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New Delhi Travel Guide

Author: Muhammad Suhail

Delhi or New Delhi, as it's commonly known now, is the capital city of India. Located in northern India, the city has rich history and the distinction of being one of the oldest cities of the world. Built around some 5000 years ago, by some estimates, the city has been the center of conquests in the past. Many conquerors and rulers reached the Indian subcontinent by Delhi. Due to this, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt several times.


Geographically, the city is flat in terms of natural landscape. The river Yamuna flows through the city and the city has the Aravalli Hills. On the western side, one can see the old Delhi city while the southern side has the New Delhi built during the British rule.


Delhi has primarily sub-tropical climate. Temperatures are more extreme during the summer months than in winters. Summers in Delhi are quite hot and temperatures easily peak around 40 degrees. The city also receives monsoon rains from June which can continue till September. Winters in Delhi are mild and temperatures range around 15 to 10 degrees.

Getting Here

Most of the tourists reach Delhi by Indra Gandhi International Airport. The airport has undergone expansion lately and its terminal three is now regarded as one of the best in the world. From the airport, you can hire taxis or move by buses. It is recommended to book some sort of transport beforehand. Many hotels in the city offer pick and drop services from the airport. The city is also connected with other parts of the country by an extensive rail network. The New Delhi railway station is very large and moving around can be difficult sometimes; you should visit the international tourists bureau for any assistance.

Moving Around

Once in the city you will find that Delhi has diversified traveling options for easy navigation around the city. First off, there is the recently completed Delhi Metro rail service which offers calm and comfortable air conditioned travel to various points around the city. The city has a very efficient public bus system and the buses can reach almost all the major and minor location in the city making it the most efficient and cost effective means of transport. Auto rickshaws are also an effective transport option.

Major Attractions

Some of the major attractions of the city include the Red Fort which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Humayoun's Tomb is also a place frequently visited by tourists. The tomb is one of the earliest Mughal buildings in the city and was renovated in the year 2003. Other famous monuments include the Qutub Minar and Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. India Gate is one of the modern monuments built in memory for Indian soldiers who perished in the World War 1. New Delhi is also home to many museums and could be of interest for art lovers.


New Delhi offers you the best food options available in the sub continent. Apart from the traditional Indian food variety; the city has various modern western and Chinese restaurants for foreign visitors. Indian food is still the most sought after, and Delhi has some of the most famous Indian eating out places. The Andhra Pradesh Bhavan Canteen, Tadka, Bitto Tikki Wala, Haldiram's and Amritsari Kulcha Wala are some of the most famous Indian eat outs in the city.



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