Standing on the banks of the River Yamuna, New Delhi, the capital city of India is the most visited tourist destination of the country. Ruled by many great dynasties and empires, this imperial city has been the epicenter of political, cultural, social, and religious, evolution. Delhi reflects a picture rich with architecture, culture, and religion. You can dive deep into history, monuments, galleries, museums, gardens and exotic shows. From labyrinthine streets, famous food stalls, and lively markets of Old Delhi, to tree lined boulevards, massive colonial buildings, skyscrapers, and malls, Delhi is undoubtedly a graceful juxtaposition of old tradition and modernity.
Delhi, a major commercial hub is dotted with countless tourist attractions and places of interests. Every year, tourism in Delhi attracts thousands of visitors from all across the world who come to explore the various colorful facets of this historic city. DTDC, Delhi Tourism Development Corporation, an undertaking of Delhi government is responsible for the growth of Tourism in Delhi, which comprises of development of infrastructure, conservation and restoration of monuments etc. In order to make Delhi travel hassle free and interesting for tourists, Delhi Tourism has opened up many tourist information centers at airport, railways stations and commercial centers of Delhi. These tourism bureaus assist tourists for any kind of information related to Delhi and offer Delhi Maps, Delhi tourism guide, and other Delhi travel booklets free of cost.
Owing to the promotion of tourism in Delhi, Delhi Tourism organizes various cultural programs and shows. The exciting excursions and tours conducted by Delhi tourism cover all major tourist attractions of Delhi. Besides short tips, heritage walks, and evening tours, Delhi tourism also offers exciting holiday packages to nearby destination like Agra, Jaipur, Mussoorie, Nainital, Haridwar and Rishikesh at affordable prices.
The best time to visit Delhi is during winter months that last from August to November and the pleasant spring seasons of February to April.
India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb, Chandini Chowk, Safdarjang Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Birla Mandir, Akshardham temple, Jama Masjid, Bangla Sahib, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Lotus Temple, are major tourist attractions in Delhi. Some other noteworthy Delhi travel destinations include Rajghat, National Science Center, Parliament House, Connaught Place, Nehru Planetarium, and National Museum.
All the major National and International Airlines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport and Palam Domestic Airport. One can take a pre-paid taxi or a bus that will drop you to the city center. Cars can also be hired at reasonable prices.
The extensive network of the Indian Railways connects New Delhi to all major and regional cities of India. Delhi has three important Railway Stations namely Old Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. How to reach Delhi by Road: Delhi is well connected to all major destinations in North India by roads and highways. The Inter State Bus Terminus are located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi State Transport Corporation and Delhi Tourism provide frequent service through Air Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches to major cities of the neighboring states Haryana, Uttranchal, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
For local transport, Delhi Transport Corporation buses, private buses, auto rickshaws, taxis, radio cabs are available in Delhi. The recently introduced Delhi Metro railway line is a convenient and efficient mode of transport connecting all major places within the city.