New Delhi is the capital city of India. Walk along New Delhi's wide, tree lined boulevards and visit many of India's most famous landmarks and national institutions.
For night owls, New Delhi is the place to experience Indian nightlife at its best.
New Delhi Culture
New Delhi is a truly cosmopolitan city, with its multiethnic and multicultural atmosphere. As the nation's capital, the biggest celebrations of national holidays occur in New Delhi. The biggest holidays in India are Republic Day on 26 January, Independence Day on 15 August and Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October.
Kite Flying Festival - New Delhi
The Kite Flying Festival in New Delhi occurs in January and celebrates the nation's love of kite flying. Held at Connaught Place, children and adult kite enthusiasts alike show off their kites and flying skills.
New Delhi International Mango Festival
The International Mango Festival is a festival that showcases mangoes in New Delhi. As well as being able to view and taste up many varieties of mango, you can watch India's top chefs prepare mango recipes. There are mango eating and carving competitions and prizes are awarded to the best mangoes.
Vasant Panchami is a festival that celebrates Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and art on the first day of spring. Yellow is the traditional colour worn throughout the festival and yellow sweets are also handed out and eaten. The festival hopes to bring about wisdom and consciousness in human beings.
What to do and see in New Delhi
Shopping in New Delhi
The best places to shop in New Delhi are Connaught Place, South Ex, Sarojini Nagar and Lajapat Nagar. Janpath is also a great spot to shop if you are after cheap clothing and jewellery and Indian handicrafts.
The world heritage listed Taj Mahal is in Agra and must be visited. Its a short flight from New Delhi. Just marvel at the finest representation of Mughal architecture in the world, inside and out. Beautiful calligraphy motifs are carved into stone and gemstones are used on the interior walls. The Taj Mahal grounds are open on weekdays except Fridays when it is open for prayers inside the mosque.
Humayun's Tomb is a collective of buildings as the tomb of Emperor Humayun. As well as the magnificent architecture on display there is also the Cahr Bagh garden which has four gardens divided by walkways and water channels.
Gandhi Smriti was the house where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last days of his life before and where he was assassinated in 1948. It is now museum dedicated to Gandhi's life and tour Gandhi's preserved room.
India Gate - New Delhi
India Gate is a war memorial in the heart of New Delhi, and commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in WWI and the Afghan Wars.
New Delhi Adventure Island
Adventure Island theme park is a part of the Rohini Amusement Park that also integrates the Metro Walk Mall. Inside Adventure Island there are amazing rides that will keep you occupied for hours! Ride as much as you like and then head over to the Metro Walk Mall for some food from the food court.
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