, more popularly known as Dilli in the vernacular language, stands at the second position in terms of the area of metropolis in India. National Capital Territory is the eighth largest metropolis in India.
The name Delhi is often referred to New Delhi which is the capital of India.
Lying on the banks of Yamuna River, it is predominantly situated on the Gangetic plains. Yamuna is the sacred river of India and is the major river of Delhi.
The NCR experiences continental climate characterized by extreme summers and brisk cold winters. Summers are the hottest ranging from April to October and winters lasting from October to January. By the end of June, the city faces the cool breeze and downpours characteristic of the monsoon season. This season is the best season to visit Delhi as the city experiences frequent rainfalls and thunderstorms. The maximum temperature recorded in the city is 45 degree Celsius and the minimum is 0 degree Celsius.
The modes of transportation in Delhi are many. Many state owned as well as private busses ferry on the road. Apart from them, Delhi Metro, constructed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is connected to many parts of Delhi. The Metro rail lines comprises of three different lines connecting 59 stations. Whereas, its airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport serves both domestic and international air traffic.
Delhi is home to many historic and cultural preserves. The Akshardham Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the world. Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India is a must visit for all the visitors. India Gate is a renowned memorial structured in the honor of Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War and Afghan wars.