The heart and soul of India- New Delhi is a city with magnetic attraction. Every nook and corner of the city of Delhi seems like narrating the incidents of the bygone era. Delhi was a witness of every scar India has suffered from time-to-time. New Delhi has seen the struggle of the Indians to regain their freedom, New Delhi has felt the rays of rising sun on the first morning of freedom and now new Delhi stands proudly as a symbol of the strength, achievements and aspirations of we Indians.
New Delhi should be your first tourism destination if you want to understand India & Indians deeply.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Delhi is the winter months, between October and March when the weather is simply superb with a chill in their air. During the day time, the temperature is ideal for sightseeing and the nights are perfect for savoring the lip-smacking delicacies of Indian and World fares, along with tasty street food. During the winter season, Delhi bustles with a lot of festivals like Dusshera and Diwali (October/November), Christmas and New year (December). Lohri (January) and Holi (March). The months of December and January are the coldest and ‘Dilli Ki Sardi’ is famous all around. Between April and June, the city is hot dry because of the scorching summer heat. The temperatures rise up to 45-45 degree Celsius. People stay indoors during afternoon, due to local hot winds, calledLoo. Rains bring respite from heat in July and September but the humidity levels remain high. More information on the best time to visit Delhi.
How to Reach
BY AIR -The Indira Gandhi International airport of Delhi is very well-connected to the important cities of India and all across the globe. Regular flights to Delhi are available from places like Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kolkata and prime international destinations too. There are two terminals of this airport- Terminal 1D and Terminal 3 (T3 or international terminals). While the first one is for domestic flights, the other one is for international flights and full fare domestic airlines. Free shuttle service is available between both the terminals, every 20 minutes. From the airport, hiring a cab is one option. Another option is take the Delhi metro. Apart from this, there are regular DTC buses running all around the city.
BY RAIL -Delhi is known to be the headquarters of the Northern Railways. The city has 6 main railway stations- New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Delhi Cantonment, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal and Sarai Rohilla. Out of these, New Delhi Railway Station (trains from all over India) and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (north bound trains) are the two most important railway stations in Delhi. Regular train travel to and from, connecting Delhi with all the important cities and states of India. From outside the railway station, private and pre-paid taxis, and auto-rickshaws are available. The other options are Delhi Metro and DTC buses.
BY ROAD -The capital city of India, Delhi is very well -connected by road to all the important cities such as Agra, Jaipur, Alwar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Shimla, Manali, Mussorie, Gwalior, hmedabad, Kota, Jodhpur, Mathura, Jhansi, Dharamsala, Dehradun and even Kathmandu along with a number of others. There is regular services from bus stands in Delhi - the Interstate Bus Terminals (ISBT) in Kashmiri Gate, Anand Vihar bus stand and Sarai Kale Khan bus stand. There is a bus stand at Mandi House too that has regular AC buses to hill stations in Himachal Pradesh including such as Shimla, Manali, Kasauli and more. There are regular AC buses to Rajasthan from Bikaner House bus station, near Pandara Road. Majnu ka Tila bus stand has regular buses to Dharamsala. DTC buses, auto rickshaws and Delhi Metro connect the whole city. Private taxi and a car is always an option.
Tourism Places in New Delhi, India
A memorial in tribute to the soldiers martyred in the Afghan War, it has the names of all these heroic men inscribed on it. It is a riot of activity and adventures that teems with shrieking children, carefree tourists, and hawkers and vendors every day of the year.
Red Fort a fascinating building, built with red sandstones is an example of the rich Mughal architecture. Red Fort is a venue to the Independence Day parade of India.
The tallest monument in India, the Qutab Minar ushered in the new Indo-Islamic style of architecture, which was a fusion of the Indian and Mughal styles.
Connaugt Place is the most happening place in New Delhi. It is the central business district of New Delhi. A shopper's paradise- Connaught place is one of the most famous shopping destinations of India. It houses some of the best restaurants, discos and hotels of the city.
Lotus Temple, a beautiful white marble building and a place of worship for Bahai's are two temples worth visiting for those in search of spiritual rejuvenation.
Places to Visit near Delhi
At a distance of 80 kms from New Delhi, Kuchesar is at a short drive from the stress and crowd of the capital. It is a palace (now a hotel) with seven turrets. The hotel inside the palace is equipped with recreatio facilities like swimming pool, horse rides, bullock cart rides, lush green lawns and orchids.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur bird sanctuary is at the distance of i80 kms from, New Delhi. Spread over an area of 29 sq. kms, Keoladeo National Park, is one of the best waterfowl habitats in the world. During season about 400 species of exotic birds can be identified here.
Located at a distance of 130 kms from New Delhi on the Delhi - Agra highway - Mathura, on the bank of river Yamuna, is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Land is replete with imposing temples, each dedicated to the stages of the lord's life.
A mere 45 kilometers by road from New Delhi, yet completely isolated, spread over 6 acres is this well appointed camp resort offering luxury camping, set amidst a cool, shady citrus grove. The main area has manicured lawns (lined with flowers) where one can just lounge and soak in the winter sun and also has a very pleasant and spacious dining tent besides the parachute to relax under.
Conveniently located just off the Delhi-Jaipur highway, Neemrana is Rajasthan's closest fort-palace to India's Capital, now converted into a hotel. The stepped palace cuts into the hillside to sprawl over 3 acres and rises to nine levels.