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What To See in Delhi
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Delhi Weather
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Delhi Transportation
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Top Reason to Visit Delhi
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Rich Past, Captivating Present  
Delhi affirms its faith in one of the oldest adages, Unity in Diversity. It is indeed a melting pot. Being a capital of India, it is richer than imagined. With myriad cities and breathtaking views, Delhi offers perfect harmony to be experienced.


Not to be Missed Red Fort
There was a time when Mughal Emperor Shahjahan shifted his capital to the royal quarters of Delhi and it was here the foundation was laid for the magnificent Red Fort. This stately fort began in 1639, which was completed in 9 years. A huge sum of 10 million red sandstones makes it really appealing and impressive.


Architectural Art is Still Alive - Akshardham
Fascinating beyond imagination, Akshardham constitutes the most impressive attractions of Delhi. It is a Temple, which talks about the peace and harmony of India. Nestled on the pristine banks of river Yamuna, it offers breathtaking views and magnificent traveling experience.


Shop Exquisite - Shopping Galore
You can buy anything in Delhi. This is what makes it worthwhile and significant from travelers’ point of view. Diversity in shopping options makes it richer and traveler friendly.


Experience the Capital of India
Delhi is indeed a magical land. Constituting a fine blend of flavours, it offers exquisite travel experience. Carrying an array of heritage monuments, fairs and festivals, and many more, Delhi is richer, traveler friendly, and worth visiting.
 
Fact File - Delhi Tourism
Location : Northern Part of India

Famous As : The capital of India

Major Attractions : Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Akshardham Temple

Mostly Visited For : Shopping Delight, Exotic Delicacies, Imperial Monuments

Famous Monuments : Jantar Mantar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Lodhi Garden, India Gate – Heart of Delhi, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Famous Forts : Red Fort, Old Fort, Tughlakabad Fort.

Mughal Attractions : Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb and Lodi's Tomb, Lodhi Garden.

Famous Temples : Kalkaji Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple, Digambara Jain Lal Mandir Ji, Chattarpur Mandir, ISKCON Temple, Sai Baba Mandir.

Most Visited For : Mughal Heritage Sites, Shopping, Nightlife Charms

Most Celebrated Festivals : Diwali, Id, Christmas, Holi, Dussehra Republic Day, Independence day, Gandhi Jayanti.

Famous Fairs : Delhi Book Fair, International Trade Fair, Surajkund Crafts Mela, International Film Festival, Pirthvi Theatre Festival in December, Roshnara and Shalimar Bagh Festivals, Delhi Craft Bazar.

Famous Parks & Gardens : Roshanara Bagh, Rose Garden, Deer Park, Mughal Gardens, Lodhi Gardens, Talkatora Garden, Nehru Park, Buddha Jayanti Garden, Kalindi Kunj.

Must Experience : The Light and Sound Show Held in Red and Old Forts at Delhi.

Famous Museums : Air Force Museum in Palam, Delhi Cantt., Shankar's Doll Museum on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, National Museum of Natural History on Barakhamba Road.

Must Try : Mughlai Cuisine, Mouth Watering Sweet Dishes, Spicy Charts

Where To Shop :
Chandni Chowk -
Spices, Silver, Trimmings and Tinsel, Bridal Trousseau, Brassware.
Meena Bazaar - Jewelery and Paintings and Furniture, Janpath - Itr (Perfumed oils), variety of Stoles and Scarves, Junk & Glass Jewellery.
Delhi Haat - Handlooms, Handicrafts, Stalls that Sell Products From all over India.
Baba Kharak Singh Marg - Fabrics, Household, Linen, Carpets, Jewellery, Handmade Paper, Furniture and Art Objects in Wood, Brass and Copper.
Palika Bazaar - Cheap Imported Goods, Electronic Items, Embroidered Bead Work Dresses, Handicrafts and Cheap Consumer Goods.

