Location, Climate: New Delhi is the most important city in India being the national capital and the seat of the Indian government's judicial, executive and legislative branches. This reputable city is part of the Delhi metropolis and features a hot and humid climate. Avoid booking discount hotels between July and September which is the city's monsoon season. Book a discount hotel online and earn points. Brief History: The British government decided to build the city of New Delhi to replace Calcutta from being the capital of India during the 20th century. Renowned architect Edwin Lutyens constructed the new city along the southern part of Shahjahanabad. King George V finally announced New Delhi as the capital of India in 1911. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Make most of your stay in New Delhi by attending the numerous festivals held in October including the Festival of Nine Lights, Festival of Lights, Festival of the Goddess of Power and Qutub Festival to learn more about the culture and tradition of New Delhi. Towering all over New Delhi is the spectacular Qutub Minar which is India's tallest minaret. Another iconic landmark is the India Gate which is the centerpiece of New Delhi. There are also many museums in New Delhi that are worth-visiting such as the National Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum,Nehru Planetarium and National Gallery of Modern Art. Transportation: The most convenient way of exploring New Delhi is by taxi or renting a car (with driver), but a cheaper option is the metro. For shorter distances, it is best to ride the auto rickshaws (3-wheeled scooters) or the cycle rickshaws (pedal-powered rickshaw).