• Best Time To Visit Jaipur
  • October March
  • Distance From Major Cities To Jaipur
  • Delhi-261 kms.
  • Agra-246 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-625 kms.
  • Mumbai-1176 kms.
  • Weather in Jaipur
  • Summer 45C (Max) - 22C (Min)
  • Winter 22C (Max) - 8.3C (Min)
  • Rainfall is between 61 - 64 cms

New Delhi is the national capital of India. As a city it is famous for its culture, tradition and quite interesting history. It is the third largest city in India and the most preferred city in terms of investments, industries, living, healthcare and career.
Delhi has always been a cosmopolitan city where one can find people from all parts of India. The city (which is also a Union Territory) has opened itself to embrace every new custom and tradition. The contrast between New and Old Delhi is very much visible by the culture, lifestyle and tradition. Old Delhi still has the influence of Mughals with monuments, mosques and forts all through the complicated streets. Old bazaars and food are some of the specialties of Old Delhi, whereas New Delhi is completely different with lifestyle and city's architecture having the influence of British Rule in India.
Delhi is just not a city but it is an old book, a book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to events which has brought India through the history books.
There are several tourist attractions in the city without which Delhi is not complete. From Red fort, Lotus Temple and Chandni Chowk to Modern art Gallery, Purana Quila and many more, Delhi boasts of an infinite range of touristy places. The Delhi Metro is another remarkable achievement of the city in the recent years.

Tourist Attractions in Delhi

India Gate:

The Gigantic INDIA GATE is a fascinating and wonderful monument. You can enjoy the lush green lawns of India Gate, which house the famous boat club and a children's park. The lawns come alive in the evening with picnicking families and couples taking a stroll. You will find little children run about playing with balloons and eating ice-creams purchased from nearby vendors. The use of special lighting enhances the beauty of the monument and it looks even more striking at night.
India Gate

The 42 metre high, free standing arch, was designed by Luytens and built in 1911. It was originally named All India War Memorial in memory of the 90,000 Soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the soldiers are inscribed all along the walls of the arch. In 1971, an eternal flame was lit here to honour the Amar Jawan (immortal soldiers). 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' or the flame of the immortal warrior is burning under it since 1971. The eternal flame reminds the sacrifice of these brave soldiers.

Purana Qila:

Purana Quila (translates as Old Fort) in Delhi was built on a small hill standing on the banks of river Yamuna with its massive rubble walls and imposing gateway houses.
Old Fort,Delhi

The walls of the immense Qila tower down on the road that takes one to Pragati Maidan from the height of 18m, and run on for about 2km. It has three main gates the Humayun darwaza, Talaqi darwaza and Bara darwaza (which one uses to enter the fort today). The double-storeyed gates are quite huge and are built with red sandstone. of all the gates entry was forbidden from Talaqi (forbidden) darwaza, the northern gate.
One of the most fascinating buildings, and also one of the few that still survive, in the Purana Qila is the Qila-i-kuhna masjid. Sher Shah Suri built it in 1541. This mosque is quite a place; its prayer hall measures 51.20m by 14.90m and has five doorways with the 'true' horseshoe-shaped arches.

Akshardham Temple:

This temple truely represents the Hindu mythology and the Indian culture. It stands on the banks of river Yamuna, covering an area of 100 acres.
Akshardham mandir,Delhi

This modern-day wonder has 234 embellished pillars, 20,000 statues and a number of arches. The temple complex houses an IMAX theatre, exhibition halls and musical fountains. The temple complex, surrounded by beautifully laid out garden, attracts millions of tourists from far and wide. The temple is built in marble and red sandstone, symbolising devotion and eternal peace.

Jantar Mantar:

The Jantar Mantar Observatory, situtated near Cannaught Place, was built by the Rajput King of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh in 1724. It is believed to have been built with masonry instruments for observing the movements of the stars and planets. The name of this noteworthy astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar means 'instrument for calculation.'
There is a colossal Samrat Yantra at the periphery of Jantar Mantar. To the south of Samrat Yantra there is an amazing instrument called Jai Prakash. The Jai Prakash of Jantar Mantar in Delhi has two concave hemispherical structures and used for determining the position of the sun and celestial bodies. Jantar Mantar is built of brick rubble that is plastered in lime.
All the instruments found here can be used for various astronomical calculations. Today the historical structure is encircled by new office buildings. The observatory is still used by modern day scholars to ascertain the location of the heavenly bodies in our universe.
Jantar Mantar,Delhi

The Delhi Jantar Mantar is open to public from 10 am to 6 pm. The entry to this amazing astronomical observatory is free. As it is located at the city center adjacent to the well know Connaught Place, you can easily reach Delhi Jantar Mantar without much hassle.

Red Fort :

Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the masterpiece of Red Fort has the distinction of being chosen as a site from where the prime minister of India addresses the nation on the Independence Day.
Red Fort ,Delhi

This popular fort is also known as Lal Quila. The grand and imposing structure today is a regular haunt of tourists from all parts of the world. This beautiful ancient architecture is testimony to the grandness of supremacy of Mughal empire in India. The complex houses Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, the Moti Masjid, the Shahi Burj etc. The fort stands as dignified and grandiose as it did centuries ago.

