25 Reasons to Visit Delhi During your Trip to India

So many people dream about traveling through India, me included, and discovering one of the most unique and, to us, strange cultures in the world. A culture we get a glimpse of in travel books, but can really only truly experience with a visit.

From many many interesting cultures and religious practices, to strange things you can’t even imagine, India has it all. The world’s oldest religion dominates India, but there is also a big mixture of ancient architecture from Buddhism, Islam and more that will keep you intrigued.

If you are interested in truly experiencing India, the new as well as the old, then a visit to the nation’s capital is a must. Here you will find the traditional Hindu and other religious aspects of the country, as well as the new and progressive parts of India.

From ancient temples to history museums to giant spice markets to interesting people and everyday life, here are 25 great reasons to visit Delhi.

 

Incredible spice markets. Well, not only will you find mountains of incredible spices from the source, but tons of other ingredients required for the amazing Indian dishes.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Bright colors. This picture below isn’t spices like the ones above, its actually chalk. These colors are used for a lot of things, that subsequently brighten the city. From painting walls to decorating wandering cows, you’ll see pretty colors every where.

And lets not forget Holi Festival. Every year this festival of color brings in millions of tourists, and the whole country becomes a water and chalk fight. You can buy the dried chalk or the paste on every street, and join in on the festival. But beware, you are going to be covered in colors by the end of the day.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Cows. Speaking of cows, you are going to find these guys wandering the streets of Delhi, and every other city in India for that matter. They are considered holy, and treated as friends. On a side note, good luck finding a beef burger.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Street food. Your Delhi trip will not be complete until you try some street food. Either prepared meals, or just ingredients or fresh fruit and veg to make your own. You will find hawkers or vendors everywhere.


Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Religious monuments. Hindu, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism and more. You are going to see some incredible, and very old, monuments and buildings.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Impromptu and colorful weddings. If you are lucky maybe you will run into a traditional wedding procession in the streets. Did you know that most Indian’s approve of arranged marriages still? See more Interesting Facts about India.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

More incredible religion architecture. Just take a walk, or even hire a tour guide for Delhi, and you are going to find some of the greatest, and oldest architecture in the world.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

People. You aren’t jsut going to run into amazing monuments and architecture….

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Temples. Well we mentioned monuments and architecture, so why not also list the incredible buddhist and Hindu temples? Most are ancient, but some are modern such as the Lotus Temple shown below.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Rickshaws. Want a unique way to see Delhi? Hire a ricksaw to give you a tour. They are great fun, and are extremely cheap.

Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Things you wont see in the west. There are a million things we could list here, but just be assured that inDelhi, you are going to run into constant reminders that you aren’t in Kansas anymore, Todo.


Reasons to Visit Delhi

 

Also read: 85 Awesome Places to Visit in India101 Awesome Places to Visit in Delhi43 Awesome Places to Visit in Coorg

 

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Justin is a dive master and world traveler on a mission to dive and document the top 100 dive sites in the world. In doing this he hopes to bring love for the marine environment to the world!

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