Travel to Delhi

A modern metropolitan city with a historic past is what one may feel while travelling in Delhi. The history of Delhi city is a long and chequered history. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many empires. Delhi has evolved over the ruins of seven cities, built by rulers from the Hindu Rajputs to the Mughals and finally the British. Delhi is a truly cosmopolitan city which has brought within its fold people of all ethnic groups and their traditions and culture, reflected in a variety of arts, crafts, cuisines, festivals and lifestyles.
Travel to Delhi
Travel to Delhi
Delhi combines the traditional and the modern in its own unique way. While traveling in Delhi one can see a range of tourist attractions-from historical monuments to modern architectural marvels, from traditional bazaars to mega malls and from parks to spiritual centers. The major historical tourist attractions in Delhi, which one should not miss out while traveling in Delhi, are the Qutb Minar, Humayun's Tomb, the Red Fort and Purana Quila. Among the colonial tourist attractions in Delhi are the Rashtrapathi Bhavan and India Gate. There are also modern tourist attractions in Delhi like the Lotus Temple, and Dilli Haat. There are many memorials and museums in Delhi like the National Museum, Raj Ghat, Shanti Van, Jantar Mantar and so on.

Delhi is part of the famed Golden Triangle circuit that includes Agra and Jaipur . Many tourists who travel to Delhi make excursions from Delhi to these tourist destinations on their India tour. Agra is the home of the world-renowned architectural marvel in marble, Taj Mahal.

Delhi is known as shopper's paradise. While shopping in Delhi, tourists find a wide choice of items that are typically Indian- carpets, silks, jewellery, leather and silver ware, handicrafts and hand printed cotton or readymade garments. Whether you are shopping for a designer label, a branded product or local made stuff, you will find it all while traveling in Delhi, be it in air-conditioned malls or on roadside stalls bargaining to the best of your ability. One of the fascinating ways of understanding a city is by wandering through its market places. So while traveling in Delhi do make sure you visit the markets in Old Delhi like Chandini Chowk and Chawri. Bazaar, which have a distinctively Indian ambience, add a unique flavor to the shopping experience in Delhi. One can find up market shops too, in Karol Bagh and Hauzkhas Village. Delhi Tourism has set up a permanent outlet for craftspersons at Dilli Haat, which has become a popular shopping mart over the years.

Delhi is India's main entry point for overseas visitors. Delhi is well connected, making it easy for the overseas tourist to reach Delhi by air, rail or road.


                                                    How to Reach Delhi
New Delhi, the capital of India is visited by a large number of tourists all through the year. Reaching the city is not a mammoth's task, given its stature as the largest metropolis in the country. There are several continuous flights, trains and buses to the city from different parts of the country and abroad.

If Delhi is your destination, look no further. Here are some easy guidelines for you on how to reach the city of Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and a lot more.

By Air

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport is connected to all the important cities of the world with almost all the major international airlines operating from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Palam Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.

Major International Airlines that connect New Delhi to rest of the world
  • British Airways - from London (Heathrow Airport)
  • Air France- from Paris (Charles De Gaulle Airport)
  • China Airlines- Rome-Fiumicino
  • Japan Airlines- Tokyo
  • Sri Lanka airlines- Colombo

Domestic airlines that connect New Delhi from other Indian Cities


From Mumbai


From Kolkata


From Bengaluru


 

By Road
Delhi is well connected to all the major cities of India by a network of highways and roads. The three major bus stops in the state are Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBT), at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar. There are several other points in the city from where various state-managed and privately run transport facilities like air-conditioned, deluxe and ordinary coaches operate.

By Train
The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. The city has three major railway stations at New Delhi, Old Delhi and Nizamuddin. Luxury trains like the Palace-on-Wheels, Fairy Queen, and Royal Orient Express can be taken from New Delhi Cantonment railway station. Rajdhani Express trains connect New Delhi from the state capitals. Shatabdi Express trains connect New Delhi to the neighboring cities.

Below is the list of trains that head towards Delhi from Major Indian cities.


