New Delhi is appropriately grandiose. As the capital of the world's second most populous country, it is an architectural, historical, and cultural wonder whose charms and frenetic energy are second to none. Located in northern India, it was home to countless earlier cultures as well as to the British Raj. Its history is long and fascinating, its present-day status and allure unquestioned. It is, indeed, one of the single most fascinating places a person can visit for a week or study in for a year. For no matter how long one is there, it is impossible to see and understand everything and even more difficult to depart unchanged.

New Delhi is part of the megalopolis known simply as Delhi, whose "metropolitan area, known as the National Capital Region (NCR) encompasses the entire NCT as well as the neighbouring satellite towns of Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana, and Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh making it the 5th most populous megalopolis in the world, with 19.5 million people". New Delhi is both the seat of Indian governmental power as well as a cultural mecca. Its combination of a burgeoning youth culture, a modernizing infrastructure, and reasonably predictable if varied climate all make it a real draw from tourists and students alike.

"In recent years, Delhi's service sector has expanded exponentially due in part to the large skilled English-speaking workforce which has attracted many multinational companies. Key service industries include information technology (IT), telecommunications, banking, media and life sciences. Delhi and its suburbs account for over 30% of India's IT and IT-enabled services (ITeS) exports - the second largest in the country (Bangalore accounts for 35%). Delhi's manufacturing industry has also grown considerably as many consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around Delhi ranging from Pepsico and Gap to zipper giant YKK".