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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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Yogesh Goyal

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  • 2 Reviews
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"A great city" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Delhi has good and bad both part. You can experience whole India in one city called Delhi. All type of food, clothes, religion exist in Delhi. From chandni chowk to noida you can experience whole India feeling and beauty. Such a great city of India which summarise the whole India.
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Shyam sunder Singh

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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"Dramatic Delhi" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Delhi is the place for all the monument lovers. There is a mixture rather transition of our cultures and traditions to our modern era. It is full of beauty at one hand which is wrapped in pollution all over. There are regions which is well maintained clean and beautiful and also regions full of dirts and garbages. But still it is the city of Dilwale.
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Gautam Dugar

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  • Lives in Howrah
  • 3 Reviews
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"The best metro city" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The best metro city in India is none other than New Delhi. Stand in front of the India Gate at midnight and you can feel the electric environment there! Travel via metros, you will forget what the traffic is. Go to Kingdom of Dreams, you will have a dream time over there!
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Chandandeep singh Narang

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  • Lives in Ludhiana
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"It offers every single thing that many places lack in" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I am an interior designer and my most of work is put up at Delhi. Though I belong to Ludhiana but I have a major corner for Delhi. Delhi has something that offers every single thing that many places lack in. From quality of work to adventure, from luxury to street food, from business to services. Delhi has always been my favourite place as I learn lots of things from my each visit.
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Krishna Agarwal

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  • Lives in Kishanganj
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"Good destination, must visit this place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The special thing is that it has many monuments of India, it's different and it is very beautiful the right season to go is winter. Yes, people will like this type of beautiful destination you should visit qutub minar and lotus temple etc ambience mall and lotus temple, ashok dham, rashtrapati bhawan, qutub minar, etc I enjoyed a lot here. I tried chaats, paratas, pani puri, pav bhaji, nimbu pani, nariyal pani, soda, etc. The unique place for food is cyber cafe at dlf city there were lots of variety of food, you should try it.

Ambience mall, I visited it the most, I spent my days in malls, hotels, outing, etc

You should visit here atleast once. The roads were fine, metro, airports, jet airways was mostly used by me. You should carry money, handkerchief, and your passport.
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Yogeshwar Sharma

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"An awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was awesome, we enjoyed a lot. One should always visit the city along with the planned journeys as tickets are a big problem which one should keep in mind while going.

Qutab minar, Lal quila, Old delhi, Bangla sahib and many more places are there to see in Delhi.
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Nusrat Perween

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"Best way to explore Delhi was by hoho bus" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you want to explore Delhi best way to go by hoho bus service it has drop and pick up point at every place and buses is on time and with guide. Best way to roam. Rajiv chawk metro station is too busy and crowded. Airport link of metro is seriously awesome seems you are in some fancy place. Airport Road is really nice to see. Terminal 1 and 3 are far away but there is shuttle services of airport which is best way to shift. Shopping is good at chandni chawk. Visit red fort. But you will need 3 hours. Humayuin ka maqbara is also good.
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Sanjay Rana

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"Delhi experience is always good" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is heart of India and when I say that I mean it. Place is full of travelling points with historical, cultural, site-seeing, commercial, shopping, eating, jogging, yoga value, dance, music, heritage, hotels. So writing experience of Delhi at any point of time would be always less or insufficient. So for doing justice to write about Delhi one has to sit never ending and keep on writing.
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"Nice place for history lovers" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Delhi is for history lovers and unlike many other heritage spots, it has layers of history. Visit the Lodhi gardens and Purana Qila to get a glimpse of history of the Delhi sultanate. Visit the Humayun's tomb, and Red fort for moghul history, Shishganj and Bangla Sahib for Sikh history; Conought place, India gate for modern history, and national museum to learn history.

It is also a shopper's paradise. For top brands, visit CP, and within 500m, you have palika bazaar, for the proletariat. You can get some great curio and handicrafts from Janpath bazaar or Delhi Haat and you can buy everything in Chandni Chowk.

For foodies again it is a delight. Be it Khan Chahcha's rolls, sushis in Pandara road, punjabi food in chandni chowk, hippie food in paharganj, bengali food in CR Park, Andhra food in Andhra bhawan, you get authentic delicacies not just from every corner of India, but every corner of the world.
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Santhosh Srinivas

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"Perfect place for sightseeing-relaxing" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Being the capital and has fountain of history, person with historical interest this is a paradise. Though the traffic is chaotic, with little planning one can see the city in a relaxed manner.

Covering Old and new Delhi in 2 days is little stretch, but still worth it.

If you can afford it, engage a good taxi( Negotiation must), so that you can plan the overall trip without too much crisscrossing.

Covering, old delhi, red fort, Kutub minar, raj ghat and other memorials. Do not forget LOTUS TEMPLE.

South extension has got good hotels, moderate in cost, they also have good restaurants to cover the local cuisine.
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