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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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Vishal verma

  • Tourist
  • Vishal verma
  • 1 Review
  •  9 readers

"Nice to be here during weekend" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
I went to Red Fort, a very beautiful place in India. I have seen lots of things and then went to Chandni Chowk, in Chandni Chowk famous lassi shops are there,, went to Nai Sarak, lots of things and shops in Chandni Chowk are very good and at lowest price.
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Ragvendra singh

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  • Ragvendra singh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  57 readers

"Visit to the capital" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Probably the worst time to go to Delhi as it is too hot there at the time and exploring the Delhi becomes too hard as there are so many things to see, it was a 3 day visit which will be memorable city has its own chill, loved the food there also not the right time to even explore the delicious food for Delhi as it is hot there till 11 in the night wyt from the 6 of the morning. Traveling and transportation is a big problem though the city is well-connected through metro but still you will face quite a problem if you are new there. Qutub Complex, India gate, Jama Masjid all places looked so nice from the naked eyes till the date I visited Delhi will was all just pictures of nice places.
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Mustafa Bohra

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  • Mustafa Bohra
  • 144 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  24019 readers

"Dilwalo ki dilli" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Delhi the national capital of India is as diverse as India is. As incredible as India is. You will find lots of traditions cultures ethnicity at one grand city, "Delhi" and that's why it's called dilwalo ki dilli. I visited Delhi with my college friends and that was an awesome experience. You need not visit a lot but what place you visit just enjoy that place that environment the people around you. We reached Delhi from kalka after visiting Shimla. It was our last stop to Udaipur. We checked into a hotel near hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. The next day we headed to visit Connaught place and palika bazar.

Connaught place is one of the most expensive place in india. A lot of indian and foreign brands are here. A big open space is there as circle and in center there is a garden and a bazar in underground "its palika bazar" run by Delhi municipality. Awesome market. You can find clothes in very cheap price. You can bargain also. But some places has fixed rates. We spend our half of the day in shopping and visiting that place. We take metro from Connaught place and go to our next destination. Delhi metro has become lifeline of delhi a thousands of visitors travelling by metro every day. The experience is quite good. We also visited red fort. Then we visited the parliament house, rajpath. These are some places that reflects the great history of india and bright future too.
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Indrajit k Singh

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  • Indrajit k Singh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  845 readers

"The previledges of a National Capital" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
There are all the shades of life in our Capital City. It has everything to make you both happy & un-happy. The shades vary from time to time, place to place and person to person. For food lovers, its a visitors paradise whereas for shoppers, it could be full of mixed reactions. Historical places are quite memorable but for the summer's prickly hot sun which keeps bothering more for the ladies and the children. Evenings were pleasant and so was the national film award function arranged in 'Vigyan Bhawan' on 3rd of May, 2016. We had assembled to witness and enjoyed the show wherein one of our relatives was to get the award from the President of India for producing the best Maithili film named "Mithila Makhaan". This was an opportunity to see many faces of national repute. Our capital has all the charms for the visitors who are keen to see & feel the warmth of various activities which keeps going through the city most of the time.
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Pulkit Nagpal

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  • Pulkit Nagpal
  • Lives in Faridabad
  • 1 Review
  •  353 readers

"An awesome place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I travel a lot with my friends but had never seen such a nice place. Though it's crowded and why not it's the capital of India. But despite its messiness it's quite beautiful and explorable. I live near Delhi but never had explored it at this extent. And this trip with friends was remarkable.
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Nishanth mohan

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  • Nishanth mohan
  • 2 Reviews
  •  610 readers

"Great place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
As the Capital city of India, Delhi really is a nice place to visit. The highlights of Delhi are the narrow roads in Chandni Chowk, beautiful areas near Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, Khan Market, Lodhi Gardens, Central Park, Connaught Place, Akshardham temple etc. The food of Delhi is something unique and we should taste all the possible restaurants during the visit. Some of those are chicken dishes in Jawahar and Karim in Chandni Chowk, Jalebi Wala in Chandni Chowk, Mango Shake from Giani Di Hatti in Fatehpuri, Chicken dishes from Rajinder Ka Dhaba in Safdarjung, Khan Chacha in Khan Market and so many other dishes.
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Amit Chaudhary

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  • Amit Chaudhary
  • Lives in Pune
  • 173 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  110165 readers

"Best at it's own"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Modern heritage, well maintain old charm plus modern charm, roads traffic, mouth watering food, metros lifestyle. Combo world heritage sites. This city offers you very well-maintained combo of everything for everyone from metro to railway from heritage to modern from old to new. Everything at one place. Best city in India. Go to this city, it's awesome.
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Swapna sachidanandam

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  • Swapna sachidanandam
  • 2 Reviews
  •  793 readers

"Horrendous to live"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Highly polluted, heavily congested and extremely unsafe city. Being the national capital one would expect the city to be clean atleast. But no you have to tiptoe around dirt, garbage and what not. The air in the city is not fit for breathing. Men especially middle aged would stare at you(me being a girl) with such perverted eyes. Overall the worst city to live in.
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Nitin Kandhari

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  • Nitin Kandhari
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 17 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  2036 readers

"2N3D of Experiencing Dehlvi Cuisine in Old Delhi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
What comes to your mind when Someone asks you about food in Delhi? Butter chicken, butter naan, aloo gobi, paratha and may be a couple of dishes more.

