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 city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, Roorkee is located on the banks of the Ganges canal on the National Highway 58 between Delhi and Dehradun. Situated on a flat terrain, with the Himalayan ranges nearby, Roorkee city is bisected by the Upper Ganges that flows through it. Renownedfor IIT Roorkee, the city is also famous for the manufacturing of survey and nautical instruments.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Roorkee. Tourists visiting the place can stay at La Casa (Tariff- Rs. 1348) and Hotel Royal Palace (Tariff Rs.750 onwards).
The annual spiritual fair held to honourSaintAlauddinSabirKaliyari is a 15-day event that brings people from far.
Hindi is the local language here.
Places to Visit
IIT Roorkee, Solani Aqueduct, Crystal World and PiranKaliyar Sharifare all located within 2kms of the bus stop.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is inDehradun
Roorkeehas its own railway station
Military Hospital Bus Stop, Roorkee Bus Station and MalakpurChungi Bus Stoprun regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like Kings Holiday Tours, Classic Travels, RSRTC, City Heart Travels and Crown Travelsthat offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Bus ticket online booking has caught up with travelers across the country.