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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Amazing, absolutely a wonderful experience.

If at all possible try and request my guide Deepak who went above and beyond any and all requests I made. I am also doing a vBlog/travelogue for college credit, and his knowledge on all the sites visited was beyond compare. I felt safe, he safeguarded me against scams, and actually saved me money I know would have been lost after experiencing Delhi alone the next three days. He was a resourceful tool, protector, and educator that spoke perfect English while also being able to relate to others in several other languages. I have never encountered better, this company has a prized employee, and once again I would stress to anyone reading these reviews to request Deepak. I just took a tour of Fort Kochi and found some of the things he said about typical guides to be true. They send you to their gift shops, and locations they have a cut of investment in instead of protecting the interests of the tourist. Deepak did the exact opposite, shielded me from scams, and showed me deals.

Private Full-Day Tour of Old & New Delhi with Lunch Reviewed by Michael, 06/08/2018

Our tour was fantastic and driver Vijay and guide Aman were stellar!

Not only did we have a great tour of the Taj Mahal from Aman and a completely worry free drive from Vijay but Maria Tourz is a completely honest company as well. I’ll explain. I didn’t understand that the booking was for two people do I booked it twice, once for my wife and once for me. I would have never known my error but Maria Tours picked up on my error, alerted me and refunded the money I paid for the second tour! I felt this speaks volume to their integrity as a company. I would highly recommend using them with complete confidence that they will put your needs first. Kudos to them on running such a fine company. Rick and Tracy Portland OR, USA

Excepting it to be amazing, we found it really incredeble...

We made the sunrise tour. Walking up at 2 AM to leave for the tour at 3 AM was a bit of a challenge. But we wouldn't have missed it, it was an incredible tour. Our guide, Mister Javed Ahmed, wasn't only our perfect English speaking guide, he was also our private fotographer... We had a great time with Javed, he was really involved and could tell us everything about the history and the reconstruction of the Taj Mahal. We are amazed about his knowledge... We enjoyed Javed's company and wish him al the best.

Private Sunrise Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi Reviewed by Joost, 25/06/2018

Excellent ! Would certainly recommend it !

The guide was great, friendly, knew a lot about Delhi and all its secret places . Excellent tour to get a good grasp of old Delhi and the markets

Old Delhi Heritage Walk Reviewed by ramiro, 06/06/2018

An excellent way to visit the iconic Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

Our driver was very punctual and picked us up from our hotel right on time. He was a very skilled driver and we had a very comfortable trip from Delhi to Agra. Our English speaking guide was waiting to meet us when we reached Agra. He spoke English fluently and was very well informed about the history and architecture of both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Our guide presented this information in a very interesting way by telling us about the lives of the people who were connected with these two monuments. He invited us to ask questions during our tour and answered all of our questions fully. We all learnt a lot! We were all glad that we had the opportunity to pre-purchase our tickets. Our visit was very well organised, very Interesting and enjoyable.

Private Sunrise Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 06/06/2018