Explore the south of Delhi

Every tourist city or a business town has some highly rated part. Like New York has Manhattan, similarly New Delhi has “South Delhi”. This part of Delhi is full with millionaires and the expense budget for locals here are some of the highest in India. So in the eyes of a hospitality advisor, prefer South Delhi if you are planning to explore New Delhi. So 1st thing 1st.

1. Book an accommodation

Book an accommodation

Well I will always suggest my client hotel as its affordable and is at the perfect location but South Delhi is filled with many 5 star hotels too. You can get a nice room deal at around 150$ for a couple and even a complimentary breakfast or opt for a luxury hotel which will cost something like 50$ for 2 pax. Check out Hotel GTC, it’s one of the best South Delhi Hotel.

2. Close by tourist destinations

Lotus Temple

India is really lucky to have a monument on the 7 wonders of the world (Taj mahal) but if I get a chance to choose the 7 wonders of India I will add Lotus temple and qutab minar in them. Both of these are popular tourist attractions in Delhi. Lotus temple is a lotus shaped building (and it’s huge) which opens its doors for multiple religion followers to visit it and perform their holy practices under one roof. Qutab Minar has a bloody history but today is one of the tallest tower in Delhi and a very famous tourist destination in Delhi. Also have a look at this post to know more on places to see in delhi.

3. The best food is here

When we talk about some of the finest restaurants in New Delhi than South Delhi is at number 1. This part has some of the amazing pubs, bars, discos and my favourite Taj hotel. Apart from South Delhi, I only consider Connaught Place as the best place to dine.

4. Do some quality Shopping

Delhi has a nice shopping culture. Previously it was the busy markets of Chandhni Chowk not its malls like Select City Mall. If you are in Delhi for a holiday and you have skipped shopping in malls lime like DLF Emporio, City walk etc, and then you have missed a lot. These malls are not just filled with western brands but they have some amazing local studious selling some amazing Indian handicrafts, designer cloths etc. S please do some shopping.

5. Try to skip the BRT Corridor

BRT

Okay, I won’t be writing everything positive about south Delhi. There are some problems with the areas and for me the biggest ones are traffic jams. Instead of hiring a taxi from the street, ask your booked hotel reception to hire a 2-3 day cab for you. As you are paying them 20-30% extra so they won’t drive from areas like BRT which are jam packed in morning and evening time. Believe me. this one is the most important advise.

So my friends, if you are tempted to visit New Delhi and stay with us at Hotel GTC, than contact us. Also have a look at Tripadvisor to know more about Delhi Hospitality.

Destinations which I suggest to my hotel guests to explore…

When it comes to Delhi it becomes tough to choose only five best places. A city like Delhi is as old as Indian history. The presence of this enigmatic city always makes you feel love for this country. If you read history you will get this name as the royal place of India. Many great empires lived in this city. Delhi carefully carries its history and also rebuilt with the modern touch. Being the capital city of India Delhi is well developed and connected to other cities through railways, roadway as well as airways.  If you haven’t visit this ancient place of India which carries the historic touch so well then you should definitely visit this place at least once in your life.

Now as I have a hotel in Greater Kailash Part 2, Hotel GTC and many guests ask us that which destinations they should explore first. Its a very common question of a New Delhi hotel reception. So as I have seen almost every tourist sightseeing place in Delhi, so I thought that I should post an article on it. So below I have listed 5 of the most amazing destinations which a traveller must explore. These five attractive places that you should not miss to visit in Delhi are Humayun’s tomb, Dilli Haat, Akshardham temple, khan market and Lodi garden. Take a brief not on each of these places.

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Humayun’s tomb:

Whatever you read in your history books about the splendid architecture of Mughal Empires is just nothing against of its real site. May be the most dynamic architecture of that period is Humayun’s tomb. That clearly gives an unparallel view to the visitors. It gets a prestigious place at the UNESCO authorised world heritage site. So, it should be at the top of your list. People believe that this place is the inspiration of Taj Mahal.

Dilli Haat

If you are a great foodie and love shopping then it is the best place for you. Dilli Haat is known for its open food plaza as well as reputed craft bazaar. This place is situated near INA and is controlled by Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation. There are more than 62 craft shops in this plaza. Several people from different cities come to this place to sell their handicraft products. You will get different types of unique and elegant products in this place. There are food stall also for the guests. You can taste the very authentic Indian cuisine in this place.

Akshardham temple:

If you are in search of ancient culture, tradition and architecture then you should definitely visit Akshardham temple. This marvellous work of ancient period is still a sight to witness. Its design and decoration is simply grand and reveals the belief, tradition, Hindu culture of earlier times. The popularity of this temple is great because every tourist who comes to visit Delhi definitely pray at this temple.

Khan Market

It is a shopping complex that allows you to shop anything you want. With the arrival of Christmas this Khan Market becomes more beautiful with great decoration. Travellers from different country come to spend their night in this place. With the colour of festival khan market looks glamorous. There are a number of food places, restaurants. You will get Indian or international cuisines in this place.

