A complete destination in itself, Delhi is a captivating mix of Old, New, and a tinch of something which is uniquely just ‘Delhi’! Call it its fast paced life, youthful vibe, or bindass attitude, Delhi is multi-faceted. Full of history and character, the capital of India is enthralling and vivacious, waiting to surprise you at every turn.
And it is not just an enthralling walk through Ancient India’s most iconic destinations, it is also ‘the’ place to witness modern India at its best. So if you are planning to explore India, include Delhi to the must-visit list and add more meaning to your trip.
Fun facts about Delhi
- Delhi has been the capital of various old kingdoms down the history
- It used to be a walled city with 14 gates, out of which 5 are still standing
- In the whole wide world, Delhi is second only to Tokyo when it comes to population
- Khari Baoli market (a wholesale spice market) in Delhi is the biggest of its kind in the world
- Red Fort
- Qutub Minar
- Humayun’s Tomb
- Jama Masjid
- India Gate
- Lotus Temple
- Old Delhi
- Laxminarayan Temple
- Rashtrapati Bhavan
- Chandni Chowk
- Jantar Mantar
- Purana Qila
- Lodhi Garden
- Qutb Minar complex
- National Museum, New Delhi
- Raj Ghat
- Parliament House
- Maharajas’ Express
Delhi International Airport: It is definitely the fastest way to reach Delhi, both for International tourists and local people. It provides flights to & from all major International and domestic destinations.
New Delhi Railway station is the main railway station of Delhi and around 400 trains either start, pass or end here from all over the country, say it east, west, north or south!
Bus: India has a dense network of roads all over the country. No matter from where you are arriving, you will definitely be able to find the bus route. But, it is usually time consuming!
Taxis: To save time, mostly, tourists go for Taxis. Not only it saves time, it also allows you to plan your schedule, something which becomes very difficult when you have to track the bus timings and all. It is definitely cheaper but where is the freedom in all that?
Bus VS Taxis: Definitely Taxis!
Though Delhi is an all-the-year-round kind of touristy destination, a major chunk of travelers visit the city in the months of October/November or February & March.
These months are favoured because of their moderate temperatures. And since summer and winter in Delhi can be really extreme, we advise you to stick to above mentioned months when planning a trip to Delhi.
If your holidays coincide with summer or winter months, here are a few tips to make it worthwhile:
- In summers, temperature can go up to 46 degrees in month of April and May. Drink as much water as you can, and cover your head and upper body with a cotton cloth to beat the heat. Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses!
- In winters, temperature can reach as low as 1 degree, so pack as many woolen clothes as you can.