The Delhi vs. Mumbai debate is something that is persistent like a fruit which is popular in all seasons. Both are cosmopolitan cities which show an equal disparity between the haves and the have not’s. So what’s the difference you ask? Still, the debate shows the same amount of intensity and passion as an Indo-Pak final match. But, you gotta admit that not just Mumbai, but any city in the world cannot beat Delhi. Whether you take into account food or culture, it excels at everything. Delhi does not really need to list out the points which makes it better than Mumbai. But, still like always we will be hard bent upon making you understand the fullness of the city over Mumbai. Following is the list of things that make Saddi Dilli a better city than Mumbai-
Vadapav vs. Meals
What does Mumbai holds proud in? Vadapav? Is that even a meal? Oh, Mumbai is even famous for pav bhaji and keema pav. But wait, will these even fill up your bellies? Ah, leave it. Delhi is known for its richness when it comes to food. It’s cuisine is legendary: Butter chicken, dal makhani and chicken tikka etc. I better not list Mumbai’s dishes that can be served even as a meal. Trudge the lanes of Old Dilli for the best Muglia food; taste the parathas of the Paranthewalli Gali and try the mouth-watering, chaat and golgappe at Chandani Chowk. Order delicious biryanis or walk out to any street corner for kulfi-falooda. Work your way through Khan Market, eating everything from Thai to Chinese to Italian food.
Mumbai Locals vs. Delhi Metro
Delhi Metro is the lifeline of the Capital. The capital holds immense proud and satisfaction while introducing anybosy to the metro. While Mumbai local stations are well, not worth a second glance, each of Delhi Metro station can pass off as a hangout joint. Delhi metro stations boasts of pop up stores and grand food courts: Starbucks, McDonalds and Café Coffee Day. Beat that Mumbai! Metro stations are Disable friendly because the Dil of Delhi’s public transport beats for all its citizens. For Metro, Safety comes first; unlike the without-the-door locals! No scope for hanging by the open door while travelling.
Summers vs. All-four-seasons
The capital experiences all four seasons; summer, winter, autumn and spring. While Mumbai’s four seasons are hot, very hot, monsoon and hot. That’s precisely the reason why people are more fashionable here and their wardrobes fuller. It is possible to change your clothes with the change in season.
Bombay vs. Noida-Gurgaon-Dwarka (Delhi)
Yes, Delhi comprises of people combining Noida, Gurgaon, Gaziabad and Dwarka. Mumbaikars or anyone in general who accuse Delhites for being rude and reserved, this is the reality check. Dilli is known as the city with a big heart, and it has proved this over the time. NCR or National Capital encompasses the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi, including New Delhi and urban areas surrounding it in neighbouring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. So, c’mon Mumbaikars, you gotta play not just with Delhi but the areas which come along with it!
Apartments vs. Home
Mumbai is a city known for its boxed-sized apartment life. Buying a house in Mumbai is beyond the budget of middle class families and the houses are smaller. In contrast, Delhi is better planned and lower priced. You can easily find a house or comparatively bigger flats at much lower price. The hardships faced during finding a house in Mumbai are immense. And when you find one, it looks more like an achievement than a home.
Shopping experience vs. Greater shopping experience
Please, you cannot even argue at this point. Mumbai might have SOME shopping places, but trust me Delhi has got a market in every locality. The capital has a “Best shopping place” in every locality. Every corner of the NCR is known for some or the other thing that might wake the shopaholic in you. Be it Sarojini Nagar, Janpath, Chandani Chowk, Lajpath Nagar, Greater Kailash, Palika Bazaar or Kamla Nagar; Delhi has mastered all.
One weekend getaways vs. Many weekend getaways
People in Mumbai get high on nerves hearing a weekend getaway to Lonawala. Yayyay, fine! But where else besides Lonawala? Well, Delhi has many weekend getaways that can be reached within 4-8 hours. Snow-capped mountains are just a few hours’ ride. In Delhi you are just 200 kilometres away from snow during winters. In summers too, you are not more than 500 kilometres away. And hey, not just snow, even Rajasthan starts after two hour drive from Delhi.
Education and Jobs
The capital city has some of the best Universities of the country. It has always won the race when it comes to education and employment. It is a land of the best universities like Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. It is also known for some of the best universities of Engineering. Also, NCR comprises of both Noida and Gurgaon, which gives it an upper hand at employment sector. Thousands of migrants come to NCR every year, especially at Gurgaon and Noida in search of jobs. And Delhi accepts everyone with an open arm. The city of heart loves everybody, doesn’t it?
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