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About Delhi Tourism
Qutab Minar Delhi is a perfect amalgamation of rich ancient Mughal architecture, monuments of medieval period and a modern day metropolitan city. This is one city that has very well preserved the past in its ancient monuments of medieval period (both the good and bad chapters of it) while competing with the changing times. Right from the time of Mughal rulers to the Britishers stepping their feet on our soil, Delhi has seen it all. Today the capital city of India has established itself as a major tourist attraction of the country. Talk of the ancient Mughal buildings or medieval period monumnets (like Humayun's tomb etc) to the British era monument (India Gate) to modern day markets, yummy street food, metro trains, you will feel like walking the past lanes of history with a modern approach. Come lets explore the different facets of this city.

Delhi Travel Guide
Summers in Delhi are from April to June. Monsoon generally sets in from July and may last till September. Winters are from November to February. Temperatures may rise to a high of 45 degrees in summer and drop to a low of about 5 degrees in winter. Monsoon rains are not very heavy and Delhiites eagerly await the rainy season to bring some respite from the sweltering heat.

Location: North India (forming a Golden Triangle circuit with Jaipur and Agra)

Climate: The summers are very hot (maximum temp can reach 47-48 degree Celsius). The winters are very chilly and foggy too. The thick fog envelops entire city during December- January (the minimum temp is around 10 degree Celsius). The rainy season can be quite messy due to heavy rains.
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Best Time to Visit
September-November and February-April

How to Reach
By Air : Flights are available to Delhi from all major destinations of India and many international destinations. The Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi is located on the outskirts of the capital to its south.

By Rail : Delhi city is well connected to almost all Indian states by railways. There are three important railway stations in Delhi-New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station.

By Bus : There are Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar areas of the city. Buses in the air conditioned, deluxe and ordinary categories regularly operate between Delhi and most other destinations of Northern India. For more info a Delhi tourist map will help you a lot.

Delhi Sightseeing - Travel To Famous Monuments of Delhi
Your Delhi sightseeing tours begin with boarding the state operated Hop on Hop off buses that takes you to the most popular tourist places in Delhi like old monuments of India. So lets have a look at it.

India Gate, Delhi India Gate : Located at the heart of the city, India Gate is a war memorial and a popular Indian structure built in the memory of all those soldiers who lost their life in World War I. Their named is inscribed on this British era building that is visited by travelers coming here from different corners of the world.

The Red Fort :The Red Fort in old Delhi is a magnificent example of the Mughal architectural style and famous old monuments of India. The fort was constructed by Shahjahan in the 17th century when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. The intricate carvings and the lush green lawns will surely attract you.

Rashtrapati Bhawan : India's biggest house where the President of India lives, is a superb example of British architectural style during colonial period. There is a slight ascent of Rajpath from India Gate leading to Rashtrapati Bhavan. The gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, particularly Mughal gardens ranks among the best gardens in India.

Raj Ghat : Raj Ghat is the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. Located in a sprawling well maintained campus, people in large numbers come to Raj Ghat to pay respect to the Mahatma.

Qutab Minar : Qutab Minar is located at Mehrauli in southern Delhi. A fine example of early medieval period architecture, Qutab Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din-Aibak of the Slave dynasty in 13th century.

Lotus Temple, Delhi Lotus Temple : Belonging to the Bahai sect, Lotus temple is also known as the Bahai temple. Built with meticulous care in the shape of a lotus, the temple is a great example of modern architecture.

Birla Mandir : The Laxminarayana Temple, popularly called the Birla Mandir, was built in the year 1938 by the Birla family. The architecture of the temple is impressive and it is visited by tourists and devotees in large numbers. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple adorns an entirely new look on Janmashtami day.

Beside these top destinations you can also pay a visit to Humayun's tomb, Qutub Minar, Old Fort, Akshardham temple, Jama Masjid, Hazrat Nizammudin Auliya Dargah, Safdarjung Tomb and Jantar Mantar and other famous medieval Indian monuments located in Delhi.

Nearby Excursions
Besides traveling the Delhi tourist places, there are many good places to see around the city that you can choose to go. Like:

Agra :
Located at a distance of 203 km from Delhi, Taj Mahal in Agra city is the most visited tourist destination of the country. The Taj is a monument whose beauty and grandeur could not be matched by any other monument in the world.
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Mathura :
Mathura falls on the way to Agra from Delhi. The birth place of Lord Krishna, Mathura is full of big and small temples dedicated to the Lord.

Bharatpur :
A paradise for the bird watchers, Bharatpur is famous for its bird sanctuary. More than 400 species of birds can be spotted in the sanctuary. A number of migratory birds also come to the place during winters.

Kurukshetra :
Located in Haryana at a distance of 157 kms from Delhi, Kurukshetra is the place where the famous battle of Mahabharata is believed to have taken place. The Brahma Sarovar and Narkatari temple of the place are associated with ancient times.

