Around 25 odd years of living in a city would produce nostalgia by the bagfuls and every nook of the city has provided me favourite things to do or see. I honestly don't know if that would be useful to a casual tourist.
Well for starters, the city does have quite a few lovely public parks. And for a Central Park equivalent (not in dimensions, but in the way people use it) try the Lodi Gardens. The walks are very pleasant and you see some of the oldest extant buildings (mausoleums).
Fondest memory: The rain. Believe me, you'll crave it too, if you are subjected to the Southern California winter drizzle monotone.
Delhi has an excellent network of banking facilities provided by both national and private banks, also few international banks. ATM services are provided by many of them throughout the city. Many hotels, restaurants and up market stores accept credit cards, mainly Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Diners.
Fondest memory: Alcohol:
‘Dry days’ are Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday(2nd October), Independence Day(15th August) and Republic Day(26th January), but long stretches of dry days occur at the time of elections in India. Also unlike Mumbai and other cities, alcohol outlets are few and far between; so do some homework before you go buying. Outlets open at 1 pm and close by 10pm.
Fondest memory: Getting sick from eating almost anything except what I packed in from the U.S.
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Favorite thing: Some more animals here. However, there are less animals on the roads of New Delhi, they are more in the old Delhi area.
Favorite thing: I was lucky to visit Delhi during International Women's Day. Near the Fort was a small event taking place. Theatre-groups were playing. People were singing. Please see my travelogue!