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January 24, 2012
Republic Day
Republic Day is celebrated on January 26th every year to commemorate the year the Indian Constitution came into being, on January 26th 1950. This important day is celebrated in the form of a large and colourful parade which witnesses important dignitaries from foreign countries attending along with hundreds of people who show up to attend this famous parade. The parade begins at Raisina Hill, near Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidentís house), along Rajpath and past India Gate. Republic day celebrations include honouring soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti who gave up their lives for the country, giving away prestigious awards like the Ashok Charka and the Pram Vir Chakra and a beautiful, lively parade which consists of the Indian Armed Forces, school children from various schools and floats representing all the states and Union Territories of India.
Location of Delhi
Location of Delhi
Delhi, the capital of India is located in Northern India, on the banks of the River Yamuna and has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Delhi has been an important city, as it was the gateway to India and an important city during the Mughal and British rule. Today Delhi has emerged as a huge melting pot of cultures and is home to people from across the country who move
here in search of jobs and a better life; including a huge foreign expat population. The seat of the Indian government, Delhi has it all and prides itself of housing a beautiful balance of some of the finest Mughal era monuments along with glitzy shiny malls that stick the best of Indian and foreign brands.
Tourist Attractions
One of the most sought after tourist destinations, Delhi has a lot to keep tourists busy, here are some of them:
Red Fort Jama Masjid Lotus Temple
India Gate Humayun's Tomb Qutub Minar
Hotels and Accommodation
Being the national capital and on of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Delhi has a wide range of accommodation facilities to suit backpackers to business travellers. Visitors to the city can choose from budget guest houses to mid range hotels to luxury five star hotels.
How to Reach Delhi
Delhi is one of the best connected cities in India, owing to the fact that it is the national capital. Here are some ways to get to Delhi:
Rail
Delhi is the headquarter of the Northern Railways and has five main railway stations, namely the New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Naizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Station and Sarai Rohilla. From here there are regular trains to cities and towns all across the country like Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more.
Road
Connected by a strong railway network Delhi is connected to major cities by a strong network of highways and expressways and is connected to Noida and Gurgaon by the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and to Noida by the DND Flyway.
Air
Delhi's main airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport which has regular domestic and international flights to destinations around India and the world.
Taj Mahal Cheap FLights
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