New Delhi is the capital of India. The city is the seat of the Indian government and parliament. The highest court also has its seat in this city, which has around 250,000 inhabitants. It is a planned capital. Large parks and avenues as well as colonial architecture shape the image of the city to this day. Culture travelers are enthusiastic about this architecture, as the cityscape clearly stands out from other major metropolises in India.
Culture and sights
The city has a number of attractions that are a must for cultural travelers from all over the world. The city, for example, has a number of museums such as the National Museum. This museum is a must for anyone interested in the culture and history of India. The exhibits there cover a historical period of 5000 years. The Eternal Multimedia Museum is located in the house of the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement.
Between tradition and modernity
A holidaymaker can also experience culture in the lively business center of Connaught Place. This is where the vibrant business center of New Delhi is located. The shops here are arranged around a ring of British colonial buildings in the Georgian style. In the middle of the capital of India are the branches of the international retail chains, but also classic cinemas and Indian restaurants and bars. Sights and Indian culture are close together here. The contrast between tradition and modernity or colonial and modern times is also worth seeing. Immediately next to the profane colonial buildings in the capital of India are hotel and office towers from modern times. A destination for cultural travelers in Delhi is often the India Gate. It is a 42 meter high arch. This memorial commemorates the 90,000 Indian soldiers who fought for Great Britain in World War I and were killed in the process. The victims of the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971 are also honored.
The journey to the Indian capital is unproblematic. The city can even be reached by direct flight from many European cities. A stopover can also be used on a flight. Delhi Airport is just outside the city. The airport is well connected to the city center via the metro. Some of the hotels can be reached after just 20 minutes by metro from the airport. A piece of culture is certainly also when you watch the hustle and bustle on the streets of the city. Europeans who are used to traffic lights and lanes ensuring smooth traffic through major European cities will be fascinated. The traffic on the streets of the capital of India is a bit chaotic. The culture travelers like to use the buses, but also the normal taxis. Most of the employees in the hotels speak English – the language of the former colonial rulers and the language of the world. This is Indian English. The differences to normal English are only slight. Indian culture – especially the forms of politeness – are good manners in the capital of India.