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About Delhi

Delhi, officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). It is a city and a union territory and contains New Delhi, the capital of India. After Mumbai, Delhi is the second most-wealthiest city in India with 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires. The city has the second-highest GDP per capita in India.

Demographics

The NCT population is around 1.67 billion. The population density of NCT is 11,297 people per km square with a sex ratio of 866 women per 1000 men. Delhi has a literacy rate of 86.34%.

Religion

Delhi has diversity in the population. The region shares six major religion, where Hinduism is predominant religious faith with 81.68% of the population. Other religions are followed by Islam with 12.86%, Sikhism 3.40%, Jainism 0.99%, Christianity 0.87% and Buddhism with 0.11%.

Language

Following the 50th report by the commissioner of linguistic minorities in India, Hindi is the most spoken language in Delhi with 80.94% of the population.

Economy of Delhi

If the search is for the biggest commercial centre of North India, then it is Delhi. The reports in 2016 stated that the economy of this region ranges from $167 to $370 billion. The economy of Delhi ranks it on the second most-productive metro area in India. The capital is distributed in 3 major sectors, where 70.95% gross is contributed by the tertiary sector; the secondary and primary sector is 25.20% and 3.885% respectively. The key sectors of Delhi include information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism. Other than that Construction, power, health and community services and real estate are also important to the city's economy, therefore, considered while counting the economy. The city also has one of the most rapidly growing retail industries. Manufacturing and skilled labour draw attention to foreign investment.

Culture of Delhi

The culture of the city is highly influenced by the historic association in the past. Therefore, because of the diversity in the region, the area shows a variety of cultures in one city. Although Punjabi Culture is majorly seen among Delhi people, their food, dress and even language, the culture in Delhi is best described by Festivals and Cuisine.

  • Festival : The geographic proximity of the region drives and multiplied the importance of national events and festivals. From Republic day to Gandhi Jayanti, every occasion is celebrated here. Apart from that many religious festivals are welcomed in the heart of the region. Festivals such as Diwali, Mahavir Jayanti, Guru Nanak‚Äôs Birthday, Durga pooja, Holi, Lohri, Eid-ul-Fitr, Moharram and many more.
  • Cuisine : Mughal cuisine originated from Delhi along with other famous cuisines. It includes international and national foods. The classic dishes of Delhi include butter chicken, dal makhani, Shahi paneer, aloo chat, Dahi Bhalla, kachori, etc. The street food is the major attraction in Delhi. But there have been some authentic outlets to consume food.

How to Visit Delhi

Delhi is accessible by all three major ways of transportation.

  • Air: The airport is located at the western corner of Delhi. Indira Gandhi International Airport Connects offers various national and international destinations such as Bangalore, Mumbai, New York and Dubai. The airport is regarded as the biggest airport in the company..
  • Rail: Rail Network in Delhi is well-developed. Delhi is the headquarter of Northern Railway and is regarded as one of the major railway junctions on the rail map of India. The network connects Delhi with numerous major cities of India.
  • Road: DTC, Delhi Transport Corporation is governed by the State Government. DTC operated in eco-friendly CNG buses. Other than that, ISBT is located in Kashmiri Gate which connects to other major cities. Pre-paid taxis, Car rental, Self-drive and many other options are available.

Places to Visit in Delhi

    Three UNESCO Heritage sites

  • Complex
  • fort
  • Tomb
  • The finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture

  • India Gate
  • Akshardham
  • Jama Masjid
  • ISKCON temple
  • Connaught place
  • Chandni Chowk
  • Khan Market, etc.