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Delhi Things to Do

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  • Red Fort

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the principal sites of Delhi and visited by thousands is the Red Fort or Lal Quila. Magnificent 30 odd metre sandstone walls, by their colour give the name. Built from 1638 by the Mughal emperors on the transfer of the capital from Agra to what became Shahjahanabad, it took 9 years to complete. At one time there were 14 gates into the fort...

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  • Qutab Minar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The iron pillar is a 7 meter (22 feet) high pillar in the Qutab complex which is notable for the composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar, which weighs more than six tons, is said to have been fashioned at the time of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (375–413),though other authorities give dates as early as 912 BCE.The pillar...

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  • Humayun Tomb

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Afsarwala tomb and mosque are dated from around 1560 to 1567 due to itheir architectural style and one of the marble tombs is dated 1566/67 but is unidentified. The Arab-serai gate leads to a further small complex but most of which is dilapidated and this is the only structure left of note. The arch stands some 12 metres in height and...

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Delhi Hotels

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  • The Imperial

    Few hotels in the world impress me in the way the Imperial did when I stayed here in Feb/Mar 2009...

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  • Taj Mahal Hotel

    We stayed here three times during our trip to India. We were on the 10th, 3rd and 4th floors, in a...

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  • Oberoi New Delhi

    I have been to the Oberoi but I did not stay overnight!! I had the opporunity to sample the Buffet...

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Delhi Restaurants

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  • Bukhara

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located at the ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel in New Delhi, Bukhara serves dishes from the north-western region of India. This type of cuisine is typically in the form of very richly flavoured kebabs served without rice, which is unusual for Indian cuisine. The restaurant has received many notable mentions and became famous when it was visited by Bill...

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  • Street food and traditions

    4 out of 5 stars

    At one point I got hungry, walking in Chandni Chowk,in the middle of afternoon, and I looked for a place for a quick meal. In a small “pedestrian” street, I came across a place where a cook was baking chappati outside a very little restaurant; I stepped in, was the attraction of the place for a few seconds, then sat down at a plastic table, looked...

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  • Karims

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Each day spent in Delhi included a lunch or dinner at Karim's. In search of halal food, with the taste of kabab's eaten on an earlier trip still lingering in my mouth, I had to make the most of my Delhi trip. The restaurant isnt visible frm the road, if you are new here you need to make a few queries to make sure to land in front of a table full of...

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Delhi Nightlife

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  • Djinn's

    Djinn's at the Hyatt Regency.A Live Band and a rocking Dj!Drinks are slightly on the expensive side,and the place shuts by 1:30am(it gets rocking only by 12!).Visit on the weekends.I think you need to be over 21,but,hehe:) i got in! Dress up!

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  • Sahara

    Most of the pubs/ bars (whats the differece?) in Delhi close by midnight. There are some Discotheques in 5* hotels which charge an entrance. During weekdays these turn out to be quite empty. A new Disc has come up at Sahara Restaurant Complex in Vasant Kunj. And I think Sahara is the by far the most crowded. I dont think there are any legal...

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  • Mirage

    Well the best spots really are the ones where most friends are. So make VT friends (from delhi) before you get here and let them take you places!!! Like this specimen here! comfortable, clean, presentable clothes. though the trendy places will have very haute clothing!

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Delhi Transportation

  • Train

    Hello Leics, just looked at http://www.seat61.com/India.htm#book website, very informative, thank you! yes there is a need to input an Indian mobile number in order to buy online tickets outside of India now, but there is a trick to get around it. I recommend reading the above website for tips on how to do this.

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  • General

    Friday, December 27, 2013 Brett Schneider and Zee James of Santa Monica California toured Delhi, Jaipur and Agra courtesy of Khem Singh’s India Highlights Tour during the Christmas holidays, 2013. Khem is a responsive and consummate professional capable of taking care of all your needs; be it transportation, accommodations, sightseeing, and even...

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  • Auto-rickshaw

    Autorikshaw or tuk-tuk is the best way to explore places which are out of the way. We used tuk-tuk to go to Lodhi Ghardens. From Karol Bagh to the gardens we paid Rs 60 one way. Getting tuk-tuk is expencive way to sightsee, best is to rent it for a day.. Prices of a day after hard barghaning is about RS 600-700, which works around €10. Ofcourse...

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Delhi Shopping

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  • Miscellaneous

    Connaught Place, built in 1931, is one of Delhi's most popular shopping centres. There is nothing that one cannot buy here. all branded company showrroms can be seen here.It also has several eating-houses. The state emporiam buildings are also located in this area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other such things of importance...

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  • Cloths

    Palika Bazaar is an underground, air-conditioned market located below the inner circle of Connaught Place, New_Delhi. It hosts several hundred shops selling a diverse range of items; however, the market is dominated by electronic items and clothing. Palika Bazaar attracts many foreign tourists. It is known as a place with a very low level of...

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  • Jewelry

    I can't even count the number of times I have come to Dilli Haat now! Just love the things here. On my visit this August, I bought beautiful, delicately made handcrafted silver and amethyst ring and pendant. A lacquerware tray, windchime and BANGLES! Got a little carried away with these perhaps, but they mae great presents for me and my friends....

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Delhi Local Customs

  • Daily life

    Indians love their motorbikes... I think is more of them than cars. In the morning whole family (4 ppl) will straddle motorbike to take them to their daly work or school. In the chaos which is Delhi traffic,the motorbike can navigate quite sucessfuly, so is widely used.

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  • General Informations

    Playing some music with friends at university... Local bands are often on view at college/ university annual festivals. The season begins towards the end of summer, and goes on for a while. That apart, several lounges and restaurants also have live music with local bands often performing. Olive and laidbackwaters are two such, besides many...

