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10 Things to Do 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 Red Fort

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.

Qutb Minar

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.

Old Delhi

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.

Chandni Chowk

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!

Humayun's Tomb

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.

Lotus Temple

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.

Jama Masjid

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.

India Gate

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

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.

Planning Your New Delhi Visit

What to eat in New Delhi?

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.

How to get around New Delhi?

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.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Hindi and English
  • Currency
    Indian Rupee (₹)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+05:30)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    The 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.

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What People Are Saying About New Delhi

Our guide was exceptional, very knowledgeable and excellent English

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.
Full Day Taj Mahal & Agra Tour from Delhi by Car Reviewed by Peter, 10/24/2016

Comprehensive tour with very interesting places to visit

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 .
Day tour of Temples in Delhi Reviewed by Helena, 10/17/2016

Travelling via express train between Delhi and Agra!

Arrangements and guidance for transport between hotel and stations in Delhi was done well including seat reservations.

great tour and amazing guide...recommended to all....

Did this tour for the first time and i would highly recommend it to all who wish to know about India's Culture, religion and temples. tour went really well with amazing guide and answered all my queries. Travelling in Metro, tuk tuk and later on in a private cab was also a great experience.......
Day tour of Temples in Delhi Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/07/2016

Great day with an experienced guide and driver

The full day tour in New Delhi was amazing. Jimmy the tour guide was very knowledgeable and fine-tuned the tour to meet our needs. It was a great experience being driven from place to place by an experienced driver who made us feel safe in the hectic city.
Delhi Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by David, 08/14/2016

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