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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

    Qutub Complex is the most visited destination in India only next to Taj Mahal. But in 2006 it was the most visited place, even beating Taj Mahal. So it is easy to imagine the rush and the crowd any given day. But once you go inside the Complex it is big enough to accommodate everyone. Designs on the walls and pillars are extravagant and lavish....

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  • India Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    India Gate is an archway built by the British in 1931. It was constructed as a memorial for those who died in WWI although few be it locals or tourists seem to be aware of this. It was built to commemorate some 74,200 Indian volunteer troops who fought and died for the British Empire, many of which did so in the hope that soon they would have...

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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

    Paranthe wali Gali (lane of parantha-makers)in Chandni Chowk area of Delhi, India, noted for its series of shops selling paratha, a fried Indian bread. I'd heard a lot about this place and when I reached there I was completely lost,now I usally go there so I know many shops. the parantha's were really delicious and mouth watering.when i go there I...

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  • "Collections"

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Soups TANDOORI Seekh Kabab, Tandoori Murg, Fish Tikka, ( Vegetables ) Kadai Paneer, Shahi Paneer, Palak Paneer, Navrattan Vegetable, Dal Makhani, Raita. ( Rice ) Chickaen Biryani, Sada Basmati. CONTINENTAL ( Fish ) Fish Fried, Grilled Fish, Cheese Baked fish MUTTON DESSERTS Ice Cream, Fruit Salad, Darjeeling Tea, Cona Coffee, Cassatta, Gulab...

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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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  • RODEO!

    Specialise in Mexican, Italian cuisine, also serve Mexican beer! It is actually a pub...where the food happens to be good too (very rare!). Also, they have live music which is good. The crowd here is not your totally hip, dressed up & showy type. Atmosphere is relaxed, comfy n cosy. An old favourite with the oldies of Delhi Casual

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Delhi Transportation

  • Train

    If you wish to travel from Delhi to Agra by morning train, you have two possibilities: 1. Taj Express from Nizamudin train station: 2. Shatabdi Express from New Delhi train station. I have travelled using the first option.

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  • Auto-rickshaw

    Tuk Tuk ride is always my FAV to see the places around in any city in India (If available). They are cute, open and a passenger can see in any direction and take snaps easily. Most of the Auto drivers are very friendly and can act as a Tourist guide (without extra cost) too. But if by any chance you are refused by the Auto driver to take you to...

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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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Delhi Shopping

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  • Miscellaneous

    Some of the best bargain shopping in Delhi can be found in Paharganj. The whole Main Bazaar is lined with shops full to the brim with books, music, jewelry, bags, clothes, shoes, incense, textiles, wooden statues, and handicrafts. Many of the shops in Paharganj deal in wholesale and export to foreign countries, making the Main Bazaar a good place...

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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

    The Holi festival of colours is held in early Spring (2014 - 17th March) and is a riotous disorganised ritual of throwing coloured water bombs over anyone and generally making merry, which in some places means consuming huge amounts of alcohol too. In the hotel where we were in Delhi the ground floors were awash with water and it became impossible...

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  • Tap water

    The water straight out of the tap is fine for washing, but use either bottled water (often provided for free in better hotel rooms) or sterilize your own for drinking or brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, it does not come up to the standards that people from the developed world can tolerate.

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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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  • Coronation Park

    Kingsway camp, on the outskirts of Delhi, was the venue of King-Emperor George V's Coronation Durbar in 1911. After much intense debate about the merits of the capital remaining in Calcutta, or moving to the much more central (therefore easier to administer from) Delhi. The uprising of 1857 and the independence movement subsequently had possibly...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Out of Delhi

    Rajasthan Government run very comfortable Volvo buses from Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi to Jaipur and from Sindhi Camp, Main Bus Stand, Jaipur to Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi. These ply every 30 mins-1 hr during the day. They take about 5 hours to complete the journey. Tickets cost INR 700/- (2011 prices) per passenger. The...

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