Delhi

4.7 (1,127) Reviews
4.7/5

Delhi: Dili Dilwalon ki

Delhi officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a Union Territory of India containing New Delhi, as the Capital of India is one of the most ancient cities in the world.  New Delhi has a great historical significance as it was home to powerful people, such as Pandavas and Mughals. From Delhi’s Chandni Chowk to India Gate, Delhi is brimming with historical monuments, UNESCO World Heritage sites, Bars, Cafes, delicious food and high-spirited nightlife.

Delhi has a rich heritage and culture that’s reflected in its museums, landmarks, and religious places. There are various monuments that will take you back in time. Delhi is also the melting pot of culture with so many shopping destinations and places to explore that one will be spoilt for choice. There is something for everyone here that’s why it’s called Dilli Dil Walon ki.

There is so much to see here from Qutub Minar and Red Fort which are proudly listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. From Late night walks at India Gate, shopping at Karol Bagh or strolling around Connaught Place etc.

Delhi Darshan:

Historic Red Fort Delhi at sunrise. Red Fort is a medieval Indian architecture masterpiece designated as the UNESCO World Heritage site

Red Fort: (Lal Qila) Light and Sound Show

Delhi’s iconic Red Fort offers the mind-blowing Light and Sound show that showcases the history and culture of this city using vivid techniques and narration is one of the top things to do in Delhi. The Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan in 1639. Red Fort served as the emperor’s seat in the new Mughal Capital Shahjahanbad better known as Old Delhi today.
Second half of the day is perfect for this tour as you can visit the old Fort and zoo nearby before you watch the evening show at the Red Fort.  Inside Red Fort you will find many fairytale buildings like The Diwan-e-Khas, Rang Mahal. The magnificent Red Fort used to be in white color initially and was made up of limestone and when the stone started to wither away, British painted it Red to preserve it.

Interesting Facts:
  1. The Red Fort was actually white.
  2. It took 10 years to build Red Fort.
  3. The Kohinoor Diamond was part of the Red Fort furniture.
  4. The shape of the fort is Octagonal.
  5. The original name of Red Fort was “Qila-e- Mubarak”, means “The Blessed Fort”.
  6. Lahore Gate is the main entrance to the Fort.
  7. The Red Fort is world heritage site.
 
Location: Chandni Chowk
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Entrance Fees: Indian Rs 35, Foreigners Rs 550
Closed: Monday
Delhi - Manu Adventures India

Qutub Minar: Tallest Minaret in the world.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mehraulli, area of South Delhi, India. Towering 73 meters high, construction of this 5 storey minaret was started by Qutb-ud-Din- Aibak, founder of Delhi Sultanate. It is known for its artistic brick work on its pillars. The Minar was used to give calls for prayers and raised from the first storey.

The Qutub Minar was built using Red sandstones and has 397 steps across 5 storey, each featuring balcony supported by intricate brackets. The building is etched with verses from the Quran. The complex also has a Mosque –Quwwat Ul Islam, Rust proof iron pillar, Ala I Darwaza a domed gateway to the mosque. Earlier the tourist could visit the top of the minaret and explore inside the Qutub Minar. But now it’s closed for the tourist. The monument was closed after a lighting failure resulted in a stampede, nearly 50 people, in 1981.

Infesting Facts:
  1. It is the tallest brick Minaret in the world.
  2. The Iron Pillar in the building hasn’t rusted for 2000 years.
  3. The building has 379 steps to reach the top of the Minaret.
  4. It was built is 3 different stages by 3 different rulers of Delhi.

Location: Aurabindo Marg, Mehrauli.
Open: All days of the week
Entrance Fee: Rs 30 for Indians, Rs 500 for Foreigners.
Visiting hours: 6 am to 6 pm.
Delhi - Manu Adventures India

India Gate 🙁 Delhi Memorial)

The India Gate is the world largest war memorial located near Kartavya Path in New Delhi built in 21st Century. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting British Army during the World War 1. The cornerstone was laid in 1921 by the duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria. Construction of All India War Memorial as it was originally known as continued until 1931.

India Gate is open all days of the week, however best time to visit is from 7Pm to 11Pm where you get to see the light show. Due to it’s arch- like structure, the monument is compared to the France’s Arch De Triomphe. Underneath the archway there is a structure Amar Jawan Jyoti which is the symbol of immortal Indian Soldiers.

