A Tourist Guide to Delhi, India
Delhi, the capital of India is one of the ancient cities. The tourists from all over the world are attracted towards this city due to its historical importance and various monuments present in its heart.
Qutab Minar, the second largest minaret of the world made of bricks founded by the Mughal Emperor Qutab ud Din, is situated in the city of Delhi. But after an accident in which 47 people were crushed, tourists are not allowed to move in the upper storeys of minaret. Similarly, Hamayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid are the representation of Indian heritage.
The Red Fort, also known as ‘Lal Qila’, was built by Shah Jahan one of the Mughal Emperors is a jaunt to past but not well maintained and it requires almost 3 to 4 hours to visit each and every part of it.
Hamayun’s tomb, constructed in 1570, is of cultural importance as it was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural revolutions, leading up in the construction of the Taj Mahal and many other Mughal architecture and garden complexes in India. It is a cool place to visit in Delhi as one can be greatly inspired from beauty of the tomb.
Jama Masjid, a holy place for Muslims but also a great piece of architecture is a focus of tourist from all over the world. It is at walking distance from railway station and only 500m from metro station. So one can save money from travelling in local transport like metro in which both money and time can be saved.
But before travelling to these charming and beautiful places in Delhi, one must keep the following precautionary measures in mind to be safe from any unintentional difficulties and problems there.
If you are travelling from a European country, the foremost thing to be considered is the weather condition. If you travel to Delhi in the months of June or July when the weather is quite pleasant in Europe, everything is burning with the blazing and scorching heat of sun in India. So as a guide one must prefer you to visit in last months of the year when there is bearable cold weather conditions in Delhi.
Pure Drinking Water
A major problem not only in Delhi but all over India is non availability of pure drinking water. So you should have enough with you. Or if you cut short of mineral water, buy only branded bottles of drinking water otherwise you have to face stomach disorder.
Delhi is a populous city in which people of every class exist. But filth and dirt has caused many viral and fungal diseases in this region. So before your tour to Delhi, first visit your doctor and take complete vaccination to be secured from expected illness.
Proper Indian Dress
Although Delhi is a much developed city but there is presence of Indian culture, religious restrictions therefore to look presentable and to avoid awkwardness you should take some Indian dresses with you and it might be a pleasant experience to wear such clothes.
Save Your Wealth
Money, the major issue because of the difference in currency counts a lot .Here are some tips to save your precious money earned from hectic job or business:
Use Public Transport
India is a developing country and its capital Delhi has been much developed and the public transport is improved very much as compared to earlier times. So it is suggested that you should travel in train, bus and metro that all are on time and at cheap rates.
Bargaining in Shops
It is most often seen that the shopkeepers of Delhi when see a foreigner demand triple or four times a cost of product. So to overcome this you can adopt a traditional method of haggling. You can expect to debate for some time to save you money.
Make sure your seat is reserved before time it will cost much less than an urgent ticketing and if your luggage is in excess, no need to worry about that you can adopt the cheapest way to send a parcel to India. It will make availability easier and convenient.
After deciding the places to visit and making a grip on the precautionary measures it is the time to decide which hotel can be choose for a comfort stay. No doubt after a whole day wandering in different places one can be much tired and requires a peaceful environment to take some rest.
Here are few hotel list which you can add in your preferred list.
The Leela Palace New Delhi
The hotel is situated near a busy junction in the centre of Delhi’s diplomatic enclave, although rooms are very well soundproofed. It takes only 30 minutes to reach from the airport. There are almost all the facilities which one requires. The food is quite tasty and service is efficient but being luxurious it is quite expensive.
The Hotel Bright
Hotel Bright is clean, comfortable and luxurious. It comes in the centre of city which makes an easy access to almost every place to visit. The hotel is close to a pub where a sweet live music is played and if you are solo or couple then you will have the best time spending at night. The staff is cooperative and rates are reasonable to afford.
Hotel Aman Continental
Comfortable bedrooms, ideal breakfast and an awesome service is delivered in a very affordable package and is only 5 minutes walking distance from Delhi railway station. The only drawback of this hotel is that it is situated in a very narrow street that is the reason it is 4 star hotel. But the facilities it gives are same as that of 5 star.
The Grand Godwin
One of the finest hotels, cheapest from all and serving quite good. Very delicious food but sometime service is unhelpful and is situated in a noisy place. Healthy breakfast with fresh fruits and really calm inside out of the road noises.
Delhi has, no doubt, a number of charming places to visit and is a congested city of India. Tourists from all over world have almost positive response about the behaviour of people and the beauty of city.