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
- 3India Gate
- 4Qutb Minar
- 5Jama Masjid
- 6Lotus Temple
- 7Old Delhi
- 8Raj Ghat
- 10Humayun's Tomb
- 11Chandni Chowk
- 14Parliament Building, New Delhi
- 15Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- 16Rashtrapati Bhavan
- 17Fatehpuri Masjid
- 18ISKCON Temple
- 19Nagina Masjid
- 20Moth Ki Masjid
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What People Are Saying About New Delhi
Arif and his team were top class. Very responsive after I booked my trip - emailing me train tickets with details for his drivers and guide. Once picked up from my hotel his driver Rahman stayed with me at the station until I was seated on the train. After a speedy trip to Agra - 1h 45mins or so (compared to 3.5-4 hours by car) - Islam my guide met me off the train in Agra station. The Taj Mahal is spectacular and Islam was a great guide happy to take photos for you. One thing.. be prepared to be taken to a couple of souvenir stores - marble and carpets - but hey it supports the local industry and you don't have to buy anything unless you want to. Overall a great hassle free way to day trip from Delhi.
I had one free day before I began a tour in Delhi. I wanted to see Old Delhi and this was perfect!! Fantastic guide, great places visited and we shared a nice lunch together which is included in the price. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you so much to Abid at Abyss Tours for being so responsive and helpful in planning our trip to India! We had a great time and were given several great recommendations. Although we only had a short amount of time for this tour we were afforded every opportunity and recommendation to see the many sights and gems that India has to offer!
It was a great day ,I got a lot information from guide rajesh thx ,but it will not be enough to explore all delhi in 8hrs
an amazing way to spend your day with this tour. I was able to customize my tour with the help of my guide and he was excellent in doing so. this is one of the best tour where ve visited old delhi & spice market, temples, got to learn about Gandhi and visited the Birla House and many more places. Highly Recommended to all.