About the Host City : Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India, has been the seat of power for many empires for about a millennium. It’s rich tradition, effervescent history, captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums, magnificent temples, mughal architecture, and bustling markets beacon tourists from all over the world.

Detailed information about the city is available at http://www.delhitourism.com.

New Delhi is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub complex. There are areas like Old Delhi and Mehrauli in New Delhi which have a number of heritage structures

New Delhi is a cosmopolitan city due to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence of the vast Indian bureaucracy and political system. New Delhi is known as the microcosm of India and is one of the world’s top global cities. The metropolis of Delhi is the 2nd most populous in India with a total population nearing 17 million residents, the capital city being the 10th most populous city in the world by city proper and has the 7th biggest urban agglomeration in the world with a population of 23 million people. The National Geographic’s Traveller Magazine describes it as “one of the Ultimate Cities of a Lifetime to visit and explore.” In a report jointly prepared by Institute for Competitiveness and Confederation of Indian Industry, the city is listed as the best to live in India. According to Mercer, New Delhi is the most expensive city in India for expatriates in terms of cost of living, figuring 113th in the list of 214 cities. New Delhi is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and is home to numerous national institutions, museums and landmarks.