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Delhi History
Delhi or National Capital Territory of Delhi is India's capital and includes New Delhi, Old Delhi, and Delhi Cantt. Delhi has always been an attraction for travellers and tourists. It caters to various needs of tourists. From shopping to sightseeing, forts and monuments to beautiful gardens, Delhi has it all.

Delhi also offers a glimpse of India's religious diversity. It has many temples, mosques, gurudawaras and churches. No doubt that it is called the 'Heart of India'.


Delhi Weather
Weather in Delhi varies with the five seasons-summers, monsoon, autumns, winter and spring.

Summers are long and stretch from April to October.
The monsoon rains start with the advent of July that last till August
Winter starts in late October and peaks in January.
Delhi Weather during the spring is quite enjoyable when the temperature varies between 25°C to 10°C from mid February till the end of March. But the nights and the mornings are frosty. This is the best season to visit Delhi to see greenery with the historical monuments.
   

Travel-Heritage Walks
We organise Heritage Walks for guests interested in the architectural heritage, nature and history of Delhi by Surekha Narain.

She is a resident of Delhi and has been passionately involved for many years in organising and conducting creative heritage walks of well known and lesser known areas of Delhi.

She engages passionately in organising and conducting heritage, architectural, historic and nature walks. Surekha started the walks for India Habitat Centre, over a decade ago. The walks can also be period or theme based. Some examples follow:

Walk in and around Ballimaran streets where the famous Urdu poet, Mirza Ghalib lived
Exploring Shahjahanabad
Food and Spiritual walks
Havelis of Old Delhi
1857 and Delhi Sites
Temporary Delhi - that is the shift of British Capital from Calcutta to Delhi
Baolis (stepwells) and Baghs (gardens) of Delhi
Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Over the years she has been able to associate with the best resource people in developing and organizing such walks


Delhi Excursions

There are a number of tourist excursion options from New Delhi. Be it wildlife sanctuaries, heritage sites, hill stations, or the quaint little towns, many surround Delhi

Agra

The city of Agra is 200 km from Delhi. Agra was the capital of Moguls and the city has retained the Mogul fever in its buildings and social life. Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan is one of the most extravagant monuments ever built for love.
 

Jaipur

Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi.
 

Bharatpur Birds Sanctuary

A six hour journey from Delhi, well connected by road and railway is the former princely state of Bharatpur.
 

Mathura

Widely known as birth place of lord Krishna is located on the western bank of river. It is 145 km southeast of Delhi and 58 Km northwest of Agra in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
 

Sultanpur Lake

This peaceful picnic spot place is situated on a hillock just 60 km (about One and half hour) off Delhi in Haryana.
 

Neemrana

Situated 122 km from New Delhi, on a rocky outcrop just above an unspoilt village, lies Neemrana, the site of a majestic fort, now a heritage resort, built in 1464 by Prithviraj Chauhan III.
 

Kesroli

A three-hour drive from New Delhi, Kesroli in Rajasthan is the site of a seven-turreted fort built in the 16th century.
 

Mud Fort

Barely 80 km from the din and bustle of New Delhi stands the Mud Fort of Kuchesar, which was built in the mid-18th century by the Jat rulers.
 

Sultanpur

Located 46 km from New Delhi, just beyond Gurgaon, Sultanpur is a small bird sanctuary.
 

Tilyar Lake

Situated 70 km from New Delhi in Rohtak district, the Tilayar Lake is a favourite excursion for tourists in New Delhi.
 

Badhkal Lake

Just over 30 km from New Delhi, situated in the Faridabad district of Haryana, the panoramic Badhkal Lake is a natural pool surrounded by vast lawns and lush greenery.
 

Surajkund

Situated 11 km from the Qutab Minar on the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Surajkund is the site of a perennial lake surrounded by rock-cut steps.
 

Haridwar

Haridwar is about 200 km from Delhi and is located on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga).
 

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the first wildlife reserve of India, extending over an area of more than 500 sq km in the Himalayan foothills.
   

 

 

New Delhi Places of Interest

Historical Monuments, Forts & Gardens

  • Quatab Minar
  • Humayun Tomb
  • Tuqlakabad Fort
  • Red Fort
  • Safdarjang Tomb
  • Lodhi Garden
  • Jantar Mantar
  • India Gate
  • Parliament Hous

Temples

  • Hanuman Temple
  • Chattarpur Temple
  • Kalkaji Temple
  • Bahai Lotus Temple
  • Iskon Temple
  • Akshardham Temple

Museums and Galleries

  • National Museum and Archives
  • The National Museum of Modern Art
  • Nehru Museum and Planetarium
  • Gandhi Museum
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
  • Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Art
  • Lalit Kala Academy
  • Crafts Museum

Shopping

  • Connaught Place
  • Dilli Haat
  • Ansal Plaza
  • Saket Malls
  • South Extension
  • Greater Kailash M Block Part I and II
  • Chandni Chowk

 

Delhi at a glance heritage walks
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