Climate: Continental climate, temperature ranging from 45°C in Summer to 4°C in Winter.
Language:Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi & English
With over 13 million people living in Delhi you will enter a world far removed from your own. This large bustling city is a mixture of people, smells of spices, wondrous colour, exotic beauty and overall the magic of ancient cultures. The city of Delhi is separated into many districts but better known as having two parts, New Delhi and Old Delhi. Old Delhi is made up of the lively, crowded streets of the old world, with small narrow lanes and large crumbling Haveli’s (stately homes) and the shopping bazaars that are like stepping into the past. Whilst New Delhi is the young hip arena of more European design, boasting large tree lined streets, new high rise buildings and large rather sumptuous shopping malls. When visiting Delhi expect to be surprised by the vivid contrasts of this large, expansive city.
What to See:
The question is not what to see in Delhi, it’s how to fit it all in! Basing yourself in Delhi leaves you central to many of the great sites. New Delhi holds some of the most beautiful landmarks in India, from the Indian Gate to Rashtrapati Bhoven and the Parliament House. New Delhi boasts some of the most interesting and architecturally inspired temples in the world. Pushing the limits of spiritual architectural design is the Lotus Temple, designed to look like an opening Lotus Flower, drawing many tourists a year, as does the Lakshmi Narayan Temple which is well worth the visit. In New Delhi you will find a wonderful array of museums, temples, memorials, and top designer shops. Old Delhi is well worth a day of exploration, filled with old world charm, small poky people filled streets, wonderfully old buildings, bazaars filled with produce, clothing & crafts. Delhi would also be the place to stay to travel further afield to visit one of the landmarks that has made the wonders of the world lists many times, The Taj Mahal which is located in Agra.
Where to Stay:
Delhi offers a wide and varying array of accommodation options from luxury 5 star hotels with large rooms, exclusive service and fine dining to motels, B&B’s, homestays and backpacker hostels, all budgets and tastes are catered for. No matter what style, price or type of accommodation you choose, the majority are central to the airport, shops, restaurants, cafés and main tourist sites. If you wish to venture out of Delhi to visit Agra for The Taj Mahal or Jaipur for longer than a day trip, you will find accommodation options in both of these cities. Wherever you choose to stay in Delhi you are assured close proximity to transport options to make your stay easier. For accommodation options follow the link……
A few Must See Destinations:
Red Fort – Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Humayun’s Tomb – Nizzamaiddin East, New Delhi
Chandni Chowk Main Road – Old Delhi
Qutab Minar – Mehrauli, New Delhi
India Gate – Rajpath, New Delhi
Lotus (Bahai) Temple – Said-ul-ajab Village, New Delhi
Garden of Five Senses – Said-ul-ajab Village, New Delhi
Lajpat Nagar (Central Market) – New Delhi
Dilli Haat (Market) – Sri Aurobindo Marg
Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) – New Delhi
Out of Delhi, day trips or overnight stays:
Taj Mahal – Agra
Jantar Mantar – Jaipur
Agra Fort – Agra
Abhaneri Step Well - Jaipur
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