Explore Delhi: Delhi, the capital city of India is a potpourri of culture, history, food and eclectic bazaars. From historic landmarks to food streets and cultural spots, Delhi has it all. The rich and colourful past has made this city a hub for travellers coming in from across the globe. The true spirit of Delhi's glorious past can be seen at Chandni Chowk, where the old bazaars are filled with the clamour of locals and chaat papdi and golgappas vendors. Though the city has a strong connect with the bygone era, its contrast with New Delhi is immense. The sky scrapping buildings, glitzy malls, top notch bars, cafes and restaurants in New Delhi makes it equally important to explore this side of the metropolis. Whether you are a veteran to the city or visiting it for the first time, Delhi is going to captivate you and make you want to stay a little longer.
Getting There: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport is well connected to the cities across India and the world. Regular flights operate from Delhi to Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Kolkata and many more Indian as well as international destinations. Delhi can also be reached via bus from nearby cities, including Chandigarh, Jaipur, Manali, Dehradun, Agra and Dehradun, to name a few. The main bus stands in the city are located at Kashmiri Gate, Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan. Being the headquarters of Northern Railways, Delhi also houses 5 major railway stations namely, The New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Terminal, Sarai Rohilla and Nizamuddin Railway Station.
Where To Stay: The captivating city of Delhi has some of the spectacular locations with Instagram-worthy holiday homes to stay in. These gorgeous homestays in Delhi can be your sojourn during visit. There are apartments, B&Bs, guesthouses, service apartments and villas in Delhi. Staying at Delhi homestays, you will feel more at home even while away from it. Situated in the heart of South Delhi, Defence Colony, Jangpura, Greater Kailash and Saket are some of the areas where you will find luxury holiday homes that too in your budget. Staymatrix Service Apartment, Saket By Olive, Tree Of Life and Mehlawat House are the top selling homestays in Saket. If you wish to stay in one of the posh neighbourhoods of Delhi, you can choose to stay at Pamposh Guest House, Comfy Corporate Park, India Luxury Homes, Harmony Suites, Sai Villa or Anara Homes and Service Apartments in Greater Kailash. Stay in the centre of Delhi at homestays in Connaught Place. Staymatrix Service Apartment, Dualat Ram House and Rams Inn are some of the popular homestays in the area. Perfectly suited for families, friends, bachelors and solo travellers, these properties are ideal alternate accommodations when in Delhi.
What To See: Delhi's enchantment lies in its historical sites and gardens. The entire city is dotted with magical monuments, forts and mosques. Some of Delhi's most famous monuments that you can explore during your trip are Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, Hauz Khas and Jantar Mantar. If you want a serene retreat from city life, Lodhi Garden and Garden of Five Senses are the places to be. The vibrant city of Delhi provides tourist's exactly what they are looking for. So just get your cameras handy and explore.
What To Eat: Delhi, being the food capital of India woos the palates of locals and visitors alike. From street vendors to hole in the wall eateries and top notch restaurants, Delhi has it all. Some of the popular eateries you can visit here are Paranthe Wali Gali, Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar, Jalebi Wala, Giani’s Di Hatti and Natraj cafe at Chandni Chowk; Khandani Pakode Wala and Kulcha King at Lajpat Nagar; Al Jawahar, Aslam’s Chicken Corner and Karim's at Jama Masjid; Hunger Strike and Moolchand Paranthe at Lajpat Nagar; Embassy, Kake Da Hotel, Wenger’s, United Coffee House at Connaught Place, and Haldirams & Nirulas (any outlet).
Where To Shop: Delhi is a dream destination for all the shoppers. From crowded bazaars to high-end boutiques, Delhi is a fantastic place to shop. You can shop for handicrafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and a lot more stuff. Janpath, Dilli Haat, Paharganj, Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar are some of the popular street markets in Delhi. You need to show your best bargaining skills while shopping in these areas. For designer wear and top notch eateries, you can visit Khan Market, Connaught Place, Shahpur Jaat and South Ex.
Insider's Tip: To take on the best of shopping experience in Delhi, wear your most comfortable clothes and hardest bargaining faces, and head to the old Delhi's streets.