not be taken aback at your first impression of Delhi, the capital city of
India. It's possible you would take the city as a place of undue haste and
recklessness as you step into its streets. Instead carry on. Because, it is
behind this madcap facade that the actual charm and the peace of the city
can be found. As you delve deeper, you would come to know that, Delhi is a
place rich with culture, architecture and human diversity. The history alone
would perhaps turn as impressive as being contagious.
Climate & Best Time
Delhi experiences extremes of climatic conditions. During summers, from
March till June, temperature touches a usual high of 45 degrees centigrade.
Months of May and June are the hottest in the year and heat doesn't abate
until October. Dust storms keep sweeping in from Rajasthan during this
period. Winters, at the same time, record the lowest of temperatures, the
minimum recording 2 degrees centigrade. July, August and September are
monsoon months. Tourists can be seen flocking to the city between October
Places to Visit
Both the segregations Old Delhi and New Delhi have a lot in
store for travellers. There are lures from the most ancient to the most
recent innovations. You'd really need quite a few days to explore all of the
city's attractions. Some of these are as follows.
» Red Fort
One of biggest draws for tourists in Delhi, the Red Fort speak volumes of
the Mughal supremacy in India. It was back in 1639 when Shah Jahan first
decided to shift his capital to Delhi. In the next eight years, he came up
with the bustling city of Shah Jahanbad, the fort being its iconic
» Purana Quila
fort was erected by the Mughal emperor Humayun, later modified by Sher Shah
Suri. The overall structure of the fort is a fine example of the medieval
» Qutab Minar
Located in South Delhi, the fluted red sandstone tower was built by
Qutub-ud-Din Aibak, the founder of the Slave Dynasty. The projected
balconies, intricate designs and the engarved Quranic verses are worth
seeing for all.
» Humayun's Tomb
Considered as a trend setter of its time, the tomb was built by Haji Begum,
Mughal emperor Humayun's wife. The architecture of the monument is the
brainchild of the Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas.
Finding a suiting accommodation option in Delhi is never a problem for
tourists. In fact, you will be spoilt for choices, with categories from
deluxe, luxury and budget to the cheapest of options. Hotel Taj Mahal, Hotel
Inter Continental, Hotel Le Meridien, Hotel the Park and The Oberoi are
famous five star deluxe hotels in Delhi. Preferred budget hotels include
Clarks Inn, Legend Inn, Suncourt Yatri etc.
Delhi, with its Indira Gandhi International Airport and the Palam Domestic
Airport, is easily accessible from different parts of the world and the
country. Tourists can avail of regular train services from city's three
major railheads New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station
and Nizamuddin Railway Station. The road routes of the city are quite
well-established. The interstate bus termini are located at Kashmere Gate,
Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar.