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"The Capital City of India"

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The capital of India, Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to Delhi University campus, Dilli has multiple personalities and is considered to be the city with a heart.

The narrow, winding lanes and bylanes of old Delhi are a testament to the former Mughal rule. Old Delhi houses one of the country's oldest and busiest market – Chandni Chowk.

Take time to explore historical monuments such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb and Purana Qila if you want to explore the Mughal History. Delhi has famous temples scattered all across the city, a few noteworthy ones being the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple (also known as the Bahai Temple), and the ISKON Temple.

Central Delhi is the concentration of the country's political power, and the must-visit places here include the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Hill, the Rajpath, and the India Gate. The best place to visit this area is in the evening, as all the buildings are lit up, and you can see the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate shining brightly.

People in Delhi love to eat, and tourists will find themselves spoilt for choice between the multitude of dishes on offer at every corner of every street. From kebabs and tikkas to Chhole Bhature, Delhi is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and this fact is reflected in the culinary palette of the city.

Delhi is a shopper's paradise with some colourful bazaars and upscale markets. The wide variety of markets in Delhi ensure that travellers go back home with double the luggage they came with!

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New Delhi - The City with a Heart

Often referred to as "Diwali Dilli", Delhi is the city with a heart that beats for everyone - whether you live in Delhi or are visiting. The population here is a hybrid of various cultures and religions and each of them exists harmoniously with the other. All festivals are celebrated in Delhi with great pomp and piety. Students from different parts of the world come to study at the prestigious Delhi University. The nightlife in Delhi is also very exciting.

Shopping in Delhi

Delhi is basically a shopper's paradise, more so for the street shoppers! For everything, you will find a dedicated market here, offering goods at competitive prices. Delhi is known for its markets, be it Sadar Bazaar for the wholesale goods, Nehru Place for the electronics, Karol Bagh for the traditional clothes, and the famous Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar and Janpath. The other famous shopping areas of Delhi are Cannaught Place, Chandini Chowk, Chawri Bazaar, Khan Market and Greater Kailash M Block. Also, if you are looking for high-end branded shopping, there is no dearth of malls in Delhi. Some of the best malls in Delhi are Ambience Mall, Select City Walk, DLF, Pacific Mall among others.

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Nightlife in Delhi

The nightlife of Delhi is thrilling and pulsating and among the best in the country. There are endless options for partying, chilling, dining, dancing and simply enjoying. There are numerous places in Delhi with feet-tapping music and awesome ambience. During the week, lounge and dance bars see the maximum crowd while on the weekend the clubs really take off. Some of the best places to explore in Delhi are Kitty Su, F Bar & Lounge, Lap, Lights Camera Action, Fork You, and Hauz Khas Social. These are just some of the popular places among the multitude of options that Delhi has to offer. The craft beer craze is also surfacing up really fast in Delhi. More and more thirsty brew seekers are heading to chic beer cafes serving lagers. Some of the most famous and best breweries in Delhi are The Beer Cafe, The Pint Room, Vapour, Striker Pub, Manhattan Craft Brewery and Soi 7. Delhi is known for one of the best party cultures in India besides Mumbai and Bangalore, and rightly so!

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Restaurants and Local Food in Delhi

Delhi is a centre of heritage, architecture, history and power and what runs through its lifelines is the food here. Like in case of almost every other thing, in cuisine too, there is nothing that does not find a second home in the capital.
Delhi's food borrows flavors and elements from the past as well as from the various cultures, religions and livelihoods it sustains. You can try out the finest dining options here with countless choices in terms of cuisine, from Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mexican, Mughal to South Indian and a subtle dominance of North Indian and Punjabi preparations.
Another equally fine, mouth-watering and vibrant option that begins to define the food culture here is the street food. Delhi remains unseen until you have experienced the street food here. It'd be a futile effort to try and name the items, since there are countless colourful options out their all with simple legacies behind them. Walk through Old Delhi lanes to have some of the richest street foods you might ever find.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Delhi, check in and rest for a while. Then become the journey of exploring Delhi by visiting the most iconic monument - The Red Fort and the colossal Jama Masjid. Then visit Chandni Chowk.
Day 2- Visit India Gate, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Day 3- Visit the local bazaars, shopping malls, handicraft stores and street food joints.
Day 4- Visit Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and then depart.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Rich in Heritage and Culture. Well connected to all major cities across the world. Beautiful architectural monuments. Delicious street food.

What's Not So Great?

Summers can be very extreme in Delhi. Temperatures can soar over 40 degrees Celsius. Unsafe after working hours. Very polluted.

For Whom?

Delhi is suitable for every generation - be it aged people wanting to visit the monuments that are milestones in Indian history, or teenagers coming in to enjoy a taste of the most amazing kind of nightlife, or just another traveller looking to explore the beautiful city.

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How To Reach Delhi

Being the capital of the country, New Delhi is well connected to all the major parts of India and the world. The Delhi Airport serves for domestic as well as international flights. New Delhi also is a main railhead, being well connected to all major cities in India. State buses also run to and from neighbouring cities.

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Ushni Dasgupta 12 months ago
My Delhi winters aren't complete without a heritage walk to Mehrauli Archaeological Park. An evening at the Nizamuddin dargah for qawali is recommended. And no, it needn't necessarily be Thursday (as urban legend claims). For the ultimate foodies, Paranthe wali gali is a must. And if fast food is your choice of poison, make your way to Epicuria.
Rajesh Gupta 1 year ago
Good place to visit in November . you will feel a bit cold .
Soham Bhadra 1 year ago
While in Delhi everyone must visit the Purana Quila(The old fort).A lesser visited place in Delhi.The evening sound and light show in this fort is a must visit.The 3d mapping projection on fort wall is excellent.
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