Delhi Hotels Guide

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Delhi, located in monsoonal northern India and historically tied to Punjabi, is a massive sprawling city, rapidly growing in population and combines two main quarters and a dozen more sub cities and peripheral towns. The modern, planned and orderly New Delhi is the official capital city of India whilst the historicalĀ  ramshackled and disorganised Old Delhi, home of two UNESCO Heritage sites and surrounded by an ancient wall to the north . Delhi is a major transport hub in India with a main international airport 16km south west of the city centre and is the base forĀ  exploring the famous city of Agra with the Taj Mahal, 200 km to the south as well as the foothills and lakes of the lower Himalayas to the north and east.

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Start your day by visiting the colourful Jama Masjid Bazaar, reputed to be Asia's most extensive spice market. Take a trip to Humayun's Tomb, one of the several architectural influences on the Taj Mahal, or head down to the covered bazaar of Chatta Chowk to browse through hundreds of souvenir hawkers that line the bustling walkway.

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Once you've worked up an appetite, look to try the regional Mughlai cuisine and sinfully delicious desserts famous in Chadni Chowk. For a fun day out, the National Zoological Park offers the opportunity to see some of India's rare animals like the majestic white tiger.

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Unofficially divided into two sections, the majority of Delhi's historical sites are located in the innocuously named "Old Delhi" while more urban pursuits are located in the zones of "New Delhi". Modern Delhi is easily accessible by taking the Delhi Metro while taking an auto rickshaw or taxi to manoeuvre the tiny laneways of the old city is a safer bet. Whether you choose to spend your time within the crumbling walls of Red Fort or the walls of a museum, New Delhi offers a mix of both old and new that is unforgettable.