New Delhi Tourism & Travel Guide

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 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, which is the historic heart of the city. For an insight into the legacy of the 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. Tourists can spend mornings at the extravagant Akshardham Temple and evenings at the Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah (shrine) that boasts of sufi music and delicious kebabs. Another popular attraction of Delhi are its pulsating markets that sell everything from baubles to handicrafts, sell everything you can possibly think of. Those who have travelled to Delhi for its particular brand of food, will have a lot on their plates. 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 travellers is the variety of public transport, wherein the Delhi Metro is the cheapest and easiest way to get around the city.
Best time to visit

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.

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Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
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Trips and Itineraries for New Delhi

After almost an hour of crawling through the Delhi traffic, we finally arrived at the imposing Red Fort....

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Top Places To Visit in New Delhi 994 Spots

East Nizamudhin, Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110 013
Humayun's Tomb is one of the most important monuments of the city and a perfect example of wonderful Islamic architecture was made by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect. The initiative to make this monument was taken by Humayun’s senior widow Bega Begum. The monument is considered as a precursor of the Taj Mahal in terms of beauty. It was built in 1565 AD and is located on the crossing of the Lodi Road and Mathura Road. The main features of this monument are the beautiful gardens, fountains and of course the double domed mausoleum. Apart from Humayun’s tomb, there are many other Mughal rulers who have their mausoleums built in here.
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Mahrauli, New Delhi 11008
This beautiful monument in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi was built in the 12th century by Emperor Qutub- Ud- Din- Aibak and was finally completed by his son-in-law, Iltutmish, who succeeded him. The monument is made up of 5 levels with projecting balconies on each level. The specialty of the monument is that each level is different from the others in terms of size and designs. This is what makes it even more spectacular. The verses from the Holy Koran of the Muslims are carved on the walls of the monument and the lattice work is remarkable too. The controversy surrounding this monument says that this was originally a Hindu monument, built much before the 12th century. It is also said that Aibak only renovated it by replacing the Hindu Stone designs with Islamic ones. Till now one side of the monument walls have Hindu designs on them and the outer part is adorned with ornamental Islamic designs. The monument has been damaged by natural forces and calamities many a times but has been repaired again and again. This is the reason why it stands strong even after so long.
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Best Time to Visit New 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 New 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


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