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Capital of India, in the north of the country, New Delhi has 13 million inhabitants. Between the Himalayas and the Rajasthan desert, Delhi is bathed by the Yamuna, a tributary of the Ganges. This sprawling and vibrant city offers a unique experience. A shock if you are visiting India for the first time! Immersed in the bath, you will quickly (or not so quickly...) get used to the overpopulation, the noise level, the smells and the abundant colors and will fully enjoy an intense discovery. This is a gourmet destination. The gastronomy in New Delhi is as cosmopolitan as the city. Opt for tandooris, dal dishes, biryanis accompanied by naans, trying to avoid the spiciest versions! You can also indulge in shopping, for example by browsing the boutiques of Connaught Place or the Dilli Haat market, which brings together artisans from all over the country (especially in the field of fabric). Party people will dance in the country's most rocking nightclubs. In a more peaceful version, you will enjoy the parks and gardens of Delhi including Lodhi Garden, Hauz Khas Village. As for the heritage must-sees, they are numerous! You will not miss the visits of the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid mosque, admire the Indian Gate, the monumental gate of India. Go from one neighborhood to another with the impression of changing country. One atmosphere in the old streets of Chandini Chowk and another one in the Muslim quarter of Nizamuddin. It's several trips in one city!

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The high tourist season begins in October, after the monsoon, and continues until April. The temperatures are then pleasant during the day, even cool in Delhi. At night, the thermometer drops, sometimes approaching 5°C. During this period, the prices of restaurants and hotels are multiplied by two or three... The low tourist season starts in May and ends at the end of September. From May to the beginning of July, the heat is stifling. Because of this heat, tourists do not visit Delhi and its surroundings during this period. Prices are low, but you really need to have courage to bear the heat and humidity. The excitement is at its peak during the festivals of Holi, in February or March, the festival of colors that marks the beginning of spring, and Diwali, in October or November, the most important Hindu festival of the year, the festival of lights and candles to celebrate the return of Rama to his kingdom.

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New Delhi is in the catalog of travel agencies. You can include the capital in a tour to the north of the country or concentrate on the only capital whose richness you will not exhaust even in one month. Booking your stay in New Delhi is a good choice because this sprawling city impresses and a specialist will know how to choose for you the best districts, the best tours, the best periods. Booking your stay for the festival of Diwali, will simplify your life!

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With a direct flight, it takes 8 hours to reach New Delhi from Paris. It is possible to organize your stay alone, even if for a first time, it may seem ambitious to manage alone. You need a good knowledge of the city to begin to find your bearings and understand how it works.

In New Delhi the main means of transportation are motorized or bicycle-pulled rickshaws. You can travel long distances with them at low cost. Negotiate the price of the ride before you get on. There is also an extensive bus network. In addition, New Delhi has a metro system that continues to expand its lines.

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Le Fort rouge (Lal Qila). - Alamer - Iconotec
Le temple du Lotus. - Stéphan SZEREMETA
India Gate, New Delhi. - Sihasakprachum - iStockphoto
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When to travel?

The high tourist season begins in October, after the monsoon, and continues until April. The temperatures are then pl...
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Weather forecast

New Delhi is characterized by a semi-arid subtropical climate with large temperature differences between the mild and...
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The currency is the Indian rupee (INR). The cost...
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To travel to New Delhi, as in the rest of the country, a visa is required. You can obtain a tourist visa online, it a...
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Health

No vaccine is required to enter the Indian territory and therefore New Delhi. Only an anti-malaria certificate is re...
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How to travel by yourself?

With a direct flight, it takes 8 hours to reach New Delhi from Paris. It is possible to organize your stay alone, eve...
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How to get organized?

New Delhi is in the catalog of travel agencies. You can include the capital in a tour to the north of the country or...
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Getting around

In New Delhi the main means of transportation are motorized or bicycle-pulled rickshaws. You can travel long distance...
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