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City Information

New Delhi sizzles with a touch of British Raj, sparkling in Lutyen’s Delhi—in spacious green avenues and majestic government buildings. Modernism surfaces in the contemporary houses, malls and luxury hotels there. High-powered, classic and cosmopolitan—the capital of the country stands as a fine example of heritage co-existing with urban aspirations. 


 

The city mainly experiences five seasons—summer, spring, monsoon, autumn and winter. One can expect extreme very hot summers and very cold winters. The mercury rises up to 45°C between May and June. It gets cooler from November to January, where daytime temperature falls to about 15°C and night temperatures can reach under 5°C.Experience monsoon between July and mid-September. Best time to visit New Delhi-Come October or early March—the winter months—the city is at its pleasant best with a temperature of around 20°C.


 

The recommended clothing here varies depending upon the season. During summer, wear full-sleeved cotton clothes and sunscreen. In winters, heavy woollens, mufflers and gloves, and in the rains, an umbrella comes handy.

 

 

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Art and Culture

Take a tour of the numerous museums and learn about the unique history of Delhi—visit the Archaeological Museum, the Indian War Memorial Museum or the National Gallery of Modern Art.


 

Go on a shopping spree to the 300-year-old marketplace, Chandni Chowk. Lajpat Nagar, Dilli Haat, Sarojini Market, Greater Kailash and Karol Bagh markets offer some great bargains. Head to Select Citywalk Mall at Saket for luxury shopping.


Kids can rejoice at the Children’s Park at the India Gate, watch the sound and light show at the Purana Quila and the performances at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon.

 

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Sightseeing

Historically, The British made Delhi the Indian capital in 1911, replacing Kolkata from the top spot. Delhi is believed to contain the remnants of at least 11 cities, including Indraprastha from the Mahabharata. Only eight cities—Qila Rai Pithora, Mehrauli, Siri, Tughlaqabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah and Shahjahanabad—have been documented so far.


Being steeped in history there are many places to visit in New Delhi. The city is a treat for anyone who wishes to explore tourist attractions in New Delhi, modern and ancient.


Find a spiritual connect in the Humayun’s Tomb or the Hazrat Nizamudin Dargah. Feast on the stories of power struggle embedded in the walls of Purana Quila—the massive sandstone fort from the Mughal Era. Walk around the Old City, take in the splendour of Lodhi Gardens and walk around the ruins of the Qutub Minar complex. Then, head to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque with a capacity to hold 25,000 people.

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Cuisine

Best known for its North West Frontier and Mughal cuisines, the city is a melting pot of cuisines. Satiate your palate with not only authentic North Eastern and south Indian cuisines, but also Italian, French and Japanese treats.


In addition to luxury hotels in New Delhi dishing out gastronomic treats, the roadside stalls serve the best chaats. Sample the famed burra kebas and tandoori kebabs. Eat your heart out at the Dilli Haat stalls—try the soft gulab jamuns and crispy jalebis.


You may also request the Chef at The Leela Palace New Delhi to whip up what you’re craving for. Let us indulge you.

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