New Delhi tourism tips: discover the main tourist attractions to know and visit in the destination

New Delhi brings together the different facets of the country: while there is chaotic traffic with cars and motorcycles sharing space with bicycles and carts, it shows modern buildings and a rail network that many cities envy.

THE India it is one of the most populous in the world and the capital alone is home to approximately 22 million people, almost twice the population of the city of São Paulo. In addition, it is one of the main gateways for tourists, who enjoy a few days in the city before heading to the country's main postcard: the Taj Mahal, located in Angra, just over 200 km away.

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The city has a lot of history to share with tourists and an impressive cultural variety. The main points of interest for New Delhi are the grandiose buildings like the Red Fort, a Jama Masjid Mosque and the Humayum's Tomb, but just walking around the city will take you to Hindu temples, alleys with old shops and street fairs with the colors of different local fabrics.

What to do in New Delhi

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Gandhi Memorial

The museum was set up in the Indian leader's house and tells the entire trajectory of this historical character. On the garden floor are marked the last steps of Ganghi before he was shot to death in 1948.

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The structure was built in honor of the victims of the First World War and the Afghan Wars, so the piece has 85,000 names engraved along its entire length. The monument was opened in 1931 and is located on Rajpath Avenue.

Qutb Minar

Located in Mehrauli, the tower is part of a set of monuments and is 72 meters high, the tallest in the country. It was built in the 13th century and is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Humayum's Tomb

The mausoleum was built in the 17th century and enchants with its majestic architecture and orange tones. The building is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and served as the inspiration for the great Taj Mahal.

lotus temple

This is a temple of a religion called Bahá'í, which has as one of the principles the union of humanity regardless of belief, so it is a place that invites visitors to exercise their faith and spirituality whatever it may be, so there are no altars or other religious references. The construction is in the shape of a giant lotus flower and surrounded by water mirrors that form the leaves.

Other places to visit in New Delhi:

  • Raja Ghat
  • Red Fort
  • Connaught Place
  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Akshardham Park
  • Yamuna River

How to get to New Delhi

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The city has its own airport, Indira Ganghi International Airport, but there are no direct flights from Brazil. The place has a good connection structure with other cities and regions of the country by buses and trains, however, book a transfer in advance if you are going to the city center because local taxi drivers do not have a good reputation when it comes to dealing with tourists. .

Best time to visit New Delhi

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Summer takes place between April and October, but the days are hot and humid, reaching 40°C easily, while in winter temperatures can vary from 5°C to 25°C in a single day.

The region's rainfall is well known for its intensity, so it's best to avoid the months of June to September.

Where to stay in New Delhi

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Find accommodation in New Delhi here.

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