We all know is that India Gate has an essential place in the Indian History, but many of us don’t know that the memorial has an important spot in the heart of Delhiites. Wherever there is a moment of distress or an occasion to celebrate, India Gate is the spot for that. People visit this area with friends and families to spend quality time with each other; it’s like a picnic spot. Food vendors around the area add to the pleasure of people hanging out there.
Delhi - Manu Adventures India

Akshardham Temple:

‘Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God. The temple is one of the most social, religious and cultural places of Delhi. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional, traditions and ancient architecture are all echoed in its art and architecture. The mandir is a huge tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism.

Officially opened on 6th November 2005 by Dr Abdul Kalam, the Akshardham Temple attracts at least 70% tourist coming to the city. Akshardham Temple, Delhi is the successor of Akshardham temple, Gandhinagar, Gujrat and is built according to Vastu Shastra and Panchatantra Shastra. The main shrine of the temple is the central point and is the main attraction of the temple. There are various exhibition halls created inside the complex that displays and excellent sense of design and technology.

A visit to Akshardham is spiritually enriching experience each element has a spiritual experience. The beauty of the temple is its architecture. It’s built of 234 ornately carved pillars, 20,000 murtis of sadhus, acharyas and devotees and has nine beautifully crafted domes. The murtis are of Swami Narayana, Shiv Parvat, Sita Ram, Radha Krishan and Laxmi Narayan. Some of the noticeable features of the temple include Sahaj Anand water show, an Abhisheka Mandap, a thematic garden and three exhibition centers.

Facts and Figures:
  1. Created by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
  2. The temple is surrounded by Narayan Sarovar which is a lake and carries water from 151 lakes in India.
  3. There is a lotus shaped garden in the Akshardham complex.
  4. There are 10 gates, which represents 10 directions according to Vedic Literature.
  5. There is a world largest Yagnapurush kund in the Akshardham complex.
  6. Over 8000 volunteers across the world participated in building the temple.
  7. Mandir built from intricately carved sandstone and marble

Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Water show: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Mandir entry is free
Best time to visit October to December.
Delhi - Manu Adventures India

Jama Masjid: Masjid-i-Jehan-Numa

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. It is tucked away in the attractive part of Delhi Chandni Chowk. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1650-1656. It is near the Red fort yet another of Shah Jahan’s Buliding. The jama Masjid is arched with three huge arched gates, three marble domes, four towers and two towering minarets. It can accommodate 25000 people for prayers at one time. It is open on all days and one can visit it and there is no entry fees.

There are lots of things that one can do around Jama Masjud. One must try the butter chicken at Aslam chicken corner. You can also explore the narrow lanes of the Meena Bazaar, this is the place where you can find everything from trinkets to the other knick- knacks. The main reason people visit Meena Bazaar is to stock up on comfy and warm quilts, pillows and mattresses.
Delhi - Manu Adventures India

Connaught Place:

Connaught place is famous for its rich colonial architecture which houses the various shops and cafes in the city. This is one of the most famous market that can be called paradise for shopaholics. The market offers variety of items in different categories like clothes, footwear, luggage, electronic gadgets and some awesome food chains. The Connaught place is also the ultimate place to experience the vibrant nightlife of Delhi housing some of the most famous bars and restaurants. Always bustling with people it is also dotted with contemporary art galleries, antique theaters like Regal cinema and toy stores. Connaught place or call it CP is a major shopping and entertainment center apart from being a place to experience the diverse culture of the city. So whether you are from Delhi or just visiting Delhi CP Is a must visit.
Delhi - Manu Adventures India
Janpath:
Apart from this other main markets in CP are Janpath and Palika Bazaar. Janpath is a bustling and vibrant shopping destination located in the heart of Delhi. The market is known for its wide range of merchandise, including clothing, jewelry, accessories and handicrafts. One can find silver jewelry, precious stones, all sorts of glass, wooden and plastic beads, statues of all forms and Tibetan Thangka painting of all gods and goddesses. It is a fun and frolic market that caters to everyone’s need and has a diverse range of products with cost ranging from cheap to expensive. If you are looking for a taste of shopping in Delhi then head out for Janpath which is one of the trendiest markets in Delhi.
Delhi - Manu Adventures India
Palika Bazaar: Hot spot for Street Shopping
Palika Bazaar is a famous underground market in Delhi. One will be surprised by the range of choices available in this market from electronic goods to apparel you will find everything here under one roof. Items like belt, watches, shoes, bags, electronic items are sold at very reasonable prices. One should be a good bargainer because this market tests your negotiating skills. Other than clothes, Palika also boast of its gaming shops. You can buy gaming consoles and copy of your favorite game at a giveaway price. Palika is one such market in Delhi where you can buy trendy clothes and accessories for the cheapest deal. The market is completely air-conditioned.
Location: Delhi India Population: 10927986
Delhi - Manu Adventures India
31°C Feels like 31°C
1002hPa 42% 40% 4m/s 110deg

