New Delhi Travel Guide and Tourism

The capital city of India is a glorious concoction of the old and the new. Temples that are centuries old, archaic Muslim quarters, and modern residencies, all exist alongside each other. Home to over a crore people, Delhi’s tourism is a treasure trove of historic gems, gardens, museums and a thriving food culture. Travel to the metropolis for the vibrant bazaars of Chandni Chowk that give way to Lutyens’ New Delhi, that is the pulse of the city. Among the numerous tourist places in Delhi, for an insight into the magnificent Mughal era, go to the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb, the towering sandstone mosque of Jama Masjid, and experience the sound and light show at Red Fort. Other tourist places in Delhi are Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar, Safdarjung Tomb and Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah (shrine) that boasts of sufi music and delicious kebabs. Some amazing things to do in Delhi are shopping in local markets like Sarojini Nagar, visting historic sites and street food at Chandni Chowk. Those who have travelled to Delhi for its particular brand of food, won’t be disappointed. From hole-in-the-wall eateries and local student cafes in North Delhi to lavish restaurants and bars in South Delhi, there is no dish or cuisine you won’t find here. A huge incentive for Delhi’s tourism is its variety of public transport, wherein the Delhi Metro is the cheapest and easiest way for Delhi sightseeing.
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Best Time To Visit Delhi

Peak Season is from October to March. During October, the days are warm and dry, and towards the end of the month the evenings start getting chilly, making way for the winters.

Shoulder Season: June to September usher in the monsoons to Delhi. And while the rainfall brings down the temperatures, the frequency of standstill traffic on the roads increase.  

Off-season: May to August are the months when the tourists start thinning out. Henceforth, the accommodation costs reduce and though the weather is hot and humid, it’s the ideal time to explore the city away from the chaotic crowds.

 

Budget For Delhi

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 300-500
  • Food in local tiffin-houses and street eateries: INR 50-200
  • Public Transport in metro and buses: INR 10 - 100
  • Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 10 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 600 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 350 - 600
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws, and local taxis: INR 150 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 1000 and upwards