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Destinatons of India » Delhi

About Delhi

"Welcome to The Capital City of India - New Delhi" Delhi is famous as Capital city of India is located in North India. A place where people belongs to various religions & languages like English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi. Delhi is the administrative center of India. Delhi is no fairytale city but a city where dreams come to reality. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Delhi is truly a symbol of the old and the new; a blend of ancient well preserved monuments and temples along with jam-packed burger joints and upmarket shopping malls. The city is lashed with a plethora of temples, forts, mosques as well as parks, gardens and beautiful colonial mansions. Delhi may seem daunting to a first time visitor but as a national capital and the gateway to the North, it is a must visit city on any travelers itinerary. Impressive museums and interesting nightlife, Delhi Tourism has a lot to offer for everyone. Delhi as a commercial hub has many tourist attractions to offer along with the great hotels in New Delhi. Go to vibrant shopping complex of Connaught Place, Delhi Haat for handicraft goods and delicious food bonanza. Also visit to Red Fort and Qutub Minar to view the excellence of Mughal architecture. Delhi is a famous destination for the mixed religion & communities in India & also has an excellent historical past as everybody knows about the origin of Delhi in India. Lots of money, Lots of entertainment, Lots of business opportunities, lots of work, Lots of fun, A city that never sleeps.

Delhi- the commercial hub has many tourist attractions to offer. Visit vibrant shopping complex of Connaught Place, Delhi Haat for handicraft goods and delicious food bonanza. Pay a visit to Red Fort and Qutub Minar to view the excellence of Mughal architecture.

Or just drop in at Janpath- for buying a variety of cheap and best items. If you are looking for spiritual peace, visit Lotus temple, which is also famous for its marvelous architecture and heavenly beauty. Take a stroll at Rajpath. Or pay a visit to India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan for viewing monuments made during British era.

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Climate

The summer season begins from April and ends in the month of June. During the summers the average maximum temperature is 40°C and minimum temperature is 25ºC. The monsoon arrives the city in early July and continues till the end of September. The winter extends from late November to February. The temperature in winters varies between 21°C to 5°C. January is the coldest month when the temerature drops to a minimum of 0 °C.
Transportation
  • Air Delhi has an extensive network of international and domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly through Delhi and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic air links cover Delhi from all the major cities in the country.
  • Train The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to major and minor destination in India. There are three important railway stations in Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India, namely New Delhi Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Rly. Station. Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow and Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
  • Bus Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporation and Road Transport Corporations of the neighboring States provide frequent bus services through Air Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches. Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During summer months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended.
  • Airports - Delhi has two airports. Indira Gandhi International Airport, is 20km away towards city in the same area. Palam is city bound Internal Terminal Airport. Between the two shuttle coach service is in operation. SBI is the banker of both the terminals, for hotel's booking ITDC and serving the tourists with information is Tourist Booth with round the clock service, besides there are other arrangements. Indira Gandhi links Delhi with the whole world. Flights of almost all Airways of the World come to Delhi besides Air India. IAC, Alliance Air, Vayudoot and such other Airlines serve from Palam to all parts of the country. They have Airbuses, Boeings, Dornier and other planes. From both the terminals, Ex-Servicemen Air Link Transport Service (EATS) brings passengers to city at cheap rate. On the way they stop on request. Delhi Transport Corporation's buses also bring Air passengers to New Delhi, Delhi Jn and Kashmiri Gate bus std. Passenger bus (780) runs from outside the Airport, Taxis (prepaid) is available.

Best Season

For Sightseeing, the best season to visit Delhi is between October to March. Summers in Delhi are very hot and it is not recommended to visit it during May, June or July.

Attractions in Delhi

Tourist attractions in Delhi will leave you spellbound by its sheer architectural variety that date back to the Mughal period. The imprints of grandeur and aristocracy associated with New Delhi, a throwback to British ruled pre-independence era, are still fresh and actively used as the seat of power in the capital of India.

Take a good look around on your tour to Delhi and you can even look beyond the more famous tourist attractions and see Delhi as it would have stood centuries ago. Meanwhile don't miss out on the obvious excitement on your tour to Delhi under the Golden Triangle Tours offered by Adventure Tours of India.

Red Fort

Red Fort, popularly known as Lal Quila, is the largest fort built under the Mughal Empire. Built by Shah Jahan, from 1618 AD to 1647 AD, Red Fort is the venue of Independence Day celebrations on the 15th of August in modern India. River Yamuna used to flow through the Red Fort Canal to prevent invasions of the fort. It now runs dry as Yamuna flow 2 kms away from Red Fort. There are many places within the Red Fort that you ought to see including Dewan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Aam, Nawab Khana, Rang Mahal, Hammams (baths), Pearl Mosque, Chatta Chowk and Musamman Burj.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is symbolic with the name Delhi. The building process began under Qutub-ud-Din Aibak's reign in 1199 AD and was completed under Iltutmish. The five-storey tall tapering tower is the tallest in India at 72.5 m of which the first three storeys are built from red sandstone and the upper two floors are made of marble and sandstone. Its 379 steps are now open to tourists to walk on to the top and get a panoramic view of Delhi city. There are other places around Qutub Minar that you can't miss including Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, Iron Pillar and Alai Darwaza.

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb is a Persian style mausoleum built from 1562 to 1572 AD under the patronage of Humayun's wife Haji Begum. It has the honor of being the first garden tomb of India with water channels and paths dividing the gardens into 36 equal parts.

Nawab Shauja-ud-Daula built Safdarjung's Tomb in memory of his father when the mighty Mughal Empire was gradually conceding its grip over its territory. On your visit to tourist attractions in Delhi, you can also visit the gardens and mosque at the Safdarjung's Tomb.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid, built in 1656, is the largest mosque in India. Though not open to non-Muslims, Jama Masjid should still be visited to marvel at the architectural genius of the worship place and feast on the spicy biryani that is sold in the markets surrounding Jama Masjid.

Old Fort

Old Fort can be visited on your tour of tourist attractions in Delhi. Set on a hill site believed to be the capital city of Pandavas - Indraprastha, you can visit the mosque and lake where boating is available.

A must visit in the ruined city of Tughlagabad is the Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughlaq. Built in a pentagonal shape, the four walls of the tomb have intricately designed arched gateways in white marble.

Rashtrapati Bhawan

Rashtrapati Bhawan, built on the Raisina Hills by Lutyens, was earlier the residence of Viceroy of India and now is the home of democratic India's President. Must see are the Mughal Gardens, ornamental fountains, waterfalls and intricate paintings.

India Gate

India Gate is a war memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of Indian soldiers during WWI. Built in sandstone, the names of the soldiers were inscribed on the gate so that people would remember their sacrifice and recollect their tales of bravery. Post 1971 war with Pakistan, India Gate is lit through the days and nights by the eternal flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti. It is here that homage is paid to start the Republic Day celebrations.

Parliament House

Parliament House, again designed by Lutyens, is a circular structure close to the Rashtrapati Bhawan that you must visit to appreciate its architectural genius. You can also move to the Supreme Court Buildings, racecourse and crisp avenues to appreciate the open spaces as conceived by the English architect Edwin Lutyens. Food from the circuit houses comes cheap and delectable as well.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place is the heart of Delhi. Whether its business, shopping or entertainment, Connaught Place has it all in one place. Named in honor of the Duke of Connaught, it has trendy shopping malls and street markets competing with each other and thriving none the less. You must also visit the Hanuman Mandir where monkeys and worshippers abound to make your wishes come true.

 
 
 
 
 
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