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New Delhi.

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Delhi, a sprawling metropolis, holds the distinction of being one of India’s largest cities and serves as the core of one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. Its historical significance is remarkable, with traces of uninterrupted habitation dating back to the 6th century BC, making Delhi one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities globally.

*Central Delhi – contains an interesting mix of architecture from the Sultanate, Mughal and the colonial period. Also known as Old Delhi (map) with major tourist attractions such as the *Red Fort (map) and the *Jama Masjid (map). *Delhi Junction railway station is here (map). The red metro line runs east-west here, and the yellow line runs north-south.

*Red Fort (Lal Qila): A UNESCO World Heritage Site (map), the Red Fort is an iconic symbol of Delhi. Built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it showcases impressive architecture and houses various structures, including palaces, museums, and gardens.

*Qutub Minar: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site (map), the Qutub Minar is a towering minaret that dates back to the 12th century. It is a remarkable example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is surrounded by ancient ruins, including the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque.

*India Gate: Located at the heart of New Delhi (map), the India Gate is a war memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during World War I. It stands as a prominent landmark and offers a pleasant atmosphere for strolling and picnicking.

Humayun’s Tomb: This magnificent mausoleum (map), inspired by Persian architecture, is the final resting place of Mughal Emperor Humayun. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its grandeur and intricate design.

Akshardham Temple: Akshardham (map) is a modern Hindu temple complex known for its stunning architecture and spiritual significance. The complex features intricately carved sculptures, an exhibition on Indian culture and history, musical fountains, and a boat ride.

Lotus Temple: The Lotus Temple (map) is a striking architectural marvel shaped like a lotus flower. It is a Bahá’í House of Worship that welcomes people of all faiths to meditate and seek solace. The serene environment and the beautiful lotus-shaped structure make it a must-visit destination.

Jama Masjid: One of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid (wikimap) is an impressive structure constructed by Shah Jahan. Visitors can explore its vast courtyard and climb the minarets for a panoramic view of Delhi’s old city.

National Museum: The National Museum (map) in New Delhi houses an extensive collection of artifacts, artworks, and archaeological treasures that showcase India’s rich history and cultural heritage. It offers a fascinating journey through different periods of Indian civilization.

*National Gallery of Modern Art: Art enthusiasts can visit the National Gallery of Modern Art (map), which displays a remarkable collection of modern and contemporary Indian art. The gallery hosts exhibitions, art workshops, and cultural events throughout the year.

*Hauz Khas Village: This trendy neighborhood in South Delhi (map) is known for its vibrant atmosphere, narrow lanes, art galleries, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. It’s a popular spot for shopping, dining, and experiencing the city’s modern cultural scene.

The main tourist areas: Main Bazaar (map), Karol Bagh (map). Sarojini Nagar Market (map) is one of the biggest and famous market. + Janpath flea market (map). Dilli Haat (map) – Crafts fairs happen here every week.

Day Trips: New Delhi serves as a gateway to nearby destinations that make for great day trips. Visitors can explore historical sites like the Taj Mahal (map) in Agra, the ancient city of Jaipur (part of the Golden Triangle), and the serene landscapes of *Rishikesh or the hill stations of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

 

#1 Visit Varanasi

The most sacred city in Hinduism, Jainism, and important in the history of Buddhism, Varanasi is India’s most important pilgrimage destination.

#2 Holi Festival

Holi is a popular ancient Indian festival, also known as the “Festival of Love”, the “Festival of Colours” and the “Festival of Spring”.

#3 Khajuraho temples

The erotic sculptures of Khajuraho in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, depicting Kama Sutra are unique in the world.

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Getting around Delhi is always an adventure. Best way to travel is via metro, where there are separate cabins for women (which prove to be very useful during rush hour). Metro is clean, efficient, and typically ridden by relatively affluent middle-class students or commuters en route to/from work; there is almost nowhere in the city that you cannot get to by metro. ⇒ Delhi MetroINTERACTIVE ROUTE MAP

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BUS: Buses are operated by the state-owned DTC. Buses (red and green coloured with big windows)

TRAIN: All trains in the national system in India are operated by the government-run Indian Railways (IR).

AIRPORT: Indira Gandhi Airport (map), is the main gateway for the city’s domestic and international civilian air traffic. Delhi Airport Metro Express train line  (Terminal 3)

Auto-rickshaws, also known as “autos,” are three-wheeled vehicles that are a common sight on Delhi’s roads. They provide a convenient mode of transport for short distances and are metered. However, it is advisable to negotiate and confirm the fare before starting the ride.

Dilli in Timelapse.

Delhi is more than a city. It is the engine that drives our country forward. Hailed as one of the world’s biggest metropolises, every corner here offers something delightful. Whether you are a nature lover, food connoisseur or a history enthusiast, you’ll find everything here to satiate your soul.

video source: Delhi Tourism /youtube.com/

Useful websites.

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Apply for a visitor visa. Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through India.

YATRA.COM.

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Indian Food.

If you”re planning to visit India and want some more information about Indian food, then this Indian food guide can help.

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INDIAN CULTURE: Recognizing the ongoing need to position itself for the digital future, Indian Culture is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture. A platform that hosts data of cultural relevance from various repositories and institutions all over India.

Art & Culture: This section offers comprehensive information related to cultural heritage, ancient monuments, literary arts, visual arts, schemes, programmes, performing arts, fairs and festivals and handicraft of India. Detailed information on various organizations involved in promotion and propagation of Indian art and culture is also available in this section.

Museums of India: National Portal and Digital Repository for Museums of India.

National Digital Library of India – One Library All of India.

The One-Stop Guide to Indian Food: Indian food is very different from western food and can seem a little intimidating from an outside perspective. If you”re planning to visit India or just want some more information about Indian food before visiting your local restaurant, then this Indian food guide can help.

Restricted / Protected Area: Travel in much of the North-East (with the notable exception of Assam) and parts of Andaman and Nicobar, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will require obtaining a *Protected Area Permit (PAP). The easiest way to get one is to request it along with your visa application, in which case it will be added to your visa.