All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Established in 1956, AIIMS is the premiere healthcare institution in India with comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. It was set up under the aegis of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.It is the pioneer in stem cell therapy, minimally invasive surgeries and robotic surgeries in India.It was also the first Indian center to perform a successful cardiac transplant.
The hospital operates over 2000 beds and Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines, having more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. AIIMS boasts of twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centers manage practically all types of disease condition. Also, AIIMS has a medical college and a college of Nursing.
For more information: https://www.aiims.edu/en.html
Delhi is a lively, beautiful city and is currently home to 19 million people. It has been continuously inhabited since 6th Century BC and thus has a rich history. The city's culture and architecture is influenced by Islamic, Persian and British regimes and reflect a perfect blend of modernity and tradition.
Places to Visit
India Gate and Rajpath: It is a memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who served in World War I. Influenced by the Arc de Triomph in France, it was designed by Edward Lutyens.The President's Estate- Rashtrapti Bhavan and the Parliament House are across the road from India Gate. One should walk down from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in the evening to enjoy the breeze and the beautiful lighting on the British era buildings.
Chandni Chowk | Red Fort: Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest, most versatile market of Delhi and houses largest spice market of Asia. The Red Fort, which was the seat of the Mughal empire for 200 years is a grand reflection of Indo- Islamic architecture.
Qutab Minar: Completed in 1220, it is the talllest brick minaret in the world (72m). Housed in the same complex is the Iron Pillar (Kirti Stambha) which was constructed in the 3rd to 4th century CE by Chandragupta. It is known for it's rust resistent properties of the metals used in it's contruction.
Humayun's Tomb: Spread over 130 acres of land, this tomb dedicated to the first Mughal emporer Humayun and his wife. The crowning feature of this tomb is that it lies within Char- Bagh, four perfectly symmetrical, geometrical square gardens bisected by two water channels and pathways.
Lotus Temple: Notable due to it's flower like appearance, the building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides. It is a Bah'ai place of worship, and a peaceful and beautiful place.
Things To Do:
Counnaught Place I Janpath: Located in the center of Delhi, CP is the hub of most activities in Delhi. Janpath is a street side market for cheap shopping for anything from imitation jewellery and the latest fashion clohting to books, curtains and carpets. It is a charming market, with great shopping and good food.
Kingdom of Dreams: Housed in Gurgaon, Kingdom of Dreams offers Broadway and Bollywood inspired musicals, and cultural experiences from different states of India.
Chandni Chowk: One of the oldest markets in India, Chandni Chowk is famous for wedding and jewellery shopping. It was once called Meena Bazaar, and the Queens and women that lived in the Red Fort shopped there.
National Gallery of Modern Art: A treat for art lover, the NGMA is located next to India Gate and holds some beautiful paintings reflecting the culture and history of India.
Agra/ Jaipur: Delhi is very close to Agra and Jaipur. One can see the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World at Agra and visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Jaipur is famous for it's handicrafts, hand printed textiles and palaces and forts.
Do's and Dont's
Delhi has been subjected to a vast media coverage regarding the safety of people staying and visiting. However, much like other news updates, a lot is exaggerated based on insufficient data and extensive misunderstanding. That being said, like other metropolitan cities across the world, Delhi also records a considerable crime rate.
Faculty and students visiting the city have been housed in nearby and safe government authorised guest houses, to ensure a pleasant stay. A few safety pointers are listed below for a pleasant stay and great experience in the city.
Ambulance: 103/ 1092
Police: 100/ 1090
Women's Helpline: 1091