Doesn't come as a surprise: these are probably the most commonly available dishes. But the next set of question I've always had on my mind is, Is this all that this cuisine has to offer? Which cuisine does this injustice? Every cuisine has a story/history; what's it for this?

My first learning on arriving was that the cuisine comprised of 3 sub- cuisines:
1. Cuisine of the Mughals in Delhi (Non-Vegetarian)
2. Cuisines of the Marwadi Community (Vegetarian)
3. No points for guessing this one - Punjabi cuisine

A perfect 2N3D experiential tour of these cuisines which amalgamate to form what is called Dehlvi Cuisine. Our experiences were diverse in every way; be it:
- Dining in possibly the finest restaurants housed in JW Marriott Aerocity to dining on the street side with barely any ambiance to speak off.
- Spending time at leisure in the plush hotel property to attempting to achieve the 'been there done that' in the really busy and bustling streets of Old Delhi.
- Commuting in some of the finest luxury car brands to exploring Delhi 6 on the famed cycle rickshaws.

This list can go on but in a nutshell, our 3 days in Delhi were a fun-filled roller coaster ride of diverse experiences; each better than the other. While I will share my detailed experiences in upcoming posts, here's a sneak peak of what is to come:

Day 01:
It all started on this fine day with lunching at K3 Restaurant housed in JW Marriott Aerocity which easily has the most extravagant buffet spread I've seen on my travel stints across the country. Trust me there is not one bit of exaggeration in the previous statement I make. My thoughts were running wild, "If weekday lunches were so extravagant, then how would the Sunday brunch offering be?"

Anyways, the evening was what I (well, all of us I'm sure) really looked forward to. We toured the magnificent Jama Masjid and then spent the rest of the evening around the periphery of Jama Masjid where we were food hopping from one place to another in search of that food nirvana of sorts.

At the end of this wonderful evening and a really really long day, I looked forward to calling it a day and crashing in the comforts of my bed back at the hotel.

Day 02:
After a really long previous day and the much needed sleep the night before day two, we kicked it off with a healthy dose of breakfast perfect to get us moving for another wonderful day of exploring another segment of Dehlvi cuisine. This time, it was a tour of the Chawri Bazaar aka spice market followed by the food hopping exploring the vegetarian take on this cuisine. Honestly, at first I was not really excited about this tour (When it's vegetarian; you know me ;) ) but the excitement only grew as time went by.

In between all the food, was another place of worship that we visited and I have to acknowledge that my visits to Delhi have never been complete without a visit to Gurudwara Sees Ganj Saheb. Food seemed to follow us where we went and here at the Gurudwara, it was the Karao Prasad that's undoubtedly inimitable.

Back at the hotel one does expect luxury and to be pampered and what better way then to unwind at the plush spa' is what I thought. However with the limited time available, I chose to hit the very well equipped gym and take a plunge in the lovely open to air pool.

If someone said 2 worlds existed; JW Marriott Delhi Aerocity was the place hosting it that evening exclusively for us. Every course of meal offered 2 distinct cuisines.

Day 03:
Originally planned was a drive to Murthal for the parathas and more at some of the famous dhabas but socio-political condition in that part of the geography played spoiled sport. With a goal to leave no stone unturned, the team at JW Marriott Aerocity headed by Exec. Chef G Krishnan recreated the experience in the hotel property with a special touch of the brands hospitality standards.

With rest of day 03 free and available at our disposal, I hit the street of Delhi to visit Karol Bagh for some chole chawal at Gafoor Market followed by a chilled glass of badam milk at Roshan Di Kulfi to beat the heat. By now, it was time to head back to the hotel pack-up and get set to say something I didn't wish to - 'Goodbye'.

Signing off now with more travel stories. Safe & fun travel!
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Parag Joshi

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  • Parag Joshi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 51 photos
  • 32 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  11492 readers

"Nice place to visit for people who love heritage sites"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have been to Delhi in November, climate was really good. It is best location for foodies, worst city to drive in as the streets are very crowdy so according to me one should choose metro over other transports. Many heritage sites are there in this city. Agra, Jaipur, etc. , cities are near to Delhi so one should plan tour accordingly which will cover most of the places.
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