Delhi Travel Guide

One of the most fascinating aspects of Delhi is the "visibility" of its historic past. Were it not for the demands of urbanization, large portions of the city could well be earmarked as archaeological parks. This is because the rulers of successive dynasties between the 13th and the 17th centuries established seven cities in different parts of Delhi. A chronological review of these cities fortunately also serves as a suitable itinerary for tourists and highlights the important monuments amongst the 1300 officially listed. more....

India Gate, Delhi
Places to See

Qutab Minar , Red Fort, Purana Quila, Jantar Mantar, Humanyu's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Safdarjang's Tomb, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rajghat, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir

The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer.

Red Fort, DelhiExcursions Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer
Delhi's history goes much further back in time than the 13th century. In 1955, excavations at the Purana Qila revealed that the site was inhabited 3000 years ago.

Shopping in DelhiShopping
Delhi is unique in that it has representative outlets for the handicrafts of each Indian state. This in it self presents a staggering array of goods, and at very affordable prices. In the last decade there has been a dramatic change in Delhi's markets. Upwardly mobile lifestyle has led to greater sophistication in display and upgrading of various markets in terms of availability of items.

Fairs & Festivals, DelhiFairs & Festivals
Delhi's festival calendar begins with the Republic Day parade on 26th January. It is the most colorful of the city's festivals events and also the biggest crowd-puller. Hundreds of thousands people line the route from Rajpath to the Red Fort to watch the pageant of solders, camel crops, armored regiments, brass bands, folk dancers, school children, war veterans and elaborate floats representing the cultural diversity of India.

Arts & Crafts in DelhiArts & Crafts
As the seat of empires for centuries, and with royalty as patrons, Delhi has long been a cultural center, attracting the best of painters, musicians and dancers. Though today's patrons have changed, Delhi is more than ever the cultural capital of the country, and is also visited by foreign dancers, musicians and theatre groups en route to the Far East.

Delhi MuseumsDelhi Museums
Some of the finest museums of India are in Delhi. The National Museum on Janpath is the premier repository of antiquities. Built in 1960, it has an extraordinary collection representing the entire span of Indian civilization from pre-historic times.

Food & Specialities of DelhiFoods & Specialities
From age - old eateries in the by lanes of the Walled City to glitzy, specialty restaurants in five - star hotels, Delhi is a moveable feast. It offers a choice of Indian and international cuisines in different ambiences to suit varied budgets.

Hotel in DelhiHotels in Delhi
Taj Palace :: Taj Mahal Hotel :: Le Meridien :: Maurya Sheraton :: The Imperial :: The Oberoi :: Hyatt Regency

How to Reach

Air : Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Rail : Indian Railway with their modern and organised network connects Delhi,
Bus : Delhi is well connected by road

Travel Information

Area : 1483 sq kms,
Altitude : 239 m above sea level,
Population : 9,370,475,
Languages : Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English

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---- Delhi : Places to Visit ----
Qutab Minar » Red Fort » Purana Quila » Jantar Mantar » Humanyu's Tomb » Jama Masjid » Safdarjang's Tomb » India Gate
Rashtrapati Bhawan » Rajghat » Lakshmi Narayan Mandir