From Mumbai

  • Ernakulum- Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express
  • Paschim Express
  • Kerala Sampark Kranti Express
  • More Trains...

From Kolkata

  • Kalka Mail
  • Janata Express
  • New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express
  • More Trains...

From Bengaluru

  • Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express
  • Bangalore Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express
  • Kongu Express
  • More Trains...

By Road

Delhi is well connected to all the major cities of India by a network of highways and roads. The three major bus stops in the state are Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBT), at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar. There are several other points in the city from where various state-managed and privately run transport facilities like air-conditioned, deluxe and ordinary coaches operate.

     How to travel in Delhi 
For travel in Delhi there are buses, the Metro train, auto-rickshaws and cycle- rickshaws. Tourist taxis ply interstate while the yellow and black taxis can be used to commute anywhere within the city Delhi and are safe but relatively expensive. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses go anywhere in the city and are the cheapest mode of transport. Auto rickshaws are another option, but it is always important to bargain for a reasonable fare.

Luxurious special tourist buses are also available with packaged tours to all the tourist attractions in Delhi. The recently introduced Delhi Metro railway line is a convenient and efficient mode of transport connecting all major places within the city Delhi.

Places to Visit in Delhi
Get detailed information on top tourist destinations and Places to visit in Delhi. Lal Quila, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Jantar mantar, Qutub Minar are top tourist places to see in Delhi.

India Gate
                                                                                                             Category : History & Culture
India Gate
India Gate
India Gate is a stone monument dedicated to the memory of the Indian soldiers who fought and died in the First World War It ranks as one of the primary places of interest in Delhi. The Indian soldiers were part of the British army and represented the military might of the British Empire at the height of its powers. India Gate was designed by Edward Lutyens and took 10 years to complete. The structure of India Gate is a triumphal arch, which is 42 meters high. More

Rashtrapati Bhawan
Category : History & Culture
Rashtrapati Bhawan
Rashtrapati Bhawan
The Rashtrapati Bhawan is a renowned monument in Delhi. It is said to be the palace of the then Viceroy of India. At present, the Rashtrapati Bhawan is house of the President of India. The building was designed by Edwin Lutyens. The construction began in 1911 and it took 19 years to finish its construction. There is a wonderful Mughal garden towards the west of Rashtrapati Bhawan. It opens up to public every spring. Tours to Rashtrapati Bhawan and Mughal Gardens are available with a nominal registration fee of Rs.25. Visitors in a group of 30 and more shall be offered discounted rates and children below 12 years will not be charged any fee. More... 


Red Fort (Lal Qila)


Red Fort (Lal Qila)Category : History & Culture
This red sandstone fort extends 2 km wide and differs in height from 18 meter on the river side to 33 meter on the city side. The fort was constructed by Shah Jahan in 1638 and was completed in 1648. Inside there are buildings, including the Hall of Public Audiences, the Drum House, the white marble all of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Palace of Color and the Royal Baths.Decorated with Persian, European and Indian art forms the fort is one of the brilliant pieces of architecture. More...
  


Jama Masjid

Category : Religious
Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid located in Old Delhi is one of the principal mosques of Delhi. One of the last architectural extravagances of Emperor Shahjahan this is one of the largest mosques in India and its courtyard can hold around 25000 people. Construction of this mosque began in 1644 and was completed in 1658 by 5000 artisans. The Jama Masjid has three great gateways and four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high and is constructed of alternating strips of red sandstone and white marble. More... 

Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar
Category : History & Culture
Located on Sansad Marg in Connaught Place, this structure is one of Maharaja Jai Singh 2's observatories. This ruler from Jaipur constructed this observatory in 1725 and is dominated by a huge sundial known as the Prince of Dials. Other instruments in this observatory follow the course of heavenly bodies and predict eclipses. It was built in 1724 by Raja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in Delhi. Jantar Mantar of Delhi, is an astronomical observatory with masonry instruments. Jantar Mantar has instruments that can graph the path of the astronomical universe. More...  


Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar
Qutub Minar
Category : History & Culture
The Qutub Minar located in Delhi is the world's tallest brick minaret, standing at a height of 72.5 meters. Commissioned by Delhi's first Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1193, Qutub Minar then had only a basement. Three more towers were added to the structure by his successor and son-in-law Shamsu'd-din Iltutmish. The Qutub Minar is known to be the earliest and most evident example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is surrounded by several other ancient structures collectively known as the Qutub Complex. More...
  

Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)

Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple)
Lotus Temple
Category : Religious
The Bahai Temple or the Lotus Temple as it is popularly known because of its flower-like shape is located in the southern part of Delhi. Designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986 it has 27 immaculately white petals. This temple is a Bahai house of worship and is also among the popular tourist attractions in Delhi; winning many architecture awards and being featured in many magazines and newspapers. The best time to visit the Lotus Temple is between October to March as the weather is Delhi is very pleasant for sightseeing during these months of the year. More...
  

The National Zoological Park 

The National Zoological Park
National Zoological Park
Who can forget visiting the super-fascinating "Chidiya-Ghar" during the childhood? It is an undeniable fact that kids love animals and zoo is a place that is adored by everyone. Almost every Delhiite has visited the National Zoological Park or "zoo", as we call it, at least once in a lifetime. Zoo is one of the most interesting picnic spots in the town and can be visited any time around the year.More...   
  

Shopping in Delhi
Local Markets and Shopping in Delhi: Delhi is a shopper's delight and you can find almost anything here, from magnificent textiles, brassware, woodwork, jewellery, leatherwork, metalwork to scented oils. Only in Delhi will you find everything right from a posh, high end shopping mall to a local market located right in the heart of this bustling city.

  • Government and State Emporiums: Located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg (near Connaught Place) these are state run emporiums are stock authentic handicrafts from their states. No bargaining here as the prices are fixed.
  • Connaught Place: A shopper's magnet, Connaught Place is brimming with shops and footpath vendors selling jewellery, leatherwear, textiles, clothes, shoes and a host of other interesting and colourful items.
  • Palika Bazaar: This is an underground market in Connaught Place attracting locals in search of bargain consumer goods. Foreign tourists are usually quoted higher prices, so bargaining is a must here.
  • Khan Market: One of Delhi's most popular shopping areas, Khan Market is usually thronging with foreign diplomats and expats. Look out for the many popular bookshops and coffee shops here, like the Full Circle and the Cafe Turtle.
  • Hauz Khas Village: Come here for designer furniture shops, art galleries and boutiques.
  • Dilli Haat: Near INA Market, this is an open air food and crafts bazaar. Famous for its traditional handicrafts, jewellery, and home decor items, this is also where you can sample food from all over the country at a very reasonable price.
  • Ansal Plaza: A modern shopping mall where you shall find everything from popular foreign brands of clothing to authentic cosmetics and perfumes.
                                        Hotels in Delhi
Delhi is one of the most important cites in India from the point of business and tourism. It is visited by many tourists throughout the year. New Delhi is home to numerous top end hotels, deluxe as well as budget hotels. The hotels in Delhi are suited for all tastes and pockets. From the luxury comfort point of view, Delhi has first-class Indian and international chains to accommodate tourists from all over the world. Some of the top end hotels in Delhi are; The Leela Palace, The Imperial, The Oberoi, Taj Mahal Hotel, ITC Maurya, Hilton Garden, Le Meridien and Shangri-La's Eros Hotel amongst others. Standard budget hotels and moderately priced guesthouses to economy youth hostels and lodges, Delhi has all kind of accommodation. The Paharganj locality near the New Delhi Railway Station is lined with budget hotels and lodges. Many foreigners prefer to stay here as these hotels are money savers. Just check the hotel and room thoroughly before checking in these hotels. Apart from these there are many hotels through out Delhi which cater to all travellers budget.


Tourist Map Of Delhi

Tourist Map Of Delhi
Tourist Map Of Delhi