Located on the banks of the Yamuna, Delhi is a city rich in culture and deep with history. Architectural splendors are at the zenith in the city. Delhi should be the prime destination in any tour to India. Consisting of New Delhi (the national capital) and Old Delhi, it is truly a city of colorful contrasts. It is common to see cars, tongas (horse carriages) and rickshaws on the same road. Though one of India's greenest cities, with vast parks, it is also one of the most polluted.
Capital of India, Delhi is also the travel hub of northern India. It serves as a base for a tour to Agra and the Taj Mahal, India's transcendental attraction. Bordered on the eastern side by the state of Uttar Pradesh and on the other three sides by the state of Haryana, the city abounds in places of tourist importance. It has to give something to everybody.
India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutb Minar, Humayun's tomb, Purana Qila, Janter Manter, Safdurjang Tomb, Raj Ghat and Chandni Chowk are some of the places of tourist attraction. India Gate was built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931. Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal of Agra and the Red fort in Delhi. Raj Ghat is the place where the mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi were cremated.