If you are in India at the occasion of Chinese New Year 2017 then plan to join the celebrations in New Delhi as there are many Chinese communities live in the city and you should not miss the chance to get into huge celebrations and parties.
Introduction to New Delhi
New Delhi is the capital of India. It is considered to be the second wealthiest city in India, after Mumbai. The city has also 2nd highest GDP of any city in south, west or central Asia. The city is located on the flood plains of Yamuna River. It is a landlocked city. New Delhi is prone to earthquakes as it lies on the seismic zone. The city experiences a humid subtropical climate which is influenced by monsoon. This climate is characterized by hot and humid summers and dry and cool winters.
New Delhi is a cosmopolitan city as many ethnic groups are present in the city that follows different cultures. National events are largely observed in the city. These events include Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. Festivals like Diwali, Holi, Durga and Baisakhi are also celebrated in New Delhi.
Many tourists are attracted to New Delhi due to its rich culture and beautiful places to visit. Some of the must visit places in New Delhi are Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, The Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Akshardham, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Jamya Masjid, Lodi Gardens, Hauz Khas Complex, Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, Raj Ghat and Associated Memorials, ISKCON Temple, Nizamuddin Dargah, Yamuna, National Museum, Feroz Shah Kotla, Garden of five senses, Jahaz Mahal, Moth ki Masjid, Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb, Qutb Complex, Laxminarayan Temple and Teen Murti Bhavan.
Celebrations & Parties
Chinese communities living in New Delhi gather together and celebrate the New Year. Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival. The Chinese in New Delhi decorate their places, homes, shopping centers and restaurants with red and golden colors. Parents give their children gifts wrapped in red envelope to ensure good luck in the upcoming year.
Chinese families join on the New Year and celebrate parties. Each day for the whole month, one of the families is hosting the party and others are going to attend that party. The month of festivities seems to be a dream as it looks like there are no worries in the world. Chinese present their elders and children with gifts and visit friends and relatives at the occasion of New Year.
Accommodations for CNY
Some of the best hotels and resorts in New Delhi for tourist accommodations are Delhi Heights, Delhi Bed and Breakfast, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi Bed and Breakfast, The Oberoi Hotel, Saket bed and Breakfast and Hotel Le Heritage.