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The Delhi Sultanate is a place that has its own significance with many chapters of its majestic history. Delhi is also known as the National Capital of India and one of the 7 union territories of India. The place is governed by the Central Government of India that has its own legislature, high court, and a council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. The Capital of India is also popularly known as the "Dilwalon ki Dilli." It is believed that Delhi has got its name from the Persian word 'Dhillu' or 'Dilu,' which means 'a king,' Dehlee of Dehali, which is called an entrance, and Dili or Del, which means 'The Heart.' Geographically speaking, the state of Delhi is divided into nine districts. These districts came into existence in the year 1997; before that, Delhi was considered as only one district. The heart of India is a hub for education, politics, tourism, health, fashion, transport, and much more. India's culturally rich political capital stands on the harmonious relations of different cultures, festivals, traditions, and cuisine. Delhi is said to be the second-most populous city in India after Mumbai and the fourth-largest city in the world.

This Delhi travel guide on Delhi tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Delhi, Delhi tourist places, the history and culture of Delhi, and the best time to visit Delhi.

History of Delhi:

One of the biggest metropolitan cities of India has a history as old as time. Considering Delhi's a history child, the city is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world. The story of Delhi came into existence 5000 years back, from the time of the epic Mahabharata, when the town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavaas used to dwell. The history of Delhi is canvased through the number of 'Dilli' built overages. It is believed that the city of built and destroyed 11 times. The name of Delhi has been called with different names in different times such as Indraprasth, Dhili, Mehrauli, Siri, Tughluqabad, Jahanpanah, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, and Lutyen's Delhi. The history of Delhi unwraps through the time of Mahabharata, The Tomars, Khilji Dynasty, Tughluq Dynasty, The Suri Empire, The Lodhi Dynasty, The Mughals, and The British Raj. Three majestic monuments built many centuries back, like Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Humayun's Tomb, are declared as World Heritage Monuments by UNESCO that give an idea of architectural wonders created by the emperors during their reign.

In 1206 Muhammad of Ghori captured a town from Rajput Clan and established Delhi Sultanate. After that, the city witnessed much turmoil and was ruled by many rulers. The reigns kept shifting from one ruler to another, and in 1803 AD, the city came under British Rule, and in 1911 the British shifted their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. After the Independence of India in 1947, Delhi was officially declared as Capital of India.

Culture and Traditions in Delhi:

The Capital of India carries rich heritage and culture with the standing evidence of the time, which can be seen at Indraprastha, Qutub Minar, Ashoka Stupa, and many such magnificent monuments in Delhi. Standing on the pillars of harmony and peace, the city is woven with colorful threads of different regions. The city has been a center of politics for centuries. It has many heritage corners like a museum, monuments, minars, tomb, etc. The Masjid, once built by Mughal emperor Shah-Jahan, is now the biggest mosque in Asia. Delhi being the capital for centuries for different rulers of different dynasties, brings vivid forms of arts and culture. The city preserves every bit of its history and promotes them in art galleries like Art Heritage, Lalit Kala Academy, Sanskriti Kendra, and many more. Over the last few years, Delhi has turned a cosmopolitan with its emerging new markets, shopping malls, nightclubs, dance clubs, etc. Delhi is encircled by four major states of India, namely Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. All these states have a strong influence on the lifestyle of Delhi. People of Delhi celebrate each festival, be it Diwali, Holi, Guru Parv, Eid, Christmas, or Buddha Poornima, with the same vigor and bliss which we can see among the people from different communities.

Cuisine in Delhi:

Let's take a look at the scrumptious cuisine of Delhi. When it comes to food, Delhiites are the big-time foodie! Delhi is the melting pot of different people and cultures from all over India, also brings the different variety typical traditional food. Delhi is famous for dishes like Chole-Bhature, Butter Naan, Rotim Kebabs, Butter Chicken, Biryani, Kadhi, Rajma-Chawal, Chole-Chawal, Sarson-Kasaag, Chole-Kulche, Sahi-Paneer, Aaloo-paratha and the list is endless. People with a sweet tooth can cherish a glass of lassi (Indian milk crusher) with cream in it. Other sweets like 'Jalebi' and 'Gulaab Jamun' are other soft and delicate deserts of India with its own unique taste. A rich, nourishing sweet dish, 'Kheer' cooked out of milk and rice is a very traditional sweet with all sorts of dry fruits in it.

Street Food of Delhi:

Your visit to Delhi will remain incomplete if you don't taste the street food while travelling in Delhi. The street food of Delhi is another valid reason to visit Delhi. Aaloo-Tikki is one of the famous street food, which is a crispy cutlet made out of boiled potatoes. Some other dishes that you will love while visiting Delhi travel places are Aaloo Chat, Chole Puri, Pav-Bhaji Samosa, and very famous Dilli Ke Chole- Kulche are some spicy items that drown you in the real flavor of the street food which is of some tangy and salty spices. If you wish to savor the taste of Old Delhi, you would love Paranthas with different fillings, chats, kebabs, biryani, and mutton curries at Parantha Gali.

Delhi Weather and best time to Visit

Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Delhi Map

Places to Visit Delhi

The capital city of India is famous for the diversity of the people who live there. This vast city is filled with various places that are embarking the glorious stories of history and whether you are a child or a grown-up. Among all the Delhi tourist places, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, and Lotus Temple are the must-visit places. Other than these, ISKCON Temple, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Bangla Saheb, Heritage ramparts like Tuglaqabad Fort, Old Fort are some of the popular places to visit in Delhi.

Red Fort:

The Fort stands and gives its evidence about the majestic era of Mughals. The Fort was built in 1638 by Shah Jahan that captivates travelers' attention with its architectural splendor of Mughals. The walls are 33 meters high which were built with a view to preventing invaders. The Fort is closed for visitors on Monday.

Humayun's Tomb:

Built in the year 1570, the tomb was built by Queen Haji Begum, who was the widow of Humayun. This beautiful monument displays the inspiration of Persian architecture.

Qutub Minar:

Noted as the tallest tower in India, Qutub Minar was built by Qutub-ud-din Aibakthat commemorates the victory and the beginning of the Mughal era in India. The 73-meter tall tower has five-story, and a projected balcony marks every story. Considered as India's first Mosque, Quwwaat-ul-Islam is located at the foot of Qutub Minar and makes it one of the best Delhi travel places.  

Akshardham Temple:

The world's largest Hindu Temple, Akshardham Temple, is 42 meters tall, and the foundation of the temple is made up of concrete. The construction of all the buildings was made using granites and marbles from all parts of the world. Travelers can go on boating in the water canals here.

Best Time to Visit Delhi

The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March or November to February when the weather is at its best. The rest of the year climate of Delhi is either too hot or too cold. The best time to visit Delhi is when flowers blossom at their best, and the visitors can enjoy the pleasant weather and enjoy the incredible experience in Delhi.

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Getting In Delhi


By Air:

Delhi is well-connect with domestic and international flights to all the major cities/states in or outside India. Majorly the flights operated from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

By Road:

The cluster of well-connected roads is a privilege for travelers. The network of roads and highways connects with all the major cities in India. One of the major bus stands in Delhi is Inter-State Bus Terminus at Kashmiri Gate (ISBT).

By Trains:

Being the heart of India, the railway network connects Delhi to all major and minor stations in and around Delhi. Major Railway Stations are New Delhi Railway Station and Old Delhi Railway Station.


Delhi has a lot to offer and being a metropolitan city, travelers can easily find a place where you can enjoy your stay at Delhi. Get ready to collect the mesmerizing memories for a lifetime on your Delhi trip. Our Delhi travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Delhi tourist destinations. 

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