Lodi Garden:

Lodi Garden is a perfect place for enjoying your leisure time under the open sky. It was popularly known as old Lady Wellington Park. Renowned with its beauty and fame it is also an important place in Delhi. The tombs of Muhammad Shah as well as Sikandar Lodi are placed in this garden.

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Jaipur The pink city of Shopping and the desert land of Jaisalmer

Jaipur is a city blessed with a very rich cultural heritage that stands as an epitome of the royal past of the state of Rajasthan. It is no way less than a metropolitan city but the traditions and culture of olden times still bind the city. The tourists are simply amazed seeing the old traditions. The local fairs and the festivals are a living example of the rich history that belongs to this place.

Pink City

Pink City

Jaipur is also the main commercial point of the interior areas of Rajasthan. Many men and women wearing the traditional turbans and the typical Ghaghra and choli can be spotted here. Jaipur has some of the beautiful sightseeing places.

Shopping in Jaipur

Jaipur Shopping Destinations

Jaipur Shopping Destinations

Shopping has always been an indispensable part of Jaipur trip. The trip to this beautiful pink city is incomplete without a shopping. The markets here are not only lively but also always glittering.  You can find many famous items here.

Famous products

Jaipur is a place famous for many items. Some of the famous items include camel leather products, fabrics and carpets of Jaipur, jewelry and gems. Other includes perfumes, scents, earthen pots, jutis, handbags, Jaipuri quilt and sarees.

You can get these products in the well renowned famous markets. Tripolia bazar, bapu bazar, Nehru bazar, chaura rasta etc. Apart from this there also famous shops here. These are Bhandari jewelers, amrapali, Gem palace, hot pink and soma. You are sure to get the best gifts for your loved ones from these shops.

Jaipur undoubtedly is the pride of Rajasthan. It is bestowed with the perfect royal culture, world class monuments and the colorful markets for enjoyable shopping experience.  There are also many festivals and fairs held here each year.

When you talk about shooping in Jaipur that I love to see a site name Shoppingadvisor.in. Its a free online resource which has some amazing information on jewellers in Jaipur, Saree sellers, restuaurants in Jaipur etc/ So do have a look at that site for more shopping destination of Jaipur

How to reach Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the favorite destination of backpackers. Hence it has a well-developed transport system. This city is well connected by road, railways and airlines. It is very near to the Delhi and Agra. So when you plan a trip to this place you can also enjoy visit to Agra and Delhi. So if you want to have a royal experience visit Jaipur and explore the glorious past here. You will be amazed seeing the deserts here.  The accommodation facilities here also undoubtedly the best.

Some of the famous tourist destinations in Jaipur are:

Tourist destination in Jaipur

Tourist destination in Jaipur

1. Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is also called the palace of winds is one of the most mesmerizing tourists attractions. It has been carved with red sandstone having 900 windows.

2. City Palace

It consists of museums, temples and courtyards. It is the blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. You can get a glimpse of period of royal rajas here.

3. Jantar Mantar

It has been named a world heritage site. It is also one of the famous landmark. Various astronomical events can be seen here with open eyes. Many astronomical events are found here.

4. Chauki Dhani

If you want to get the glimpse of Rajasthani culture, food, traditions then visit here. You can enjoy the perfect Rajasthani style here.

I will suggest that the best means of explore Jaipur will be a one day sightseeing in jaipur package and we offer it for Just INR 1000. Now lets talk about the next best city of Rajasthan and with that I mean “Jaisalmer”

Jaisalmer

We opened a jaisalmer desert camp resort this year because we know that after Jaipur, this city is the next best tourist destination. It has everything which attract tourists to stay here at least for 1 week. So what are those attraction which have a magical impact on tourists? Check the below points.

Jaisalmer

1. Local Monuments

Jaisalmer is famous for its century old monuments like Jaisalmer fort which is almost 700 year old and now its being counted UNESCO world heritage site. Then we have Gadisar lake which is by far some of the most amazing tourist destinations in whole India and it attracts many painters and ports. The city of Jaisalmer is filled with many heritage havelies which were once used as the royal houses of Jaisalmer court and now they are some of the finest architectural work of the state.

2. Desert Camps and Safari

Many have said that if you haven’t experience a night in Jaisalmer desert that you haven’t seen the city. So almost every traveller which visits the city also takes a 40-50 km journey from the city to Sam Dunes. These dunes are clear as crystal and have many desert camps which provide accommodation, evening musical events and most important Camel Safari. I am sure that you and your family will love a night in these desert camps and a ride of Jaisalmer camel.

Thats all from my end but I will suggest you to book a holiday for these cities and experience them yourself. I will suggest you check the below resources for more detailed information of Holiday Packages.

Option 1- Makemytrip Holidays

Option 2- Yatra Holidays