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Things to do in New Delhi

New Delhi – India’s capital, rich in history and in culture

India is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. New Delhi is India’s capital and has a population of over 22 million people. It is filled with points of interest to holiday travelers and the vibrant city is sure to win you over with its colorful culture, people and the amazing amount of fun things to do in New Delhi.

 

Things to do in New Delhi

 

Red Fort - Lal Qila

Start your journey in New Delhi by paying a visit to Red Fort, which is otherwise known as Lal Qila. You can get a feel of how the emperors lived during the ancient times at Red Fort because Lal Qila was the actual residence of the ancient Mughal emperors.

 

Qutub Minar

Another great architectural monument is the Qutub Minar, the tallest tower in India. Qutub Minar is an Islamic monument that is cleverly structured and made of sandstone and marble.

 

 

 

 

Humayun’s Tomb

Drop by the World Heritage site of the Humayun’s Tomb, the resting place of the Mughal emperor. If you love ancient buildings and structures, you should visit Humayun’s Tomb, as it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. Also noteworthy are India Gate, Chandi Chowk and incredible gardens that dot the city. Rashtrapati Bhavan is a 200,000 square foot palace and Rajpath is a grand boulevard that connects many historic landmarks.

 

When to go to New Delhi

New Delhi undergoes the monsoon period. The temperature varies from 46 °C (115 °F) in summers to around 0 °C (32 °F) in winters. There are heavy thunderstorms between July to September. This the best time for those who are looking for budget travels because it is the low season for tourists.

The winter season is between December and February. This is one of the high peak tourist seasons so prices may be higher, especially in the month of January. Book your trip early to get the best deals.

 

Things to do in New Delhi

New Delhi Facts

Population17 838 842
CountryIndia
Longitude77.208889
Latitude28.613889
AirportIndira Gandhi Intl, India (DEL)

New Delhi average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
21~22 °C 24 °C 31 °C 37 °C 40~41 °C 39~40 °C 35 °C 33~34 °C 34 °C 33~34 °C 28~29 °C 23 °C

UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites New Delhi - Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Built in 1570, an important aspect of the gorgeous Humayun’s Tomb is the fact that it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, becoming the inspiration of many other constructions including the Taj Mahal. For this reason, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor of India. The tomb was built by his widow Biga Begum, and later it was used as a tomb by other members of the family as well. Described as the necropolis of the Mughal dynasty, the tomb contains around 150 graves.

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

The red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar south of Delhi and the surrounding archaeological area with its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the highest stone tower in India, Qutb Minar had the purpose of announcing prayers to the faithful. Among the monuments in the area, you will find funerary buildings, the Alai-Darwaza Gate and two mosques including the oldest one in northern India, Quwwatu’l-Islam.

Red Fort Complex

The Red Fort Complex consists of the walls made of red sandstone, the palace surrounded by them, and the adjacent older fort named Salimgarh. This complex is an example of Mughal creativity at its best, mixing some Islamic traits with the typical elements of Mughal architecture. The Red Fort Complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for representing a fusion of cultures.

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GOLF

Golf in New Delhi

New Delhi has quite a few golf courses to offer. The most prestigious one is the Delhi Golf Club. It is a golf club that is not only that, but also a tourist attraction because of its history and architecture. But it is not only beautiful, it is also technically challenging which is proven by its presence in the Asian PGA Tour and Indian Open. Having said that, it might not be the easiest golf club in the world to get a tee time on. Lucky then that you can go to the Qutab Golf Course that is located close by, a great public golf course!

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in New Delhi - Blow off some steam at Dehli Rides’ Water Park

If you’re looking for a fun and at the same time cooling activity in New Dehli the place to go is Dehli Rides’ Water Park! This is a great place to go with a group of friends as well as with your family for a day to blow off some steam. Hours will pass by without you even noticing it because of all the fun you’ll have in the water slides, wave pool and much more. Don’t miss out on the rain dance party that goes on all day long, impress your company with some wicked dance moves in the rain!

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in New Delhi - Thrilling rides at Adventure Island

The amusement park Adventure Island in New Dehli is and old amusement park that doesn’t offer lots and lots of thrilling rides. So if that is what you’re looking for Adventure Island may not be for you. On the other hand, if you’re searching for a classic amusement park with fun rides for the children this is a good place. Since some of the rides only are available during the evenings this will probably be the best time for a visit. So if an amusing evening together with your family is what you want, this could be a good option!

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