What To Do In Delhi
Being the capital city has its own advantage when it comes to traveling or things to do here. Here is a small list of the things you can try while in here.

Shopping:
It is the favorite activity of Delhities. Every weekend Delhi people are out in malls or the famous fashion streets for shopping. Even the travelers coming here are not untouched with it. From expensive designer brands to local street fashion you get it all here are one place. Some of the popular market places of the capital are Janpath, Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar Market, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar and Kamala Nagar markets.

Tasting The Yummy Delhi Food
Delhi people are big time foodies. They just love it like anything. Talk of any continental dish or the local street food, nothing can match the taste and flavor of the Delhi food. The mouth watering gol-gappas, chaat-papri, dahi bhallas, you will surely want more. Go to any plush restaurant or a small road side dhabba the taste will not be compromised, but yes your bill may vary accordingly. So next time you come on Delhi darshan, take a long break from office so that you can enjoy your Delhi vacation to the fullest.
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Highlights : City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Palace, Ranthambore National Park, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Ganges, Ghats.


Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Features : Mehangarh Fort, Jagdish Temple at Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur National Park, Red Fort, Taj Mahal.


Bengal Tiger at Ranthanbore National Park
Highlights : Taj Mahal, Red Fort, City Palace, Amber Palace, Elephant Ride, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur National Park,


Jama Masjid, Delhi
Highlights : Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Bahai Temple, Crafts Museum, Samode Palace, City Palace, Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, Chokhi Dhani, Folk Dancers, Acrobats, Snake Charmers, Puppeteers, Fatehpur Sikri


Red Fort at Old Delhi
Highlights : Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir, Jai Singh's Observatory


Taj Mahal, Agra
Highlights : Old Fort, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Safdarjang Tomb, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Amber Fort with Elephant, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Birla Mandir, Jai Singh's Observatory


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Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Highlights : Amber Fort, Elephant's, Royal Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Khajuraho Temples, Ghats, Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb.


Red Fort, Delhi, India
Highlights : Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar, Chandni Chowk Bazaar, India Gate, President's House, Emperor Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Sikandra, Agra Fort, Pavilions, Gardens, Mosques, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Pushkar Fair, Meherangarh Fort, Camel Ride, Jain Temples, Kumbhalgarh National Park, City Palace on lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-Ki-Bari, Fateh Sagar Lake, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Gateway Of India, Gandhi Memorial, Hanging Garden , Prince Of Whales Museum, Dhobhi Ghat, Elephanta Island, Cave Temple, Kamla Nehru Park.


Lake Pichola, Udaipur. Rajasthan
Highlights : Rhinos, Tigers, Royal Chitwan National Park, Rat Temples, Rock-Hewn Caves, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Meharangarth Fort, Lake Pichola, Caves of Ellora and Ajanta, Western Ghats.


Temple at Varanasi
Highlights : Temple, Ghats, Corbett National Park, Tiger, Elephant, Kaladunghi Foothills, Taj Mahal, Bharatpur National Park.


Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore
Highlights : Ancient Forts, Temples, Villages, bird sanctuary, Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Khana National Park, Caves.


Bengal Tiger at Corbett Tiger Reserve
Highlights : Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Sariska National Park, Amber Fort, Royal Palace museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Taj Mahal, Corbett Tiger Reserve.


Camel Riders at Pushkar Fair, Pushkar, Rajasthan
Highlights : Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Hindu Temple, Bahai Temple, India Gate, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum, Pushkar Fair, Havelis, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Ranakpur Jain Temple, Lake Pichola, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon- Ki -Bari, Fateh Sagar Lake, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Lake Palace.


Bengal Tiger at Bandhavgarh National Park
Highlights : Sariska Tiger, Bharatpur Ghana Bird Sanctuary, Taj Mahal, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park.


Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore National Park
Highlights : Amber fort, Jaigarh fort, Sanganer, Bagru, Chambal, Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, Ranthambore National Park, Jungle Safari, Bharatpur Sanctuary, Taj Mahal.


Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab
Highlights : Golden Temple, McLeod Ganj, Tibetan library, Himalaya, Andretta Village, Tibetan Monasteries, Mundi, The Mall, Christ Church, Scandal Corner, Viceregal Lodge, Sikandra, Itimad-ud-Daulah, Taj Mahal.


Taj Mahal, Agra
Highlights : Kashmiri Wazwan at the famous Chor Bazaar, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Amber Fort, Eklingi & Nagda Temple, Jain Temple, Khatakali Dance, Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, St Francis church, Dutch Palace, Backwaters, Marari Beach.


Red Fort in Old Delhi
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Delhi Gate, Delhi, India
Highlights : Chandni-Chowk, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jumma Masjid, Taj Mahal, River Yamuna, Kali's Temple, City Palace, Great Thar Desert, Nathmalji-ki-haveli, Patwon-ki-haveli, Salim Singh-ki-haveli, Sand Dunes, Raan of Kutch, Kutch Museum, Swaminarayan Temple, Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach.


Baudhanath Stupa, Kathamandu
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