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8 Things Every Dilliwala Loves To Hate About Delhi

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The liveliest and arguably, one of the best cities in India. HolidayIQ Travellers share things about Delhi they love but hate too!

8 Things Every Dilliwala Loves To Hate About Delhi:

  1. New Delhi (Delhi)

1. Summers Might Be Miserable But Winters Make Up For It

Summers Might Be Miserable But Winters Make Up For Itsource: Wikimedia.org

The city is so unpleasant during summer; hot and humid at the same time. But the winters make up for it. Delhi winters is something that every Dilliwala loves. Going to some local chai shop in the morning and having a steaming cup of tea or visiting a punjabi dhaba and ordering some of the best desi cuisines is a bliss during winters! HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Kumar says, “Delhi is super city in winter and rainy season. You have a number of places to see. Delhi food is awesome and the city is so planned with all indications on road.”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

2. Delhi Is Overcrowded! But Lively

Delhi Is Overcrowded! But Livelysource: India.com

Delhi is overcrowded. But the fact that Delhi has been proudly abbreviated as "Dilwalon Ki Delhi", there is no denying that the people here are very open-hearted, lively and they love their life. HolidayIQ Traveller Ranveer Roy shares, “The capital of India is a huge chaotic city, full of constrast.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Preeti Bhalothia, “This city is very crowded.” 

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

3. Old Delhi is dirty. But It Has Awesome Food!

Old Delhi is dirty. But It Has Awesome Food!source: holidayiq.com

Inspite of the dirty lanes and by lanes, the streets of Old Delhi are adorable, Chandni chowk, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate, Darya ganj. The charm they hold is unparallel. Though most people dread going there saying it’s too crowded, too dirty but in the middle it holds a charm. A magic that just can’t be explained, only felt and experienced. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Babita Goyal says, “Delhi is known for its street food. It is famous for the chaats, kulfis, pani puri and the famous Chandni Chowk and it's parathe wali gali. I would share some secret paratha places that I discovered in Delhi. You get parathas almost everywhere in Delhi and at all times. The best places to have paratha are Green Park, Moolchand, AIIMS, Sector 58 "The BPO Lane at Guptaji's" Parathas, Maggi and eggs. Almost all these set ups start around 11 in the evening and sell till half past midnight. They again begin their work at around 3 am."

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

4. Metro Is Crowded But It Is Delhi's Lifeline

Metro Is Crowded But It Is Delhi's Lifelinesource: holidayiq.com

Nothing can beat the comfort and convenience of the Delhi Metro even though they might be crowded. HolidayIQ Traveller Zeeshan Haque says, “Travelling by metro is an awesome experience in Delhi. The metro is has a nice connectivity and you can travel to any place in the city withing minutes.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Shweta Raj, “The Patel Chowk Museum at the Metro is amazing and a must-visit.”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

5. The Traffic Is A Nightmare, But A Walk Through Delhi Is Pure Bliss

The Traffic Is A Nightmare, But A Walk Through Delhi Is Pure Blisssource: Wikimedia.org

The traffic scenes in Delhi might be worst but a walk through Delhi is like taking a history lesson every day. The roads meander around tombs and forts. HolidayIQ Traveller Shruti Sharma says, “A true mix of the ancient and the modern! It has centuries of history.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Kumar Sanu, “Delhi hasmany place which are famous like India Gate, Raj Ght, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Mandir and many more. It's a place to be explored to have a look at India's history.”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

6. There Are Millions Of Places Here But Everyone Wants To Hang Out At Hauz Khas

There Are Millions Of Places Here But Everyone Wants To Hang Out At Hauz Khassource: holidayiq.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Edwin Chawla says, “Visit HKV for a relaxed evening. Too many options for food, drinks and music lovers. Open air and rooftop cafes are the main attractions. Hauz khas fort is a must-visit place for photography lovers!”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

7. Shopping at Sarojini Is Cheap. Might Be Exhausting Though!

Shopping at Sarojini Is Cheap. Might Be Exhausting Though!source: blogspot.com

Shopping in Delhi has never been an expensive affair. A walk down the city’s famous shopping haunts brings to you a range of flea markets and roadside chic stalls that would blow your mind away. HolidayIQ Traveller Shifali says, “If you are looking for cheap shopping head to Sarojini Nagar. You will find a good range of the latest Indian clothes, shoes and accessories, bags, etc.But one need to spend a few hours to find the right ones. Do not forget to bargain.”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

8. Some Call It Unsafe But Evenings In Delhi Are Beautiful

Some Call It Unsafe But Evenings In Delhi Are Beautifulsource: temples.com

Some might consider the place unsafe, but the fact that it’s beautiful at night cannot be ignored. HolidayIQ Traveller Pushkar Mani shares, “Night life is good in NCR specially Gurgaon which is 20 km from CP. You can get food 24*7. Must visit places-- lotus temple, birla mandir, India gate, Lal quila, paranthe wali gali, for food late night you can try Pandara road and old delhi, there are many pubs and joints in GK1, CP, DEF col and hauz khas village.”

Budget stays: The Suncourt Hotel Yatri

Mid-range stays: Hotel Delhi Pride

Luxury stays: Taj Palace Hotel

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