Got a Question?

Our Destination expert will be happy to help you resolve your queries for this Destination.

10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon to Sat)

Email:- [email protected]

Must Know Before You Visit Delhi

  • Drink bottled water
  • Carry a can of bug spray and pepper spray
  • Invest in a metro card and ride-sharing app
  • Don’t book the first accommodation you find
  • Ignore people who approach.
  • Dress somewhat modestly
  • Do enjoy the amazing local food.
  • Factor in some down time.
  • Buy your monument tickets in advance, online.
  • Learn a few helpful phrases
    A language barrier isn’t too much an issue in the metropolitan area, but knowing a few important words from the language can still be helpful. Here are just few to start with:
    • ‘Na-hi’ (‘No’)
    • ‘Na-hi cha-hi-ye’ (‘I don’t want it’)
    • ‘Kit-na?’ (‘How much?’)
    • ‘Pai-se kam ka-ro’ (‘Reduce the price’)
    • ‘___ ka -ha hain?’ (‘Where is ___?’)

BEST TIME TO VISIT DELHI

The best time to visit Delhi is from October till March. The skies are clear and the weather is pleasant, especially around autumn (Oct-Nov) and spring (Feb-Mar).

OCT-MAR: Autumn and spring are the best times to visit Delhi. Winter is fine as well, though it can get cold in the morning and evening so remember to bring warmer clothing. If you like festivals, then October-November is a great time to go. Diwali is held sometime between late October and mid-November and is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Delhi. I was in Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi and experienced how fun Hindu festivals can be.

APR-JUN: This is summer in Delhi and probably not the best time to go. June is the hottest month with temperatures known to reach a scorching 45°C (113°F). Yikes!

JUL-SEPT: This is monsoon season in Delhi with August being the rainiest month. I was here in late September and found the weather to be pleasant and agreeable. I normally wouldn’t want to visit a new city during the rainy season but it doesn’t seem to be as bad in northern India. Based on what I’ve read, Delhi during the rainy season can be quite beautiful. People definitely prefer it over the searing heat of summer.

FAQs on Delhi

Which type of clothes should we carry while travelling to Delhi?

Pack light clothing with an eye on heat if you are travelling in the summer months. Bring a scarf and long sleeved sweaters to beat the winters.

Suggest the type of clothing one should carry while visiting religious places in Delhi?

Certain religious places follow dress codes; anything traditional such as long tops/kurtis with stoles and t-shirts & trousers for men serves good.

Is the electricity 110 v or 220 v and which type of power points/plugs/sockets are used in Delhi?

Carrying a universal travel adapter is always useful. Check the label; if it reads "125/250V | 50/60Hz", it can be used all across. Power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and M in India.

Can I hire linguistic tour guide in Delhi?

Yes. English speaking guides are most common. For other languages like French, German, Chinese etc., you have to place your requirement while booking.

What international hotel chains are there in Delhi?

You can find the major international hotel chains in Delhi. Depending on your choice of amenities, location and budget, we can help you find the best option.

Do we need medical and travel insurance for travelling to Delhi?

Prevention is always better than cure. Also, there is always a risk of contracting rabies, influenza, malaria, and tuberculosis if you have never been exposed to such conditions before. It is never worth the risk to travel without travel insurance.

Can I withdraw Sterling Pounds or US Dollars or Canadian Dollars or Australian Dollars or Euros from ATM machines?

Most of the ATMs in the country accept international debit and credit cards but you can only withdraw Indian rupees in the 2000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 denominations.
Gallery

Awesome Capture