Delhi, the former capital of India, consists of Old Delhi and New Delhi. New Delhi is the third-largest city in India, where the new capital is located. New Delhi is the heart of India, where you can feel the pulse of the nation's operation. Meanwhile, it is a mirror in which you can see the glorious history of India and a reflection of modern India.
The Red Fort was once the home of the Mughal dynasty. It was built from reddish-brown gravel and thus named 'Red Fort'. Representative of Hindu and Islam architectures, it is surrounded by towering walls and has great impact. The inside architecture includes the Pearl Mosque, public halls, private rooms and the Ranmahale Palace, which was used exclusively by emperors. These sights have been preserved with hints of the magnificence of the old days. Many believers gather here, which makes people experience the power of faith. It is also a World Heritage Site and a famous tourism resort in India.
Address:Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Netaji Subhash Rd.
Facing Bombay Bay and built in 1911, it is the gateway and one the landmark buildings of India. Compared to the Arc de Triomphe in France, it was erected to commemorate the landing of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary when they visited India. Now it has become the gateway of Mumbai, serving as one of the most important tourist attractions and as a reception for important guests.
Address:Mumbai Apollo Pier.
When you visit India, a visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan is a must. Built in 1929 and formerly known as the Viceroy's House, it was re-named Rashtrapati Bhavan after India's independence. The buildings surrounding the presidential palace are magnificent, especially the very famous garden which was built in the style of Mughal era gardens and named the Mughal Garden. The space consists of square, long and round gardens of various shapes and sizes where thousands of special flowers and plants are cultivated, making a big attraction for tourists during the blooming period.
Address:New Delhi Sovereignty Avenue.
Handicrafts are an Indian specialty. Shawls, woven blankets, sheets, stainless steel utensils, brass or red copper products, Darjeeling tea and ethnic instruments are good souvenirs. You can buy anything you want in any business center, it is so convenient.
India's main commercial street, named after Earl Connaught of the British royal family. The market was designed in a horseshoe shape at first, because the British believed such a shape would bring good luck. 65 years have passed by, and it is still the most prosperous city in India, although the shape of the square has been changed into a circle, like a giant donut. Beautifully decorated shops are located both inside and outside the market, displaying various products including foreign high-end consumer goods and Indian traditional handicrafts; it is a shopping heaven for tourists, with too many things to see.
Address:Take the yellow or blue line of the subway to Rajiv Chowk station.
To taste authentic local Indian delicious food, Chandni Chowk is a must. It is across from the Red Fort of Old Delhi, well known for its delicious food around India, much of which originated from the last century or earlier. These dishes retain the original essence, while adapting to modern tastes. These shops all focus on specialties and quality. Skills are passed on from generation to generation, and the taste in every shop is definitely different.
India has a large number of desserts, most of which are very sweet, but Ladoo is just a little sweet and normally a circular shape.
Address:1454/2, Chandni Chowk, Fountain.
In North India, the main courses are pancakes and rice noodles. Parathas are pies with stuffing, they are extremely tasty, and you can choose the stuffing according to your personal taste.
Recommended restaurant:Paratha Wali Gali
It can take courage and be very challenging to travel by bus, as it is always crowded. It is easy to get lost as there is no station board, and no-one to announce station names. In Delhi, you may find many people hanging on the door; there are a lot of buses without doors or with doors open, and people always run to get on and off.
In Delhi, taxis are colored black and yellow, with green stripes. Since 2006, modern radio taxis have been in operation. You can make a reservation with taxi companies, and the license plate number, driver's name and cell phone number will be messaged to your cell phone after a successful reservation. Taxi drivers usually call you upon their arrival, and most of them can speak a little English.
The metro network is well developed, covering almost all regions of Delhi. Thus, the metro is the best travel tool in Delhi. Six lines are currently in operation and the network will continue to be extended and expanded by adding other lines.
Currency: Rupee (INR)
Power consumption: 240 V/50 Hz
Area code: 9111
Located in northern India, Delhi has a favorable climate from October to March. The best months to travel there are February, March, September and November. Average annual precipitation is about 777 mm. In New Delhi, the maximum temperature went up to 43.5℃ in April, and a minimum temperature of -11℃ was recorded in January.