Delhi known locally as Dilli, and also by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the second-largest metropolis in India. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world in terms of population.Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi. Today Delhi is a major cultural, political, and commercial center of India.Delhi’s culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by the many monuments of significance found in the city. It is home to three world heritage sites namely- The Red Fort, Qutab Minar, and Humayun’s Tomb.Due to Delhi’s large cosmopolitan population, cuisines from every part of India, including Rajasthani, Maharashtra, Bengali, Hyderabadi cuisines, and South Indian food items like idli, sambar and dosa are widely available.Historically, Delhi has always remained an important trading centre in northern India. Old Delhi still contains legacies of its rich Mughal past that can be found among the old city’s tangle of snaking lanes and teeming bazaars. The dingy markets of the Old City has an eclectic product range from oil-swamped mango, lime and eggplant pickles, candy-colored herbal potions to silver jewelry, bridal attire, uncut material and linen, spices, sweets.

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Delhi has a continental climate with high variation between summer and winter temperatures. Summers are long, extremely hot, from early April to mid-October, with the monsoon season in between.The months of February to May see a time of hot, prickling heat, with highly oxidizing conditions. At the end of June, humidity increases, bringing some respite in fluctuating rains in the months of July to September. Winter starts in late October and peaks in January and is notorious for its heavy fog.

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Public transport in Delhi is provided by buses, auto rickshaws and a Metro rail system.
Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of the total demand. The state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is a major bus service provider for the city. The DTC operates the world’s largest fleet of environment-friendly CNG buses.
The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system built and operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), serves many parts of Delhi. As of 2007, the metro consisted of three lines with a total length of 65 km (40 miles) and 59 stations while several other lines are under construction.

Auto rickshaws are a popular means of public transportation in Delhi, as they charge a lower fare than taxis. Most run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and are yellow and green in color. Taxis are not an integral part of Delhi public transport, though they are easily available.

Job Opportunities:
Delhi is the largest commercial center in northern India. In 2007, Delhi had a per capita income of Rs. 66,728 (US$1,450) at current prices, the third highest in India after Chandigarh and Goa.
Key service industries include information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism. Delhi’s manufacturing industry has also grown considerably as many consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around Delhi.

Construction, power, telecommunications, health and community services, and real estate form integral parts of Delhi’s economy. Delhi has India’s largest and one of the fastest growing retail industries.

Important B-Schools:
Faculty of Management Studies(FMS), University of Delhi
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi

Other important Universities:
University of Delhi
Indraprastha University
Jamia Millia Islamia
Indira Gandhi National Open University

Cost of Living:
INR 4, 00,000 to 5,00,000

Tax Rates:
10% – 30%


Famous Indians from this City:
KP Singh, Chairman, DLF Group
Shiv Nadar, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Technologies
Sunil Mittal, Chairman and MD, Bharti Group
B.M. Munjal, Chairman, Hero Group

Night Life:
There are a wide range of recreational spots in Delhi which includes pubs, bars, discotheques, coffee joints where one can enjoy a relaxing evening after the day’s work.
Djinns at Ring Road is very famous. Its a part of The Hyatt Regency hotel. Shalom is yet another highly popular disco cum bar located at Greater Kailash. Others include India International Centre at Max Mueller Marg and India Habitat Centre at Lodhi Road. CJ’s, RPM, Float, Capitol are among the other happening joints.

Some famous bars in Delhi include: The Maurya Sheraton, Diplomatic Enclave, Henri’s, Windsor Place, Cavalry Bar, Civil Lines, Rick’s, Blues, Buzz, Geoffrey’s, Gola, Tuskers, Golden Dragon.
The Tavern on Janpath Road is a restaurant cum bar whereby every evening live performances by famous Indian musicians entertain the crowd.

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Many ethnic groups and cultures are represented in Delhi, making it a cosmopolitan city. A seat of political power and a centre of commerce, the city attracts workers?both blue collar and white collar?from all parts of India, further enhancing its diverse character. A diplomatic hub, home to the embassies of 160 countries, Delhi has a large expatriate population as well.
Hinduism is the religion of 82% of Delhi’s population. There are also large communities of Muslims (11.7%), Sikhs (4.0%), Jains (1.1%) and Christians (0.9%) in the city. Other minorities include Parsis, Anglo-Indians, Buddhists and Jews.


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