Travel to India & Delhi

About India

India is set apart from the rest of Asia by the Himalayas, the highest, youngest and still evolving mountain chain on the planet. It is instantly recognizable on any world map as a thick, roughly triangular peninsula with the Bay of Bengal to the east, the Arabian Sea to the west, and the India Ocean to the south. India holds virtually every kind of landscape imaginable. An abundance of mountain ranges and protected areas provide ample opportunity for eco-tourism and trekking, and its sheer size promises something for everyone.  From the eternal snows of the Himalayas to the cultivated peninsula of far South, from the deserts of the West to the humid deltas of the East, from the dry heat and cold of the Central Plateau to the cool forest foothills, Indian lifestyles clearly glorify the geography. India has a rich natural and cultural heritage that is recognised world over. 

Know more about India through the official government site: http://india.gov.in/knowindia.php




About Delhi


New Delhi, the capital city of India is the host city for the IBA 2012 Conference.

It is one of India's fastest growing cities and has sprawled across the river Yamuna. Old Delhi and New Delhi are the two distinct parts of the city, with a blend of its historic past and a vibrant present. 

Legend has it that the Pandavas, the heroes of the epic Mahabharata, originally founded Delhi, then called Indraprastha, around 1200 B.C. Present day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj has spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium and continues to do so.

The city is sprinkled with gems that will leave you wishing to explore – from its labyrinthine lanes and bustling traditional markets in the walled old city to its ancient monuments, sprawling parks, some of the finest museums in the country to an exciting night life in the modern vibrant shopping district. 

Read more about places to visit here: http://delhi.gov.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit/Delhi+Govt/Travel/Places+to+Visit