Delhi

The capital city of India is the heart of the country. No matter which part of India you belong to, you must have heard “Dilli dilwalon ki” means a city with bighearted people. Delhi or Dilli is a metropolitan that is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. People plan both family trips and adventure trips whenever they have to plan a trip to this city. The city is comprised of Old Delhi that has most of the historic monuments and places and New Delhi or the modern Delhi that has new buildings, infrastructure, and lifestyle. It is strange to discover two sides of the same city. People in Delhi are lively and known for being food lovers.

The city is mostly famous for its monuments, shopping destinations, and food joints. Although a North Indian city, you can find food from all parts of the world. Be it the busy lanes of Old Delhi for shopping or eating; the malls that are places of attraction; you will love everything about the city. There is no end to see places and do things in Delhi. Continue reading and know more about this city.

Distance

The closest city to Delhi is the developing corporate hubs and that is Gurgaon and Noida. The city center is at a distance of 50 kilometers approximately from both these cities. You can plan a weekend getaway to Delhi if you live nearby the capital.

People come to Delhi not just from the nearby places but from different parts of the world. It houses tourists in huge numbers. The best part about Delhi is that people from all walks of the income group can afford to come to Delhi. You can find hotels from the cheapest to the most luxurious one. And remember, distance is just a number.

Budget

When planning to go to Delhi on a family trip, you must plan it in advance. The budget for a two-night stay per person should be Rs 3000 if we consider the least of your expenditure. If you plan to stay in one of the luxurious hotels and choose air as the mode of transport and such other expenses, the same budget will go upwards of Rs 15000. Isn’t that a huge difference?

With so many things available in Delhi, you may exhaust your money in just a day. You must be careful about your expenses too, so plan in advance what things to cover.

Things to do and see in Delhi

1. Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

Although named as a temple, Lotus temple is meant for no specific religion. Anyone from any religion can visit this place and worship, as the shrine relishes Oneness of God. It is a Baha’ I house of worship that most people like to visit. It is a place that promises peace and tranquility. The white-colored petals of the Lotus temple is a sight that catches your attention even from a distance. The building was completed in the year 1986. Someone who is on a family trip definitely goes to this temple.

2. India Gate

India Gate Delhi

One of the most popular destinations for people traveling to Delhi is India Gate. It is the All India War Memorial built in the memory of soldiers belonging to both India and England who fought during the First World War and Anglo-Afghan War. There is no entry fee to this place and therefore, you will see this place is crowded with people in the evening. If you like to carry home a memory, click a photo from one of the photographers there. One small tip, visit India Gate post-sunset and thank us later.

3. Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb

It is UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and a beautiful garden tomb. The architecture is spectacular, and it was Akbar who built this tomb in the years between 1569 to 1570. Red stone was not used at this level earlier at any other place and this perhaps enhances the beauty of this tomb. This Tomb covers an area of over 60 acres.

4. Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

If you want to witness how brilliantly the Mughals designed their buildings and monuments, Qutub Minar is the place you must visit. It is the tallest brick tower in the world. Mostly students on an adventure trip and in search of knowledge travel to this place. If you are a solo trip lover, ensure you go to this place. It also houses an iron pillar that has been there for over 2000 years and has not caught rust at all.

5. Other Places

jama masjid

There are many places in Delhi just like the names mentioned above. A few names that should be on your list when you are traveling to Delhi are Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Jantar Mantar, Agrasen ki Baoli, Jama Masjid, ISKCON temple, Lodhi Garden, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Rajghat and so many more, the list will never end.

6. Shopping Flea

Delhi is the hub of shopping and you just can’t miss doing this no matter what. There are many shopping destinations that you can choose from. If you want to buy things that are reasonable and bargainable, markets such as Sarojini Market, Chandni Chowk, Janpath Market, Lajpat Nagar, and this does not even cover the tip of the iceberg. If you want to shop high-end products, your destination should be malls like DLF Emporio Mall, DLF The Chanakya, Select CITYWALK and places like Greater kailash markets, and Khan market, just to name a few.

7. Dilli Haat

Delhi Haat

A place that houses some of the best foods from different parts of the country is Dilli Haat. You get to eat various cuisines and delicacies at a price that will be tempting. Moreover, you can also buy statement jewelry and handcrafted products. Are you on a family trip? You must make Dilli Haat a part of your things to see in Delhi.

8. Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village

The name is absolutely the opposite of what it is like inside this place. The place has old Islamic architecture that attracts travelers from different countries. The place is different when compared to other conventional styled places. The place has quirky shops, restaurants, and bars that will keep you glued for hours.

9. Activities

If you are on an adventure trip, you can visit several water parks in the city, or enjoy ATV Rides, Paragliding, Paint Ball, Bungee Jumping, and much much more. A little ahead of Delhi in Gurgaon. You must this place to go to the Kingdom of Dreams. It is wonderful being there for several acts and activities that take place. There are many hill stations nearby such as Kasol, Shimla, Manali, Auli, Dehradun, etc. You can visit those places and take part in adventure activities.

There are more places in Delhi that you can visit.

How to Reach Delhi?

Delhi, being the capital city of India is connected by all modes of transport conveniently. If you plan to travel by bus, you ought to be traveling from nearby places such as Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, etc. Otherwise, you can pick the best mode of transport which is accessible from all parts of the country and that is the railway. There are 24 railway stations in Delhi, however, there are 3 that are main, one in New Delhi, second is Old Delhi and the other one is Nizamuddin.

One of the busiest and the best airports in the world is Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is in Delhi. This airport not only connects with the remotest areas in India but from the World as well.

If we talk about local transport, you will find autos, E-rickshaws, cab services such as Uber, Ola, Meru and more, and buses run by both state government and private companies. Your travel around the city is quite easy and affordable. And one of the most important modes of transport is the lifeline that is the Delhi Metro. Take a ride on this and experience Delhi from a different angle.

Best Time to Visit Delhi

Delhi is on the extreme side of both the weather condition; too cold and too hot. If you want to enjoy staying in Delhi, winter is still the best time. You should be here from November to March for enjoying the city to the fullest. If possible, carry or buy a pollution mask during the smog time of the year which is from Late October to early December.

Whether on a family trip, a solo trip or an adventure trip, Delhi will not fail to disappoint you.

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