Guide to New Delhi

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Guide to New Delhi

  1. 1. A guide toNew Delhi Prepared for: Gappan & Sarika’s Wedding
  2. 2. Table of Contents Content Page No.Something About Delhi 3Forts & Monuments 4Government 10Temples 15Shopping 21Suggested Itinerary 27Authentic Delhi Food 29Suggested Restaurants 30Suggested Hotels 31 2
  3. 3. Something About Delhi • A.K.A – “India’s Political Capital” • Population – 16.7 million (2011 census) • Population Density– 29,259 /sq.km • Languages – Hindi, English widely spoken • Climate - 670 F – 1240 F (Summers), 60 F– 540F (Winters); Average Humidity – 50 % • Major Industries – Automobiles, Engineering, clothing & chemicals predominate, electronics and electrical goods are gaining importance. Trade, banking and commerce are also assuming increasing importance • Strengths - Advanced physical infrastructure; richest market in the nation and high rate of urbanization developed service sector3
  4. 4. Forts & Monuments4
  5. 5. Qutub Minar • History: 1. Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation of Qutab Minar as a victory tower, in 1199 AD. Originally, it rose to a height of 72.5 m. It is undoubtedly one of the finest stone towers in India • Location: Mehrauli, South Delhi • Getting there: Qutub Minar Station is the nearest Metro station to Qutub Minar • Distance: 8 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days • Other Information: Decorative Light Show from 5:30 pm till 8 pm5
  6. 6. Jama Masjid • History: 1. Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid stands across the road in front of the Red Fort (Lal Qila) 2. It was built between 1644 and 1658. Jama Masjid is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan • Location: Opposite the Red Fort • Getting there: The closest Metro station is the Chandini Chowk Metro Station • Distance: 11.9 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days • Other Information: Timings are 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. but visitors are not allowed between 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm6
  7. 7. Humayun’s Tomb • History: 1. The second Mughal Emperor Humayun died just a year after he regained Delhi 2. His Persian wife, Hamida Begum, supervised the construction of his tomb from 1562-1572 3. It was designed by the Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath • Location: South Delhi, near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station • Getting there: Pragati Maidan and Indraprastha Metro Stations are the closest Humayuns Tomb is just 10 minutes by auto rickshaw from both of these stations • Distance: 7.5 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days • Other Information: Washroom available but no Cafeteria7
  8. 8. Red Fort • History: 1. The Red Fort is the most important historical building in Delhi 2. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan laid the foundation in 1639 and it was completed in 1648 3. Today, a sound and light show describing Mughal history is a tourist attraction in the evenings • Location: Old Delhi, near Chandini Chowk • Getting there: The most scenic way of reaching the fort is to take the Metro to Chandini Chowk Metro Station and then a cycle-rickshaw through the incredibly packed bazaar to the Fort (price negotiable, aim for Rs. 20) • Distance: 11.9 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Monday Closed • Other Information: Washroom and Cafeteria available8
  9. 9. Jantar Mantar • History: 1. Jantar Mantar is Delhis historical astronomical observatory that was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur, India in 1724 • Location: Parliament Street, near Connaught Place • Getting there: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 10.4 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days9
  10. 10. Government10
  11. 11. Parliament House • History: 1. The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. 2. Founded in 1919, the Parliament alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all political bodies in India. 3. The Parliament of India comprises the President and the two Houses, Lok Sabha (House of the People) and Rajya Sabha (Council of States) • Location: Parliament Street, Delhi • Getting there: Central Secretariat Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 11.9 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund11
  12. 12. India Gate • History: 1. The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens 2. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Raj in World War I 3. It is composed of red sand stone and granite • Location: Rajpath, New Delhi • Getting there: Central Secratriat is the nearest Metro station to India Gate • Distance: 11.1 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days • Other Information: Boating available12
  13. 13. Raj Ghat • History: 1. Raj Ghat, is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi 2. It consists of a simple square black-marble platform that stands on the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated • Location: Mahatma Gandhi Road • Getting there: Kashmiri Gate is the nearest Metro station to Raj Ghat • Distance: 10.6 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days • Other Information: Washroom available13
  14. 14. Mughal Gardens • History: 1. Sprawled across six hectares of the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, the famous Mughal Gardens were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Lady Harding 2. These gardens combine the formal Mughal style with the British garden designs • Location: Mughal Gardens is situated within the presidential estate flanking the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Entrance is from gate number 35, North Avenue, Church Road • Getting there: Central Secretariat Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 9.2 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund14
  15. 15. Temples15
  16. 16. Lotus Temple • History: 1. The Baháí House of Worship is popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape 2. Inspired by the lotus flower, the design for the House of Worship is composed of 27 free- standing marble clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides 3. The temple was built by a Persian architect, Fariborz Sahba and was completed in 1986 • Location: Kalkaji, South Delhi. Opposite the famous Kalkaji Temple and near the ISKCON Temple • Getting there: Kalkaji Mandir is the nearest Metro Station • Distance: 4.7 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Monday Closed • Other Information: Washroom and Cafeteria available16
