Delhi, the very name conjures up images of a historical city that cobbles together cultures and timelines making it the perfect melting pot of people from diverse cultures and beliefs. Being the capital of a vast country like India, Delhi has a unique cosmopolitan appeal that can be experienced firsthand when one embarks on a sightseeing tour of the city. Impressive, grandiose, and magnificent historical monuments which dot the city’s landscape provide tourists’ fascinating insights into the city’s evolution over the ages.
Tourist Spots in Delhi
Get a glimpse into the city’s medieval and colonial past by visiting the following places:
- Rashtrapati Bhavan,
- India Gate
- Mughal Gardens
- Humayun Tomb
- Red Fort
- Qutub Minar
- Raj Ghat
Shopping Attractions in Delhi
Delhi is a veritable mecca of shoppers and its malls, shopping arcades and high streets are home to some of the leading brand boutiques and a number of large department stores that dot the city’s landscape. Some of the shopping areas in Delhi that are popular with the tourists in Delhi include:-
- Connaught Place (Central Delhi)
- Janpath(Central Delhi)
- Khan Market (Central Delhi)
- South – Extension (South Delhi)
- Sarojini Nagar(South Delhi)
- Dilli Haat(South Delhi)
- Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi)
Delhi is one city in South-Asia that is equally famous the world over for its street food as well as for its fine-dining restaurants. Even though street food tastes absolutely delicious, the experience of dining in some of these upscale restaurants and coffee shops is simply unmatched.
- Bukhara (ITC)
- Kafe Fontana (Taj Palace)
- Yellow Brick Road (Ambassador)
- NYC (Radisson)
- Three Sixty Degrees (Oberoi)
- Punjabi By Nature
- Moti Mahal
The best part about Delhi is that it has plenty of accommodation options available to suit every budget and style. Prominent star class hotels in Delhi where international tourists choose to stay are as follows:-
- Taj Palace
- Maurya Sheraton
- The Oberoi
- Lee Meridian
- Crowne Plaza Surya
- Hotel Le Meridien
Moderately priced full service hotels such as the Lemon Tree are popular for business as well as leisure travellers.
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Preferred Airlines to Delhi from UK
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Airports in Delhi
- Domestic Airport: Catering exclusively to domestic arrivals and departures, Palam Airport has three terminals: Terminal 1A, Terminal 1B and the domestic arrival terminal. Terminal 1A caters to domestic flights of India’s flag carrier Indian Airlines and its subsidiary, Alliance Air while Terminal 1B caters to flights of other scheduled private airlines & corporate / privately owned aircrafts.
- International Airport: Serving as the gateway to the Indian mainland, the Indira Gandhi International Airport boasts of one of the longest operating runways in Asia which stretches upto 4430 metres. Catering to nearly 23 million passengers presently, the airport’s passenger handling capacity is all set to increase manifold after its current renovation gets complete by end of June 2010.
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Best Time to Visit Delhi
Tourists planning to visit Delhi should ideally book their tickets during the spring season from February to April or between August & November when the city experiences a moderate and pleasant climate that is ideal for sightseeing.
Transport in Delhi
Getting around in Delhi isn’t much of a problem as the city has a very well developed network of public transport which includes buses, taxis, autos, rail and the Delhi Metro.