Delhi Tourism


Delhi is one of the most important cities of India, as it is the National Capital Territory, which is also the location of the major administrative and legal offices of the country. Delhi is also called heart of India.

The city is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, and is the geographical location for many important and popular historical monuments like Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple.

It is a popular destination amongst tourists, who wants to have a look at the heritage of India and the cultural ethnicity, though you will also get to see the traces of an emerging economy, and business state.

When to plan a Delhi trip ?

 

Delhi is extremely hot during summers, so even if you would love to see the city around for its historical buildings, the heat would bite you, and hence the autumn and winters are preferably the best months to visit Delhi.

The monsoon (June to September) are also beautiful but the months of November to February are extremely beautiful and nice in Delhi. In day you can soak up the sun , while traveling from places to places, while in the night, enjoy the chill in a winter outfit.

 

Places to Visit in Delhi

 

  • The architectural delight

Delhi has many Mughal and British styled buildings, a result of domination of these Empires during past few centuries. The most popular places to visit are, The Lotus Temple, an architectural marvel because of its flower structure and hence, is a regular tourist and picnic spot with surrounding gardens.

Humayun's Tomb, one of the oldest Mughal building, the tomb of Emperor Humayun is an artistic splendor. Similarly Qutub Minar, one of the tallest buildings of the World, Akshardham Temple, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Red Fort and Old Fort, many important buildings and structures are a part of this city and speaks an ancient story of the city's history.

  • Museums and art galleries

Many museums have preserved the historical artifacts of the country and provides a glimpse of cultural identity of the city. The National Museum and The National Archive, trace the historical background of the country right from the Indus Valley Civilization, while the National Gallery of Modern Art, will offer some of the masterpieces of Fida, Raza and Souza.

For a unique experience visit the National Rail Museum and behold the sight of miniature figures of major railway designs. Also take a visit to the India Habitat Centre which displays Indian heritage not only through exhibitions but also through cultural events and movie screenings.

National Gandhi Museum, India International Centre and Museum of Natural History are some other good museums for tourists.

  • Must visit in Delhi

There are some places which do not have any exotic sculptures, embellished designing or archived historical stories to tell, but in their own way they show an India, which is interesting and creative.

The centre of the city Connaught Place, is constructed in an English style and is the main shopping and activity hub for people. The park in the centre of the whole plaza is a regular picnic spot.

Also the popular Delhi Haat, which is a food and craft bazaar, is an important destination, which also celebrates all the major festivals of India in a colorful and entertaining way.

  • A rendezvous with the wild

While in Delhi you must visit the only wildlife park in Delhi, The National Zoological Park, which offers a little, but interesting experience of the wilderness, with animals, and abundant greenery.

Also the nearby tourist places, like the Old Fort and the Humayun's Tomb, make the zoo, an active and gay place. Along with forest areas, lakes, streams, bushes, plants, you will find variety of animals imported from foreign countries too, like African Wild Buffalo, South American Jaguars, and Australian Kangaroos.

Tourists can also enjoy boating in the nearby lake, which gives view of the Old Fort.

 

Where to stay in Delhi ?

 

Many 5 star and 4 star hotels are there in Delhi, which provides all the comfort and facilities that tourists need. The Central Delhi has many elite hotels like The Lalit at the Connaught Place, Le Meridian at Windsor Place, and The Park.

Other popular hotels are, Shangri La, Maurya Sheraton, The Oberoi, The Taj Palace, The Hyatt Regency, and The Radisson. Besides these, there are many other smaller places for tourists, which are economical but still offer best services.

 

Delhi and Entertainment

 

Apart from the tourist attractions and heritage sites, Delhi is a fast paced city, which functions on the concept of work during the day, and party at night.

There are many party places in the city to have a nice time, including malls, discotheques, lounges, cinema halls, theatres. Some of the best places for entertainment are, 100 Degrees, in Greater Kailash, Bacchus in Vasant Vihar, Blues and Pavillion at the Connaught circus.

There are many portraits of Delhi, from the proud bearer of heritage to the administrative centre; from the quiet and serene wilderness to the crazy party hub, come and explore this heart of India and get captivated by its charm.

 

What to do and What to buy ?

 

Apart from the tourist attractions and heritage sites, Delhi is a fast paced city, which functions on the concept of work during the day, and party at night.

There are many party places in the city to have a nice time, including malls, discotheques, lounges, cinema halls, theatres. Some of the best places for entertainment are, 100 Degrees, in Greater Kailash, Bacchus in Vasant Vihar, Blues and Pavillion at the Connaught circus.

Buy handicrafts of every state from Delhi Haat and branded clothes from CP. There are many portraits of Delhi, from the proud bearer of heritage to the administrative center; from the quiet and serene wilderness to the crazy party hub, come and explore this heart of India and get captivated by its charm.

 

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Last updated on : Nov 23, 2011.

 

 

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