Where to Eat :
Old Delhi -
Karim's, Chor Bizarre, Moti Mahal Restaurant.
Paharganj Area – Malhotra Restaurant, Kitchen Cafe, Metropolis Restaurant and Bars, Gem Restaurant.
Cannaught Place - Banana Leaf, Embassy, Parikrama, Kwality Restaurant, Pizza Hut, KFC.
Khan Market and Hauz Khas Area - Chona's, Rampur Kitchen, Park Baluchi, Bistro Restaurant Complex, MC Donalds.
Defense Colony and South Extension - Gourmet Gallery, Flavors, Dilli Haat.
Bars : Hotel Gold Regency - Paharganj. 1911, Spirit, Pegasus - Cannaught Place. Lizard Lounge, Delhi's Devils, Geoffrey's - South Delhi.

What to Shop : Bamboo Work, Hand Crafted Carpet, Gems and Stones, Copper and Brass Items, Perfumes and Essential Oils, Khadi, Silks and Saris, Woodcarvings, Musical Instruments, Jewelery of Kundan and Meenakari.

Where to Stay :
Hotel Hyatt Regency -
Bhikaji Cama Place on Ring Road, The Oberoi Hotel - Near Lodhi Colony, Taj Palace Hotel - Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Hotel Le Meridian - Windsor Place, Central Delhi, Ashok Hotel - Diplomatic Enclave in Chanakyapuri.

Getting There : Very Well Connected With All the Major Airports in the World.
 
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Delhi Tourism


Qutub Minar, Delhi Tour & Travel Delhi is in accord with an old adage, ‘the perfect city’. Since it offers extreme wealth with brutal poverty, you can witness breathtaking views with polluted urban sprawls as a result. Choice is yours!

However, as Delhi gears up for the Commonwealth Games to be held in 2010, it is changing drastically. Although, sense of chaos prevails in the city, going beyond it would expose you to its rich history and culture.

As testimony to its glorious past, there is no dearth of monuments, tombs, and mosques, which make Delhi even more beautiful even amidst daily hustle bustle. Impressive architecture, heart-warming restaurants, glittering bazaars, finely decorated markets & shops, all makes Delhi sing and dance with pride.

For travelers, Delhi has always been high on hospitality. Stepping on to it would never make you short of amusement, entertainment, and enjoyment.

With umpteen numbers of tourist options such as Raj Ghat with Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, Shahjahns Jama Masjid, Chandani Chowk with captivating bazaars, Qutub Minar with rich tradition, Humayun’s Tomb, Bahai’s Lotus Temple and Akshardham temple, Delhi is set to amuse, even the keenest world travelers.

What makes Delhi travel worth noting is its eternal characteristic. Having witnessed mighty empires rising to glory and falling to ashes, the undercurrents of Delhi tourism are strong enough to evoke memories forever.

The contemporary Delhi is simply amazing and irresistible with much to witness from travel point of view. Comprising of seven cities built by different emperors, Delhi reigns supreme in terms of travel.


What To See in Delhi
Come to Delhi, to endure the natural and the man made marvels of the opulent past and make your travel itinerary distinctly appealing.! For travelers, Delhi has always been high on hospitality. Stepping on to it would never make you short of amusement, entertainment, and enjoyment.

Red Fort, Delhi

Raj Ghat, Delhi

Jantar Mantar, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi

Lotus Temple, Delhi

Chandni Chowk Market



Delhi Food


Sumptuous Delights in Delhi
Coming to Delhi and eating out in its vicinities is indeed pampering your taste buds to the optimum. Whether it is the by lanes of the walled city or swanky hotels along with fine dining restaurants, Delhi gives you enormous opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of food like never before. Be it regional food or international, you can enjoy loads of gourmet meals here.

Food Representing the Entire India
As India is rich in terms of food and Delhi being at its centre, you can enjoy a wide variety of food in its vicinities.

A blend of South India Food, South Indian Food,  Chinese, American lifestyle Food, or Continental, you can enjoy great food anywhere, anytime.

Big Food Chains
What’s more, you can always enjoy great foods at reasonable prices. You can enjoy your readily available food in every nook and corner in the vicinities of Delhi. International food chains including Pizza Hut, Dominos, McDonalds, Pizza Express, Wimpy and TGIF make your Delhi Travel more than delightful.



Delhi Weather


Delhi enjoys versatile weather.
Although, it is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, you can enjoy a wide variety of weather here. The most interesting part of Northern India weather is that it gives a plethora of weather options to the tourists.

