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New Delhi Info

  • State: Delhi
  • Famous for/as: City
  • District: New Delhi

New Delhi, the national capital of India, is one of the nine districts of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. It is the seat of the Government of India. With an area of 47.2 sq km, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and was recently rated as a Beta World City. It is bound by the states of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

History of New Delhi

Being under the rule of several rulers and dynasties, the city has a rich historical and cultural background. Muhammad of Ghori captured the city in 1192 and he was overthrown by Timur in 1398. The first battle of Panipat in 1526 saw the handover of Delhi from the Lodhis to the Mughals, when Babur established the Mughal Empire. The city then came under the British rule in 1803. Later, Delhi became the capital of the British who shifted to the city from Calcutta in 1911, and finally the capital city of modern India in 1947.

Things to do in New Delhi

Delhi has two parts: the old and the new. While Old Delhi is all about alleys, bylanes, Mughal and British architectural structures, New Delhi is home to several offices and modern buildings. Some of the major attractions of the city include the Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, etc. Other sightseeing options include the Raj Bhavan, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Parliament House, Raj Ghat as well as several museums. Chandni Chowk, Karolbagh and Connaught Place have emerged as the most sought-after shopping hubs.

Food & Shopping in New Delhi

Another significant facet of New Delhi is its bazaars and its food. Tourists can walk in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk and savour some local delicacies like chaats and jalebis or just walk up to street markets like Janpath, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market or Lajpat Nagar to shop for clothes, chappals, bags and other accessories. Haggling in these markets is a must. The Dilli Haat where craft fairs are also held is another must-visit shopping destination in Delhi. 

To reach New Delhi, tourists can opt for air, rail or road as a mode of transport. The city’s airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport, serves both domestic and international flights. It is connected to most of the cities within the country and also has direct connections to several international destinations including New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, etc.

New Delhi is also well connected by trains. New Delhi Railway Station (NLDS) is the main rail station of Delhi. Other major stations are Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. New Delhi is also reachable by road from nearby cities and regions with bus services being provided by the Delhi Transport Corporation and several private operators. There are three main bus terminals – Inter State Bus Terminus, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus.

New Delhi has extreme climatic conditions. Summers, with temperatures often going above 45° Celsius, can be very hot. Winters, on the other hand, are chilly and foggy. However, the best time to visit New Delhi is from October to March as this time is ideal for sightseeing activities and outings.

Travelling within New Delhi

The best way to get around Delhi is either by auto rickshaws or the metro, which connects major parts of the city. Tourists can opt for cycle rickshaws when exploring the quaint old bylanes of Old Delhi. 

Accommodation options in New Delhi

Delhi tourism gives a lot of options to tourists when it comes to hotel options in the city. Hotel options in New Delhi include service apartments, lodges, budget hotels, 5 star hotels as well as home stays. 

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Amit kumar Sah

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  • Amit kumar Sah
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4951 readers

"Qutub Minar, New Delhi, India" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Qutub Minar, at 73 metres, is world's tallest rubble masonry minaret. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However it is not properly maintained as most of the part in the premise of Minaret could be seen destroyed due to natural cause.
A large number of tourist turn out everyday to visit this place.
It was built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak after defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom
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Abhay indulkar

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  • Abhay indulkar
  • 4 Reviews
  •  46 readers

"Nice hotel" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It is good experience to stay in hotel shri sai international. Service is too good. Staff were well trained for service. Tasty food. Comfortable rooms. Clean bathrooms, and I always connect with WiFi. Always I feel like home in this hotel. Staff behaviour is too good. Impressive hotel.
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Vishwajeet Rajvanshi

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  • Vishwajeet Rajvanshi
  • Lives in Jaipur
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  • 16 Reviews
  •  96 readers

"Location very Poor" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The city is too congested and traffic is very congested .. It takes hours for a short distance to travel by car.
It is good to take metro and or walk on foot.
At prime time it is the hardest thing to navigate into traffic ..
God save me next time if I travel by car .. The old city area is next to impossible travelling by car
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Ravi soni

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  • Ravi soni
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  83 readers

"Very warm to visit during june - July"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We almost boiled down when visiting Delhi in kinkily season .. It was very difficult time for us to survive in Delhi and we decided to not to visit Delhi again :(
We were on over Manali trip was in Delhi for 5 hours only, I want to tell every one book before booking for Delhi you must book a AC room there and stay in that only.
Although we were advised by indiafeednews. Com for our visit for Delhi and also we found a good bus ticket offer on dealslama. Com for that too.
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Vijeta panthi

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  • Vijeta panthi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  109 readers

"Breakfast is not good But Hotel Room is Good."

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Breakfast is not good But Hotel Room is Good. Hotel is very clean staff is good, its near to metro station, and main market in karol bagh. Easy to reach, easy to get public transport. Near to shopping center. They have only 2 option for breakfast.
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Jonson

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  • Jonson
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome experience of new city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is my awesome experience of new city. I visited many of place like India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort like my historical place in Delhi. I show that Delhi is heart of love. Many of people have a great ethusium in their life. Delhi people are hard working and serious about future.
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Shweta Shrishail

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  • Shweta Shrishail
  • Lives in Bagalkot
  • 5 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1912 readers

"Delhi Meri Jaaan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
No place like Delhi for food! Parathas at parathe wali galli are to die for! Winters are best time to visit for weather and shopping! Do visit Sarojini market for shopping, absolutely bad time to visit Delhi is in summer, weather is scorching hot!
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Shubham

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  • Shubham
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  209 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
There are a lot of things to do in and around Delhi. It all depends on your interests. If you guys are foodies, you could start the day by going to The All American Diner for breakfast.

If you guys love adventure, you could go to Indian Mountaineering Foundation for wall climbing.

Otherwise, you could go to the IHC. There is always something or the other going on there. Or you could even go for bowling, play some video games, and watch a movie or something.

If the weather is nice, you could go to the Lodi Gardens, or The Garden of Five Senses, or just stroll around CP, and then head for drinks, or dinner. And best part of is Makemytrip which make your journey more comfortable..
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Tanzeelurrahman khan

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  • Tanzeelurrahman khan
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  264 readers

"Hospitality at its best."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Taj palace is one of the oldest and most reputed hotel chain India. Based in chanakyapuri this hotel offers the state of art facilities.
Hotel provides the quality facilities. Staff is nice and cordial. Hotel is huge. Food I tried was okay. Overall an amazing place to stay.
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Prabhat Kumar

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  • Prabhat Kumar
  • Lives in Samastipur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  386 readers

"This is Awesome hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Otel was booked solid, but we got our reservation in just in time. The catch was we (2rooms) were just below the gym. Thankfully they were able to switch us to new rooms as guests checked out. The breakfast was better than I remembered, with fresh berries and even granola. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout the stay. Thank you!
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