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About New Delhi

New Delhi is India's vibrant capital city and it has a rich history. It combines the old and the modern, and doesn't disappoint tourists. You can shop till you drop in the modern malls, or wander around the labyrinthine streets of the old city. Visit bazaars and rest in havelis… However you choose to fill your time, you can find the perfect rental accommodation on FlipKey.

About New Delhi

This area was first settled around 2,500 years ago. The Mughal emperors transferred their capital from Agra to Delhi in 1638, after Shah Jehan (who commissioned the Taj Mahal in Agra) built the walls. It has been the capital of India ever since.

New Delhi's culture is varied as it's influenced by neighboring states and most religions (Sikhism, Janism, Christianity, Islam and the main religion, Hinduism) practiced there. Traditional arts and crafts include bamboo work and handmade carpets. Jewelry and enamel work are also produced in New Delhi.

The local cuisine reflects the various cultures in the city. Dishes are inspired by Mughlai cuisine, kormas, pilafs and Nihari, served with naan or rice. Punjabi cuisine is a riot of flavor and features saag, tandoori and butter chicken as firm favorites.

New Delhi is a multi-cultural city, which makes it a very extremely interesting city to visit.

What to do in New Delhi

Visit the National Museum which has artifacts from New Delhi's earliest civilization, right up to the present.

If you want to find peace and tranquility in this bustling city, visit the Lodi Gardens, established under the British Raj, and while away an afternoon.

No trip to New Delhi would be complete without a visit to its 17th-century Red Fort. And if you are interested in Gandhi, visit the museum dedicated to him, Gandhi Smriti.

Go on a Street Life walking tour, organized by the Salaam Baalak Trust, which cares for the homeless. These tours are guided by former street children.

Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest, busiest, markets in the old city, full of spices, and all the ingredients needed to make a curry (karrai). Check it out, buy up some ingredients and cook a dish in your own vacation rental kitchen!

Top travel tips for New Delhi

Try riding in a cycle or auto rickshaw to get the full New Delhi experience. If you don't want to be exposed to the dust, there are taxis, the metro and buses.

Bicycles can be hired, but it isn't a good idea to ride them on main roads. Driving in the city can be hazardous and chaotic and is not recommended for tourists. Of course, there are taxis, but you might have to persuade the driver to use the meter!

There are many festivals celebrated in New Delhi. There's one almost every month. Find out when they are online before you visit - they’re well worth attending for a really authentic experience.

New Delhi is a rich mixture of the old and new. It's a really colorful, fascinating city. Once you go there, you won't want to leave. There is so much to see and do! Why not book your trip to New Delhi now? 

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