New Delhi, the capital city of India, is a big heart and a special one for the people who live here and who want to explore this city. A dream place to visit.
In this post, I will list some things that I think one should know about Delhi or the one who is planning to see around in Delhi.
The city has so much to explore, living here for almost 20 years, and I am still learning new things about Delhi.
First, you have to commit yourself to travel to India!
10 Things You Need to Know About New Delhi
The most important thing many people ask is, “How is the connectivity there?” or “How do we travel from one place to another in New Delhi?” and the answer is through “Metro,” “Bus,” or “Cab.” It depends on you.
If you travel through Metro –
- You will save time and will travel comfortably and at ease.
- The prices are low. ( Keep yourself ready for the Delhi Metro crowd ) – Tip.
If you travel through Bus –
- If you are in no hurry and want to see what’s going on outside through the windows.
- Prices are slightly less than Metro.
If you travel by cab –
- You will travel comfortably, and if you have luggage with you.
- It will drop you at your exact location.
That depends upon one’s need.
If you are visiting New Delhi and the Delhi food is not on your list, please make a list again. Specially Parantha’s.
Consider yourself very lucky if you are getting to taste homemade food. Don’t be sad if you are not that lucky.
There are places you can go, not just parantha’s but lots of other things also.
- Moolchand Parantha, Moolchand
- Babu Ram Parantha, Chandni Chowk.
- Hauz Khas Social, Hauz Khas Village. (Also for clubbing and amazing youth crowd) – Tip.
Check the climate before arriving in New Delhi
- May – October (June, July remains very hot touching consistently 40°C)
- In between summers, the monsoon throws some relief. Around August end till Sept, end.
- Winters are not that cold, but still. Around November – April.
There are multiple languages spoken in New Delhi. First, Hindi remains widely spoken, but if you have learned a bit of Hindi, people find a bit of attachment and show some intent.
- People seem to be cute when they don’t know the language but at least tried.
- Learn a bit of phrases like Nhi = No, Aap Kha se ho = Where are u from? Something like that!
5. Don’t commit yourself
Don’t commit yourself to seeing New Delhi in one or two-day.
Rather start like:
- Visit places that are closer to your hotel on Day 1 and Day 2.
- Day – 3,4,5 are to be left for places that are important to see and are far away and like that.
- It will help you with planning and saving time.
What it feels like to live in Delhi ( 23 years experience)
6. Choose a hotel wisely
Don’t be that person who chooses the very first hotel at first sight.
- Try to search for more options, try different options like choose your location as New Delhi, and search for the best hotels.
- I would say look for Karol Bagh, it is the best option, you will go anywhere easier.
7. Bargain wholeheartedly
- While shopping, people will demand more money because they somehow came to know that you are not from this city or country and ultimately they set a price a bit more.
- Bargain wholeheartedly, that’s what Dillihites people are best at.
8. Be cautious
- Be cautious of whatever you are carrying with you, whether it’s a purse a bag, or a phone.
- Some people are ready to steal your things and then sell them at a high price. Be cautious of that people.
- The nightlife in New Delhi is not the high talk of the town.
- But there are few places like Hauz Khas, GK, khan market, etc. where you will enjoy a good time and nightlife.
10. Be a traveler
- If you are in New Delhi or at any place be a traveler, try to find the hidden gems, get to know about the places you go, write it somewhere, interact with locals.
- Take memories back with you and visit again for refreshing them.
That is my opinion and some of the points I thought to be included in this.
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