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Sightseeing in New Delhi

The capital city of India is New Delhi. For many people New Delhi or Mumbai will be the first place to visit when arriving in India. On arrival this city contrasts with everything you have seen before and it will take some time to blend in. The word culture shock can be truly applied to the first time visitor to India. The city of New Delhi is a good example of how different styles of architecture blend into one melting pot. The seat of the government which includes the ministries of foreign affairs and finance is a good example of colonial architecture. You can walk along the park and Raj Path on which these are located, all the way to the India Gate.

New Delhi is rich in history and much of it can be still seen today. It's prime example is the red fort which is entered through the Lahore gate. The grounds of the red fort are expansive and contains several buildings such as the Naubat Khan and the Hammans (royal baths). There are several temples and mosques in Delhi with the most central one the Jama Mashin. This is a large open air mosque and it is even possible to climb one of the minarets to get a birds eye view over Delhi. Another famous, but modern temple is the Lotus temple.

New Delhi is also home to several tombs with the Humayun's tomb being the most impressive due to its size, but also the Sardarjung tomb is worth a visit to see some of India's cultural past. Getting around Delhi can be done by metro which is modern and a quick way of getting to many of the tourist sights. Alternatively, take a rickshaw for vising Quth Minar or the Lotus temple.

For a trip out of Delhi you could go to the Taj Mahal in Agra, but this is a long drive. The city unfortunately also gives its name to Delhi belly which is travelers diarrhea which occurs frequently in India, so on arrival best to stay cautious when it comes to food and drink. 



New Delhi travel photo gallery 

 
Stairs leading to Jama Masjid

Stairs leading to Jama Masjid.

 



Courtyard of Jama Masjid, Delhi.

Courtyard of Jama Masjid.

 



Jama Masjid, Delhi.

Jama Masjid.

 


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Jama Masjid, main temple.

Jama Masjid, main temple.

 
View from the minaret of the Jama Masjid.

View from the minaret.

 



Inner square of the Jama Masjid in Delhi, India.

Inner square.

 
Outer walls of Delhi's Jama Masjid.

Outer walls of Jama Masjid.

 



Ministry of External affairs, Delhi.

Ministry of External affairs.

 



Ministry of Finance in Delhi, India.

Ministry of Finance.

 
One of Delhi's most famous landmarks, the India gate.

One of its most famous landmarks, the India gate.

 
Raj Path canopy near the India gate, Delhi.

Raj Path canopy.

 



India gate and the Raj Path canopy.

India gate and the Raj Path canopy.

 
President's palace, Delhi.

President's palace.

 
Cannon in front of the President's palace.

Cannon in front of the President's palace.

 
Ministerial buildings in Delhi.

Ministerial buildings.

 
India Gate, Delhi.

India Gate.

 



View along Rajpath.

View along Rajpath.

 



Ancient city gate in Delhi.

Ancient city gate.

 



Lotus Temple. Delhi.

Lotus Temple.

 



Ruins near Qutub Minar.

Ruins near Qutub Minar.

 
Qutub Minar. Delhi.

Qutub Minar.

 



Tomb of Imam Zamin at Qutub Minar.

Tomb of Imam Zamin at Qutub Minar.

 
Ancient brickwork at Qutub Minar, Delhi.

Ancient brickwork at Qutub Minar.

 



Stone carved pillars at the historical site of Qutub Minar in Delhi.

Stone carved pillars at the historical site of Qutub Minar.

 
View on Qutub Minar, through the ruins.

View on Qutub Minar, through the ruins.

 



Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.

Lahore Gate of the Red Fort.

 



Lahore Gate at the Delhi's Red Fort, India.

Lahore Gate.

 
Diwan-i-Am in Delhi's Red Fort.

Diwan-i-Am in Delhi's Red Fort.

 
Naubat Khana and gardens in Delhi's historical red fort.

Naubat Khana and gardens.

 
White marble mosque.

White marble mosque.

 
Historical buildings in the red fort.

Historical buildings in the red fort.

 
White marble building in the red fort of Delhi.

White marble building.

 
Hammans in the red fort, Delhi.

Hammans in the red fort.

 
White pillar of the Hammans (Royal baths).

White pillar of the Hammans (Royal baths).

 



Red fort of Delhi, India.

Red fort.

 
Typical Delhi shopping street.

Typical shopping street.

 



Indian street market near Jama Masjid, Delhi.

Street market near Jama Masjid.

 
Statue in Old Delhi.

Statue.

 



Green and yellow tuk tuk (rickshaw).

Green and yellow tuk tuk (rickshaw).

 



Temple in Old Delhi.

Temple in Old part of town.

 
Cables above a busy street in Delhi.

Cables above a busy street.

 
Indian man carrying an enormous package.

Man carrying an enormous package.

 



Delhi street scene in the historical part of the city.

Street scene in the historical part of the city.

 
Indian temple.

Temple.

 



Red and white temple in New Delhi, India.

Red and white temple.

 
Street vendors near the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

Street vendors near the Jama Masjid.

 
Many cables covering the streets of Delhi.

Many cables covering the streets.

 
Man transporting gas canisters by bicycle.

Man transporting gas canisters by bicycle.

 
Parking not allows, except for the scooters.

Parking not allows, except for the scooters.

 
Ceremonial building in Indian architecture near Humayun's Tomb.

Ceremonial building in Indian architecture near Humayun's Tomb.

 
Building near Humayun's Tomb.

Building near Humayun's Tomb.

 
Brick building near Humayun's Tomb, Delhi.

Brick building near Humayun's Tomb.

 
Gate leading to Humayun's Tomb.

Gate leading to Humayun's Tomb.

 
Fountain and gardens of Humayun's Tomb.

Fountain and gardens of Humayun's Tomb.

 



Smaller building near Humayun's Tomb.

Smaller building near Humayun's.  

 



Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, India.

Humayun's Tomb.

 
View through the arch at Safdarjung tomb, Delhi.

View through the arch at Safdarjung tomb.

 
Ancient Safdarjung tomb.

Ancient Safdarjung tomb.

 



Safdarjung tomb, Delhi.

Safdarjung tomb.

 



White building at Safdarjung tomb, Delhi.

White building at Safdarjung tomb.