Delhi, the capital city of India, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is believed that the city was destroyed and built 11 times by different dynasties. Five dynasties are believed to have ruled this city, namely Khalji, Tughlaq, Mamluq, Sayyid and Lodi. Delhi’s tourism is one of a kind and you need at least a week to properly cover all the historic places and learn their significance. There are tombs, minarets, forts, and many other monuments.
Best time to visit in Delhi:
October- November and February-March are the best months to visit Delhi. The rest of the time it’s either exorbitantly hot or painfully cold. Summers have soaring temperatures, as high as, 43 or 44 degrees and winters are so cold that it seldom snows as well. Smog is part of the city during winters.
Ways to reach Delhi:
• By air – Indira Gandhi International Airport is the biggest and busiest airport of India. It has connecting and direct flights to all major countries as well as all major cities of the country. It has also won several awards for its quality service and hospitality.
• By train- There are five main railway stations in Delhi with Nizamuddin Railway Station being the most popular and crowded one.
• By bus – Daily buses ply between Delhi and all major cities in North India. Both a/c and deluxe buses are available.
• By road- Delhi is well connected by amazing state-of-the-art roadways like Delhi Noida Direct Flyway, Delhi Gurgaon Expressway, Highways 1,2,8,10,24.
Places to stay in Delhi:
5 star and 7-star hotels in Delhi are-
• Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar
• The Leela Palace
• JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity
• The Oberoi
• Crowne Plaza
• ITC Maurya
• The Metropolitan
• Hyatt Regency
• Imperial Hotel
• Taj Palace
These hotels are in the range of 9,000-35,000 per night
Some mid-range hotels are-
• Park Plaza, Shahdara
• Fab Hotel Galaxy, Patel Nagar
• Golden Tulip Suites, Gurgaon
• Hotel Seven Seas
These hotels are in the range of 3000-7000 per night
Places to visit in Delhi:
The list of places to see in Delhi is never-ending. But most iconic places are-
• The Red Fort
• Qutub Minar
• India Gate
• Rashtrapati Bhavan
• The Lotus Temple
• Jama Masjid
• Humayun’s Tomb
• Raj Ghat
• Chandni Chowk
• Lodhi Garden
• Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
• Purana Qila
• Nizamuddin Dargah
• Safdarjung Tomb
Festivals in Delhi:
People of all religions and states live here. Hence all festivals are celebrated equally. Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas, New Year etc are the main festivals.
Must eat foods in Delhi:
• Old Delhi is famous for chaat, especially chandni chowk and Rajori Garden
• Paranthas, momos, gol gappas and lassi are famous in almost everywhere locality of Delhi.
Other famous items are-
• Chole Bhature
• Rajma Chawal
• Dahi Bhalle
• Chole Kulche
• Butter Chicken
• Daal Makhani
• Pav Bhaji
Shopping and local markets in Delhi:
Sarojini and Palika Bazaar are the ones that ring a bell when it comes to shopping in Delhi. These places have branded items for very cheap prices and thus are the heart-throb of the country. You get anything and everything here and can bargain prices as well. These places are what dreams are made of for shopaholics.
There are several malls as well if you want to shop only at sophisticated places.
Some of the famous ones are-
• Select Citywalk
• DLF Promenade
• DLF Emporio
• Pacific Mall
• Ambience Mall
• Star City Mall
• TDI Mall
• DLF City Centre
Festival Calendar of Delhi
|Jan||SATTE – (16-18 Jan, 2019) |
26 Jan - Republic Day Celebration,
Beating the retreat ceremony (29th January Raj Path)
|Feb||SurajKund Mela: Enjoy unique Art & Craft|
|June||Hot weather, can go upto 48C,|
International Travel Roadshow (12 Jun 2018)
Mango festival(Dilli Haat)"
|July||Unicef Adventure Expo (UAE) (28-29 Jul 2018) |
Mango Festival(Dilli Haat)
|Aug||Independence Day Celebration,|
|Sept||India International Travel Mart (Sept, 2018)|
|Oct||Business and Luxury Travel Mart Delhi (BLTM) (Oct, 2018) |
Durga Puja ( CR Park, Delhi)
International Trade fair
|Dec||Christmas and New year Celebration |
Jashn E Rekta(14th - 16 December, 2018)