New Delhi

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New Delhi is the capitol of India and the starting point for most of the trips through the northern part of the country. The metropolitan city has over 16 million inhabitants and is still growing rapidly. Here you will find the political and economic centre of northern India. In addition, the city has more than a thousand historic buildings, and some of them are worth a visit.

New Delhi was founded by the British in the early twentieth century, to serve as the capital of British India. Large parts of the city therefore have a British appearance, such as many parks and the colonial city centre of the city of Connaught Place. The most interesting places to visit are the city districts of New Delhi and Old Delhi.

Old Delhi: bazaars, Red Fort & The Jama Masjid mosque

In the old part of the city you will find loads of bazaars and you will find the impressive Red Fort. Also the Jama Masjid mosque is worth a visit and is a meeting point for the citizens of Delhi. The old mosque was built between 1644 and 1658. For a small fee you will be able to climb the 40 meters high minaret for a magical view on the city. After your visit, walk through the streets which you are being led to from the mosque and experience the everyday hectic city of Delhi.

New Delhi: Connaught Place & mausoleums

The more modern city districts of New Delhi is more spacious than the old part. Start exploring at Connaught Place, which will definitely not give you the feeling that you are in India. Other things which should also be on your lists are the Humayun’s Tomb and Hazrat Nizam-ud-din Dargah.

New Delhi is an overwhelming place to start your journey. It’s literally crawling with people, rickshaws, ox carts, bazaars and too many other things to mention. Make sure to have booked a hotel or a hostel before you arrive, familiarize yourself with the common tourist traps and then start exploring, because the city does invite you to get to know India and her colourful people.