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
- 3Jama Masjid
- 4India Gate
- 5Old Delhi
- 7Qutb Minar
- 8Humayun's Tomb
- 9Raj Ghat
- 11Chandni Chowk
- 12Deer Park, Delhi
- 13Fatehpuri Masjid
- 15Moth Ki Masjid
- 16Parliament Building, New Delhi
- 17Nagina Masjid
- 18Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
- 19Rashtrapati Bhavan
- 20Khas Mahal
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What People Are Saying About New Delhi
Not only was the drive to Jaipur excellent, but the tour itself was wonderful as well. Couldn't of had a better time. Getting to ride an elephant only added to the fun.
I enjoyed the ride to Agra, the driver did a good job. He was always available and on time to take us to the next site. I liked seeing the countryside on the way to Agra and the way back to Delhi. The guide was congenial, interesting and knowledgeable, so it made the site visits more thought-provoking enabling me to really enjoy the tour and the history.
It was wonderful- our guide and driver were awesome. We were visiting when there was the financial crisis, so we weren't able to exchange American money for rupees, but your company still made this experience possible for us. We are eternally grateful for that.
Javed was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience so much more interesting and exciting. His knowledge of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and Baby Taj were so enlightening. He made sure that we were well looked after and was a pleasure to spend the whole day with. Anybody wanting to do this tour, and it is a must for anyone visiting India, I would most strongly recommend this young man.
The Temple tour was a very interesting tour .We have seen different kinds of temples and got some good basic information of them from our guide . Every temple was unique ,and I can not say which one I liked most ,they were all beautiful . Our guide Suraj was very flexible ,he even found time to bring us to a shop before we had dinner ,because we wanted to buy some Indian clothes . So all in all ,a very good tour .