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Delhi Travel Guide: Things to Do in Delhi

Delhi serves as the capital city of India since ancient times under different rulers till date. Hence, it holds a rich historical background and immense political importance.  It also has a special position on the tourism map of India, attracting plenty of people from all over the world to visit this city.

Why should you Visit Delhi?

There are many heritage buildings in Delhi, like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, and Mehrauli have great historical importance. Being the seat of administration, this city also houses Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Supreme Court. Tourists love relishing the tastes of delicious foods in the hotels, restaurants, and roadside eateries in the Hauz Khas and Chandni Chowk areas.

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What to Pack for Delhi

People need to pack long-sleeved attires of light fabrics to wear during the daytime, to avoid sunburn. Men can pack t-shirts, shorts, casual shirts, trousers, jeans, and sweaters in winter. Women need to pack dresses, skirts, salwar suits, or saris, whatever they are comfortable in wearing. Everyone should pack a pair of slippers, socks, undergarments, sunscreen, toiletries, and necessary electronic gadgets.

When is the best time to go to Delhi?

Winter months from October to March bear pleasant weather with mild coolness and the least rainfall. Thus, it is the best time to visit Delhi, as summer is extremely hot here.

How to reach Delhi

Tourists can reach Delhi by flights that land in Indira Gandhi International Airport from different cities in the world. People need to check Air India flight time before buying air tickets, as it is the most popular airline operating here. There are also 5 railway stations in Delhi, where people can reach from other Indian cities. People also visit Delhi by buses from neighboring cities or they may drive cars on highways connecting to other cities.

Is Delhi Safe?

Delhi is a safe city despite a few cases of pickpocketing in crowded areas. However, women should not roam around deserted places at night. Road accidents are also common due to congested traffic during peak office hours. Too much air pollution in this city can cause health problems to people suffering from respiratory diseases.

Be Aware of Scams in Delhi

Tourists need to book accommodation in reputed hotels where they can expect tight security for guests and their belongings. Cases of fraud are reportedly quite high in Delhi, for which they should be cautious before believing any stranger.

Where to Stay in Delhi

Normally, tourists prefer to stay in Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Defence Colony, Paharganj, Mehrauli, Hauz Khas Village, Chanakyapuri, Rajouri Garden, or Rajpath Marg. Hotels in all these places offer affordable lodging and people can stay comfortably near marketplaces and major tourist attractions.

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How to get around Delhi

Delhi Metro is the easiest transport for moving around in this city, as it operates on 6 circuits covering all prime locations, airport, and bus terminals. Tourists can also get around in AC or non-AC buses run by Delhi Transport Corporation, though buses are too crowded during peak office hours. There are private cabs that can also be booked via apps and cabs exclusive for women have huge demand.

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Where to go shopping in Delhi

Plenty of markets are there in Delhi to satisfy the shopping spree of tourists. They can visit Delhi Haat, which is an open-air market selling all kinds of local handicrafts. Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Sarojini Market, Khan Market, Janpath Market, Paharganj Market, and Karol Bagh Market are other places where people can buy fashionable garments, electronic gadgets, books, and jewelry at affordable prices.

Visit Local Places in Delhi, Not Just Tourist Places

Tourists may also visit restaurants, roadside eateries, and cafes to have a taste of local cuisines in Delhi. They can also visit theatre halls to enjoy some shows or simply take a stroll on the roads in the morning or evening, to know more about the local culture.

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Tourists need to plan the itinerary before traveling to Delhi and they may also seek advice from their travel agencies about it.