New Delhi, the capital of India, is a huge city with a metropolitan population close to 20,000,000 people. The city is the commercial centre of Northern India and a financial centre for the whole country.
The same emperor who built the Taj Mahal built the Red Fort, one of Delhi’s most popular tourist attractions. It is an almost four hundred year old fort built out of red coloured sandstone that houses a variety of smaller buildings that are attractions in themselves.
Humayun’s Tomb is just outside of the city and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It actually contains multiple tombs, not just that or Humayun, a Mughal emperor.
Visitors should make sure to visit the Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to the Indian martyr.
New Delhi’s main airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (Airport code DEL). It is a hub for fifteen airlines, including Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. Seventy airlines in total fly through Indira Gandhi International Airport. Jet Airways, Air India, Indian Airlines, Finnair, Qatar, and Kingfisher fly the most frequently to and from the airport. Indian Airlines, Air India, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher fly to the most destinations.
The airport serves an average of more than 25,500,000 passengers a year and 230,000 aircraft movements, making it the busiest airport in South Asia.