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Delhi Travel Guide

Delhi is not just the capital state, but the heart of India in a true sense. It has a pot belly of different languages due to the migration of people searching for better lives, the culture of moving shoulder to shoulder and home to convenient and fast-moving Delhi Metro and government-funded buses that will take you to every nook of Delhi.
This populous city has seen a series of dominance by the Kings, Sultans, Britishers and finally the democracy. It is a tale of two cities: Old Delhi and New Delhi. From Purani Dilli’s (Old Delhi) mouth-watering Mughalai cuisine and historical monuments to New Delhi’s modern sky-touching buildings, the capital city never fails to amaze its tourists every now and then. The historic creations of Delhi like Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Purana Kila, and India Gate attract lakhs of tourists annually just for sightseeing. The Red fort monument built by a Mughal emperor is now used annually for hoisting the national flag on Independence day celebration by the Prime Minister. The tallest minaret in the world, Qutab Minar is a charming old fascination for history buffs and is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site. India Gate, so-called haunted Agrasen ki Baoli, ISCON temple and Akshardham temple among the gardens, cultural centers, and crowded bazaars are must-visit places in Delhi. Markets of Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Palika, Karol Bagh are places to go shop trendy stuff at jaw-dropping prices with your bargaining skills. Apart from sightseeing, it houses famous Universities and political centers as well.
Delhi is a FOODIE’SHEAVEN! A trend of dining at local “dhabas” is indeed very popular in Delhi. You think of fast foods, healthy diet, spicy snacks, Asian or fusion, you get all in here. The Paranthe Wali Gali, a street in Chandni Chowk, is pretty famous for food eateries since the 1870s, where the entire street is occupied with fast food stalls. The high-profile restaurants & cafes are nowhere left behind and have gained popularity in recent years. Haldiram’s franchised typical Indian vegetarian food joints, Hauz Khas Social, The Karim Hotel, the Punjab Grill, etc. offer a variety of foods & beverages. The food here can be little overwhelming sometimes for tourists but the Delhi belly takes it very fluidly. The tourists might want to observe first instead going on munching straight away.
Despite some of the tourist scams and all the hustle & bustle, Delhi is certainly one of the best places for experiencing all that India has to offer. From sunrise to sunset, Delhi is constantly active with life. After dark, the action shifts to its streets, as revelers explore its nightlife. Haus Khas Village, DLF Cyber Hub, Connaught Place are popular to experience nightlife. Undoubtedly, Delhi is a city that never sleeps. In recent years, the air quality in Delhi has been dreadful, so an anti-pollution mask, as well as mosquito repellents could be a worthwhile investment. Last but not least, relax and enjoy the scene. So, pack your bags, plan an itinerary and head out for the captivating capital city of India.
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Places to visit and things to do in Delhi


How to Reach Delhi

New Delhi being the administrative hub in India and with its surrounding NCR especially Gurgaon and Noida, New Delhi is developing as one of the eminent financial as well as IT hubs in India. The capital city of India draws in both tourists and travellers from different corners of the world. Nonetheless even politicians from different nations pay their visit frequently in this part of the country. Thus one thinking about how to reach New Delhi he or she should only worry about when to go. Other than waterways, New Delhi has a very good network of roadways, railways and airways.

The capital city en circles some of the major commercial cities as well as tourist destinations in India including some popular hill stations. Your drive from Amritsar to Delhi that is approximately 460kms will take at least 7 hours, whereas from Chandigarh to Delhi by road will take approximately 5 hours via Ambala, Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat. If you are planning to drive from Jaipur to Delhi, which is approximately 260kms, it will take at least 5 hours or even you can take bus from Jaipur to Delhiwhereas from Bikaner it will take a minimum of 8 hours. One planning to drive from other cities in Rajasthan that includes Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmeer needs to steer his wheels en route Jaipur and drive along the National Highway 8 en route Gurgaon that is approximately 20kms from Delhi. The distance from Gwalior to Delhi is approximately 340kms en route Agra and Mathura. Whereas the distance from Agra to New Delhi is approximately 220kms. Hill stations like Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie and Dharamsala also connects to Delhi by road and one need to drive half a day to reach the Himachal heights. Whereas one planning to drive from Dehradun to Delhi, which is approximately 250kms, needs to follow National Highway 73 to Meerut and en route Ghaziabad he has to drive along National Highway 58. The distance from Rishikesh to Delhi en route Haridwar is approximately 230kms.

The capital city comprises of two major railway stations, the New Delhi Railway Station and the Old Delhi Railway Station that connects New Delhi and Old Delhi respectively with all other major cities in India. Whereas the Nizamuddin Railway Station, Anand Vihar Railway Station acts as substitutes. The Rajdhani Expresses, having their source from New Delhi Railway Station, connects all the metro cities including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Patna, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar and Indore. Hence one planning to reach New Delhi by train he or she needs to worry about his or her reservation as throughout the year trains to Delhi are almost reserved and you may end up with cancellation.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport or the New Delhi Airport no doubt connects with all the major cities in the world and daily flights to all the major domestic cities ply from terminal 1. Thus from wherever you are planning to start your journey, your flight to Delhi is not going to be a matter of harassment.

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Are all supermarkets and markets (grocery, stationery shops etc.) inside residential colonies open?
All shops in residential complexes and supermarkets are allowed to open.
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Have local transport services like autos, three-wheelers etc resumed in the city?
Cycle-rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, e-rickshaws are allowed to run in the city without any restrictions.
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Are residential societies, offices and hotels recording temperature of visitors?
Thermal screening is done at private offices in Delhi. Hotels are also planning to implement thermal screenings as and when they start functioning for guests.
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Are buses, metros and other public transport sanitized at regular intervals?
The Delhi Government has planned safety measures like sanitization of buses and metros, limiting public transport capacity to follow social distancing. Wearing masks is made compulsory for drivers and travellers.
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My stay is for4-5 days and going in casualty. Pl tell about quarantine rule
Hello. As at the time I left New Delhi about 3 weeks ago, there was no longer any quarantine in place. We were free to enter the state and check into our pre-booked "Go Safe; Go Stay" hotels. I advise that you can still confirm this information with your prefered hotel. As well, kindly go with a health fitness document showing at least your temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure checks or a negative covid-19 result. Best wishes.
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