September 15, 2014

Places to Visit in New Delhi, India

Places to Visit in New Delhi, India

Delhi - A Heritage City with Centuries old Forts, Temples, Mosques, Historic Sites, Should be on every World Travelers bucket list. 


Best Time to visit: November through March

The Underground Metro is operational in Delhi. Air-conditioned and very clean. New Delhi has more Buses (Public Transportation) then any other city in the World. The Buses use clean fuel and are natural gas-powered. The Delhi government is studying a proposal to introduce a fleet of solar-powered battery electric buses in the city.

Delhi Tourism has a hop on hop off bus, which is also a great way to see the city.  If you are not on a budget, use a cab, as trains are packed with people


Qutab Minar, A World Heritage site.
Below A visit to Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Some of the monuments there, are 800 years old, it is next to to Qutab Minar, A World Heritage site.

Asoka Pillar 3 Century BC. For more info check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_pillar_of_Delhi


Red Fort Delhi

World Heritage Site, Its also known as Lal Quilla in Hindi, neaarest Metro station Chandni Chowk. On Indian On Independence Day (15 August), the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at Red Fort. My recommendation is to hire a tour guide, there will be several Guides that will approach you, get a price before you start the tour. Give yourself a minimum 2 hours to See the whole complex.





Sis Ganj Gurdwara


A short walk from Red Fort, in the Chandni Chowk Area

 Picture above is Sis Ganj Gurdwara, A historical woship site for Sikhs for info check the wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurudwara_Sis_Ganj_Sahib

Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

Also in the Chandni Chowk Area, walking distance from the above 2 sites, dress modestly




Humayun's Tomb built in 1565 A.D, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, nearest Metro JNL stadium

ISCON Temple

Its a little out of the way in Kalish Colony area, best to take a cab


New Delhi ISCON Temple (Here Krishna), they have a cafe with Awesome Vegetarian Food


Lotus Temple Delhi. Bahai Faith. New Delhi - A must See

Nearest Metro Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station,


India Gate - The the National monument of India. There is National Museum close by, I do suggest taking a Cab or tuk-tuk to Rashpati Bahavan from India Gate, or you can even walk




Above -- Indian Parliament building and The Rashtrapati Bhavan, President's Residence is the home of the President of India

Bangla Sahib - Sikh Gurdwara

(Sikh Place of Worship) This is a huge complex with a pond, free food is also served here. Dress modestly and head needs to be covered with a cloth. There is a visitors center on the premises.




Akshardham Hindu Temple - Must See

Little outside Delhi, Akshardham Metro Station, best to take a Cab as Metro will be super crowded, cameras not allowed, picture I took from the road nearby.



Lodhi Gardens


Another must See, Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat. Over 90 acres and monuments from the 1400's





Diwali

Diwali - The festival of Lights is the best time to be in India, it is celebrated in the beginning of November. The Whole country is decorated.

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At night there are fireworks everywhere

Getting vegetables direct from the farm. There are several farms on the outskirts of Delhi.

The farmer cutting cauliflower, $ 1 for 15 cauliflowers. You can buy veggies from a road side vendor also.


New Delhi rush hour traffic is bumper to bumper for miles, yes you still see cows on the streets in Delhi, give yourself plenty of time when travelling in rush hour traffic.



Dilli Haat - Arts and Crafts Market, Near INA Market metro station, popular with tourists, A craftsman weaving a A dhurrie at Delhi Haat, It is a thick flat rug or carpet at a market in Delhi







A Street Vendor Selling Popcorn

Elephant on the Street, not an uncommon site




Happy Travels! Do check out my posts on India. http://www.arvinder.com/2006/11/top-10-of-everything-at-india.html

If you think one of the destinations didn’t make up to the list, then comment below on your favorite destination, food, sport or idea of fun or travel that you experienced while at New Delhi.

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