Delhi is a city with a frenetic energy, it is so positively vibrant with a dizzay array of sights, sounds, and smells all vying for your attention at once. It may appear chaotic, but this unrelenting energy and spirit is what gives Delhi it's personality and reputation, which attracts so many visitors each year. There is so much to absorb in the city, making all your senses work over time. New smells, sounds, tastes, feelings and sights will keep visitors enthralled from the moment they land.
The city is scattered with relics of ages gone by, tombs, mosques, monuments and temples are placed next to modern buildings, roads and green areas, you could spend months exploring. The old town which dates back to the 17th century and is the more frenetic part of the city. With narrow roads packed with cars, bikes, animals and pedestrians adding to the chaos, bizarres brimming with traders and buyers.
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Over the centuries, Delhi has developed a rich social tapestry. There has been at least 7 civilisations that have come through the city and each one has left behind layer upon layer of treasures that are waiting to be discovered. It is here that you will find some of the oldest and greatest sights in the country. India's most remarkable mosque, the Jama Masjid and the Red Fort. The memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, Rajghat can also be found here and the delicious Chandni Chowk market which sells some of the best street food in the world.
The wide boulevards of New Delhi were built by the British and houses most of the city's museums. The Rajpath, the boulevard that runs from the The Presidential Residence, (Rashtrapati Bhavanis) to the national stadium, is a fine example of the British architecture of the time and a stark difference from the old part of the city. This avenue is where the Republic Day parade takes place each year on the 26th January. This ceremonial avenue also passes by Connaught Place and India Gate.
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There are a range of activities and events occurring in the city from traditional Indian dance and music to worldwide popular culture. Delhi is a vibrant city with so many things going on. Many of the events are held outside because of the sheer number of people, this brings communities closer together and gives the district a sense of occasion.
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Delhi is a fairly safe place to visit.
Generally, travelling alone in India is a concern for many female travellers. But as long as you're careful of your surroundings and situations.
As the capital and largest city in India, most people can speak English in Delhi.
Metro is considered the best way to get around Delhi due to its affordable price and fast speed.
The major and busiest train station in Delhi is New Delhi railway station.