Having continuously ruled by diverse dynasties and inhabited by immigrants from all over the country in quest for employment, modern Delhi is truly a potpourri of diverse cultures. A center for nightlife, fashion and best of dining experiences, the capital city is also strategically located near a myriad of other attractive tourist destinations that renders New Delhi an ideal addition to any itinerary.
Considered a promising contender for the status of a world heritage city, the landscape of New Delhi is dotted with several stunning archeologically significant sites hand in hand with world class high-rise buildings and a strong cosmopolitan feel.
Habitual capital city of its rulers for many-a-millennia, New Delhi has exchanged several hands before assuming to its present form and shape. From Rajputs to Tughlaqs to Khiljis followed by Mughals and then finally British –the city has mementos left behind by each ruling dynasty, rendering New Delhi a fascinating tourism destination.
As you go on a tour around the city, you get to discover that there is much more to the capital city of India than just being the seat of executive, legislative and judiciary powerhouses of the country. The city has a rich historical past manifested in the several rich cultural and heritage sites across its horizons.
Besides the two world heritage sites, various Mughal monuments and a host of imperial buildings in Connaught Place, the other tourist spots of significance include the National Museum and the National Railway Museum, Teen Murti Bhavan (Nehru Memorial Museum), Gandhi Smriti, Shankar's doll museum and Indira Gandhi Memorial.
The city also boasts of an active and evolved performing arts scenario, with one or the other performing art related activity taking place in the city on day to day basis. The city also has an active night life to offer just like any other world-class city.
Among the more recent additions to the tourism attractions in the city, the open handicrafts market of Dilli Haat pulls a lot of crowd. Besides, other leading shopping centers in the city include Greater Kailash, Khan Market, Saket Select City Walk, Ansal Plaza at Khel Gaon, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Kamla Nagar and a number of shopping malls, including malls in and around national capital region (viz. Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon). Ever bustling with customers' day in day out, these markets are plush with all kinds of luxurious and day-to-day need-based items. Not to mention, the market places are also center for gastronomy in New Delhi, with several renowned food joints/ restaurants situated in, around or near the markets.
New Delhi is well-connected with the rest of the India by rail, road and air through New Delhi Railway Station, Sarai Kale Khan interstate bus terminal, Anand Vihar Bus terminal and Indira Gandhi domestic and international airport.
Besides, the city boasts of low-floor air-conditioned buses and metro railways for in-station public transport.
The weather in New Delhi, like Old Delhi, fluctuates from very hot to very cold during a year. Smoldering hot summers begin from mid of May and end till June. Chilly cold winters set off by December end and continue through January and part of February. The temperature in the city oscillates between 25 degrees Celsius to 45 degree Celsius.
The best time to visit the city is usually between October and November or February and March. During these months, the temperature in New Delhi is moderate, pleasant and stays well within 35 degree Celsius.