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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

very impressed with our knowledgeable guide

we had a wonderful time on our street food and walking tour. our guide was prompt, well organized, efficient and fun to talk with. his English was excellent and he had a lot of interesting things to say about the area, its history and architecture. we particularly enjoyed both getting to use the subway and a rickshaw. thanks for a wonderful introduction to old Delhi.

Super flexible and perfect welcome to India

We have been picked up from the airport at 11am and directly started into a wonderful and inspirational sightseeing through Delhi. We agreed on the places to visit beforehand such that skipping all lines was perfectly set up. We visited Qutb Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Old Delhi incl. a Rikshaw ride and saw many more places as pass-by. The guide managed to put the sites visited into historic details and answered all questions comprehensively. We enjoyed the ride and thank the driver for his patient and predictive driving skills.

Private Delhi Customized Full Day Tour Reviewed by Marius, 07/03/2019

Really good tour of the city old and new

We had already seen a few of the sights on a tour the previous day and so our guide didn’t hesitate to alter his initial plan to ensure we saw new things. The downside of the day was the rain which sadly meant not as much walking as we hadn’t any wet weather clothes with us. The highlight was undoubtedly the Ghandi memorial for us - what a guy! The guide and driver worked well together and we felt very safe with them.

Full Day Old & New Delhi Private City Tour Reviewed by Karen, 04/03/2019

Great trip, all went smoothly and guide and driver were very helpful

Rumy (my guide) and Ajay Kumar (my driver) were both excellent and went out of their way to give me a good long day, not rushing back but letting me enjoy Delhi at leisure and get out to Qutb Minar, which was impressive. Rumy took me round the bazaars of Old Delhi and onto the roof of the Spice Market building, which gave great views. The rickshaw was good fun. I'm glad we went on a Sunday when it wasn't too busy - we still got to see everything that mattered. Thank you again for giving me a great day. Julia

Old and New Delhi Private Guided Tour by Car Reviewed by Julia, 02/03/2019

Most convenient way to see Agra from Delhi!

As the title says, it really is the most convenient way! Driver arrived on time to our hotel, took us to Delhi train station and waited with us at the platform until our train came, meals and water were provided on the train. Picked up at Agra station from the train by our private tour guide and driver and taken to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Baby Taj, followed by a lunch (included in the price) and souvenir stop. Our tour guide brought every place we visited alive with a wealth of knowledge on every location and went above and beyond in capturing amazing photos of the whole experience for us. We were then taken back to Agra train station where the driver again waited at the platform for us to board our train and the same driver that took us to the train station in Delhi in the morning picked us up at the platform again. Over all this was an amazing, completely stress free experience that i couldn't recommend enough!