About Delhi

Delhi, a true cosmopolitan city with diversified culture is the capital of the world’s largest democracy,india Known as Indraprastha in ancient times, Delhi has been wooed by rulers, attracted invaders and has been build and destroyed several times. Historians say that is has been rebuilt seven times during different ages.

The two worlds of the city, the Old and the New form a great synthesis and co-exist of modernity and traditions in a remarkable manner. 

Geography of Delhi

Delhi is located at 28.38° North and 77.13° East & lies in northern India. Uttar Pardesh is on the east and Haryana is on the west of Delhi.

There are three major geographical regions: the Yamuna flood plain, the ridge & the Gangetic Plains. The Yamuna flood plains provide fertile soil suitable for agriculture. However, these plains are prone to recurrent floods. With an average altitude of 293 m above sea level, the ridge forms the most dominating feature in this region.

It originates from the Aravalli Hills in the south and encircles the west, north-east and north-west portions of the city. The Great Plains are located in the south of the city and cover most of Delhi.


Delhi Statistics

Area: 1,483 sq km

Latitudinal parallel: 28.3oN

Longitudinal meridian: 77.13oE

Altitude: 293 m above sea level

Population: 13.85million (Census 2001)

Average Temperature: 45oC (Max) - usually in May - Jun, 5oC (Min) - usually in Dec - Jan

Desirable Clothes: Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers

Rainfall: 714 mm

Monsoon: July to mid-September

Population: 13.85 (Census 2001)

Season: Extreme climate with very hot summer and very cold winter

Best time to visit: October to March

STD Code: 011

Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi

Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bahai Faith

Delhi Map

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