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"The city of cities"

New Delhi Tourism

From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from Mughal gardens to Delhi University campus, the capital city has multiple personalities making it 'The good, the bad and the ugly'.
The Capital city of India and the base location to explore North India, Delhi is considered to be the city with a heart.

Delhi has a plethora of things for tourists to do, and it is up to you to pick and choose which items you want to tick off your list, depending on what you want to see and where you want to go. If Delhi’s rich Mughal history pulls you, then you should take time to explore historical monuments such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Qila. 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.

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. Taking a morning walk at Lodi Gardens is an activity that plenty of locals indulge in, and for a very good reason. Not only are the Lodi Gardens aesthetically beautiful – lush, sprawling stretches of green for as long as you can see, but the gardens are also a place to chance across Delhi’s political and social elites.

Central Delhi is the seat 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, all of which are very popular tourist attractions. 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.

Delhi is more famously known for its history and culture, but it is also a gastronomical pleasure. 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. Delhi is a melting pot of diverse races and cultures, and this fact is amply reflected in the culinary choices of the city, which keep changing as you keep walking down different roads.

Delhi is a shopper’s paradise, and the vast variety of markets in Delhi ensure that travellers go back home with double the luggage they came with!


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1 month ago by Pranjali Kureel

I personally love Chandni Chowk despite its overcrowded streets, dirty paths and constant chaos. I think it displays a true ‘Indian-ness’ in a weird way. The history of Chandni Chowk goes back to Mughal Era when Mughal Emperor built the city of Shahjahanabad. Mughal architecture, though now in ruins, provides an amalgamation of the old and new. It is ‘The place’ for shopping lovers as you can find everything from wedding clothes to stationary to musical instruments here at very low prices. DO NOT forget food. I think food is the best thing about this place. Paranthe wali gali is a must visit. Even though Karims is the most popular restaurant for non-vegetarian food, I find Al Jawahar much better.

3 weeks ago by Rajesh Gupta

Good place to visit in November . you will feel a bit cold .

1 month ago by Tanvi Akhauri

There are a lot of great restaurants, cafes, pubs and boutique stores in Hauz Khas Village, lovingly referred to as HKV by the young crowd that frequents it. Narrow lanes, musty corridors and dark corners abound in HKV, so I always find it better (and more exciting) to travel here with my friends. The end of the road leads into the Hauz Khas Fort, a property with aesthetic ruins, lawns, a lake, and many visitors. It is deemed as one of the best hangout spots in Delhi by college-goers and couples alike. I like to take walks here when the weather is pleasant. Coast Cafe, The Tea Room and Social are some of my favourite cafes here. HKV was once the hub of nightlife, owing to its posh crowd, discounted liquor and wild parties. However, this culture has deteriorated since the shutdown of many clubs in the vicinity. I have limited my visits to HKV to daytime now.


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  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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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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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.

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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Answer: Try the Tihar Jail Road for non veg food in West Delhi. Lalu Kebabi in Jama Masjid for succulent mutton and beef kababs and nihari. Al Jawahar opposite to Jama Masjid for delicious non veg fare. Nizamuddin for some great non veg parathas. Ghalib Kebab Corner, Nizamuddin for great mutton tikka, Nizam's Kathi Kabab in Connaught Place, for Kathi Rolls. For the ultimate culinary treat from all across the country, head over to the Dilli Haat in INA. From the delicious momos from Sikkim to the sea food from Lakshadweep, this place is a great go for a non veggie street food craving.


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