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Delhi: India's Historic Capital

Delhi, the pulsating heart of India, features a rich tapestry of history and culture. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Delhi unfolds its story through layers of time, from ancient ruins to Mughal marvels and colonial remnants. Stepping into Old Delhi, one is transported to a labyrinth of narrow lanes bustling with life, adorned with majestic monuments like the Red Fort and Jama Masjid, evoking the splendors of bygone eras. In contrast, New Delhi, with its wide avenues and grand boulevards, showcases the architectural vision of Sir Edwin Lutyens, an example of the city's modern aspirations.

Delhi's allure lies not only in its architectural splendor but also in its diverse cultural setting, manifested in its eclectic cuisine, vibrant markets, and festivals that celebrate its heritage. Whether wandering through its historic streets or immersing yourself in its contemporary vibrancy, Delhi beckons traveler's on a journey of discovery and wonder.

Guided group tours visiting Delhi, India

Embark on a captivating exploration of Delhi with guided tours that unveil the city's treasures, both ancient and modern. Expert guides lead you through the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi, where the scent of spices mingles with the echoes of history, revealing hidden gems like the Red Fort and the serene Jama Masjid. Traverse the grand boulevards of New Delhi, where the imposing India Gate and the stately Rashtrapati Bhavan stand as testaments to the city's colonial legacy. Dive into the rich tapestry of Delhi's culture, from its vibrant bazaars to its mouth-watering street food, as knowledgeable guides share fascinating anecdotes and insights at every turn. Whether you're a history buff, a food enthusiast, or a curious traveler, guided tours of Delhi promise an unforgettable journey through time and tradition.

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What to expect - why visit Delhi?

Visiting Delhi is an immersive dive into a world of experiences that captivate the senses and enrich the soul. Prepare to be swept away by the city's dynamic energy, where the past coexists with the present. Expect to encounter a symphony of colors, aromas, and sounds as you navigate its bustling streets and vibrant markets, each corner offering a glimpse into Delhi's diverse tapestry of cultures and traditions. Delhi beckons with its iconic landmarks, from the majestic Red Fort to the tranquil Lotus Temple, each steeped in history and architectural splendor. But beyond its monuments, Delhi enchants with its warmth and hospitality, inviting travelers to savor its delectable cuisine, engage with its lively street life, and immerse themselves in its rich cultural heritage.

Travel tips

Currency

India's official currency is the Indian Rupee. For the latest exchange rates, consult OANDA.

Major currencies like the Euro, British Pound, US Dollar, South African Rand, and others can be exchanged locally or before departure. Bureau de changes and banks in major towns provide exchange facilities, with ATMs available. Opt for smaller denominations to ease transactions for smaller purchases and gratuities.

Vaccinations

As a guide for travelling, we recommend Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Polio vaccinations, along with anti-Malarial medication. Consulting your doctor or local medical practitioner is strongly advised for any additional vaccinations or treatments before visiting India.

Tap water

Absolutely not. You've likely encountered the term "Delhi belly," and consuming tap water is a guaranteed route to illness. It's key to never drink tap water; opt solely for bottled mineral water, widely accessible in hotels, shops, and restaurants nationwide. Additionally, steer clear of salads that may have been rinsed in unsanitary water.

Safe eating in India

Indian cuisine is renowned for its diverse flavors beyond spicy curries. While exploring, relish authentic home-cooked dishes. Yet, be cautious of "Delhi Belly" due to water bacteria. Stick to bottled water, avoid salads, and choose hygienic eateries. Indulge in northern specialties like Tandoori and Biryani, southern delights like Thali and Dosa, and treat yourself to local sweets like Gulab Jamun and Kulfi for a culinary adventure.

Temple etiquette

To ensure respect at religious sites, adhere to dress codes by wearing knee-length attire and sleeves. Women may carry a shawl for shoulder cover. Avoid smoking and public displays of affection. Remove shoes and hats upon entering temples. Refrain from touching sacred artifacts. Follow signage regarding photography restrictions. Seek guidance from guides regarding temple etiquette and restricted areas. Embrace cultural differences respectfully. Note potential photography fees, around USD $10 for the tour.

WiFi

In India, strong WiFi is mainly available in major metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Chennai, as well as in global chain hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. Major airports and train stations also offer WiFi. However, WiFi outside cities is limited, especially in rural areas, heritage properties, and national parks, where it may be slow or chargeable.

Plugs and voltage

The standard voltage in India is 230-240 volts, typically 240 volts. Power sockets require round 3-pin plugs, similar yet not identical to European ones. It's advisable to carry a universal travel adapter. For U.S. appliances, a voltage converter and plug adapter are necessary for use.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top attractions to visit in Delhi?

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The top attractions to visit in Delhi include the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, and Akshardham Temple.

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Delhi transcends its identity as a mere city; it embodies the spirit of a dynamic cultural crossroads, where history and modernity come together in a tapestry of vibrant colors and diverse experiences. Delhi continues to enchant and enthrall visitors from around the globe. Indeed, in the many layers of its heritage and the rhythm of its daily life, Delhi beckons as a timeless destination where every corner tells a story, and every moment is filled with possibility.

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