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2. BRIEF OF PRESENTATION GO TO NEXT History of Delhi GO TO 5 SLIDE Map of Delhi GO TO 6 SLIDE List of tourist attractions in Delhi Famous food GO TO 17 SLIDE Top Shopping Markets in Delhi GO TO 19 SLIDE Famous festivals and events celebrated in DelhiththththGO TO 24th SLIDE 3. HISTORY OF DELHI Delhi also known as the National Capital Territory of India) is a metropolitan region in India. With a population of 22 million in 2011, it is the world's second most populous city and the largest city in India in terms of area.Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and the modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. This is why Delhi is sometimes called the City of cities.Delhi was the site of ancient Indraprastha, the mythical capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain during the Delhi sultanates. 4. The Rebellion of 1857. Shahjahanabad today is Old Delhi. In AD 1639, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built a new walled city named Shahjahanabad, in Delhi, which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 until The greater part of Old Delhi is still confined within the space of Shah Jahns walls, and several gates built during his rulethe Kashmiri Gate, the Delhi Gate, the Turkman Gate, and the Ajmeri Gatestill stand.GO TO 2nd SLIDE 5. MAP OF DELHIGO TO 2nd SLIDE 6. LIST OF TOURIST ATTRACTION IN DELHI INDIA GATE India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph (or shrine) in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier's helmet. Each face of the cenotaph has inscribed in gold the words Amar Jawan(in Hindi, meaning Immortal Warrior). 7. SANSAD BHAVAN Sansad Bhavan or the Parliament of India is a circular building designed by the British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 19121913. Construction began in 1921, and in 1927 the building was opened as the home of the Council of State, the Central Legislative Assembly, and the Chamber of Princes 8. RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN Built with a mix of Western and Ugandian styles, Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally built for the Governor General of India. Inaugurated in 1931 as the Viceregal Lodge, the name was changed in 1959 after India became a republic. Now it is the Presidential Palace of India 9. CONNAUGHT PLACE Connaught Place is known for its vibrant atmosphere and planned layout. It has been the hot-spot both for the business men as well as tourists both from the country and abroad. The present day Connaught Place plays the role of a welcoming host to the continuous down stepping of huge masses who are attracted to the popular tourist destinations here. 10. RED FORT The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad wa s completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak Delhi's first fort ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. 11. AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE Akshardham Temple it is the largest Hindu temple in the world. It was built in 2005. In the sprawling 100-acre (0.40 km2) land rests an intricately carved monument, hightechnology exhibitions, an IMAX theatre, a musical fountain, a food court and garden 12. LAXMINARAYAN TEMPLE The temple is built in honour of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of wealth), and her consort Narayana (Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti) by B. R. Birla from 1933 and 1939, when it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The side temples are dedicated to Shiva, Krishna and Buddha. 13. GURDWARA BANGLA SAHIB Gurudwara Bangla Sahib One of the most prominent and largest Gurdwaras in Delhi, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most visited one in the Delhi. Millions visit this Gurdwara from all over the world and of all religions to offer their prayers at this elegant yet historical Gurdwara in Delhi. 14. JAMA MASJID The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India. 15. LOTUS TEMPLE The Lotus Temple is a Bah' House of Worship, situated in South Delhi and shaped like a lotus. It was built by Bah' community 16. RAJ GHAT On the bank Yamuna River, which flows past Delhi, there is Raj Ghat, the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It has become an essential point of call for all visiting dignitariesGO TO 2nd SLIDE 17. FAMOUS FOOD CHANDNI CHOWK AREA When you are in Old Delhi, you just can't miss the food there. The streets buzz with activity and are filled with the aroma of food. For the connoisseurs, there are restaurants like Karim's. A good idea would be to start with the Paranthewali Gali. It became a famous gourmet locality when the parantha shops moved here in the 1870s. The real flavour of the Delhi street food lies in the chaat. The original chaat is a mixture of potato pieces, crispy fried bread, Dahi Bhalla,gram and tangy-salty spices. 18. On the sweeter side, Rabdi Faluda is a must. And the place to have it is Giani di Hatti near the Fatehpuri Mosque. It has now become an ice-cream parlour specializing in exotic flavours like Litchi and Bubblegum. Apart from standard ice creams, they also serve milkshakes, fruit shakes, ice-cream shakes and sundaes. Coming back to Chandni Chowk, you meet the Old and Famous Jalebiwala just before you enter Dariba Kalan. Refresh yourself with a delicious plate of hot jalebis - a sweet made by deepfrying batter in a kind of pretzel shape and then soaked in syrupGO TO 2nd SLIDE 19. TOP SHOPPING MARKET IN DELHI CONNAUGHT PLACE Connaught Place is one of the highly recommended shopping areas in Delhi. You can start your day from luxurious malls to all top brands showroom that connect with each others with few steps. Connaught Place is famous for top class cloth/fabric market, but you can also buy there jewelry, books, Indian handcraft items, electronic products and more. Connaught 20. CHANDNI CHOWK Chandni Chowk, again one of the top shopping places in Delhi, and it is not as expensive as Connaught Place. You can buy items from Chandni Chowk market at very reasonable rates. It is famous for wedding lehengas, semiprecious jewelry, embroidered bags, garments of silk and cotton, and it is the best place for buying books and electronic goods. 21. DILLI HAATIf you want to buy something from the traditional market of Indian villages. Dilli Haat is the best recommendation for you. You can see there small thatched roof cottages with the ultimate atmosphere of Indian villages 22. KAROL BAGHKarol Bagh is one the busiest and oldest shopping areas in Delhi which famous for bridal wears, Indian garments (cotton, silks, woolens or synthetics cloths), shoes, cosmetic products, books, gadgets and electronic items 23. SAROJINI NAGAR There is lot of shopping areas in Delhi to buy cloths. But Sarojini Nagar is different than any other areas. If you are looking to buy branded cloths on cheap prize, Sarojini Nagar is the best place where you should visit onceGO TO 2nd SLIDE 24. FAMOUS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS CELEBRATED IN DELHI REPUBLIC DAY The Republic Day celebrations on 26th January every year is a colourful affair complete with pompous military parades and spectacular processions at Rajpath 25. INDEPENDENCE DAY Patriotism again reaches a crescendo on 15th August, the day India shook off British yoke formally. The Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the spectacular Red Fort and the event is flashed all over TV networks 26. FAMOUS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS CELEBRATED IN DELHI INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR This is another spectacular event organised atPragati Maidan. Products are displayed from across a world of segments such as Electronics, Automobiles, Beauty and Healthcare, Kitchen and Household appliances and Textiles and Garments. This annual event is held from 14th to 27th November. 27. ASIAN GAMES Delhi has hosted many major international sporting events, including the first and the ninth Asian Games Delhi lost bidding for the 2014 Asian Games and considered making a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics 28. COMMONWEALTH GAMESThe2010 Commonwealth Games, which ran from 3 to 14 October 2010, was one of the largest sports event held in India.The opening ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumThe ceremony featured over 8,000 performers and lasted for two and a half hours. It is estimated that 3.5 billion (US$56 million) were spent to produce the ceremonyGO TO 2nd SLIDE