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New Delhi Sightseeing Tour

Updated on October 8, 2010

Base of The Qutub Minar In The Background


A markerNew Delhi -
New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
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NEW DELHI - India's Capital City

India is a vibrant country in Southern Asia, rich in culture and the arts. The capital of India is New Delhi and is accessible by air and road. Delhi has been the capital to the Mughal rulers and post independence it houses the seat of Indian Government. The city is a blend of traditionality and the modern. Old Delhi is characterized by narrow lanes and crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. This part of the city was the seat of Mughal Empire. Several architectural wonders and monuments are to be seen here. The modern city of New Delhi was built during the British rule,with tree lined large avenues and imposing Government buildings.

Prominent landmarks and important monuments that are part of the Delhi Sightseeing tour: Delhi Tourism offers half day trips, i day trip, 2 day trip,3 day trip,etc, and you can also plan your itinerary making Delhi your centre while you visit neighboring states, particularly the Golden Triangle comprising Agra and Jaipur.

Qutab Minar : Qutb minar started by Mughal emperor,Qutub uddin Aibak and completed by his successor,Illtutmish, it is 72.5 metres high and one has to climb 379 steps to get to the top. The most sought after tourist attraction.

India Gate: A war memorial.

Red Fort: Also called Lal Quila is a major source of attraction.

Chandni Chowk: Opposite Red fort, a bustling market place. Originally laid out by Jahanara, Shahjahen's daughter.

Dilli Haat : Delhi Tourism's market place for all Indian handicrafts and Indian experiences.

Connaught Circus : Houses offices and popular restaurants and hip shops.Also the city centre.

Raj Ghat : Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi

Jama Masjid : Largest mosque in India

Humayun's Tomb: Final resting place for Mughal empire's second emperor. This tomb was an inspiration to building other mausoleums including the Taj by Humayun's great grandson.

Safdarjung Tomb: Safdarjung,s tomb,who was the viceroy of Awadh

Jantar Mantar: An ancient obeservatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur.

Rashtrapathi Bhavan : Presidents Estate at one end of Raj Path.

How To Reach Delhi :

By Air : Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights to any major city in India and all major cities of the world. New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has all major international airlines operating out of it.

By Rail : Alight at any of the Railway Stations : New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.

By Road : A network of roads and national highways links Delhi with all major cities of India. Major busstands include Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus.Government and private buses ply on various routes.

Delhi Transport : Buses, private taxis, cycle rickshaws and three wheeler autorickshaws are available on hire. Delhi Metro is a very popular mode of transport as it connects most of the important parts of Delhi. Stations are easily accessible from within the city and high frequency makes this popular. Within each locality, hiring a cycle rickshaw is advisable as they can weave in and out of by lanes and market places. Popular in Old Delhi too.

Where To Stay In Delhi : You have a wide choice of deluxe five Star accomodation,complete with 24 hour coffee shops, restaurants, shopping arcades, swimming pools,travel desk, and multi cuisine restaurants.YMCA, offers accomodation for the budget traveller. Mid range hotels and guest houses offer comfortable stay. Service apartments, camping sites are also available

Best time to visit Delhi is between October and March. Winters are very cold and summers are dusty and hot.

Contact Delhi Tourism for more sightseeing information and opt for their package tours.

New Delhi Sightseeing Tour

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A markerIndia Gate -
New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
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B markerRashtrapathi Bhavan -
Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Presidents Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Presidents Estate

C markerRaj Ghat -
Raj Ghat, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi

D markerChandni Chowk -
Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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E markerRed Fort -
Red Fort, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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F markerConnaught Place -
Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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G markerJantar Mantar -
Jantar Mantar, Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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H markerQutb Minar -
Qutb Minar, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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I markerDolls Museum -
Dolls Museum, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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J markerMughal Gardens -
Mughal Gardens, Presidents Estate, New Delhi, Delhi, India
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      birdslover 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Great hub, and Delhi is great city, a perfect mix of old and new.

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      This is a good guide! Thank you!

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      France Travel Inf 7 years ago

      I love to travel so I really enjoyed this. The pictures were great!