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Top five things to do in New Delhi (Dilwalon Ki Dilli) in 2024

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When we think of India, our first thought is Delhi. Why? because there are so many iconic places in and around this area. This article will give you all the information you need to plan your trip to Delhi. From helpful information to top things to do while you are there.

Delhi

Dilwalon Ki Dilli

Delhi (or Dilli) is often called Dilwalon Ki Dilli because it translates into the English words “Delhi belongs to the large-hearted”, which makes sense. After all, Delhi is the heart of the country. It is also known to be the city of love. It is full of romantic places, making it one of India’s most popular honeymoon destinations. 

When did Delhi Change to New Delhi?

In 1911 the Capital of India was moved from Calcutta to Delhi; however, it wasn’t officially named the new Capital until 13 February 1931, when the name was changed to New Delhi. 

New Delhi and Old Delhi 

Old Delhi is the historic part of the city dating back to the Mughals (The Mughals ruled in the 16th and 17th centuries both India Pakistan). New Delhi is the opposite, with much of the city designed in the 1930s and 1940s under British rule during Colonial times. 

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How to get to New Delhi 

Air India, Singapore Airlines and Vistara all fly direct to New Delhi within 6 hours. Indira Gandhi International Airport to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes, but that will depend on the traffic and the time of day. Traffic in this part of the world can be hectic, so it would be best to organise a limousine transfer with your hotel direct before you arrive. 

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Getting Around Delhi

The metro is affordable and convenient, with stations situated all around the city. Purchase a travel card before you go. Buses remain the most popular form of travel on public transport for locales, so they get crowded and uncomfortable because most are without air conditioning. 

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Things to do in New Delhi 

Take a tour around South Delhi. 

The India gates official name is Delhi Memorial; the sandstone arch is dedicated to the British Indian troops who died at war from 1914 to 1919. Not far away, you will find Mohammed Shah’s Tomb Lodhi Gardens: It contains Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, the Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad, Bara Gumbad, and Athpula Bridge.

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Learn about Mahamat Gandhi’s life.

Ghandi museum

Check out the creative street art.

Eat like a local.

New Delhi Food tour

Explore Hauz Khas Village 

Hauz Khas Village is the perfect mix of new style Delhi living and history naturally blended into this century. Spend your day visiting the Medieval Hauz Khas Fort, browsing an art gallery or two and wandering around the alleys of Deer Park. You could literally spend an entire day here admiring the lush green lawns or sitting by the lakeside.

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Accommodation in New Delhi

Splurge: Taj Mahal New Delhi

Budget: Villa 33

Villa 33 is located in the Haus Khaz district, which makes it a prime location on your trip to Delhi. The hotel has a free airport shuttle, free wifi and clean, comfortable rooms. If you are looking for budget accommodation is not only in a great location but in a quieter area of New Delhi. Breakfast is included, and the staff are friendly.

 

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