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Tourism of India

The Golden Triangle

Delhi

A capital way to begin your discovery of India

In the three thousand years of its existence, seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands. In Delhi, you'll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis ... Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.

Climate

Summer (Mar. to Jun.): Warm
Monsoon (Jul. to Aug.): Warm
Winter (Nov. to Feb.): Cool and pleasant

Clothing

Summer - Cottons
Winter - Woollens

Getting There

Air connections to the all major world cities and important Indian Cities.

Rail services to most Indian locations.

Road links to neighbouring states and major cities.

Where To Stay

Deluxe Hotels
Ashok Hotel
Best Western Surya
Centaur Hotel
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
Hotel Samrat
Hyatt Regency
Le Meridien
Park Hotel
Taj Mahal
Taj Palace Intercontinental
The Oberoi
Vasant Continental
Welcomgroup Maurya Sheraton

Luxury Hotels
Ambassador
Hotel Janpath
Hotel Kanishka
Imperial
Qutab Hotel
Siddharth Hotel
The Claridges
The Oberoi Maidens

Standard Hotels
Diplomat
Hans Plaza
Hotel Ranjit
Lodhi Hotel
Marina
Rajdoot
Vikram
YMCA Tourist Hostel

Supplementary Accommodation
Ashok Yatri Niwas
India International Centre
Rail Yatri Niwas
Tourist Camping Park
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra
Youth Hostel
YWCA International Guest House
Many more Government approved hotels

Paying Guest Accommodation
Available. Please contact Government of India Tourist Office (Tel:3320005,3320008) or Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (Tel:3313637).

What To See

Qutab Minar
Built in 1193 AD, this striking medieval tower of victory is 73 metres high.

Purana Qila
This fort was built by Sher Shah in the 16th century.

Humayun's Tomb
Built in the 16th century as a memorial to the Mughal emperor. Its design inspired the Taj Mahal.

Jama Masjid
Completed in 1658, the mosque of Shahjahan's capital city is the largest in India .

Red Fort
The 17th century fortress of Emperor Shahjahan. Inside are exquisite palaces like the Diwan-I-Aam and the Diwan-I-Khas. A son et lumiere show is held here every day.

Jantar Mantar
This 18th century stone observatory was built by Maharaja Jai Singh.

India Gate
This 42-metre stone arch is a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died in World War II.

Parliament House
This impressive colonnaded building houses the two house of parliament.

NationalMuseum
It houses an excellent collection of Indian bornzes, terracotta, paintings and costumes.

LakshmiNarayan Temple
Built in 1938, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Laxmi.

Raj Ghat
On the banks of the Yamuna, the serene memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Teen Murti House
The erstwhile residence of Jawaharlal Nehru , India 's first Prime Minister, is now a museum. A son et lumiere show is held here.

Shopping

The best crafts from across India are available at the State Emporia on Baba Kharak Singh Marg. Also worth a visit: Central Cottage Industries Emporium, the Hauz Khas Village, Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh. Look for silk and cotton fabric, pottery, terracotta, jewelry, brassware, rosewood and sandalwood carvings, miniature paintings. Delhi Haat is a popular bazaar consisting of numerous little stalls selling ethnic wear, jewellery, paintings, carpets and rugs, etc. There are also food stalls here where one can savour local delicacies. Definitely worth a dekko.

Cuisine

An irresistible range of Indian cuisines are available at numerous restaurants and fast food outlets in central Connaught Place. Also, speciality restaurants offering international delicacies. For authentic Mughlai cuisine, try the restaurants in Old Delhi.

Festivals

26th January, the Republic Day, commemorates the forming of the Indian Republic and is celebrated with a spectacular parade.

15th August, the Independence Day, is celebrated on a grand scale in the Capital with cultural programmes,

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated with gaiety.

Id-ul-Fitr, a festival that celebrates comradeship and brotherhood.

Deepawali celebrates the return of a triumphant Lord Rama to the city of Ayodhya.

Dussehra and Christmas are also celebrated joyously.