A Little Background
Delhi is the capital of the world’s largest democracy with a strong historical background. It was ruled by many powerful emperors.
The town was known as Indraprastha where Pandavas used to live. From Hindu Kings to Muslim Sultans, the reins of the city continued moving starting with one ruler then onto the next. The city came under British rule in the year 1803. In 1911, the British moved their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. After independence in 1947, New Delhi became the capital of India.
Best time to visit Delhi
February to March: Around the center of February, Delhi’s atmosphere goes through the progress from winter to summer. Past mid-February, the days bit by bit start to get hotter. The climate is extremely charming during this season, described by warm days, cool evenings, and the normal temperature floating between 20-25 °C.
April to June: Summers in Delhi are sweltering and dry, with temperatures going from 25 to 45 degrees. If you are planning to come at this time, don’t forget to carry sunglasses, hats, water bottles and wear light cotton.
July to September: The normal high and low temperatures range from 25 – 35 °C. during this time Delhi receives rainfall. don’t forget to carry an umbrella, raincoat, and appropriate footwear.
October to November: This is the best time to visit Delhi. At this time the temperature ranges from 20*C to 30*C. Likewise,n the significant celebrations of Dussehra and Diwali are commended, which pulls in sightseers from everywhere India and abroad.
December to January: Delhi experiences extreme cold at this time. The temperature varies from 5°c to 22°C during this period. don’t forget to carry warm clothes.
How to reach Delhi
Air: The Delhi Airport, also known as Indira Gandhi International Airport. It’s one of the biggest airports in the country. Frequent flights are available for Delhi from metro cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata. Delhi airport is well connected to cities across the world.
Train: The capital city has four major railway stations.
- New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS)
- Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI)
- Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (NZM)
- Anand Vihar Railway Terminal (ANVT)
Among these New Delhi Railway Station is the largest and busiest railway station.
There is a pre-paid taxi booth outside the railway station traveler can take a taxi from here and explore the city.
Delhi metro is well connected to the New Delhi Railway Station. It’s a very convenient way to get into the city.
Bus: This capital city has three major bus terminals.
- Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminus(ISBT), Kashmiri Gate.
- Veer Hakikat Rai Inter State Bus Terminus, Sarai Kale Khan.
- Swami Vivekanand Inter State Bus Terminus, Anand Vihar.
Delhi is well connected by bus to cities like Agra, Alwar, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Dharamsala, Dehradun, Shimla, Manali, Jaipur.
Road: Delhi is very much associated with a solid organization of highways. One can drive to Jaipur and Agra by NH 8 and NH 2, individually. The city is also well connected to destinations like Dehradun, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla, Manali.
Day by day plan
Day 1 | Starting Point Delhi
- Book a cab and start exploring the capital city of India.
- Visit Humayun’s Tomb. you can book your entry ticket online to avoid the queue.
- Visit the National science center. Which is around 3.5 km away from the Humayun’s Tomb.
- Visit Delhi Zoo. It will take a minimum of 2 hr to explore the Zoo. it’s just 1 km away from the National science center. You can book entry tickets from the website.
- Visit Purana Quila. An online entry ticket booking facility is available here. It’s a walking distance from the Zoo.
- Visit Raj Ghat. It will take a minimum of 1 hr to explore the Rat ghat. You will found a Relaxing environment. It’s 5.3 Km away from the Purana Quila.
- Visit the Mahatma Gandhi museum. which is 1 km away from the Raj Ghat.
Day 2 | Exploring Delhi
- Visit Akshardham Temple. It will take a minimum of 3 hr to explore the temple. Don’t miss the light and sound show.
Remember they have a very strict security checking. Electronics items are not allowed inside the temple premises (Mobile phones are not allowed).
- Visit Lotus Temple (Closed on Monday), around 14 km away from the Akshardham temple. Lotus temple entry is completely free.
- Visit ISKCON Temple. It’s just 2 km away from the Lotus temple.
- Visit National Rail Museum. Which is around 10 Km away from the ISKCON temple. You can enjoy a toy train ride here.
- Visit Chhatarpur Temple. which is around 14 Km away from the Rail Museum.
- Visit the famous Qutab Minar. It’s just 3 Km away from Chhatarpur Temple.
If you are a solo traveler, you can use Ola Bike for sightseeing.
Day 3 | Exploring Delhi
- Visit Hauz Khas. You can try Kunzum Travel Cafe in Hauz Khas. People from all around the country and even outside the country come here and share their travel stories.
- Visit Delhi Haat. You need to buy tickets to enter the market.
- Visit Lodhi Garden. It’s just 4 Km away from the Delhi Haat.
- Visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Which is around 5 Km away from the Lodhi Garden.
- Visit India Gate. It’s just 4 Km away from the Gurudwara.
- Visit Rashtrapati Bhavan. It’s just 3 Km away from the India Gate. To visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, you need to book your slot first. You can book your slot from the Rashtrapati Bhavan Website.
You can also try HoHo Bus for sightseeing. You can buy tickets from their website.
Day 4 | Exploring Delhi
- Visit National Museum.
- Visit Jantar Mantar. you can book your entry ticket online to avoid the queue. It’s just 2 Km away from the National Museum.
- Visit Red Fort (Closed on Monday). It will take a minimum of 2 Hrs to explore the Red Fort. You can book your entry ticket from the website.
- Visit Jama Masjid. It’s just a walking distance from the Red fort.
- Visit Chandni Chowk Market. It’s a must-visit place for all shopaholic people. It’s just a 200-meter walking distance from Jama masjid.
- Visit Connaught Place. This market a bit expensive market. It’s just 4 km away from the Chandni Chok Market.
- Visit Karol Bagh. This place is famous for lip-smacking food at a very reasonable price and shopping.
- You can also try Janpath Market for shopping.
Where to stay in Delhi
Hotels are easily available in Delhi.
If you are looking for high range hotels. Then you can try
- The Imperial New Delhi
- ITC Maurya
If you are looking for mid range hotels. Then you can try
If you are looking for budget hotels. Then you can try
If you are a solo traveler. Then you can try
If you are a Paratha lover, try out these places.
- Moolchand Parantha
- PT. Gaya Prashad Shiv Charan in Paranthe Wali Gali.
- Try a delicious Cheese Omelet at Khan Omelette Corner.
- Try juiciest Momos at Dolma Aunty Momos.
- Try Billu omelet point, the best place for true egg lovers.
- Also, try Snack Junction, they offer a wide variety of Chinese and Indian foods at pocket-friendly prices.
- If you are a vagitarian then you must try SFC, SOYA CHAAP.
- If you are a Kachori lover, then you must try Fateh Chand Ki Kachori.
Must Have Travel Accessories:–
- Rucksack option 1
- Rucksack option 2
- Neck pillow option 1
- Neck pillow option 2
- Neck pillow with eye mask option 1
- Reusable filter water bottle option 1
- Power bank option 1
- Power bank option 2
- Anti Theft Backpack with USB Charging Port option 1
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