is often regarded as the "Book Capital" of India because of high readership.

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World Book Fair
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Indian Grand Prix

Formula 1 has now got a circuit in India in Greater Noida, a suburb of Delhi, which has hosted the Indian Grand Prix in October 30, 2011 with Jaypee Group constructing the circuit. It is set to be amongnst the top 5 fastest circuits in the world.

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Indian Grand Prix
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Delhi-Food

Delhi is also known for its Desi Junk Food: one can devour various desi foods at every nook and corner of the city. Among the very popular and widely available are chaat, gol guppe, paranthe, bhelpuri, chaat papri, etc.

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Delhi-Food
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Bengali Market

Bengali Market near Connaught Place, in the center of Delhi.

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Bengali Market
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Haldiram's

Haldiram's stores located everywhere in the city offer chaat, sweets and other spicy items.

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Haldiram's
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Ashok

Ashok's near Chawri Bazaar in Old Delhi is famous for Chaat.

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Ashok
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Chinese Food

Chinese food is available in every five star hotel in India while most restaurants in Delhi do serve Chinese food. Chinese food is very popular among the people of Delhi.

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Chinese Food
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Continental Food

Continental cuisines can be had at five star hotels like La Rochelle (The Oberoi), the Orient Express (Taj Palace) and Rick's (Taj Man Singh). Continental food is also available at various multi-cuisine restaurants within the city.

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Continental Food
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100 years of Delhi

'Saadi Dilli' as it is lovingly known is an amalgamation of culture and religions. Have a look at what this metropolis is made of as it celebrates it's centenary year.

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100 years of Delhi
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