Delhi is bounded by four states namely Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh that have a strong influence on the lifestyle of Delhi. Delhi is a cosmopolitan city where people are open to embracing new ideas and life style. You can notice the transition in the demography of people in Delhi with the changing lifestyle and the influence of modern ideas in the lives of Delhites. People from all parts of the country live in Delhi which makes the city very cosmopolitan in mature and there is unity among the citizens from all caste and creed. This "Unity in Diversity" can be seen in social and cultural gatherings where people from all communities can be seen on one platform sharing one common view. Be it Holi, Diwali, Id, Guru Purab or Buddha Purnima; you will find the same vigor and bliss among people from different communities.
Delhi is a historic city with long cherished historical values which can be seen in the remains of the past Mughal Rule in India. The crumbling structures and congested by lanes still exist in the walled city which is proudly accepted by Delhites as their much esteemed past. With the increase in population and continual influx of immigrants from other cities, Delhi is facing problems of traffic congestion, accommodation, electricity and water. Delhi's population has grown over 40 percent in the last decade and the current population stands in excess of 14 million. Since Delhi could not sustain the growing demands of increasing population, more commercial as well as residential space, it was imperative to have the growth of adjoining regions. This led to the development of NCR, called the National Capital Region. Satellite cities such as Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad have shared the load of Delhi by offering more land space for commercial and residential properties.
Shopping and mall culture in Delhi has changed the way people used to shop earlier. There are new shopping complexes and malls in Delhi where you can find all your shopping requirements under one roof.
Night life in Delhi is another addition to the new lifestyle being embraced by the people of Delhi. Night clubs in the city open till late night and you can eat, drink along with enjoying dance on the floor. Dance clubs in Delhi can be found at The Taj Palace (My Kind of Place), Maurya Sheraton (Ghunghroos), Park Hotel (Someplace Else), Hyatt Regency (Oasis) and Le Meridien (C.J.'s).
World class restaurants and hotels are other additions to the changing lifestyle of Delhi with popular chains like Pizza Hut, Mc Donalds and Nirulas being the hot favourites among the citizens of Delhi. You don't have to look for a restaurant all the time to have something for your appetite because there are many "take away" eateries in Delhi that are equally good in quality.
More to lifestyle is the change in dressing sense of youngsters in Delhi. Walking through the university campuses or a popular market gives the feeling of a new culture and lifestyle in Delhi, which is very much similar to western culture. Having said that, we can not deny the fact that traditional values and cultural heritage still find importance in the lifestyle of Delhi.