Delhi was once a part of the Aravalies and that is what makes it more significant and worthwhile. It carries the Ridge area making it equipped with greenery. You can enjoy bone chilling winters as well, as it enjoys proximity to the Himalayas in the North.

Summers in Delhi
summers in are extremely hot. As the city of Delhi is distant from the sea, it gives it a continental climate. During summers, the temperatures hovers around 45 degrees. That is what makes it all the more significant and worthwhile. Interestingly, winters in Delhi are coldest. Temperature dips down to 4 degrees during the times.

Best Time To Visit
It is better to visit Delhi during the spring seasons stretching from February to April and August to November. If you are planning to come to Delhi in February to March, you will witness its beauty more than ever. In fact, this is the season when you can enjoy lush green environs as well.


Delhi Nightlife


Delhi is indeed a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of exciting entertainment, which goes all through the night. So, if you are one of those party goers, Delhi is never going to disappoint you.

There is no dearth of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and live music makes it even more worthwhile. There are many festivals and religious ceremonies that span all through the night thus making the culture of Delhi rich and versatile. You can always have a glimpse of local culture while spending nightlife in Delhi.

As the cultures fuse here, Delhi gives you a rich nightlife experience. Memorable night outs is the right term, which can be ascribed to the city. There are establishments, which close at midnight however, there is no dearth of those establishments, which go beyond 24-hours. It includes various clubs and bars. The legal drinking age is 21 in Delhi.

Hotels
Sophisticated nightclubs and bars always provide a boon to the tourists. Traditional dance performances with rich cultural experience always make things more preferable than thought.

Djjins is a prominent one when it comes to rich nightlife situated in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. You can go on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as these days are the best. However, this place is expensive. There is a provision where you can enjoy fine DJs as well. Enjoy Retro Music here as well.

Bars such as The Dublin also make your experience richer than ever. An Irish themed-bar, it offers exquisite expericne. It also carries dance floor and a wide variety of beer brands make it more noteworthy. Enjoy DJs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Elevate is a popular club, which has a wide variety of DJs. Perfect for the party goers, it is a good choice for those on a lookout for parties.


Delhi Shopping

Delhi is shopping paradise. The city offers everything to its guests. You can enjoy a wide variety of items including arts and crafts products from all the states emporiums of India.
Art & Craft Buying
If you love ethnic shopping, you can always go for Emporia at Baba Khadag Singh Marg. It  is situated near the Parliament. If you love to buy crafts products, you can always go to Museum on Mathura Road as it offers exquisite hand-made shawls, painting, and pottery. If you are on a lookout for antique products, you can go to Sunder Nagar for the same. On the other hand, Chandni Chowk offers commercial products where you can bargain like never before.
Jewelry Shopping
Dariba Kalan offers great jewelry. In fact, this place offers intricate jewelry and much more than the expected. What’s more, Delhi is famous for its amazing handicraft and handloom items.

Connaught Place is the centre of New Delhi and you can enjoy loads of stuff here. Offering some of the latest items for sale, here you can shop like never before.
Sarojini Nagar and Janpath
Shopping at these places is indeed rich in terms of experience. You can find latest items. Right from simplest Indian handicrafts to international designer labels, Delhi has it all for you.
Ansal Plaza
Ansal Plaza is a shopping complex, which is located near one of the posh markets of Delhi, South Extension. Best international shopping complexes with world class products can be found here. You will love to shop here as it is set amidst splendid architectural buildings and you can enjoy aesthetic shopping experience.
Chandni Chowk
There is no dearth of shopping experience and products in Chandni Chowk. If you love to experience the distinct ambience and flavor of shopping, you must visit this place. Congestion and densely populated areas characterize this city, however it gives you magnificent shopping experience as well. You can enjoy authentic Delhi experience here.
Connaught Place
You can enjoy the most fascinating shopping experience here. Connaught Place is a horseshoe-shaped market of New Delhi, which is simply amazing. The place was designed by Robert Tor Russell and it constitutes the best place in terms of shopping. The place is named after the Duke of Connaught, who was a member of the British royal family.
Sarojini Nagar
Sarojini Nagar is located in South Delhi. Widely recognized for offering great shopping experience, it is also known as SN. You can always buy clothes and fabrics at reasonable prices with many more in its vicinities.


