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This spiritual centre is close to Turkman Gate

This spiritual centre is close to Turkman Gate  Video Review
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Khankha Masjid

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
28th Nov 16

Symbol of communal harmony & world peace

Symbol of communal harmony & world peace  Video Review
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Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Nov 16

It's a very nice park having many attractions

It's a very nice park having many attractions  Video Review
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Indraprastha Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Nov 16

It's also known as Jamia Jama Masjid

It's also known as Jamia Jama Masjid  Video Review
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Jamia Masjid Kahkashan

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
27th Nov 16

Artifacts of various civilisations are displayed

Artifacts of various civilisations are displayed  Video Review
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National Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
17th Nov 16

He built his Tomb and Madrasa in 1350, died in 1388

He built his Tomb and Madrasa in 1350, died in 1388  Video Review
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Firoz Shah Tughlak Tomb

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th Nov 16

This temple is dedicated to Mata Katyayani

This temple is dedicated to Mata Katyayani  Video Review
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Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Nov 16

Good place

Good place  Video Review
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Red Fort

Nirmal
20th Dec 17

New Delhi railway station

New Delhi railway station  Video Review
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New Delhi Railway Station

Rajveer Singh
14th Dec 17

Connaught place

Connaught place  Video Review
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Connaught Place

Abhinavk
15th Oct 17

I am heading to New Delhi

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Priyanka Naidu

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Reasons to go to New Delhi

1Temples with intricate Design
Temples with intricate Design

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava adds, “At the center of New Delhi stands the 42 m high IndiaGate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70, 000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruby Singh says, “An evening in and around Humayun's Tomb! On a lousy Saturday evening when you don't want to do the usual household chores and definitely not visit the mall to run some errands, where do you go, well I ended end up at a historical place. Since Delhi is bestowed with many historical monuments there is no dearth of choices and I zeroed down to Humayun's Tomb.”  

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2The majestic capital
The majestic capital

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava shares, “Nice place At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high IndiaGate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. ... During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with coloured lights...One can see hoards of people moving about the brightly lit area and on the lawns on summer evenings.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruby Singh adds, “An evening in and around Humayun's Tomb!...The architecture of the tomb is such that it was symmetrical from all sides. I love the reddish brick color of all the historical sites. The below gallery will give you the glimpse of the Tomb from all the four corners and few other shots from varied angles....After taking one complete circle around the Tomb I went inside and saw the main hall which houses Humayun's cenotaph.”  



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3To visit Connaught Place, the oldest shopping complex in Delhi
To visit Connaught Place, the oldest shopping complex in Delhi

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prakash Bhatia adds, “Connaught Place or CP as is popularly known is probably the oldest shopping Mall in India. Built by the Britishers is a huge shopping and entertainment zone in India. Hardly 10 minutes walking distance from the New Delhi Railway station has numerous restaurants. From posh to reasonable ones serving Indian as well as Western food... The entire CP has big branded showrooms and pavement sellers also. While buying anything from pavements do bargain. One can find many booksellers on pavements do bargain there also because they sell pirated editions of popular writers.”

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4Lounging In The Lawn Of Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi
Lounging In The Lawn Of Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Kumar says, “This site is located close to the Mehrauli Heritage area in New Delhi. The garden is well maintained with trees and colourful flowers. This place is a photographers delight and a nature lovers paradise. You can just sit around the garden and relax.”

 

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When completely built, it will be the longest highway in the world streching up to 20,000 km! And what's more awesome is that you can plan a road trip on it from India. To start this epic road journey, make sure you take the AH1 via Agra. Says HolidayIQ Traveller Ranit Das says, “Great road, car moves at a speed of 100 km per hour. We totally enjoyed the ride. It took almost 2 hrs 30 mins to reach the destination. You will find the famous Buddh circuit in your way. One tip, if you plan to return to New Delhi within 24 hours then buy toll for both sides.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Vishakha, “There are multiple routes from Delhi to Agra, but we took the expensive but the fastest route to Agra - Yamuna Expressway. The expressway starts from Noida and ends at Agra. The toll for the entire journey is Rs. 320 for cars. The roads are more or less empty and the car can easily cruise at a speed of 150 kmph. My own car reached upto a whopping 210 kmph. But we controlled the speed to avoid risking a tyre burst. Although there is no need to take a stop, there are food plazas on the way to take a break or refreshments.”

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Reviews (642)

Pratyach kumar

Pratyach kumar5.0/5

1 review

New Delhi

It was good. But the weather was I would say little cold as winter is approaching. But, it was only in night, during day time you won't feel cold. I went to many places but the most enjoyable was the kingdom of dreams. I would recommend everyone to go at least once there as the place is just woww . And you'll enjoy very much . Food and Shopping: Shopping experience is also good . But you won't find street shopping much in Gurgaon. And, talking about the food . What should I tell . The food there is just amazing. I tried the street foods I. E. Momo's, dahi bhalla, chat and many more and I liked Momo's very much, and the cost is also not very much, it's very economical . Highlight of the trip: Since, I am a foodie, the food there is just delicious, whether it be street food or any food joint, it's just awesome. I'll surely miss those tasty momos.

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Arkajyoti bhattacharyya

Arkajyoti bhattacharyya5.0/5

4 reviews

New Delhi

I took street walks mostly and tasted varieties of food. Went to Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Paranthe wala gali, India Gate and Akshar Dham. It was great experience . Food and Shopping: Food was awesome. I didn't shop much . Highlight of the trip: Weather was in favour. So, the trip was soothing for me.

Recommended Duration in New Delhi

Number of days to spend in New Delhi as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

6.7%

2 days

80%

5+ days

6.7%

New Delhi Overview

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.

Photos of New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi

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Delhi - Rail Museum, Qutub Minar and Red Fort
New Delhi, Delhi

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Sujeet Pai

New Delhi, Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi

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Shami Kiran

New Delhi, Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi

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Mysore Nagaraj

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