New Delhi: what to see in the capital of India:
New Delhi is the capital of India and is the city district of the federal territory of Delhi. The district administrative office is located in the Connaught Place neighborhood.
The city enchants millions of tourists every year for its monuments and suggestive landscapes. It is also one of the most populous cities in the world if we count the entire metropolitan area (21,753,487 inhabitants), second in India only to Mumbai.
In this new post, let’s go to the discovery of the capital of India: welcome to New Delhi!
Where is New Delhi located
New Delhi, located in the central-eastern part of Delhi, is structured around 2 main avenues, Raj path and Jan path: the first extends from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, while the second, formerly Queen’s Way, starts from Connaught Circus and ends towards the Shanti path.
The city is located in the vicinity of the Yamuna River (a tributary of the Ganges).
It is also divided into 3 zones: Connaught Place, Parliament Street and Chanakya Puri.
Here is the map of Delhi:
Climate New Delhi:
The climate of New Delhi is subtropical, characterized by mild and sunny winters, very hot months such as March, April, May and June and very humid and rainy summers, due to the monsoon.
The ideal time to go to New Delhi is between November and February, which is less hot and rainy than the others. To avoid the monsoon period.
The official currency in India is the Indian rupee, whose exchange rate is around 0.011 euros each rupee. So you need to change or, if you prefer, you can also pay with your credit card if you travel to India. Things to do in london
Getting around in New Delhi:
New Delhi is characterized by an efficient city public transport network.
The metro is very fast and punctual and consists of 5 lines. The most used by tourists are the yellow and blue ones.
However, there are 3 different types of buses: the red ones that have air conditioning, the green ones that don’t and the orange ones, typical of private companies.
Taxis are inconvenient to use, as they are much slower (due to traffic) than the metro.
Auto-rickshaws, on the other hand, are yellow and green three-wheeled vehicles. The capacity is up to 3 people and they are cheaper than taxis.
The reference airport is Delhi’s international airport, Indira Gandhi.
What to see in New Delhi:
The city offers many interesting attractions, among which the main ones are:
- Jama Masjid: is one of the most famous mosques in India. The building is located in Chawri Bazar, one of the streets of Old Delhi. The name Jama Masjid is inspired by the moment of Jumuʿa, that is the Friday prayer at noon, while Masjid means “congregation”;
- Rashtrapati Bhavan, the largest presidential palace in the world. To reach the palace you have to take the royal road, called Rajpath;
- India Gate (gateway to India) is inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, located in Paris. It was built in honor of the Indian-British Army soldiers who died fighting during the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War;
- Quṭb Minār is the tallest brick minaret in the world, approximately 72.5 meters high. It consists of 5 floors and 5 balconies. It is among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites;
- Humāyūn’s Tomb, a complex of buildings linked to the burial of the Mughal emperor Humāyūn, commissioned by his wife, Ḥamīda Bānū Bēgum, around 1562 AD. and designed by the Persian architect Mirak Mīrzā Ghiyāth;
- Swaminarayan Akshardham Complex, a Hindu temple and spiritual-cultural campus, also called Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Akshardham. The complex exposes to the public millennia of traditional Hinduism and Indian spirituality;
- Tomb of Mahatma Gandhi, the Raj Ghat, which is one of the most visited places in the entire city of New Delhi;
What to eat in New Delhi:
- Indian cuisine has always been famous for being extremely spicy and spicy.
- Let’s see together which are the typical dishes you absolutely must taste:
- Paratha is a flatbread, usually accompanied by vegetables and served with spicy sauces, suitable to replace bread;
- Butter chicken is truly an unmissable dish seasoned with an excellent curry sauce, certainly one of the least spicy in the place;
- Kebab, which is also very popular in New Delhi;
- Biryani, a rice-based dish with meat or vegetables, all seasoned with many spices;
- The momos, on the other hand, are steamed ravioli;
- Kulfis, an ice cream made with milk and dried fruit;
Small note: alcohol is very expensive here:
Some of the coolest clubs in New Delhi are for example Aura Vodka Bar, 1911 Bar and Throphy Bar, while the most popular clubs for tourists and young Indians are For Visa Australia Click here
Finally, the places where you can listen to traditional Indian music, accompanied by typical Hindu culture dances, are recommended.