Delhi, the capital city of India is basically the bread and life of the country where the ancient and modern part exist harmoniously. New Delhi have great contrast of its past with busy highway bazaars and relics of the Mughal times and of its future with well manicured trees along the streets, massive buildings and political infrastructures, and plush food hubs all around. Interestingly, both parts of the city are of equal footing in all aspects of being a great city.
New Delhi is divided geographically in areas which feature its own uniqueness and charm. Take on the challenge of going around each part of the city of Delhi using the metro railway that is well planned for the purpose of easy navigability for tourists.
1. North Delhi
Acknowledged as the Old Delhi famous for the landmarks of Red Fort and Jama Masjid, North Delhi has the Sadar Bazaar, Civil Lines, and Kotwali to interest tourists.
Enjoy thrift shopping and Indian street food at Chandni Chowk which is close to the Old Delhi Railway Station and is known as Delhi’s oldest market. Shahjahanabad Gardens and Ashoka’s Pillar are few sights worth taking a trip in this part of Delhi.
Some good accommodation options in North Delhi are Maidens Hotel at Civil Lines. Plus a few more. I will suggest you to view Tripadvisor.com to know more about Hotels in this part of the city.
2. South Delhi
Hauz Khas is one attraction to see that is part of the old city where restaurant, boutiques, gardens, and art villages are mushrooming, plus the picturesque madrassa ruins where the place got its name.
There are many upper class residential places here including Vasant Kunj, Sarita Vihar, Defence colony, Greater Kailash and Kalkaji. The open market here is Dilli Haat and close to it is a shopping center called greater Kailash. Other sights are Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, and Humayun’s Tomb.
Some good hotels in this post area of Delhi are Eros Hotel near Negru Palace Market and if you are looking for affordable rooms then check out Hotel GTC at South Delhi.
3. Central Delhi
Central Delhi is the administrative district of the National Capital Territory, and the Connaught Place is the heart of the city where shopping arcades of colonial times are filled with different shops, pubs, and restaurants.
Connaught Place is just a few minute walk towards Janpath where one can find good bargains for assorted like curios; the Karol Bagh near it is possibly the busiest cloth market there is in India. Head to Bengali Market to taste the famous chaat, or visit other interesting places such as Gurudwara Sahib and Birla Mandir. Rajiv Chowk is the nearest metro station and is 2 kilometers away from Connaught Place.
Good Hotel Options in central Delhi are Lalit Hotel and Hotel Alka. They are some of the most popular ones as mentioned in sites like Tripadvisor and HolidayIQ.
4. West Delhi
The center of West Delhi is Dwarka a short drive away from the commercial district of Gurgaon. Stay at Dwarka if you are on a business travel as it is connected very well to other major cities and the National Capital Region. This part of Delhi is divided into four areas such as the Punjabi Bagh, Rajouri Garden, Patel Nagar, and East Sagarpur.
5. East Delhi
The Akshardham Temple, the well detailed and sculpted temple made from red sandstone is one of the major attractions in East Delhi which is devoted to Lord Swaminarayan along with Vivek Vihar, Gandhi Nagar, and Preet Vihar. Laxmi nagar, Krishna Nager and Gandhi Nagar are few worth markets to visit, and also Sanjay Lake, Yamune Sports Complex and Shiv Mandir.
Plus a lot more. I can just say that one can only understand the capital only if they visit it. So just pack your bags and explore New Delhi.