Delhi City Guide
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A bustling, vibrant city of over 12 million people, Delhi always seems to have movement of some kind going on. The capital city of India, and home to all main government branches, this is a city steeped in history moving at a lightning pace into the future.
Delhi is a city split in two; Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a maze of small streets and narrow passageways, bazaars and markets, teahouses and mosques. New Delhi is the modern side of the city, created by the British Raj as their seat of power that now houses the Indian government. With wider streets, tree-lined avenues and promenades, statues and monuments, it has its own distinct charm. The two sides of the city blend to form the heart of India.
How to get there and get around
Delhi is easy to reach by air, with connections to almost all major international airports. Flights arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, and buses, taxis or trains can help you reach your destination in the city.
For getting around in Delhi, look to private taxis, which are reasonable in cost, or consider the bus systems. Buses are operated both by the government and by private entities, and some provide better security than others for a higher fee. Another popular option for getting around the city is to take a rickshaw; operators can be found at all major tourist destinations and hotels.
There are also several walking tours provided in Delhi; the themes of the tours range widely, from religious tours, cuisine, architecture and history, or poverty tours that show the darker side of Delhi.
What to do and see
Delhi is a cornucopia for travelers, with options everywhere and something for every interest. Lovers of history and culture will be enamored with Delhi, and should make it a point to visit perhaps the most famous of Delhi’s monuments: the Red Fort.
The Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad, the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan in the 1500’s. Known for its striking beauty and innovative architecture, it is a study in aesthetics as well as history. Across from the Red Fort is the ancient Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Visitors to the Jama Masjid must dress conservatively in accordance with religious customs of the mosque. There are also a number of historic houses of worship for many faiths throughout Delhi, and the city is known for the beauty of its temples, churches and mosques.
Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi, is a wonder for the senses, and stands in sharp contrast to the wider streets of New Delhi. Wander in and out of shops, eat delicious food from vendors, or stop in for a cooling tea as you absorb the culture.
No visit to Delhi would be complete without a stop at the India Gate, a monument to the soldiers who died in WWI. The somber beauty and gardens provide quiet reflection in an often hectic city. For those looking for a little more respite from the heat and noise, visit the Lodi Gardens; built by the British in 1936, it is popular with people seeking a quiet place to relax, picnic and walk or jog around the park.
Connaught Place, the business and commercial center for Delhi is where the action happens. With theatres, a park for outdoor venues, shops, nightclubs and restaurants, it is packed with locals and tourists.
What to eat
India is famous for the rich, complex flavors of its curries, stews, and street foods. For those who are adventurous and love to try new foods, schedule a walking tour with the Food Enthusiasts of Delhi, and make new friends as you explore the cuisine. Cafes and restaurants offer good value for money as long as you stay within the foods of the local culture.
There are a number of international restaurants that have popped up throughout Delhi, but they are much more expensive, often on a par with the prices of the finer dining establishments. It is good to remember that Delhi is over a thousand miles from any ocean, so ordering beef, lamb, mutton or chicken is safer than ordering seafood. Travelers should also carry their own bottled water while out touring the city, and if they desire water in a restaurant, ask for unopened, bottled water.
Where to Stay
Delhi abounds with choices for accommodations; from cheap sleeps to the high end. Places to stay should be considered for proximity to transportation and activities you plan to visit, but there is something in every city district to match your budget. Why not let World Escape help you find your perfect room or apartment rental?
Delhi Hotel Apartments
Delhi, India’s busy capital, is the city of enchanting archaic monuments, splendid museums, a vibrant art scene and cutesy restaurants and markets providing for the most glorious food your body will ever digest.
When you visit the busy metropolis that is Delhi, and you spend your days amongst the crowded streets, it would be nice to come home to a comfortable and relaxed place for the night. Delhi hotels can often posses the same thronged situation you find on the streets, whereas if you book accommodation in a Delhi holiday apartment, you will have all the space and privacy you need to relax after a full day of Delhi adventures.
We at WorldEscape have the widest selection of Delhi holiday apartments for you to choose from. Whether you wish to accommodate a small or a large group of people, in a budget or a luxury apartment, in the middle of historical Old Delhi or the swanky New Delhi, you can find it all here, simply by browsing through our website.
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