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New Delhi, Dilli
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Location Type: Destination
This huge metropolis is the first port of call for most travellers arriving in India. Arrive here in April-May and prepare to roast in temperatures in the mid 40s. Come during the monsoon and expect to wade knee deep through rainwater. Delhi's attractions include endless bazaars, the Red Fort, and the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.

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Wikipedia - Delhi

Akshardham Temple, Delhi
Hindus make up 82% of Delhi's population. Shown here is Akshardham Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the world

Delhi, known locally as Dilli (Hindi: दिल्ली, Punjabi: ਦਿੱਲੀ, Urdu: دِلّی dillī), and by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population with more than 12.25 million inhabitants in the territory and with nearly 22.2 million residents in the National Capital Region urban area (which also includes Noida, Gurgaon, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad).The name Delhi is often also used to include some urban areas near the NCT, as well as to refer to New Delhi, the capital of India, which lies within the metropolis. The NCT is a federally administered union territory. ... read more

Wikitravel - Delhi

Main Bazaar, New Delhi
Everything a backpacker needs, Main Bazaar

Delhi (Hindi: दिल्ली, Urdu: دلّی, Punjabi: ਦਿੱਲੀ) [1] is northern India's largest city. One part of it, known as New Delhi (Hindi: नई दिल्ली Naï Dillî), is officially designated the capital of India, but the names are often used interchangeably.
Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Damascus and Varanasi. Legend estimates it to be over 5,000 years old. Over the millennia, Delhi is said to have been built and destroyed 11 times. The oldest alleged incarnation of the city shows up in the Indian mythological epic Mahabharata as Indraprastha. ... read more

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