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Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India, is located in north India, surrounded by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana on three sides, straddling the river Yamuna. Administratively, it is a Union Territory, called the National Capital Region, but it is also partially a state, having been given its own legislative assembly in 1991. In addition there are the closely linked satellite towns of Gurgaon and Faridabad in Haryana and NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

 

Contemporary Delhi includes all the sites that had been the capitals of North Indian empires for a thousand years from the many dynasties collectively called the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526), to the Mughal Empire (1526-1857), to the British colonialists who made it their capital in 1912. It was declared independent India's capital in 1947.

 

Several monuments are evidence of this history. Among them: the Qutb Minar (12th-beginning of 13th century) and Humayun's Tomb (1570) both World Heritage Sites; the Mughal citadel Red Fort (1648); India's largest mosque, the Jama Masjid; the British-built India Gate and the planned and green area of British New Delhi, now holding political and bureaucratic residences, the Indian Parliament and President's House. In fact, the Archaeological Survey of India recognizes some 175 monuments in Delhi as heritage sites. Thus, Delhi often forms a visitor's Golden Triangle with Agra (200 kms away) and Jaipur (250 kms away), to which it is very well connected.

 

Delhi is also a shopper's hub with the centrally located Connaught Place market, South Extension, and many malls all over town, especially in Gurgaon. All big hospitality chains have hotels here, and restaurant and bars abound.

 

Delhi has the Indira Gandhi International Airport and is connected to various cities in India and the world. It is by and large thought of as a hot city and a summer visit, up to humid September, is best avoided.

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Sanjay Rana

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1763 readers

"A must place for a visit & explore" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Well Delhi is heart of our country and being the capital it has got every thing good as well as bad. So enjoy all the goods and try to remove all the bad. If you cant remove bad at least avoid them. A lot of places to visit from site seeing, shopping, travelling to watch movie, to see gardens, to see old city or the new high rise buildings. Food too also you get with a lot of varieties at different places having different specialities.
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Faizal Mahmood

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"An attractive place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its a very nice place with all necessary things just like a heaven. I like this place very much. Its neat and clean, very good and attractive place. I will suggest to all to visit this place and enjoy it. An awesome place. Thank you.
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Pooja Manvikar

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"Eat all day" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This was the first time in my life I was traveling to northern part of India and Delhi being one of them. Coming from Bangalore, any temperature above 35 was summer for me. Delhi welcomed us with a 45, real hot. Well, we chose a wrong season to visit here. The only reason I knew I was here was for food. The first place we visited to hog was Connaught place.

Apart from metro, it was the place I liked. It being a shopping destination, my friends and I never bothered to look inside a single showroom but kept searching restaurants. The first one we stumbled on to was Wenger's. It was one of the best, oh! No wait, best bakery I have ever visited. I am not a sweet tooth, but the mouth watering whipped cream bun is a must try. We tried cream bun, fruit tart and chocolate mousse, as we don't want to spoil our appetite for the rest. Desserts before lunch was little weird, but again Wenger's makes you do that.

One would never say no to cold shakes in summer, so did we. Shake square, right next to the bakery had amazing shakes. I chose to drink mango, it being summer fruit. It was probably the best one I had ever had, I might even go back to Delhi for that. Finally we ended up in Haldirams for the lunch. I had a lot of north Indian cuisines in Bangalore and Hyderabad, but the taste in Delhi was completely different and good. We had Pav Bhaji, Paneer Platter and Chinese for the lunch. To all the paneer lovers, Platter is a must try.

To put a perfect end to our lunch, we had Chuski Paan, which was right outside the restaurant. One would not want to miss the experience of ice in the pan which is served right into your mouth. It was time for a little break to gain back the appetite for dinner. We geared up ourselves for the next stop, Paranthe waali gali. Who would miss the scrumptious paratas at Old Delhi. I would always see those lanes of Chandni Chowk in movies and series, it turned out to be much more vintage and populated than I had imagined.

There was nothing left on the types of paranthas on the menu that we did not try. To compliment the hot paranthas, we were served chilled hot and salted lassi in mud cups. Ah! I still have the taste in my mouth. After the trip, friends of mine asked about the places I visited in Delhi and I kept naming the food I had. I wouldn't regret for not visiting other placing and will go back to have them all and not visit any of the other places again. Oh! Yes, I and my friends are a bunch of hoggers.
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Anil Kumar

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  • Lives in Jind
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"Best experience and the places to hangout"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
My best experience of journey in Delhi by taxi -I love the city - Delhi, there are many options to enjoy for shopping and all. There many cheap hotels with good food quality. Its beautiful many places to hangout I am just loving it. Beat place to visit with family are Jama Masjid Qutab Minar and many more to visit and Rajiv chowk is a hub to all.
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Sushil Chauhan

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  • Sushil Chauhan
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Amazing city with many options to enjoy"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I love the city Delhi. There are many options to enjoy, for shopping, and all. There are many cheap hotels with good food quality. It's beautiful with many options for time pass like Delhi Hatt, Fun N Food Village, etc.
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Rakesh Tiwari

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"A place to visit but beaware of climate"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very good place to visit. You will get everything here but climate is not good. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold. Best time is Oct to Dec. Best place to shop is cp, many gardens, many temples are here, you can visit here and make your day. Connectivity is so good with metro and buses.
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Nishant Alok

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"Awesome place"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its an awesome place to visit. I am just loving it. I will give 5 star to it. Its a beat place to visit wit family. Jama majhid, qutab minar and many more to visit. Rajiv chowk is a hub to all the metro.

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Pulkit Pulkit

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  • Pulkit Pulkit
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Great fun at heart of India"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was one of my best tour experience. I visited Delhi in November and the weather was beautiful as expected. I visited some of the most famous places like CP, India gate, Karol bagh, Greater Kailash, Qutubminar and suggest all of the readers to do the same. In Delhi, fast food is the tastiest food like momos, chilli potato, all chat, chole bhature etc. But there are so much expensive things.

I suggest you all to go in the month of November-december and visit tourist spots in day because at night it is too cold.

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Kriti Pant

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"The heart of our nation"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you are on your winter break and wish to utilise them on exploring something important like our glorious past then you must be visiting here. All the prehistoric monuments, "many protected by U. N" standing quite from ages yet speaking loudly about their life, all there experience all that they have witnessed from these several years, there magical journey that is beyond words the journey that was our past all inscribed on the wall of those amazing creations created by our ancestors now standing in front of us old but beautiful, so beautiful that the incredible is the only word to define it.

I suggest you to visit here at least once if you never been here and experience the joy of witnessing our past. You can visit Red Fort, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Iron Pillar, Ashoka pillar, Jantar Mantar, Feroz Shah Kotla, Lothian Road Cemetery, Wall mosque, Mehrauli etc. Also there are various hotels here at affordable prices that you can choose according to your budget. For transport you can use Delhi Transport Service or Metro too. So my advice is that you plan your trip here as soon as possible.
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Prakhar Nagaich

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  • Prakhar Nagaich
  • Lives in Aligarh
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"Night life is awesome"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When the sun goes down in Delhi, it is time to go out and enjoy everything. Whether your preference is for relaxing in a quiet wine-bar or letting your hair down and dancing the night away in a nightclub. Night-life means fun and entertainment at night: dance clubs, bars, parties, festivals, shows, restaurants, live music bands and all that. The idea is to go out and have good old-fashioned fun.
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