DELHI TOURISM

The capital of India, Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical mo

numents to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to Delhi University campus, Dilli has multiple personalities and is considered to be the city with a heart.

The narrow, winding lanes and bylanes of old Delhi are a testament to the former Mughal rule. Old Delhi houses one of the country’s oldest and busiest market – Chandni Chowk.

Take time to explore historical monuments such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb and Purana Qila if you want to explore the Mughal History. Delhi has famous temples scattered all across the city, a few noteworthy ones being the Akshardham Temple, the Lotus Temple (also known as the Bahai Temple), and the ISKON Temple.

People in Delhi love to eat, and tourists will find themselves spoilt for choice between the multitude of dishes on offer at every corner of every street. From kebabs and tikkas to Chhole Bhature, Delhi is a melting pot of diverse cultures, and this fact is reflected in the culinary palette of the city. There are a number of cafes and restaurants for the travellers.

Central Delhi is the concentration of the country’s political power, and the must-visit places here include the Connaught Place,  drive from outside of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Hill (visitors are not allowed to go inside), the Rajpath, and the India Gate. The best place to visit this area is in the evening, as all the buildings are lit up, and you can see the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate shining brightly.

Delhi is a shopper’s paradise with some colourful bazaars and upscale markets. The wide variety of markets in Delhi ensure that travellers go back home with double the luggage they came with!

HIGHTLIGHTS 

  • Attraction

You can never get tired of sightseeing in Delhi, where you will easily stumble upon many of its iconic monuments, owing to the sheer number of historical edifices standing in the city. Just like any metropolitan city in the world, Delhi’s daily hustle-bustle is also a sight to behold. The city’s attractions range from architectural marvels to splendid gardens, historic tombs to places of worship, diverse market-places and dynamic neighbourhoods. Whether you have a few days or weeks to spend, here are the attractions worth fitting into your itinerary

TOURIST PLACES YOU MUST VISIT

  • Food

Delhi is a centre of heritage, architecture, history and power and what runs through its lifelines is the food here. Like in case of almost every other thing, in cuisine too, there is nothing that does not find a second home in the capital. 
Delhi’s food borrows flavors and elements from the past as well as from the various cultures, religions and livelihoods it sustains. You can try out the finest dining options here with countless choices in terms of cuisine, from Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mexican, Mughal to South Indian and a subtle dominance of North Indian and Punjabi preparations. 
Another equally fine, mouth-watering and vibrant option that begins to define the food culture here is the street food. Delhi remains unseen until you have experienced the street food here. It’d be a futile effort to try and name the items, since there are countless colourful options out their all with simple legacies behind them. Walk through Old Delhi lanes to have some of the richest street foods you might ever find. 

STREET FOOD YOU MUST HAVE

  • Shopping

Massive extravagant glass malls or colourful heritage open-air markets, Delhi has a range of shopping experiences to offer where you can buy everything — from big brands to handicrafts to fresh organic produce. Here’s a pick of top shopping places you must visit at least once, during your stay in the city.

PLACES FOR BEST STREET SHOPPING