Top Tours & Activities in New Delhi
The capital city of India has a whole host of colorful sights. Discover the rich history of one of the world's oldest democracies and explore New Delhi with our top tips!
The truly impressive Red Fort is a must-see on any trip to New Delhi. The 17th century structure is made from red brick and is visible from the motorway nearby. Take a guided tour to get the most out of the experience.
The largest Minar in Delhi, Qutb Minar is a tower that symbolizes the victory of Islam over Delhi's last Hindu kingdom in the 12th century. The 73 meter high tower houses the first mosque to ever be built in India.
While you're in Old Delhi, take a guided tour of the area. You'll discover sights, sounds, smells, and tastes you've never experienced before.
Located in the heart of Delhi's Metro system, Chandi Chowk is a great place to get some shopping done. Check out Janpat, a local market full of Indian goods and make sure you haggle!
Designed by a Persian architect, the palace where Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb is located is a beautiful homage to symmetry. Walk through the grounds and take in several monuments dedicated to lost members of the Emperor's family.
The Lotus Temple is a house of worship for the monotheistic Bahá'í Faith. Shaped like the Lotus flower, the architecture of this sacred site is quite remarkable.
The largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid is another structure built during Mughal rule of the 17th century. As you walk around the mosque, notice the intricate carvings on almost each and every wall.
Akshardham has some of the most intricate artwork along its walls. The huge architectural marvel is a tribute to some of the finest Indian architecture. History buffs will enjoy the short films and historic exhibitions inside.
A tribute to the 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I for the British army and did not return home, India Gate is a 40 meter gate and a true landmark in New Delhi.
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the home of the President of India, and is the largest presidential residence in the world. The gardens belonged once to the Mughal empire, and are perfect for an evening stroll.
Do as the locals do and drink some chai in the afternoon and have some daal, or lentils, with rice and vegetables. For dessert, try Galebi, a fried orange treat that resembles fired glass and is best when dipped in hot milk.
For short distances take a rickshaw, and make sure to bargain your rate before you step on. You can also take small motorized taxis called Auto-rickshaws, the Delhi metro system, or taxis. Buses can be quite overcrowded, but they are an option as well.
- LanguageHindi and English
- CurrencyIndian Rupee (₹)
- Time ZoneUTC (+05:30)
- Country Code+91
- Best time to visitThe best time to visit New Delhi is between November and March. The weather is dusty, dry and cool but the temperature never drops below 60 degrees. The summers in India can be extremely hot and when August hits, so does the monsoon season.
Things to Do in New Delhi
Top Attractions in New Delhi
- 1The Red Fort
- 2Jantar Mantar
- 3Lotus Temple
- 4India Gate
- 5Qutb Minar
- 6Old Delhi
- 7Parliament Building, New Delhi
- 8Jama Masjid
- 10Humayun's Tomb
- 11Chandni Chowk
- 12Raj Ghat
- 15Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- 16Moth Ki Masjid
- 17ISKCON Temple
- 18Rashtrapati Bhavan
- 19Deer Park, Delhi
- 20Fatehpuri Masjid
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What People Are Saying About New Delhi
We Had a great time with the well informed Guide and our Personal driver. We learned a Lot of Delhi and Made a great Experience. I recommend this Tour.
I felt safer with the tour and would not have had such an enjoyable time without them. They made it an amazing time.
The Driver made a 120% effort to make us fee comfortable and speak our language to the best of his ability. He was very safe on the road and very hospitable. The drivers name was Sudama Rathore. I highly recommend using him. The guide was also very knowledgeable and friendly.
I took the sunrise tour to the Taj Mahal and my driver Pradeep was on time and took me in his very clean vehicle. He was curteous and friendly. When we arrived at the Taj Mahal we met Umer who gave me a comprehensive tour of the the site. No detail was spared and he was attentive took photos and answered my many questions. He was knowledgable and kind. Then he took me to an ATM and out for a delicious lunch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Maria tours and Umer as a guide in the future!!
Most of the people has a wish to see the Taj Mahal but I found that the fort there is equally important, the way its been made is out of the world . The guide khan had a bit of the story line for me at both of these buildings and I had a keen interest to visit the fort as the emperor who made the Taj was locked up by his own son there. I enjoyed the trip , surely Taj Mahal is a beauty but fort has its own .