- How to get to Delhi and around
- Where to sleep
- Where to eat
- Where to shop
- What to do in Delhi
- Gandhi Smriti Museum
- Lotus Temple Delhi
Delhi City Guide
"Traveling to India? Welcome to Delhi!"
All information below is subject to change
Delhi is divided into Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Old Delhi is the vain of real India.
It's lively and at the same time noisy, overcrowded, heavily trafficked and it spits out extreme pollution.
New Delhi is the total opposite with quieter and broader streets, villa areas and the home to countless embassies, museums, fashionable malls and government offices.
It's like being in two different worlds!
My opinion is that if you haven't been to Old Delhi, you haven't been to India! ;-)
However, Delhi attracts (only for a little while) travelers and tourists from around the world because of its historical background, great monuments and temples - and of course the shopping.
This article covers reviews of accommodations we tried in Delhi, recommended restaurants, our experiences from the sightseeing and a little bit about the shopping.
How to get to Delhi and around
By air: All international and domestic flights land at Indira Gandhi airport which is located about 20 km from city center.
You can take the bus, a pre-paid taxi or a Rickshaw from the airport. Depending on where in the city you want to go, the ride might take 25-45 minutes.
Cheap flights to Delhi:
For Paharganj and Connaught Place: New Delhi station (DHLS) is the closest one
Karol Bagh: Delhi S Rohilla (DEE)
By bus: From Bikaner house in Connaught Place state-run buses leave for Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Jodhpur several times a day. The AC-buses are quite comfortable and drinks are included. I took the bus from Jaipur to Delhi and it stopped at Bikaner House (600 Rs, 6-7 hours).
Otherwise go to the Inter State Bus Terminal, north of Old Delhi train station.
Regular black and yellow taxis are available all over city. The fare of the meter starts at Rs 20 per kilometer (km) and Rs 12 for each subsequent km. There are night charges after 11.00 pm til 05.00 am (25%).
Then you have the auto-rickshaws. The fare of the meter is Rs 20 for the first two kilometers, and is Rs 6.50 for each subsequent km. Night charges apply as well, and are 20% extra.
But according to my experiences it's quite hard to propose for the Rickshaw-drivers to turn on their meter. Most of them want to settle a price before the trip starts (so they can earn more money).
You have two choices then: walk away and find another driver, or bargain as hard as you can.
Map of Delhi:
A: Karol Bagh area (budget and mid-priced accommodations)
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Delhi City Guide Articles
Where to sleep
Don't know where to stay for the night in Delhi?
Here are reviews of the accommodation we tried in the city!
Where to eat
Looking for a place to eat in Delhi?
Indian food is very delicious -- come in for a tasty ride in Delhi! These include restaurants in Karol Bagh and around Paharganj.
Where to shop
There are so many markets and malls in Delhi.
We visited Dilli Haat, Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj and the markets in Paharganj and Karol Bagh.
Sights and Attractions in Delhi
Here are a couple of things to do in Delhi.
We did a full-day sightseeing trip covering a Sikh temple, National Museum, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Parliament House, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar.
Gandhi Smriti Museum
Here's one of the must'dos' in Delhi -- Gandhi Smriti Museum!
Here's some important facts on Gandhi, and also a review of the museum.
Lotus Temple Delhi
Another must-see in Delhi; Lotus Temple (or Baha'i Temple).
Here's our review of this gorgeous temple in New Delhi.
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