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10 Things to Do in New Delhi

The capital city of India has a whole host of colorful sights. Discover the rich history of one of the world's oldest democracies and explore New Delhi with our top tips!

The Red Fort

The Red Fort

The truly impressive Red Fort is a must-see on any trip to New Delhi. The 17th century structure is made from red brick and is visible from the motorway nearby. Take a guided tour to get the most out of the experience.

Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar

The largest Minar in Delhi, Qutb Minar is a tower that symbolizes the victory of Islam over Delhi's last Hindu kingdom in the 12th century. The 73 meter high tower houses the first mosque to ever be built in India.

Old Delhi

Old Delhi

While you're in Old Delhi, take a guided tour of the area. You'll discover sights, sounds, smells, and tastes you've never experienced before.

Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk

Located in the heart of Delhi's Metro system, Chandi Chowk is a great place to get some shopping done. Check out Janpat, a local market full of Indian goods and make sure you haggle!

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb

Designed by a Persian architect, the palace where Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb is located is a beautiful homage to symmetry. Walk through the grounds and take in several monuments dedicated to lost members of the Emperor's family.

Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is a house of worship for the monotheistic Bahá'í Faith. Shaped like the Lotus flower, the architecture of this sacred site is quite remarkable.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

The largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid is another structure built during Mughal rule of the 17th century. As you walk around the mosque, notice the intricate carvings on almost each and every wall.

Akshardham

Akshardham

Akshardham has some of the most intricate artwork along its walls. The huge architectural marvel is a tribute to some of the finest Indian architecture. History buffs will enjoy the short films and historic exhibitions inside.

India Gate

India Gate

A tribute to the 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I for the British army and did not return home, India Gate is a 40 meter gate and a true landmark in New Delhi.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the home of the President of India, and is the largest presidential residence in the world. The gardens belonged once to the Mughal empire, and are perfect for an evening stroll.

Planning Your New Delhi Visit

What to eat in New Delhi?

Do as the locals do and drink some chai in the afternoon and have some daal, or lentils, with rice and vegetables. For dessert, try Galebi, a fried orange treat that resembles fired glass and is best when dipped in hot milk.

How to get around New Delhi?

For short distances take a rickshaw, and make sure to bargain your rate before you step on. You can also take small motorized taxis called Auto-rickshaws, the Delhi metro system, or taxis. Buses can be quite overcrowded, but they are an option as well.

Good to know

  • Language
    Hindi and English
  • Currency
    Indian Rupee (₹)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+05:30)
  • Country Code
    +91
  • Best time to visit
    The best time to visit New Delhi is between November and March. The weather is dusty, dry and cool but the temperature never drops below 60 degrees. The summers in India can be extremely hot and when August hits, so does the monsoon season.

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What people are saying about New Delhi

A perfect, effortless way to stay my India trip!

I had amazing service the entire trip. Hira, my driver, was a gentle and safe driver, allowing me to catch up on some sleep after my international flights while driving me to the Taj Mahal. He also provide good conversation and tea. My guide Aman was very charismatic and knowledgeable about the sites. He took several outstanding photos of me along the way. He made sure to point out all the most important details of the sites while also adding in his own we expert opinion. Very experienced and thoughtful staff all around. Would highly recommend.

I especially enjoyed a tour from a woman!

I was traveling with a girlfriend of mine to New Delhi, and I particularly enjoyed having a tour from a woman to help explain some of the culture and expectations. It made me feel safe going into unfamiliar areas. I appreciated how she stood up for us when some men who were handling ticket and robe sales at one of the mosques tried to get us to buy robes even though we were fully covered and dressed modestly.

Private Old and New Delhi City Best of Tour in 8 Hours Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/01/2019

Everything was taken care of for us, punctual and no line up

Out guide was very informative, took care of everything so we could enjoy our time in Delhi. Taj Mahal was amazing!

Flexible, helpful & kind. Perfect, affordable tour for 1 day in Delhi!

Our guide picked us up bright and early at the airport - starting our tour 2 hours before the agreed time, which was great! We fully customised our trip with shopping in between ( although the centre we went to was a bit pricey). We had lunch at PINDI - where we had the best butter chicken on earth! He and the driver were flexible, helpful and kind. We got to experience the rush of the famous market area on a rickshaw - a plus on our side! The tour was perfect and we highly recommended this for a quick day in Delhi! For us personally, it was a bit tight (we had an early flight) and it was too fast paced for us - as photographers we needed a little bit more space, time and patience with the tour ( 1/2 star for this - but we can not fault this either, we were on a tight schedule).

Private Delhi Customized Full Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 18/12/2018

Great private tour and my family enjoyed it the most

My son & dad enjoyed the whole day private tour visiting the monuments in Delhi. The guide, Naveen was very friendly and showed all the places as per the plan mentioned. Also, chauffeur was very helpful. On time pick up and drop. Lunch was arranged by the guide in a very good hotel. Much appreciated by my dad! Overall happy times!!