Guide to Delhi: Sightseeing, Shopping and Accommodation

India, Delhi Guide (B): Guide to Delhi: Sightseeing, Shopping and Accommodation

Most international tourists who visit Delhi for the first time spend only a day in the capital city, after which they quickly move on to Agra in the south to see the renowned Taj Mahal, and to Jaipur in the west, a city in the Rajasthan desert. This tour is called the Golden Triangle Tour and is typically conducted over a period of six days, sometimes four days. As a result, regular tourists don’t get the opportunity to experience Delhi. Instead, what they usually see is a quick drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s home; a thirty-minute photo op at the war memorial India Gate and a stopover at Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi; a drive past Old Delhi and an hour visit at the Red Fort.

Those sights are covered as much as possible in the morning, following which there would be a lunch break, perhaps a tour of the Lotus Temple post-lunch or onward travels to Agra.

Some tourists may spend more time exploring Old Delhi – a chaotic maze of tiny lanes and crumbling havelis with Jama Masjid looms large in the background – but still, Delhi is so much more than the old quarter. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Guide to Delhi: Sightseeing, Shopping and Accommodation
Guide Location: India » Delhi
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: India Gate   Karim’s Restaurant   Jama Masjid   Red Fort   Humayun’s Tomb   Safdarjung Tomb   Lotus Temple   Dilli Haat   Lajpat Nagar’s Central Market   Khan Market   Bloomrooms@Link Road  
Author: Kathleen Poon
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