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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

Great Taj mahal & Agra fort tour! (Beware of morning fog!)

We had a good morning tour in Agra with our old guide Jamil. There was a mixup about ticket included or not, but he made a call and sorted right away. He gave us full stories of buildings & history, showed interesting spots, helped us get good pics. He was patient with us taking sooo many pictures all the way. Note this season Agra gets very foggy in morning so better not start too early. We arrived at 9am & yet we couldn't see Taj from the gate so Jamil took us inside first. It got better in 1 hour but still foggy. The lunch was delicious, the souvenir shops (marble mosaic & gems/pashmina) were not too bad. Be strong if you don't want anything, like any tours in the world. The driver also was polite & kind, the car was good & clean. Though it was extremely foggy morning, he drove very carefully and we immediately felt safe. He was on time for 5am pickup, we came back to the hotel at 5:30pm. Overall very good experience, I can recommend this tour to my friends.

A very good tour showcasing the sites to experience.

It was a very good tour. The only downside was I took the tour on a Monday and I was not able to enter the places of worship.

Full Day Old & New Delhi Private City Tour Reviewed by Gerry, 01/26/2019

I had an amazing afternoon wandering through Old Delhi

The guided tour was great. The guide Deepak was very nice and gave some very good explanations! I would definetly recommand this tour !

3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour with Rickshaw Ride Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 01/20/2019

A memorable experience to last forever!!

Very Happy to tell that we had a very pleasant tour of the city of Jaipur thanks to a knowledgeable, expert and friendly tour guide, Raj; he knew the history of this city so much that it was very easy for us to understand the tour: very friendly and fluent in english, we were lucky to get a tour guide like him; definitely recommend him and Balaji tours to anybody planning to visit Jaipur.

Jaipur: Private City Tour, Amer Hill Forts and City Palace Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 01/18/2019

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.