Imbued in history yet brimming with uber-rich modern life; colourful yet cacophonous—Delhi pulsates with a life of its own, which very few cities in the world exude. Among all the places to visit in Delhi, travellers can choose from vestiges of various ancient kingdoms coexisting with contemporary architectural constructions that blends with a fantastic finesse. Art, culture, architecture, history, entertainment, fashion and to finish, politics—Delhi brings all these in a platter and much more.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport
Railhead(s): New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin
Best Time To Visit: September to April
Currency: Rupees; Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi
Delhi – An Overview of the City
Often referred to as the “walled city”, Delhi is a city-built-upon-cities dating back to the Golden Age of the Mughal era. While the Mughals were at their peak, the wall marked the borderline between a civilised world and a barbaric one and was often referred to as the ‘bulwark of culture.’ To this day, the walled city survives in the ruins and existing creations of the past, intricately leaving a present-day concrete stronghold scattered with historical monuments among several other places to visit in the city. Some of these monuments are also said to be haunted. Love history and you will be left wanting for more as you carefully navigate your way through bygone eras, sputtering across the ruins of forts like Siri, Tughlaqabad, Purana Qila and Shahjanabad or exploring the magnificent mausoleums of Humayun or Safdarjung; the still-vibrant places of worship in Delhi—temples and shrines where devotees throng in numerous numbers till date are definitely worth a visit.
If you thought, that the places to visit in Delhi are just limited to history and spirituality, then you are highly mistaken. Some of the best places to visit in Delhi go beyond ruins and shrines. Whether you are a solo traveller or travelling with a group or looking to steal away some moments with your significant other—you can choose from a host of quaint cafes tucked away in beautifully-lit alleys of Hauz Khas or Champa Gali to shopping-cum-leisure hubs such as Dilli Haat and India Habitat Centre.
Follow our travel guides to Delhi to get an insight not only into some of the best places to visit but also things to do in Delhi.