Delhi is a sprawling metropolitan area in northern India, the capital territory of the country and the site of various occupations by rival tribes in the early days of its settlement.
The mix of its Hindu, Muslim and English background is evident, and you can enjoy a taste of each of these cultures as you tour the city.
Today, Delhi is a bustling financial, telecommunications and technology center that is visited by millions of travelers from around the world.
Getting to Delhi
Travelers to Delhi generally fly into the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Palam, located outside the New Delhi city center. It is connected to the city Delhi Gurgaon Expressway and the Delhi Airport metro express line train.
Taxis and car rentals are available at the airport. Shuttles are available between terminals. A number of shops and eating establishments are available in the terminals.
Getting Around Delhi
Delhi’s rapid transit system is one of the best ways to get around the city, efficiently and at a good price. Public buses are available, but can be crowded and uncomfortable.
Taxi prices can be either metered or by negotiation. Hiring a private taxi for a number of stops throughout the day can be the best way to secure transportation for sightseeing.
Autorickshaws are inexpensive for short distances, but you should negotiate a price in advance to avoid being overcharged.
Where to Stay in Delhi
Visitors can enjoy different types of hotel accommodation, including heritage hotels, luxury hotels, budget hotels and resorts.
These accommodations are located centrally in the city of Delhi, which provides warm hospitality and accommodation to all that requires a wonderful experience in the city.
Attractions and Things to Do in Delhi
You can enjoy a variety of historic and cultural sites in the Delhi.
Chandni Chowk, is a market located on the main street of old Delhi which provides a look at the crowded streets that once made up the city. Congested and chaotic, travelers can find many interesting items to purchase, or perhaps, try some street food.
Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India was completed in 1650 and can hold 25,000 worshippers.
Humayun’s Tomb holds the body of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, and is typical of Mughal architecture found in this part of India.
Lodi Gardens were built by the British in the 1930s around the tombs of ancient rulers of the city from the 15th and 16th centuries. It provides a restful retreat from the city’s bustle.
The Red Fort known for the red stone of this historic site is one of the architectural icons of the city.
If you’re in Delhi in October or November, you may be able to enjoy the Diwali “festival of lights.” If you are in Delhi on January 26th, you can see the Republic Day celebration of the country’s establishment as a republic.