Being the capital city, Delhi is a city of two diverse worlds —Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi was formerly the capital of Islamic India with narrow lanes, old magnificent havelis and mosques, while New Dehi which was earlier ruled by the British Raj is modern state with spacious garden avenues and plenty of government buildings. Delhi which was once ancient Indraprastha —the capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata , is now the largest commercial city and major political centre of India.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Delhi. Some of them are Hotel Delhi City Centre (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel Picasso (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Hotel Formule 1 (Tariff – Rs.1000) Hotel Golf View (Tariff – Rs.2500).
The official language Delhi is Hindi The other languages spoken include English, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalm.
The Important Festivals of Delhi is Mahavir Jayanti ( March), Guru Nanak's Birthday (November), Durga Puja October , Holi( March) Krishna Janmastami (August), Maha Shivratri (March) and Eid ul-Fitr (July).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist interest in Delhi . Some of the places include Akshardham Temple ( 4kms from busstand), Jama Masjid ( 3 km from bus stand) , Qutab Minar ( 19 kms from Delhi station), Safdarjang Tomb (2.4 kms from bus stand), India Gate, Jantar Mantar ( 3kms from bus stand) ( 10 kms from bus stand), Birla Mandir ( 5kms from bus stand), Red Fort ( 20 kms from North of Delhi) and Parliment House (3 kms from bus stand)
How to Get There
Indira Gandhi International Airport, is located at the southwest of Delhi.
There are five railway junctions in Delhi. They are New Delhi railway station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla.
The state owned Delhi transport is most popular means of transport for the public. There are many buses that connect to various cities . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include RS Yadav Travels, City Land Travels and Rishabh Travels. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.
A historic place and major city in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is famous for its Fort. Gwalior is one of the largest cities of Central India and is often referred to as the tourist capital of the state that is known to be the heart of the country. The city has a great number of historic monuments that attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Places to Stay
There are great many hotels available to stay inGwalior. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Surbhi (Tariff- Rs. 1500) and Hotel Grace (Tariff- Rs. 1370) located close to the bus stand.
MakarSankranti is celebrated with a 'Kite Festival' on 14 January every year. Gwalior also celebrates Rang Panchami, DashaharaVijayadashami, Gauri Puja Hartalika and Ganesh Chaturthi in a unique way. The people of the city conduct carnival of floats at different locations in the city throughout the year.
Hindi is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
The TelikāMandir and Sun Temple (5kms), the MaharajBada market (1km), Rani Lakshmibai’s tomb (3kms) and the Tighra Dam (15kms) are great places to visit in this city.
How to Get There
Gwalior has its own airport
Gwalior has its own railway station
Gwalior Bus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Hans Travels and Sanjay Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the city. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.