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  • 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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Vijeta panthi

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  • Vijeta panthi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 readers

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

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 days 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
  •  45 readers

"Awesome experience of new city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  616 readers

"Delhi Meri Jaaan" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  •  87 readers

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  160 readers

"Hospitality at its best." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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
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"This is Awesome hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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Deepak

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  • Deepak
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  216 readers

"Very nice Place and Great Hospitability"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This place is close for me. I want to visit many of time in this place. Great hospitality by staff and other member of hotel. In place thing human is symbol of love. They can only spread love forever.
If you want to visit in Delhi then you must visit in India gate, Aksharsham Mandir, Lotus Temple, Kutub minar, Mu gal Tomb, Lodhi Garden and many of other place which is very beautiful.
In many place of this place have great shopping mall and place where verious types of vender by different area of our country who sale goods so it's good for shopping.
Food is awesome in this area in this location many of restaurant are located who sale North Indian, south Indian food and also Chinese? And Italian food.
In winter to much good for visit other you can also visit in autumn and summer.
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Krishnakumar Sivasubramanian

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  • Krishnakumar Sivasubramanian
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  421 readers

"Good"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Delhi airport service was good. Uber taxi service was good. Road from airport to Karol Bagh is good. Traffic in this road could be improved. Roads at Karol Bagh is densely populated. Eateries at Karol Bagh were few & informal & good taste. Climate is cold in January. Every body expects tips. Cost of food at Adyar Anand Bhavan, Karol Bagh is quite high even before including tax & service charges.
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Mukesh Sagar

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  • Mukesh Sagar
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 79 Reviews
  •  93 helpful votes
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"A place of Monuments, broad Roads and food lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Delhi is a place which has got everything, and has to be as it is the Capital of India. The place has got monuments for tourist, such as Qutub Minor, Akshardham, India Gate. Each Monument has its own story and significance.
Delhi is also popular for its broad roads, the bungalows and houses of powerful politician.
It is also famous for its food, people from all over the country visit the place for their famous north Indian and Mughlai food.
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Dhanya Gopinathan

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  • Dhanya Gopinathan
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Metro in New Delhi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Took a shuttle bus from New Delhi airport to the Metro station. Boarded the metro on buying ticket & got down at the railway station. The Metro is fast, cheap & convenient.
On returning to New Delhi from Amritsar, we again went to the Metro station from the railway station. As we were to board a Jet Air flight from Terminal T3 we did not have to take the shuttle bus from the station. Now baggage check -in facilities are there at the Metro (to start with Jet, & Air India) have this facility. You can travel hands free in the Metro to the airport.
The T3 terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport is world class. & The Metro is fast & convenient.
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