Safdarjang's Tomb:

Safdarjang's Tomb,Delhi

This tomb is the last enclosed garden tomb in Delhi in the tradition of Humayun's Tomb. It was built in 1753-54 as the mausoleum of Safdarjang, the viceroy of the Awadh under the Mughal Emperor, Mohammed Shah. It has several smaller pavilions.

Qutub Minar:

This magnificent structure in the southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King, Kutab-ud-din Aibak in 1199 AD. A part of it could not be finished at once and was completed later by another Muslim King, Iltutmish.
Qutub Minar,Delhi

In 1368, Feroz Shah Tughlaq rebuilt the top storeys and added a cupola. An earthquake brought the cupola down in 1803, later on an Englishman replaced it with another in 1829 but was removed some years later. Minar(tower)is 72.5 metres high and tapers from 15 meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meter at the top. The tower has given distinct stories, each marked by a projecting balcony. The first three stories are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth of marble and sandstone.

Parliament House:

Parliament House,Delhi 

This marvelous piece of architecture can be admired only from outside on account of security restrictions. The building close to President's House, is a circular structure almost a kilometer in circumference, and was designed by the famed architect Luytens. It is the seat of Indian Parliament.

Rashtrapati Bhawan:

Rashtrapati Bhawan

This is the official residence of the President of the country; the building was designed by Luytens. It was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India. It has 340 rooms and an area of about 330 acres. The Mughal Gardens within the complex are a treat for the eyes and are open to public during certain periods of the year.

Birla Temple:

Birla Mandir,Delhi 

This temple was built by the industrialist Raja Baldev Birla in 1938. The temple is an important prayer centre and contains idols of several deities. Mahatma Gandhi, who inaugurated the temple, was also a regular visitor to it.


This is the country's largest mosque where thousands of Muslims offer prayers every day. The structure was built in 1656, and it took over 14 years to complete. It lies opposite to the Red Fort.

The flight of stairs and its large courtyard are marvels of architecture. It has three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40 metres high and constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Broad flights of steps lead up to the imposing gateways. The eastern gateway was originally only opened for the emperor, and is now only open on Fridays and Muslim festival days.

Chandni Chowk:

Chandni Chowk,Delhi

Chandni Chowk market was ancient Mughal commercial street and is today one of the country's best known wholesale markets for textiles, electronic goods and many other items. The entire area was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan's favorite daughter and was then inhabited by the well-to-do families of the time. In today's time, this area is highly congested.

How To Reach Delhi

Fly Away: : The Delhi airport is the both an important domestic and international link for the country. Delhi Airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 is domestic and Terminal 2 is international Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi is connected to all the important cities across the globe. Almost all the major airlines operate here and there are 35 airlines which fly to major cities of the world like Air France, Air Pacific, Aeroflot, American Trans Air USA Jet Airlines and many more. Palam Domestic Airport connects Delhi to other cities in India.
On Tracks: You can take a train from Delhi to any part of India because of the strong and efficient network of The Indian Railway which connects Delhi to all parts of India. The city has three main stations at New Delhi, Old New Delhi, and Nizamuddin. The New Delhi Railway Station, the main railway station is one of the largest stations in India handling over three hundred trains every day.
On Wheels: Strong network of roads, national and state highways connects Delhi with all parts of India. Here there are National Highways NH1,NH2,NH8,NH10,NH24. Buses ply here at regular intervals and can be taken from the three Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBT), at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar. You have the options of taking Air conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary coaches from here.

Where To Stay in Delhi

New Delhi being such an important tourist destination, the hotels come in all ranges and cater to all kinds of tourists, from budget to luxury travelers.

Where To Shop in Delhi

Delhi is a paradise for shoppers. Here you can buy almost anything from anywhere in India. One of the best part of Delhi is that one gets every thing here which can be sold and purchased under the sun. Delhi has thousands of good shops tidily grouped together subject wise - antiques, handicrafts, European fashions, leather articles, rugs and carpets, linen & fabrics, silks, jewelry, furniture etc.
Chandni Chowk was famous for the Fountains and the shops during the Mughal period. Located opposite to the Red fort, the fountains of the Chowk have disappeared but the shops still remain.
The Delhi Haat in Kidwai Nagar is a nice place to spend the day. The Haat or the market has good eating joints and handicraft shops. In Connaught place or Rajiv Chowk / Indira Chowk there are good departmental stores and Big Showrooms.
Jeweler shops at Dariba Kalan are famous for intricate jewelry, while Dilli Haat is known for its amazing handicraft and handloom items. Connaught Place is the centre of New Delhi and offers some of the latest items for sale. Then, there is Sarojini Nagar and Janpath - the shopping places where you find the latest items, at the most reasonable prices. In Delhi, you can find virtually everything - from simplest Indian handicrafts to international designer labels.