Children Welcome. Warmth, Coziness of an Indian Family. Safe for Single Women. Unique Haveli Architecture - Luxurious. Alternative to Delhi Hotels.

User Rating:  / 2
PoorBest 

India Gate at Delhi

Most advice on internet forums is to avoid Delhi.

Get in and get out as quickly as possible is the strong suggestion.

The general rant is that Delhi is chaotic, busy and expensive.

 

Most of this is perhaps quite true. But then there is much to Delhi, a lot's to see.

Delhi is the microcosm of India.

It is the food capital, the sufi stronghold, the political capital, the cultural capital, the music capital, the art capital, the fashion capital as well as wheeler dealer's city.

In our view, one should give Delhi 3 clear touring days - this means 4 nights probably.

 

This shall set you up nicely to enjoy and understand rest of India much better.

A possible itinerary could be:

Day 1: The circuit of Humayun's Tomb, Crafts Museum, Old Delhi (Jama Masjid, Red Fort (closed on Monday),
Chadni Chowk market (closed on Sunday)), India gate area and back.

Day 2: The circuit of Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Hauz Khas Village, Lodhi Gardens, Khan Market and
Connaught Place (closed on Monday)

Day 3: A circuit of Nizamuddin Shrine, Bangal Sahib Gurudwara, Hanuman Temple, Nigambodh Ghat (cremation
grounds) and Akshardham Temple (closed on Monday).

Ideally, one should hire a car and driver. It is inexpensive and much hassle free.

 

However, you can spend even longer time:

 

Delhi is perhaps the most interesting city in the world, and is easy to even spend two weeks here especially if your interests are history and architecture. There is a lot going for Delhi - historical sights, lot's of monuments and forts, bustling markets, interesting neighborhoods. Here's a random selection of some tips. 

 

Delhi's old city - with 2 weeks, you should spend plenty of time in Shahjahanabad, Delhi's walled old city. Different neighborhood's are completely different, and the place is always full of energy (and people).

 

The Forts and Monuments - Mostly in South Delhi, nearly every neighborhood has something to offer by way of centuries-old buildings tucked away in their inner lanes.  One must visit is Mehrauli, beyond the popular Qutb Minar sight. Mehrauli is full of character demonstrating the mixture of new and old of Delhi.

 

Tughlukhabad Fort, mostly quiet has impressive ramparts and an interesting urban village inside the walls.

 

As  you will wander around Delhi, you can expect to turn a corner and spot few hundred years old mosque or temple or a building and turn the next corner -  a chrome and glass facade is in your sight!.

 

Khan Market - Near Lodhi Garden, a popular upscale market for Delhi frequented by expatriates, middle and upper classes.  Has bookshops, boutiques, restaurants. 

 

Noida - The new part of Dehi NCR suburb. Middle-class housing complexes, modern shopping malls, multiplexes - this is  how the modern India lives.

 


Majnu ka Tila - a Tibetan neighborhood - The culture of tibetan people in a small microcosm.

 


Nizammuddin Dargah- A holy shrine of sufi saint, it is frequented by devouts from all religions. Can be intimidating for some though there is nothing to worry - it has an honest and real India atmoshphere.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Random Blog Posts

Written on 04/09/2012, 08:52 by webmaster lubbsheez
delhi-survival-guideOk, so it’s your first time trip to India, and you’re going to one of the country’s largest cities – Delhi, as it is fairly close to one of the wonders of...
Written on 20/05/2012, 15:02 by Sheikh Pervez Hameed
rajouri-garden-a-market-of-deals  Situated about half an hour to 45 min ride from our home, in the north-western direction is the Rajouri Garden market. It is the most popular high...
Written on 28/01/2011, 08:50 by Sheikh Pervez Hameed
how-many-days-for-delhi Most advice on internet forums is to avoid Delhi. Get in and get out as quickly as possible is the strong suggestion. The general rant is that Delhi...
Written on 25/10/2012, 06:32 by webmaster lubbsheez
4-handy-travel-dashboardsWhen you are planning to go on a trip, especially one that will be rather long and have multiple destinations, it can be stressful keeping track of...
Written on 01/09/2012, 19:21 by Delhi Bed and Breakfast
struggle-to-preserve-delhi-s-historyAn abundant supply of historical monuments and ruins make Delhi a delightful destination worthy of many days of stay, whatever the Internet forums...
Written on 12/12/2012, 23:44 by webmaster lubbsheez
delhi-airport-scam-how-to-avoit-itA word of advice for those travelling by taxi from the airport to Delhi B&B. Call the B&B to arrange to be picked up!   We decided to take a...
Written on 22/07/2012, 11:33 by Sheikh Pervez Hameed
a-jewel-in-the-central-delhiOpposite India gate, in its lush verdant lawns, is an 18th century mosque giving firepower to the popular cliche, that in India, the old and the new...
Written on 15/08/2012, 16:27 by Sheikh Pervez Hameed
karim-s-hotel-1913-pre-india-independence-restaurantDelhi is the food capital of India. The variety available here is mind-boggling and the street food is just yummy.   In a short series, I shall mention...
Written on 22/10/2012, 21:20 by Lubna Pervez
palak-paneer Palak paneer is a wholesome and nutritious dish prepared using spinach and cottage cheese. It is not difficult to make it and the recipe is given...
Written on 13/03/2011, 22:17 by Sheikh Pervez Hameed
the-tao-philosophy-of-independent-travel What defines an Independent Traveler?   This can be quickly summed up - a traveller inspired by the philosophy of using the travel opportunity to...
Written on 22/11/2012, 09:09 by Delhi Bed and Breakfast
save-on-the-credit-card-charges-on-your-overseas-travelATM withdrawal of money overseas can attract expensive bank charges on most credit cards. If only you could save your hard earned money from ending up in...
Written on 25/02/2011, 03:30 by Sheikh Pervez Hameed
airport-pickup-vs-pre-paid-taxi Which to prefer? Pre-paid taxi is nearly 40% cheaper compared to the pickup service we arrange.   Reason: The cars we use are good condition AC cars...

A Quote:

"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
Videos on YouTube
Find us on Linked In
Find us on Google+
Find us on Facebook
Follow Us