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New delhi Travel Guide

New Delhi is the capital of India and serves as the center of its government and the government of Delhi's Territory. New Delhi was said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world that estimated to be over 5,000 years old. In 1911, Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker laid the foundation of this city and was inaugurated in 1931 by Viceroy, Lord Irwin.

New Delhi has a population of 302,363 (city) and 13.78 million (metropolitan), making it the second largest metropolitan area in India and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. About 60% of New Delhi's population has Hinduism as their religion, followed by Muslims (31.7%), Sikhs (4%), Jains (1.1%), and Christians (0.9%).

The climate of New Delhi has a high variation between summer and winter temperatures and precipitation. The summer features long and very hot weather while relatively dry cool weather occurs during the winter. Summers in New Delhi are long. It starts in early April and ends in October with some monsoon season in between. Winter starts in November and ends in January. The average January temperature is 57.5 degrees F (14 degrees C) while the average July temperature is 87 degrees F (31 degrees C). The average annual rainfall is 2.3 inches (6 cm).

New Delhi is the modern city of Delhi which is more associated with government buildings and embassies. If you're looking for city full of culture and historical significance, the Old Delhi is the place to go. There are plenty of tourist attractions to go like mosques, temples, and monuments that truly represent India's ancient history. The Red Fort is one of Delhi's top tourist spots. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and served as Mughal's capital until 1857.

The Humayun's Tomb is another popular tourist attraction. It is located in south Delhi and was built in 1562 by Hamida Banu Begum, the wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun. It houses the tomb of Emperor Humayun, his wife, Hamida Begum, and the son of the late Emperor Shah Kahan, Dara Shikoh.

The Qutub Minar is one of the most famous structures in Delhi. At 237.8 ft (72.5 meters), this fluted red sandstone tower is the world's tallest brick Islamic mosque and the first monument built by a Muslim. It was built during the Slave Dynasty (1206-1290) as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi. The Qutub Minar draws about 3.9 million visitors, which is even more visitors than the Taj Mahal.

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