Delhi is undoubtedly the most multi-ethnic city in the country that has preserved its history but has not forgotten to develop in its due course to become one of the most modern and tolerant cities in the country. Laden with few of the best universities in the world, Delhi also boasts of the best research centers, theaters, performing art centers and museums. The city features architectural brilliance of the British and Mughal buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhawan and Red Fort to the contemporary brilliance of several amusement parks, shopping malls, and party hubs. Not only is the city popular for its culture and celebrations, it is also known for its diversely delicious food from all the regions of the country. From multi-cuisine buffets to street food - you will find it all here to satisfy the foodie in you. The city has been an imperial capital for the most part of the last thousand years, was the British colonial capital, is the capital of the Indian Republic, and has, for all these centuries, attracted migrants from vastly different geographies and cultures in search of a living, money, fame or patronage.
Delhi is now a metropolis of more than 16 million people. It’s a business, finance and higher education hub, sees more than 2.5 lakh migrants coming in every year and welcomes an average of 15 million tourists each year. It is home to the Indian Parliament, the Supreme Court, and to homes and offices of Central ministers and the bureaucratic elite. It hosts three World Heritage Sites (Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort), many posh colonies as well as slum areas. It has grown to a total area of about 1,483 sq km. For its role as Commonwealth Games host for 2010, Delhi has seen modernisation-on-steroids. But the swanky redesigned airport, new Metro lines or speedy flyovers still lead you to places where emperors sighed, poets dreamed and warriors coveted.
Delhi, being a melting pot of diverse ethnicities and cultures, makes for a rich cultural kaleidoscope. It is but natural that the city often bursts into a frenzy of colourful events and festivals celebrated by its denizens. Some of the festivals and events celebrated here include Independence Day, Republic Day, International Trade Fair, Book Fair and Auto Expo.