New Delhi City Guide
The Indian capital of New Delhi is located in the northern India. The city is the country’s political headquarters and an important business hub as well. It is bifurcated as New and Old Delhi. In terms of accessibility and proximity Delhi is a gateway to many other tourist destinations.
How to Get There
The ideal avenue to get to Delhi is by air and the Indira Gandhi international Airport offers both international and domestic flights. Just beware of the intermittent flight delays caused due to fogs during peak winter. There are train services too; the International Tourist Bureau in the New Delhi station is a special counter for foreign tourists and you can book your tickets from here.
If you opt to stay in hotels that will not burden your pockets, you can check out many hotels like Hotel Broadway, Hotel Star Paradise and Hotel Nirula’s. There are high-end hotels that are situated in south and central Delhi like the Taj Mahal Hotel & Towers, The Oberoi, Hyatt Regency, The Grand Inter-Continental and ITC Maurya New Delhi are luxurious and a treat to stay. Make sure you check of the security at these places.
Sights to See
Delhi is reminiscent of history; one such monument that stands tall is the victory tower-Qutub Minar and the other is Red Fort built during the Mughal rule. The India Gate at the Rajpath Road is a 42-meter high stone memorial that has the names of martyrs from the Indian Army and opposite to that is the President’s residence the Rashtrapathi Bhavan with lavish Mughal Gardens inside. Towards north Rajpath is the Parliament House. The Jama Masjid (mosque), the Bahai or the Lotus temple and Akshardham are a must see places. If you are on long vacation, then Delhi has many museums and monuments you can visit.
Where to Eat
There are umpteen outlets to satisfy your hunger pangs in Delhi ranging from classy restaurants to modest hotels. It also has restaurants with international cuisines that cater to your needs. There is All American diner that truly stands by its name. Arabian Nites serves Middle Eastern food and for Italian cuisine there is Baci. Other chill out places include the Barista, Café Coffee Day, Big Chill and many more restaurants to choose from, you name it and you have it in Delhi.
Entertainment & Nightlife
The First City Magazine gives you a list of cultural program list and also consists of various dance and live music venues; Habitat world and India International Centre are one such places that gives you an insight to the Indian art and culture. The nightlife buzzes in Delhi after 8pm, D jinns of Hotel Hyatt Regency is the most happening place and you may want to check the DV8 bar, which plays some soothing music. Senso Ristorante & Bar, Pegasus, Spirit and Patiala Peg are places you can party all the night.
When to Go
The city faces extreme weather conditions; while it is extremely hot and sultry during summer you cannot bear the biting cold in winter. The ideal time to visit Delhi is from January through March.
You can go on a shopping spree in Delhi, Chandini Chowk, Cannaught Place, Carol Bagh, and Lajpat nagar are the main shopping areas for clothes, jewelry and household items. A day trip to Agra is very convenient from Delhi; you can see the grandeur of Taj Mahal and also visit Fatehpur Sikhri. You can get more information on the site seeing and day trips from the India Tourism Delhi and Delhi tourism and Transport Development Corporation.