  17. 17. Birla Mandir • History: 1. Built in 1938, famous Birla Mandir in Delhi was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the express condition that people of all castes and especially untouchables would be allowed in 2. A plaque at the gate reiterates that people of all faiths and classes are welcome • Location: Mandir Marg, Delhi. 1.5 km from Connaught Place • Getting there: Ram Krishna Ashram Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 11.2 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days17
  18. 18. Akshardham Temple • History: 1. Akshardham Temple is a magnificent Hindu shrine located on the banks of River Yamuna 2. The building is constructed entirely from Pink Sandstone and Italian marble, without any concrete or steel 3. The intricate carvings, magnanimous structure and the backdrop of River Yamuna, render the temple a masterpiece of art • Location: Off National Highway 24, East Delhi • Getting there: Akshardham Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 8.6 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Monday Closed18
  19. 19. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib • History: 1. One of the most important historical and sacred pilgrimage destinations of the Sikh community, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the ‘Haveli’ or palace where Guru Hari Krishan, the eighth Sikh Guru stayed during his tour to Delhi in 1664 • Location: Asoka Road, near Connaught Place • Getting there: Central Secretariat Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 10.4 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund19
  20. 20. Iskcon Temple • History: 1. This magnificent temple has been constructed by International Society for Krishna Consciousness, an organization dedicated to the worship and propagation of Lord Krishna • Location: The ISKCON Temple, Delhi is located at the East of Kailash locality near the Lotus Temple • Getting there: Disembark at Indraprastha Metro Station and take an auto • Distance: 5 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Open all days20
  21. 21. Shopping21
  22. 22. Khan Market • Famous For: 1. One of the most chic and classy shopping markets of the capital city 2. Some of the best things about this market is its interesting book shops and lampshades 3. Khan Chachas kebabs are worth a visit • Location: South Delhi, near Lodi Gardens • Getting there: Central Secretariat Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 4.7 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Monday closed22
  23. 23. Chandini Chowk • Famous For: 1. It is one of the narrowest, busiest and most prosperous trading centers of Delhi 2. The lanes of Chandini Chowk are divided into bazaars with different areas of specialization 3. For fabrics, head to Katra Neel 4. Dariba Kalan is Old Delhis ancient silver market, full of silver jewelry 5. It is well known for typical Delhi foods • Location: Chandini Chowk, Old Delhi • Getting there: Chandini Chowk Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 11.9 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Sunday Closed23
  24. 24. Janpath • Famous For: 1. Janpath is famous for silver and inexpensive jewellery 2. It is the perfect for buying the latest fashion goods at cheap prices 3. One thing to remember while shopping at Janpath is to bargain as much as you can.There is no limit to how low you can get the prices to be • Location: Opposite Connaught Place • Getting there: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 10.7 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund • Off Days: Sunday Closed24
  25. 25. Dilli Haat • History: 1. Dilli Haat is spread over an area of approximately 6 acres and has a typical traditional Indian village look to boast of 2. An exotic variety of handicrafts and handlooms ranging from intricate woodcarvings to embellished camel hide footwear, to sophisticated fabric and drapery, to gems and beads to metal crafts offers an amalgamation of handicrafts, food and cultural activities • Entry: Rs. 15 • Location: Kidwai Nagar, New Delhi • Getting there: Central Secretariat Metro Station is the closest • Distance: 4.7 miles from The Claridges • Off Days: Sunday Closed25
  26. 26. Gurgaon • History: 1. Gurgaon is the second largest city in the Indian state of Haryana 2. Gurgaon is the industrial and financial center of Haryana • Getting: Gurgaon from New Delhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. The metro is operational in Gurgaon. The stations out there are Garden estate, Sikandarpur, IFFCO chowk and HUDA city center. • Location: It is located 18.6 miles south of the national capital New Delhi • Distance: 13.6 miles from The Claridges, Surajkund26
  27. 27. Suggested Itinerary (Approx.5 hrs.)Itinerary No.1 Humayun’s Parliament Hotel India Gate Tomb House Delhi Haat Janpath Bangla Sahib Jantar MantarItinerary No.2 Humayun’s Hotel Raj Ghat Red Fort Tomb Parliament Parliament Jama Janpath India Gate House House Masjid27
  28. 28. Suggested Itinerary (Approx.5 hrs.)Itinerary No.3 Akshardham Hotel Lotus Temple Iskcon Temple Temple Gurgaon Birla Temple Jantar Mantar India GateItinerary No.4 Hotel Qutub Minar Raj Ghat Chandni Red Fort Jama Masjid Chowk28
  29. 29. Suggested Restaurants Cuisine/Famous SNo. Restaurants Location Cost For1 Bukhara North Indian ITC Maurya, The Luxury Collection, Diplomatic $$$$$ Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Delhi7 Wasabi by Japanese The Taj Mahal Hotel, No. 1 Mansingh Road, New $$$$$ Morimoto Delhi6 Setz European, Sea Food, 405, Dlf Emporio Mall, Third Floor 4, Nelson $$$$ Japanese, Thai, Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi Italian4 FIO Country Italian Gate No 1, Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab, $$$ Kitchen and Bar Saket, New Delhi5 Magique Thai Garden of Five Senses, Said ul Ajaib, Near Saket, $$$ New Delhi3 Food Chowk Food Court of Local DLF Place Saket $ Delhi Favorites8 Khan Chacha Kabab Rolls Flat 50, Opposite Big Chill, Middle Lane, Khan $ Corner Market9 Bengali Market Chaats, Sweets Connaught Place $10 Haldiram Chaats, Sweets Multiple Outlets $29
  30. 30. Authentic Delhi Food Dal Makhani Butter Chicken Biryani Pindi Channa Street Food/Chaats Indian Sweets30
  31. 31. Suggested Hotels – For Extended Stays SNo. Hotels Nearby Location Approx. Cost RankingRecommended Hotels1 Hotel Claridges, Surjakund South Delhi INR 8,0002 Clardiges Atrium, Faridabad South Delhi INR 6,0003 Hilton Garden Inn, Saket South Delhi INR 9,0004 The Grand, Vasant Kunj South Delhi INR 10,000Luxury Hotels1 Taj Mahal Hotel Central Delhi INR 18,0002 Leela Palace South Delhi INR 18,0003 ITC Maurya Central Delhi INR 15,000Airport Hotels1 Lemon Tree Gurgaon INR 3,00031
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