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  • Weddings

    Well Marriage in India is a very important part of the whole family of the groom and bride. Mostly they live as a Joint Family (Extended Family) and majority of marriages are arranged. So a marriage in India is a union between two families and that's why the do a lot of preparation, negotiation , consultation and agreements before the wedding....

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Delhi Warnings and Dangers

  • General Warnings

    1. Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors. 2. Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room. Use room safes where available. 3. Keep daily cash in separate pockets. 4. Don't flash jewelry or large sums of money. 5. Never pay for anything upfront - including drivers. 6. Avoid touts! 7. Don't exchange money on the black...

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  • Tap water

    I would avoid drinking any tap water during a visit to Delhi. When dining outside the hotel, make sure you get the bottle in which the water comes, i.e. Aquafina or Bisleri. If you go on a road trip, invest a litre-size bottle or two before heading out, dont assume you will be able to find them on the way. As tempting as some of those drink carts...

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  • Traffic

    Well, travelling trought Delhi traffic is experiance! It seems everything which has weels will find it's way on Delhi streets! Sitting in the front passanger seat in a taxi is ceternly experiance, as the moment my taxi driver pull out of the IGI Airport he put his finer on the horn and he did not stop till we reached our hotel!!! Interesting thing...

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Delhi Tourist Traps

  • Paharganj

    Paharganj is a fun place to visit and shows you the real india. It has hundreds of hotels and small shops. There are people who will try to sell hard, give you bargain offers or even try to trick you. I come here every year as it is perfectly placed next to new delhi railway station. And with my experience, I have learnt where to buy and where not...

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  • Travel agencies

    If some tout approaches you in Connaught avoid. We were approached by a tout who promised a car & driver for 600 Inr's a day & switched to a closer from EXOTIC ADVENTURE TRAVELS who promised more than he could deliver and for an price that was totally unfair. Avoid this travel agency. Write down everything that he states will occur and research...

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  • Beggars

    Kids, beggars, old people, rickshaw-wallahs, shoe-cleaners - they're all there to make you feel uncomfortable, pitiful & above all embarrassed. I had a pretty rough first week in India, 'coz you just can't say no to people with no limbs 'n stuff. But after a week in Delhi you get to know them pretty well! Later on I used to end up talking to them...

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Delhi What to Pack

  • General List

    Hair shampoo and conditioner - water in Delhi may be safe but just as you do your final rinse, your hair can get so stiff. So stiff that sliding your palm over may be painful to your scalp. So bring lots and lots of hair shampoo and conditioner....

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  • Clothing / Shoes

    Good quality of strolleys as roads are not very good. Sunglasses in summers and overcoat in winters Sleeveless tops and shorts, sleepers in summers (from april to october) and sweaters,jackets, warm socks and comfortable shoes in winters(december to february), november and march are very pleasant. In august and september, one should carry umbrella...

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  • Photo Equipment

    In summer it gets pretty hot thru most of India, so get clothes to see you thru the hot and sometimes humid weather. Floaters/ sandals etc would work well for footwear-in summer. In winter, it gets pretty cold (goes down to about 2 degrees cel) during part of december, january and the first half of Feb. So carry suitable clothing. In the south...

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Delhi Off The Beaten Path

  • Tips collections

    Valley Of The Dolls. One can find just about every kind of a doll one needs to see in Shankar's International Dolls Museum. There are about 6,000 dolls collected from over 85 countries and a third of the collection has been gathered from different parts of India. Each doll is resplendently dressed in costumes that represent the country or the...

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  • Parks

    The Buddha Jayanti Park is situated in southern part of the Delhi ridge in New Delhi.A beautifully gilded statue of Buddha stands under a pavilion in an artificial island in the park. The park laid out to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of Lord Buddha's attainment of Nirvana, the garden provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The park...

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  • Humayun's Tomb

    More pictures of Humayuns tomb here... The design is said to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal, which was built by Humayun's grandson- Shah Jahan. You can look up more info on the monument at the tip for the same under `things to do' on my page...

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Delhi Sports & Outdoors

  • DLTA: Tennis

    DLTA, or the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association, is the top tennis body in Delhi. There are many professional programmes running there and coaching and training facilities.There are 16 hard courts and 2 grass courts, a swimming pool, gym, and a pro shop too within the campus.The venue also hosts Davis Cup tournaments often, where top tennis action takes...

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  • DDA Sports complexs and new stadiums

    The commonwealth games 2010 held in the city, have meant a lot of new sports infrastructure being created... New and rennovated stadiums are littered all across the city now. Its a challenge on how to utilise this fresh capacity now that the games are over.Also, the Delhi Development Authority has a number of sports complexes around the city.They...

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  • Delhi half marathon

    The Delhi Half Marathon is said to be the World's Richest and Most Prestigious Half Marathon. Generally held during November, it is the build-up event to the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games. It has been held for three years now and will continue till 2010. The popularity has increased over the years. In the first year, the number of people...

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Delhi Favorites

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  • Red fort

    After the `First war of independence' in 1857, or as the British called it: `the sepoy mutiny', where there were several armed uprisings against the occupation of India by the British thru the `East India Company', much of the Red fort was occupied and destroyed by the British army. Many of the structures within were razed and Barracks were built...

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  • India gate

    We did not have any time here our guide was rushing as around to get us to a emporium, to earn money out of us, and when you complain they keep telling you we don't earn a lot of money. Being without our Driver and Guide.

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  • General

    Well hi travelers, If you need some minor repair of your clothing Seamsters are easy to find. they are usually located on the streets mostly near the residential areas and taking care of the small jobs required by residents. They may not be available in or around touristic areas but sure if you need a small job to be done, just by asking around I...

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