Delhi is the National Capital Region of India, as well as the heart of the country. It is the most important megacity, continuously inhabited for several centuries and impacted by several invasions from the neighbouring states. These invasions brought a treasure of immovable art and heritage with them, that is still prevalent in the metropolitan culture of Delhi. The city is a melting pot for most North Indian states and is full of attractions. The Mughal monuments and gardens are in abundance here, whereas a few selected constructions built during the British Raj are also equally important. Delhi has several bazaars, monuments, clubs, theatres and so many other places to get around. The city gives an insight into the Indian lifestyle.
- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (DEL)
Getting around in Delhi
Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Jama Masjid, Iron Pillar, Lodhi Gardens, Jantar Mantar.
Every type of accommodation is available in Delhi from basic cheap dormitory to highly luxurious hotels.
Food and Drink
Almost every type of Indian, western or continental cuisine can be found in Delhi. There are fine dine restaurants, moderately furnished eateries, speciality restaurants and cheap roadside vendors.
Healthy stay tips
Drink only boiled or packaged drinking water. See if the bottle is sealed and choose only from the trusted brands.
Things to Know
- Most known location: Connaught Place
- Languages: Hindi and English understood by almost everybody.
- Time Zone: GMT +5.5 (no difference in winter and summer clocks)
- Telephone code: +91
- Payment options: Most vendors accept cash in the Indian currency, that is, Indian National Rupee or commonly called Rupee. Online payments are also common in hotels and restaurants, make sure to ask for the same beforehand.