Interesting Facts About Delhi.
If going to India is on your bucket list, ensure you visit Delhi. In Delhi you will find fascinating building, friendly locals and delicious meals. Here are fascinating facts about Delhi.
First, Delhi has a very long history. From the history of Delhi you will know it has been occupied several times. Delhi has been the capital city to many empires. Historians believe that Delhi has been settled for more than s thousand years.
Secondly, it is the world second most populated city after Tokyo. It has close to 26.5 million inhabitants. It is important to note that the number does not include the people who fly through the Delhi airport through cheap flights, which you can view here. Close to 30 million will be living there in 2030.
When looking at green cities in the world, you will find Delhi on that list. Means have been taken to reduce air pollution such as the city running on eco-friendly compressed natural gas. Also, 20 percentage of the area is covered with trees and parks.
When you go to Delhi, ensure you visit Qutub Minar. The beautiful Qutub Minar looks good even from far. Due to the stampede in 1981, you cannot be able to enjoy the views from the top.
There are several theories about where the name Delhi come from. There was a king who ruled in the 50BC called Raju Dhillu or Dilu, most people believe the name originated from there. Historians have their own theory about where the name originated from.
Did you know Delhi has 2 of the largest market in Asia? Are you a fan of spices? You can shop them in Delhi at a wholesale price. Apart from spices, Delhi has the largest market in Asia for fruits and vegetables. Watching the vendors selling the species, fruits and vegetables is actually a fan activity.
Delhi has the second-best metro system in the world. It will convenient for you move around in the metro system when in this city. It is clean, cheap and efficient, instead of buying new tickets every time, consider getting a metro card.
Delhi is also home to the largest mosque in India. Visiting the Jama Masjid mosque when in Delhi should be on your bucket list. It was built in the 17th century, it has several domes and entrances and two looming minarets. If you are planning to visit the mosque when in Delhi, pack a scarf.
Did you know Delhi has a museum dedicated to toilets? It is called the sulabh international museum of toilets, it displays every kind of toilet that you can imagine. The museum reflects the sanitation problems experienced in India.
The Baha’i temple should be on your bucket list when you visit Delhi. Apart from the design, this temple is also unique since people from all religions can pray there.