New Delhi is the capital of India and one of Delhi city’s 11 districts. Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi are used interchangeably to refer to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, these are two distinct entities, with New Delhi forming a small part of Delhi. The National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi along with adjoining districts. It is surrounded by Haryana on three sides and Uttar Pradesh on the east.
The foundation stone of the city was laid by George V, Emperor of India during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931, by Viceroy and Governor-General of India Lord Irwin.
New Delhi has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.
Sports & nature
The city hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games and annually hosts Delhi Half Marathon foot-race. The city has previously hosted the 1951 Asian Games and the 1982 Asian Games. New Delhi was interested in bidding for the 2019 Asian Games but was turned down by the government on 2 August 2010 amid allegations of corruption in 2010 Commonwealth Games .
Major sporting venues in New Delhi include the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Ambedkar Stadium, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, Dhyan Chand National Stadium and Siri Fort Sports Complex.
The ‘happening’ aspect of Delhi comes to life at night when the streets are empty and the unadventurous population of the world has gone to sleep.
The only trouble is, most of us don’t know where the hidden party places and chilling zones are in the city or what they have to offer! And guys, that’s not where it ends. There are spots for photography, stargazing, ghost walks and so much more! We’ve put together for you a complete synopsis of the rocking nightlife in Delhi that can help you the next time you venture out into the dark streets of the city.
P.S: This piece has an experience for every kind of a night crawlers. Be it the party animal or the party pooper, the crazy rider or hungry soul! You might want to start planning right away.
When to explore: 10 PM – 5 AM
What all you need:
- Friends (great adventures aren’t possible alone)
- Car (need to be safe too!)
- Music (what is fun without some good music?)
- Camera/Telescope (optional)
- Booze (an essential ingredient to ‘night’ & ‘fun’)
- A free soul longing for some fun & adventure…
1. Best Nightclubs In Delhi For Some Feet-Tapping Music
The Delhi nightlife is known for one of the best party cultures in India alongside Bangalore & Mumbai. There are numerous nightclubs in Delhi with feet tapping music, booze, & awesome ambiance. Listed below are some of the best and safest party junctions in Delhi that’ll redefine the meaning of fun for you.
USP: Delhi’s favourite nightlife hub since the 90s.
Location: ITC Sheraton, Chanakyapuri
Timings: 10:30 pm onwards
USP: The glamour and the glitter
Location: The Park Hotel, Connaught Place
Open till: 12:30 am
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iii. Kitty Su
USP: The enormous dance floor
Location: The Lalit, Connaught Place
Open till: 12:30 am
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USP: An energetic, fun environment & the exotic range of cuisines- European, Thai, Mexican
Location: Cyber Hub
Culture and history info
New Delhi is a cosmopolitan city due to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence of the vast Indian bureaucracy and political system. The city's capital status has amplified the importance of national events and holidays. National events such as Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi's birthday) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in New Delhi and the rest of India. On India's Independence Day (15 August) the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from the Red Fort. Most Delhiites celebrate the day by flying kites, which are considered a symbol of freedom.The Republic Day Parade is a large cultural and military parade showcasing India's cultural diversity and military might.
Religious festivals include Diwali (the festival of light), Maha Shivaratri, Teej, Durga Puja, Mahavir Jayanti, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Holi, Lohri, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Raksha Bandhan, Christmas and Chhath Puja . The Qutub Festival is a cultural event during which performances of musicians and dancers from all over India are showcased at night, with the Qutub Minar as the chosen backdrop of the event. Other events such as Kite Flying Festival, International Mango Festival and Vasant Panchami (the Spring Festival) are held every year in Delhi.
There are also a number of Iglesia ni Cristo members, most of them Filipinos and some Indians who are married to the members.
In 2007, the Japanese Buddhist organisation Nipponzan Myohoji decided to build a Peace Pagoda in the city containing Buddha relics. It was inaugurated by the current Dalai Lama.
New Delhi is home to several historic sites and museums. The National Museum which began with an exhibition of Indian art and artefacts at the Royal Academy in London in the winter of 1947–48 was later at the end was shown at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in 1949. Later it was to form a permanent National Museum. On 15 August 1949, the National Museum was formally inaugurated and currently has 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.
1. Ladho Sarai (Rai Pithora)
3. Hauz Khas (Siri)
6. Kotla (Firozabad)
8. Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)
9. Badarpur Zail
12. Inderpat Estate
13. Khirki Village
14. Kharera Village
15. Delhi Ridge
17 Jantar Mantar
18. Agrasen Ki Baoli
19. Chhota Qutub Minar at Hastsal Village, Uttam Nagar