New Delhi Tourism

New Delhi Tourism

New Delhi Info

  • State: Delhi
  • Famous for/as: City
  • District: New Delhi
  • Language: Hindi
  • Weather: Summer 28 to 38°C, Winter 8 to 27°C

History of 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. 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 and 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.

New Delhi is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Noida and Ghaziabad.

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Abhishek jha

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  • Abhishek jha
  • 15 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  19 readers

"Delhi is a best place for sight seeing" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Well Delhi is very croudy place. But this is best place for sight seeing many attractive places here where I visited. Food of Delhi streets is delicious and tasty. Very attractive places here although from our hotel their is and gurdwara Bangla Sahib which I like most.
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Nagendra babu

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  • Nagendra babu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  25 readers

"Nice" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Good trip
I had spent my honeymoon at Delhi and a very good long trip to Agra from Delhi, nice place for shopping and eating, visited india gate, quattab minar, lotus temple, Jamaal and site seeing place its good trip for me and love
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Chirag Jain

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  • Chirag Jain
  • 14 Reviews
  •  173 readers

"Patriotic and Maugham Architecture Hub" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
New Delhi - Capital city of India holds great hub of Maugham architecture. Must visit places for the architecture are Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid. Please take guide for the tour as you won't be able to enjoy it.
For Patriotic places you should visit India Gate, Parliament house, President house, Raj Bhavan.
Other places are Akshardham temple, Lotus Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Must visit Akshardham for its architecture. Please note you won't be able to carry Mobile phones, wallets inside the temple and visit it in evening.
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Makemytrip customer

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  • Makemytrip customer
  • 5 Reviews
  •  140 readers

"Community & Standards"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Delhi is a city of Multi National Communities. It is adjustable for almost all people of any region of the earth.
Its Roads, its transportation, its Markets, its people, its amnities, all are International level. Here food chains of all countries, France to Guina, Australia to Srilanka, America to South Africa are awailable.
Its Rail Metro is one of the class transportation. Akshardham Temple, Bahai Temple known as Lotus Temple, India Gate, Suraj Kund, Baikal Lake, Bhalaswa Lake, Trade Fair Pragati Maidan, Humayun's Tomb & the Jama Masjid are some of the most amazing places to see.
The historic Vision of Red Fort & Chandni Chowk are the rarest rememberings of the Mughals and living of Multi Religious Persons together respecting the each other are most fabulus things to see & feel in person by living here.
The North East Communities, The Nepalese & the Bihari/purabiya people has shown there existence in the International City Delhi.
Some times Traffic Jams, scattered filthy smelling wastes of kitchen & houses, open alone moving Cows & increasing number of street dogs makes this city a shameful. Over charging Auto & Taxi drivers are out of the bound of the Govt. /Police.
Rest is O. K.
I will recommend this city to visit despite of abive lacks.
Ram Niwash Yadav
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Pintu singh

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  • Pintu singh
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  322 readers

"India Gate & Kutubminar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2017
Best time to visit Delhi is Feb to Mar or Oct to Nov.
If anyone planning to visit India Gate. Then try to prefer evening time. You can enjoy the place and find the weather as pleasant.
In summer, say time it will be difficult to stay out in intense sun light.
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Ketan Chandra

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  • Ketan Chandra
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 3 Reviews
  •  458 readers

"One of the best city of India. Mist ho atleast onc"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 18, 2017
Delhi is one of the best cities of our country India and Delhi is even though a small state but it is the capital of which country India and Delhi is a very nice place but you should also be careful of the things such as pickpocket as in Delhi but do not be very engage in these things and have fun there so I wish you luck Delhi is was a very nice place and I stayed at a very good hotel I will give a review of that also and I think you should check out that review also and I like Delhi very well and I think that everyone even foreigners come to visit Delhi so I think Delhi has very much importance.
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Amit kumar Sah

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  • Amit kumar Sah
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5336 readers

"Qutub Minar, New Delhi, India"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2017
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
  •  425 readers

"Nice hotel"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2017
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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  • 18 Reviews
  •  473 readers

"Location very Poor"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2017
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
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  442 readers

"Very warm to visit during june - July"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Feb 28, 2017
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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