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Travel Guide for Delhi

Delhi is the capital of the country and is an important tourist destination. Delhi has been a busy city for more than 5000 years. It was built and destroyed for more than 11 times in the past. It also holds an epic spot in Mahabharata and many other mythologies. The city was ruled by different reigns during different centuries. Thus, you can find numerous styles of monuments and attractions in the city.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Delhi Vacation

Delhi is either the starting point or end of two itineraries of Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey & Indian Sojourn. The train’s tour does not cover the city as a part of the itinerary.

However, the travelers are welcome to visit the city a day or two earlier and enjoy the city’s cultural beauty. If your itinerary starts in Delhi, you will enjoy a cultural welcome at the Delhi Railway Station.

How to Reach Delhi ?

  • By Air:

    Delhi has a very busy international airport that connects many important international destinations with India. Other cities and states of the country are connected with Delhi via flights.

  • By Train:

    Delhi also holds a few railway stations that receives trains from all corners of the country including the luxury trains like Deccan Odyssey. The road system connects the city with all parts of the country via national highways.

  • By Road:

    You can find government and private buses and cabs from numerous cities and states to Delhi, every day.

What to see and do in Delhi ?

Delhi is all about sightseeing. Top attractions to visit are

Top attractions to see in Delhi are

  • Red Fort
  • Humayun’s tomb
  • Qutub Minar
  • Kiran Nadar museum
  • Gandhi Smriti
  • International doll museum
  • National museum
  • Rajpath
  • Jantar Mantar

If you are looking for gardens and parks to enjoy a relaxed evening,

  • Garden of five senses
  • Nehru park
  • Lodhi garden

Pilgrimage sites to enjoy in Delhi are

  • Lotus temple
  • Chattarpurmandir
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  • Jama Masjid
  • Iskcon Temple

Top activities to enjoy in Delhi are

  • Market walk in any of the chowks for souvenir shopping, window shopping and photography.
  • Visit the white tiger at National zoological park..
  • Take a food tour in the evening near any market to enjoy the street foods of the city.

Best time to visit Delhi

Delhi is at prime beauty throughout the year. However, this concrete garden gets more heated up during summer season. Dehydration is very common during summer. Apart from this, you cannot spot many tourists during this season making it easier to find better deals in hotels and other tourist elements.

Monsoon showers the place with mild to moderate rainfall. The tourists find it harder to scale attractions during heavy showers. Monsoon starts in August and ends in September or October.

The winter starts in October and ends in March. This is the prime tourism season of the city. The climate and humidity will be moderate and it will be easier to enjoy every attraction in the city.

Festivals and traditions of Delhi

Delhi is a hub of numerous culture. Name any festival and you will find celebrations during the day. If you are looking for enjoying the culture of the land, you ought to visit Delhi during certain colorful festivals like as follows.

  • Republic Day – Jan 26th.
  • Makar Sankranti – January .
  • Lohri – January
  • Holi
  • Janamshtami
  • Phulwalonkisair
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali– October or November
  • Kite festival – January
  • MahaShivratri– March
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