Delhi Transportation


Delhi Metro
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is an addition to the convenience when it comes to Delhi travel. Indeed, a blessing for the people of Delhi as tourists, it is the most comfortable modes of transportation available in Delhi. You can always browse through the Metro Rail Route Chart online.


Cabs and Car Rentals in Delhi
Car rentals and cabs are the best modes of transport especially in Delhi. In a city where distance might prove a hindrance, car rentals service is there for comfortable travel. Be it a business trip or leisurely visit, you can avail cheap car rentals, anywhere, anytime.



Delhi Transport Corporation
If you love to wish in Delhi’s local buses to peep through its real culture, you can do so by traveling in a DTC bus. DTC buses run all through the city and cover every nook and corner of the city.

As commonwealth games are fast approaching, it has resulted in the improvement of city’s transport system. You can also enjoy new luxury AC Buses for commuting.




Delhi Attractions


Red Fort
Red Fort, as the name suggests, is of red colour, as it is built with red stones. Gracing Delhi tourism, Red Fort is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. Most noteworthy Delhi attraction, Red Fort is also linked with India's history largely.

It is this great historical monument, which witnessed the end of Mughal dynasty with the advent of British rule. First speech by the Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawharlal Nehru, commenced from this place.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Its building work began in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He was the one who also built the Red Fort. Jama Masjid was built to complement his palace at the Red Fort. Interestingly, more than 5,000 workers for 6 years completed this magnificent mosque in India. Every Friday, the emperor and his retinue would travel in state from the fort to the mosque to attend the congressional prayers.

Chandni Chowk
Touring Delhi with Chandni Chowk on charts is something, which you cannot afford to miss. One of the prized possessions of Mughal's commercial instincts, it is indeed noteworthy.
Recognized for homing best known wholesale markets for electronic goods, textiles, and watches, it is nevertheless one of the best places to visit.


Rajghat
Rajghat is famous for homing deep green lawns where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. A memorial is still there at this place. Visiting Delhi must accompany a visit to Rajghat. Last words, as spoken by Mahatma Gandhi, "Hey Ram" have been placed here. We arrange for you to pay your respects to the greatest leaders of the world.


Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar is one of the most unique structures in India. Signifying Delhi’s rich scientific tradition, it is situated in the commercial centre near Connaught place. Set for the purpose of astronomical observatories raised by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur.



Feroz Shah Kotla
Feroz Shah Kotla Fort is one of the beautiful structures in Delhi. Standing at eh height of 13 meters, it stands as a testimony to the history of Delhi.

As Delhi tourism is marked with fascinating places, monuments, and places, it is one of them thus enriching the traveler manifold. 

Rashtrapati Bhawan
Rashtrapati Bhawan was born in the city of Delhi only to make it more beautiful and influential. Great architect Edwin Lutyens planned it and until date, it reigns supreme. Spreading over 200,000-sq-feet area, it is one of the most impressive buildings in Delhi.
What’s more, Indian laws are meant in this building.


India Gate
India Gate was built as a memorial and interestingly it is still considered to be the best amusement parks in Delhi. The origin of this beautiful place owes to the fact that it was built in the memory of 70,000 India soldiers who were killed in World War I. A world’s greatest architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens, built it. It was completed in 1931.

Interestingly, it has been built from sandstone and that is what makes it richer than imagined. Relentless Eternal Flame reminds of India’s rich traditions of bravery and chivalry.

Humayun's Tomb
The credit for Humayun's Tomb goes to the Mughals. As they were deeply interested in gardens, breathtaking views, fountains and water, they built Humayun's Tomb on the same lines. It was meant in the memory of the emperor's grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD.



Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar’s origins are controversial. However, it is one of the most impressive structures of Delhi. Some believe that it was built to commemorate the Muslim rule in India. However, there are those who believe that it was built as a minaret to the muezzins. Whatever the case may be, it is nevertheless one of the best examples of beauty and magnificence.


Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple, as the name suggests, is taken as the Taj Mahal of contemporary India. Its structure has been built with distinction. A lotus shaped marvel, Lotus Temple has been popular since its inception. The structure has been made of marble and that is what makes it appear beautiful than ever.