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NEW DELHI CITY INFORMATION



India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy in the world as per the Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) and it is expected to be one of the top three economic powers of the world over the next 10-15 years, backed by its strong democracy and partnerships. India’s GDP increased 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 and is expected to reach a growth rate of 7 per cent by September 2018.

India is expected to be the third largest consumer economy as its consumption may triple to US$ 4 trillion by 2025, owing to shift in consumer behaviour and expenditure pattern, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report; and is estimated to surpass USA to become the second largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) by the year 2040, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The name "New Delhi" was given in 1927, and the new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931.New Delhi, also known as Lutyens' Delhi, was officially declared as the capital of the Union of India after the country gained independence on 15 August 1947.

Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, treelined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.

In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.

Climate
The climate of Delhi is a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate with high variation between summer and winter, in terms of both temperatures and rainfall. The temperature varies from 46 °C in summers to around 0 °C in winters. Summers are long, from early April to October, with the monsoon season in the middle of the summer. Winter starts in November and peaks in January. The average annual rainfall is 714 mm, most of which is during the months in July and August.

Cuisine
Delegates will enjoy a wide spread of Indian & Global cuisine for break fast and dinner with live counters & deserts with each meal having different dishes. For cocktails premium liquors will be served during the evening entertainment programs along with hot Hot Devours.

Travel
Delhi is very well connected to international airports. Given the modern infrastructure and tourism, transportation has become easy and more convenient. One can choose to travel by road, rail or air from any destination in India. The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system built and operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), serves many parts of Delhi as well as the satellite city of Gurgaon and Noida.

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