Desi City Guide for Raleigh

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June 22, 2013

Raleigh is the second largest city in the state of California in the United States of America. It is known as ‘City of Oaks’ for its large number of oaks trees. Approximately 0.94 percent of its residents are South Asians. Raleigh has nearly twenty museums, which cover every aspect of North Carolina life.

Raleigh is part of the Research Triangle, which is home for seven U.S. universities. ‘The Research Triangle’ also known as ‘The Triangle’ is one of the best economies in the nation. Numbers of high technology and medical corporations have been attached to the Triangle Park because of its outstanding educational and research facilities. Raleigh provides excellent road, rail and air transportation systems.

Desi Attractions in Raleigh

Hotels and Shopping

The word "desi" is a colloquial term used for South Asian population based abroad. There are various shopping options such as small boutiques, upscale malls and national chains for South Asians. Raleigh has approximately twenty to twenty two restaurants as well as Grocery stores. South Asian shops are also available. You will get many options to stay in every range in Raleigh. South Asian food is also available in Asian restaurants in Raleigh. There are a number of nightclubs available for visitors to enjoy the nightlife.

General City Attractions

Raleigh Walking Tour

In Raleigh, historical buildings are the main attractions. To visit the historical monuments, walking tour is the best way. There are almost sixty-four buildings, which have historical touch.  The Capital Building is entirely made of granite.


There are almost twenty museums in Raleigh. These museums bring out historical moments North Carolina’s role in the Civil War. In short Raleigh is a home to North Carolina’s museums of art, history and natural sciences. These museums are Raleigh Museums, Old Salem museum which was founded in the mid of 18 the century. Seagrove pottery gallery is famous for its pottery for two centuries. The Executive Mansion is another attraction situated at the south end of Fayetteville Street.


In Raleigh lots of the options are available for entertainment throughout the year such as theatres, art galleries. Raleigh also has various outdoor theatre systems for entertainment.


Raleigh celebrates the Selma Railroad Festival in every October. The Currituck Food and Wine Festival are held in each September. One of the biggest events in North Carolina is the North Carolina State Fair in October. Almost 700,000 people participate in competitions, musical acts, games, rides and in food festival.


Generally, January is the coolest and June is the hottest month in a year. The mild climate provides pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. To plan a visit to Raleigh, spring is the best season. You will get nice weather in this season.

Getting around Raleigh

Raleigh is situated between Florida and New York City.  Nearby cities can be reached in an hour by flight. Domestic airlines are also operating Raleigh. To roam around in Raleigh area bus and trains facility is good. Bus and car, either personal or rental is very flexible to get around Raleigh.