Delhi is India’s capital and is home to over 19 million people. The symbolic Mughal-era Red Fort resides here. This is the second-highest city of local millionaires and billionaires in India. No wonder this is so because of its bustling metropolis territory as India’s capital!
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Delhi, India Tourist Visas
To travel to Delhi, no matter where you are coming from, you must apply for an e-Tourist visa. You can enjoy the Delhi attractions, stay at hotels, and more with a Delhi e-Tourist visa.
How to Apply for an E-Tourist Visa
Go to the Bureau of Immigration website for India. Find where you can begin the e-Tourist visa application. You must have a photo of yourself and a copy of your passport to begin the application.
Provide your personal information including name, residential address, date of birth, e-mail, and other demographics and information the application asks for.
Once your e-Visa is approved, you will receive an electronic travel authorization (ETA) in your email. Print it out to take with you on your trip.
At Immigration Check, you will have an e-Visa stamp placed on your passport.
Be sure to complete this application at least 4 days before your intended arrival date in Delhi, India to give the e-Visa application time to process.
How Long Does the India e-Visa Last?
The e-Visa is valid 30 days after you arrive in Delhi. If you decide to stay longer, you will have to reapply for the e-Tourist visa starting from the first step.
Where to Stay in Delhi, India
Here are some top hotels to choose from during your stay in Delhi.
Staybook- Jyoti Mahal A Heritage Hotel
Get the luxury amenities at a hotel that you desire at a cost-effective price.
Lounge on a king-size bed while watching television or relaxing in their upscale bathtubs like you are doing a personal spa night. Book a room with a balcony to get awe-inspiring views of the local Delhi scenery.
The hotel is only about half a kilometer from Connaught Place. Read the attractions section for more information about this place.
Address: 2488 – 90, Nalwa Street Aram Bagh, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110055, India
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
The possibilities for relaxation are endless at the Radisson Blu Plaza. Choose from one of 4 upscale on-site restaurants to dine at during your stay.
Conveniently located nearby the busy Gurugram District, you will be near many local attractions as well as the Gandhi International Airport for when you are ready to return home.
R-The Spa is the on-site premium spa that provides massages, facials, soaks, and other high echelon spa treatments.
Address: Nh 8, near Mahipalpur Extension, Block R, Mahipalpur Village, Mahipalpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
Taj Palace, New Delhi
You will feel like you are in nature’s paradise with the gardens that surround the Taj Palace.
The amenities are a laundry list long between a golf course, 4 premium restaurants, and a social bar. Jump in for a swim at their pool and then take a moment of relaxation at Jiva Spa.
All of the rooms are ornate in design with comfortable and luxury amenities including king and queen beds and free Wi-Fi.
The Taj Palace was considered one of the top cities to earn the Travel + Leisure World’s Best 2021 award.
Address: 2 Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
The Top Tourist Attractions in Delhi, India
Hit the top tourist attractions when you land on one of the flights to Delhi to embark on a unique adventure.
Mughal-era Red Fort
Going to New Delhi would not be complete without seeing the Mughal-era Red Fort, which is the capital’s symbol. The history is that Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal Emperor. Before the capital was called New Delhi, it used to be called Shahjahanabad.
The same architect that constructed the Taj Mahal, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, also headed construction for the Mughal-era Red Fort.
Per the Ancient Monument and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act of 1959, Red Fort is now a nationally important monument.
The Taj Mahal is only 6 minutes away from Red Fort, so be sure to tour both iconic locations during your stay in New Delhi.
Immerse yourself into the Indian marketplace lifestyle by visiting Chandni Chowk. Try their dried fruits from Khari Baoli. Grab quality spices from the market to make authentic Indian dishes when you get home. If you need to add to your Indian wardrobe, you can grab saris and jewelry reminiscent of the homeland.
Located in the Central Delhi District of the Old Delhi area, you can grab a delicious Indian treat in the same place where you purchase other household wares. If you need paper products such as toilet paper or paper towels, go to Suneja Sons.
Enjoy one of the most popular wholesale markets in Delhi with a visit to Chandni Chowk today!
Address: Only a post office address is available.
Jama Masjid Mosque
The main mosque in New Delhi is the Jama Masjid. Adorned with trademark red sandstone and glistening white marble, it’s known as the second biggest mosque within India’s territory.
If you go on a Friday, you can witness the Muslims gather at this mosque for their weekly communal prayer. Its name translates as “world-reflecting mosque”, which will give you an in-depth look at yourself when you visit.
Just like Red Fort, Jama Masjid is another building constructed during Shah Jahan’s reign.
Address: Old Delhi District.
If you love going on shopping sprees, consider Connaught Place.
Globally recognized chain stores are available for your shopping pleasure. Sample authentic Indian cuisine at the local restaurants. Grab a drink at one of the local bars in between your shopping spree.
With an observatory and a temple also on the premises, you can embark on a shopping experience unlike any other.
Address: Only a post office address is available.
Final Thoughts About Visiting Delhi, India
Whether you want to go on an Indian shopping spree or interact with India’s history at one of Shah Jahan’s buildings, there is something for everyone to explore in New Delhi, India.
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