New Delhi

73°
69° - January
75° - February
86° - March
98° - April
103° - May
101° - June
96° - July
93° - August
93° - September
91° - October
83° - November
73° - December
Dec avg
$131
Avg Hotel
$1,293
Est. Airfare

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Description

One might assume that a place whose name includes the world "new" might not have quite as much history as one that, say, includes the word "old." And although New Delhi is a stark contrast to the ancient streets of Old Delhi, it is equally rich in culture and history. Delhi is one of the oldest existing cities in the world, rivaling Jerusalem and Varanasi. The British built up the majority of New Delhi as a metropolis and it is still a more modern and wealthier hub for India. Modern museums, contemporary architecture, massive high-end malls, and luxurious hotels fill the city. However, parts of the old world still remain. Palaces date back hundreds of years, as do famous tombs and temples. Nearby bazaars offer unique shopping experiences for visitors who get a taste of old world shopping but with new world items, including many Western products at incredible prices. And although the Indian food is probably what you should hit up first, New Delhi's reputation as a modern cultural hub stands true when it comes to attracting international restaurants, as well, so you'll never struggle to find something delicious to eat on your visit.
Photo Credit: Gandhi Memorial
Photo Credit: Tourism of India
Photo Credit: Delhi Tourism
Photo Credit: Tourism of India
Photo Credit: Tourism of India
Photo Credit: Delhi Tourism
Photo Credit: Delhi Tourism
Photo Credit: Delhi Tourism
Photo Credit: Delhi Tourism

The Old Meets The New

09/29/13
Upon arrival in New Delhi, it isn’t long before you notice the complexity of this city. The warm climate attracts a mass of people into the area with a population recorded in 2011 of 22 million inhabitants which makes it the second most populated city in the world. Imagine yourself here arriving by plane or train among hordes of people from all over the world. The fast pace growth of the city has also given way to the growth of street food vendors (Dhabas). One must take note Delhi is where Mughlai cuisine originated you’ll need to sample a few dishes or even take a cooking class.
All the riches in the world can be found here, ranging from luxurious Hotels and business condos to majestic temples and landscapes thousands of years old. Be sure to hire an auto rickshaw taxi by the hour or negotiate a price for an all day to visit places such as Connaught Place, Lotus temple, Akshardham temple (the largest Hindu temple complex in the world), and of course India Gate. But don’t miss out on these Unesco World Heritage Sites: Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort Delhi where you can find number of affordable accommodations for any budget. Anything you want can be found in Delhi.
Manusharow

Delhi Belly

09/23/13
Delhi and Around

Introduction : Delhi is the Capital of India , this concrete jungle with its mass of people might scare you at the beginning but hey Delhi has its historic past its culturally diverse and rich and it’s got its own array of monuments and not to miss that Delhi is close to the most visited Indian monument the symbol of Love the Taj Mahal , Delhi’s fusion foods , and its localities diverse in itself give the picture of a slideshow that is moving fast and changing colours .

Getting There:
By Air – Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to almost all major destination – your arrival time might be delayed due to heavy traffic on any given day
By Bus – I’d suggest you opt for this if you are between 300 – 400 kms away from delhi and you really are tolerant to excessive local exposure not for the xenophobic kinds as delhi bus transit is crowded and pushy
By Train – Indian Railways connects delhi to all major parts of india guess what you can ride the train all the way to the southern tip of India – Kochi – 40+ hours of train ride right across India.

Sights and sounds: Chandni Chowk Market , Jama Masjid , Old Delhi , Redfort , Qutub Minar , Raj Ghat , Delhi Metro , Canaught Place , Humayuns Tomb ( During sunset this is what inspired the construction of Taj mahal) , Akshardam Temple

Don’t Miss: One Day trip to the Taj Mahal , Red Fort Sound and Light Show , The Parliament ,Ride on the Delhi Metro , Try eating at the Haldirams or the Bikanerwala store in Chandni Chowk you won’t regret the food , The biggest Gurudwara in the world is close to Redfort do enter to understand the unique culture. Visiting Humayan’s tomb at sunset

Important Events : The Republic Day parade (26th January) The Independence Day parade (15th August) if you get invites try and assist this amazing defile of the national festivals , Budh Circuit for the Indian Grand Prix is close to Delhi . Visit the tomb of the wolrd renowned pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhi
Marion and Chris

Hustle & Bustle!

09/22/13
Delhi, like most of India, is a sensory overload. Always horns honking, bright colors flashing, gritty dust layered over everything, so many different foods to try, and the smells....oh, the smells. Sometimes good, most times not-so-good, but always a smell.
Busy busy busy! For me, I love this kind of excitement & energy, but if you're looking for a place to kick back & relax, this is not the place to land.

This place is great for the wallet as everything is very cheap compared to most other places.
Warning though: As a backpacking college student, I'm all about the low budget, BUT it's worth it to pay a little more for a place to sleep in Delhi!

It's a huge city with lots to see! Definitely check it out atleast for a few days.
Rachel

Red Fort (Lal Quila)

A beautifully big building! The incredible architecture and rich history make this a stop you'll want to take.
Cost: 250 rupee
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Swaminarayan Akshardam

This temple teaches you Indian culture and values. View the masterful architecture, beautiful gardens, watch shows, and more.
Cost: Free to enter. Shows vary in cost.
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Lodi Gardens

Need a place to relax and escape the noise of the city? This is the place! Take in the beautiful plants and vegetation. Have a picnic or eat at one of the restaurants.
Cost: Entrance Fee
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Language

Hindi

Currency

[INR] Indian Rupee

Airports

Indira Gandhi International Airport [DEL]