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.

Introducing New Delhi

New Delhi: A fast-paced cosmopolitan city with an intrinsic heart

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.

Heritage Places / Sightseeing in New Delhi

  • Jantar Mantar
  • Lodhi Gardens
  • Uggar Sain's Baoli and countless other gates, tombs and baolis– there is a long list of monuments one gets to spot within its margins, virtually in every nook and corner of the metropolis.
  • On the other hand, as you drive on one of the world-class boulevards of the Lutyen's New Delhi, you witness numerous imposing imperial buildings back-to-back, highly evocative of the long colonial rule India endured for over two centuries. The president's residence at Rashtrapati Bhawan
  • The All India War Memorial now known as India Gate
  • The Parliament House the North Block and the South Block were all designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens during the British monarchy. The stunning buildings are apparently highly opulent and fine instances of British architecture.
  • Qutub Minar at Mehrauli
  • Humayun's Tomb at Nizamuddin East
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Connaught Place
  • Nizammddin's mausoleum close by the Humayun's Tomb are also ancient and popular among travelers and devotees alike. The qawwali singers at Nizamuddin mausoleum are particularly a crowd-puller. Other significant additions to the city landscape have been the many places of worship in the city sporting unconventional and experimental architectural designs.
  • The Lotus temple of Bahai faith, for example, is built in white marble in the shape of a blooming lotus.
  • The Laxmi Narayan Temple (better known as Birla Mandir)
  • Iskon temple
  • Akshardham temple of Hindu faith are also popular in modern Delhi for their grandeur and enriching content
  • Other important tourist spots/ activities in New Delhi

    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.

    Shopping and dining in New Delhi

    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.

How to reach New Delhi

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.

Weather and the best time to visit New Delhi?

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.