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delhi

INTRODUCTION

Delhi, one of the oldest cities in the world is the union territory and capital of India.

Delhi is one of the most populated urban cities in the world and is the second wealthiest city in India.

The city is known for political centers, cultural hub, transportation, shopping, historical monuments and many more.

TRANSPORT

The Delhi Metro is the largest and busiest metro rail system in India. The metro serves millions of passengers in a day. Delhi Airport, also known as Indira Gandhi International Airport is the only airport serving the city of New Delhi. Buses are one of the widest and cheapest transport networks in the city which can take you anywhere.

FESTIVALS

Delhi celebrates some of the coolest festivals that happen throughout the year. Check out the list of best festivals that one should definitely not miss while exploring Delhi.

  • The Grub Fest (Famous for bringing the best food music, and entertainment under one roof)
  • Great Indian Food Festival (Known for bringing all of India’s favorite cuisines under one roof)
  • The Palate Fest (Known for celebrating food in a classy way by bringing fancy restaurants and celebrity chefs)
  • London Market (Known for jewelry, clothes and antique stuff shopping)

NIGHTLIFE

The heart of India, the bustling city of Delhi is also famous for its nightlife. Some of the best places for a fun night are:

  • Ghungroo
  • Agni
  • Raasta
  • Kitty Su
  • Fork You
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Little Owl Cafe
  • Mocha Art House etc.

MUSEUMS

Delhi houses India’s best museums and galleries. If you are someone who is interested to know the cultural heritage of India, than here are some of the museums and galleries which can prove to be the best place - Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Memorial, Madame Tussauds Delhi, Indian Air Force Museum, Sangeet Natak Akademi Museum, National Gallery Of Art, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library etc.

SHOPPING

Delhi is not just a place of historical landmarks, monuments and cultural centers but it is one of the best shopping destinations in the country.

Below are some of the famous shopping bazaars and malls among tourists:

  • Dilli Haat
  • Janpath Market
  • Khan Market
  • Chandni chowk
  • Connaught Place
  • DLF Emporio
  • Select City Walk
  • Pacific Mall

and many more..

ATTRACTIONS

There are a huge number of beautiful places in Delhi that attracts tourist from all over the world. Some of them are:

  • Red Fort (built by Shahjahan)
  • Humayun’s Tomb (built by Hamida Banu in memory of her deceased husband)
  • Qutub Minar (The tallest minar of India)
  • India Gate (A war memorial in Janpath)
  • Hauz Khas Fort (built by Alauddin Khilji in 1284)
  • Jama Masjid (One of the largest Mosque of India)
  • Rashtrapati Bhawan (The official residence of the President of India)
  • Akshardham Temple (Inspired by Yogi Ji Maharaj and created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj)

The city of Delhi is famous for its gardens and parks too. Some of the gardens of Delhi are said to be created by rulers who liked to spend some leisure time with nature. Some of the parks and gargends to explore are:

  • Garden of Five Sense (Entry Fees: Rs. 20 for Adults, Rs 10 for senior citizen and kids up to 12 years)
  • Lodhi Garden (Entry Fees: Nil)
  • Deer Park (Entry Fees: Nil)
  • Nehru Park (Entry Fees: Nil)
  • Buddha Jayanti Park (Entry Fees: Nil)
  • Central Park (Entry Fees: Nil)
  • Mughal Garden (Entry Fees: Nil)

CUISINE

Delhi is not only the city of people with big hearts (Dilliwaala) but is also a food hub. Below is the list of food which is very popular:

  • Parantha at Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
  • Dal Makhani at Masala Art, Taj Palace Hotel
  • Paneer Tikka at QD’s, Hudson Lane
  • Butter Chicken at Moti Mahal
  • Mutton Korma at Karim’s, Jama Masjid
  • Pani Puri at Nathu’s Sweets
  • Sweet Lassi at Bikanervala
  • Dhokla at Gujarat Bhawan, Chanakyapuri

RELIGIOUS SITES

Religious destinations in Delhi are not limited to any particular faith or religion. Infact, every religion in the city have its own place of worship. There are numerous temples, large number of mosques, churches as well as gurdwaras in the city.

Some of them are listed below:

  • Hazrat Nizammudin Dargah
  • Lotus temple
  • Kalkaji Mandir
  • Akshardham Mandir
  • Chhattarpur Temple
  • St. James Church
  • Jama Masjid
  • Shia Jama Masjid
  • Cathedral Church of the Redemption

HOTELS

Delhi, the capital of India and one of the oldest cities of the world is a perfect blend of diverse cultures, greenery, rich architecture and a famed cuisine. Delhi is also home to some great luxury hotels that are:

  • JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity (From INR 5000 Onwards)
  • ITC Maurya (From INR 5000 Onwards)
  • Taj Palace (From INR 3500 Onwards)
  • Andaz Delhi (From INR 4500 Onwards)
  • The Imperial (From INR 7500 Onwards)

RESTAURANTS

The best restaurants in Delhi include Asian, Mediterranean, European and, of course, Indian meals. Check out some of the best restaurants:

  • Bukhara (Famous for massive hot naans and malai kebabs)
  • Karim’s (Famous for mutton bara and brain curry)
  • Indian Accent (Known for blue cheese naan and chicken tikka meatballs)
  • Sagar Ratna (Known for crispy, paper-thin stuffed dosas, mini idlis)
  • Andhra Bhavan (Famous for mutton curry)

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

  • Police : 100
  • Ambulance : 102
  • Fire Brigade : 101
  • D.M.R.C Helpline : 155370
  • Child Helpline : 1098
  • Women Helpline : 1091
  • Anti Poision : 1066

LANGUAGE

Hindi is the most spoken language in Delhi. But, languages like English, Urdu and Punjabi are spoken as well.

Hindi:

  • Welcome - Svagat
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • What's your name? - Aapka naam kya hai?
  • I don't know - Mujhe nahi pata
  • I don't understand - Mein samjha nahi
  • Thank you - Dhanyavad

Urdu:

  • Hello - Asalam u alaikum
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • Goodbye - khuda hafiz
  • How old are you? - Aap ki umr kya hai?
  • Congratulations - Mubarak ho
  • What is this? - Yeh kya hai?

Punjabi:

  • Hello - Sat sri akaal
  • How are you? - Tussi kiwen ho?
  • I am fine - Main theek haan
  • What is your name? - Tuhada naan ki hai?
  • My name is - Mera naan haga
  • Where are you from? - Tusi kithe dey ho?