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New Delhi

New Delhi

Delhi is a thoroughly inscrutable onion of a city: every layer you peel off reveals an even deeper layer of history. Rebuilt eight times by its many conquerors, it has been the seat of the Hindu, Muslim and British empires. All of them have left their mark in the architecture, customs, food and people of this relentless city; all are undergoing a transformation in the capital of modern India.

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The National Museum

Situated in the heart of New Delhi, the National Museum holds exhibits from throughout the whole of Indian history, including relics of the Indus Valley civilisation, sculptures from the Mauryan civilisation, South Indian Vijayanagar artefacts and a Buddhist gallery, representing a cultural centre and a treasure of immeasurable value.

Address
Janpath, New Delhi
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

The most outstanding Sihk house of worship in town, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib boasts stunning architectural features and a characteristic golden dome. Located near the Connaught Place in the centre of New Delhi, it welcomes people of every status and faith.

Address
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Masala Art

Located at the Taj Palace Hotel, Masala Art offers a slick and polished contemporary North Indian experience with a choice of à la carte and taster menus, open kitchen and friendly staff. As it tends to get busy, it is recommended to book a table in advance.

Address
2 Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi
United Coffee House

United Coffee House is located right in the heart of Connaught Place. This restaurant exhales the air of the Raj-era, with an attentive service and a wide menu that is a blend of Indian regional cuisine, Oriental and continental cuisine. The kadai paneer is a must-try at the United Coffee House.

Address
15 E-Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
North of Delhi

In the north, you can find the tangled, chaotic and intoxicating streets of Old Delhi with the manic Chandni Chowk thoroughfare selling everything under the sun, the colourful spice market on Khari Baoli and the jewellery quarter of Dariba Kalan. Also recommended is a stroll down Chawri Bazaar, the wholesale paper market.

Address
North Delhi
South of Delhi

To the south are the wide, planned streets of Lutyen’s New Delhi, built by the British to be airy and European. Though distinctly Asian today, they are home to the new Asia with the shopping centres such as Santushti Shopping Complex, M-Block & N-Block Market, Khan Market and Sunder Nagar Market offering the consumer the latest modern technology and gadgetry, designer clothes, interior décor, books and textiles.

Address
South Delhi

Passport/Visa

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document with a valid visa. A visa is required for most nationalities, with the exception of Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives (if not arriving from mainland China). The visa has to be requested through an online application, and the instruction for filling in the application and for scheduling appointments can be seen at the visa department's website. Be aware that a visa can only be acquired via this online application, and without any intermediary – do not follow agents who claim speedy/express grant of e-Visa.

Money in India: Cash or Credit Card

Though many places such as large hotels, shops, and restaurants will accept international credit cards, such as American Express, MasterCard and Visa, many small family-run shops still operate on only cash. It might be troublesome for you to find an ATM in your vicinity since they're not evenly distributed. A fee is almost always charged by the Indian bank for withdrawing money. Before departing, check with your bank whether your card is valid in India but bring some cash to avoid unpleasant surprises.