The heart of Delhi is throbbing unceasing. Because of everything it has to offer, the city emanates excitement that you cannot escape. Unquestionably, the capital of the country is also the center of fascinating events.
There is literally nothing that the capital of India does not have to offer you, from the beautiful diplomatic and bureaucratic enclaves to the old markets that refuse to lose their edge; from lush parks to winding streets, from being a foodie’s delight to a fashion designer’s dream.
1. The largest wholesale spice bazaar in Asia.
The largest wholesale spice market in all of Asia is the Khari Baoli Bazaar in saadi dilli. The market is close to the Red Fort and has been in operation since the 17th century. It offers a wide range of goods for sale, including grains like rice and tea as well as spices, nuts, and herbs.
2. Delhi and New Delhi are two separate places.
That is a surprising fact about Dilli, huh? Yet, it is true that New Delhi and Delhi are two distinct cities. With Delhi being the larger city within which New Delhi is a “territory” created by the British while transferring the money from Calcutta to Delhi, New Delhi serves as the nation’s capital. The three branches of the Indian government—the legislative, executive, and judicial—have their offices in New Delhi.
3. The Red Fort was once white.
One of the cities’ biggest attractions, especially for history buffs, is the Red Fort. But did you know that this monument’s color was not always red? It was really composed of white limestone, but some British officials opted to paint it red when the paint started to chip off, according to the Archaeological Survey of India.
4. Delhi’s public transportation system is powered by CNG.
The capital of India is regarded as one of the most polluted cities in the world. Yet after efforts by authorities to lessen the city’s pollution, it fell to the tenth rank in 2022. One of the steps authorities took to address the city’s serious pollution problem was to adopt compressed natural gas-powered buses (CNG). The whole city’s public transport system runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), occasionally with hydrogen-enhanced CNG (HCNG).
5. Currently the world’s second-most populous metropolis.
Being the nation’s capital, which also happens to be the second most populated nation after China, this fact is not particularly surprising. As per the 2022 census, Delhi has a population of about 31.7 million people.
6. The metro train system is the 13th-largest in the world.
With a length of 193 kilometers, Delhi Metro Station is ranked 13 in the entire world. Also, the station’s yellow lines are specially made to help the visually impaired. Also, it is accessible to the general public.
7. Among the worst for pollution
Even though it is the national capital, the city often appears on lists of the most polluted cities in the world. A few years ago, the foodie’s delight city was ranked second among the most polluted cities. For those who have breathing issues, it can be very annoying and unpleasant.
8. Instead of going during the rainy or summer seasons, go during the winter.
The best time to visit the heart of the nation is between November and March, especially if you cannot stand the sweltering heat, the oppressive humidity, or the flooded streets during the monsoon season. The winters in the city are wonderful and spectacular, especially in the mornings. In the afternoon, Dilli Haat is one of the greatest places to eat momos with fruit bear. Enjoy the morning breeze of Delhi’s winters while sipping some khullad waali chai (hot tea served in handcrafted clay cups).