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The capital of India embodies almost every aspect of it by springing with modern life and a remarkable testament to the roots of ancient India. Delhi reflects all spheres of being all in one place with culture oozing out of every locale you can spot. With a variety of colours, smells and sounds making their home in this heart of the nation, Delhi will be nothing less than a feast to the senses.
With iconic forts, tombs and bazaars amongst many monumental structures showcasing India’s rich heritage, Delhi is not one who ceases to amaze. Some of the must-visit sites would include the Red Fort, the Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid and the eccentric Old Delhi Bazaar’s in addition to scrumptious Khao Galli (which translates to Food Street) and Chandni Chowk for great food and shopping.
Tip: Typically, the best time to visit Delhi is either October-November or February-March where the weather is pleasant.
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), services the city, the 12th busiest airport in the world, with the 8th largest passenger terminal. In 2018, it serviced around 69,900,930 passengers and had about 493,950 tonnes of aircraft movement.
Several flights operate the route to Delhi. For direct flights from Melbourne to Delhi via Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL), select a flight offered by Air India, which will have around 13 hours flying time. To find cheap flights to Delhi from Melbourne, look for the connecting flights offered by Qantas Airways, Jet Star, and Cathay Pacific among others.
Tip: It is important to note that Melbourne is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Delhi so Tuesday at 10:00 am in Delhi would be Tuesday, 3:00 pm in Melbourne.
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of India at Delhi by visiting the iconic India Gate as well as the Red Fort, constructed out of red sandstone, possessing a stunning 18-metre-high wall and rumoured to have bodies of prisoners built into the foundation as a good omen. A little towards greater Delhi region, you should visit the Qutub Minar, an Afghanistan style minaret which towers over the city, true to its purpose of erection by Qutb-ud-din to proclaim his victory over the then Hindu rulers. Be amazed by era’s worth of stories in a visit to the Mehrauli Archaeological Park having an immense 440 monuments from the 10th century to the British Era.
You haven’t been to Delhi until you’ve been to Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s backbone with its eccentric stores crammed with bargaining customers and tiny temples amongst vendors offering you mouth-watering street food and exploring the narrow lanes and small bazaars with exclusively Indian trinkets and goods.
When it comes to Delhi’s nightlife, ‘happening’ might be too tame of a word. You can indulge in a variety of experience from nightclubs tonight walks to the spectacular India Gate, Ghost walks in areas like Karbala Graveyard, Feroz Shah Fort or night sky gazing like Lotus Temple Grounds, Astroport Sariska and catches an early morning at Aravalli Biodiversity Park.
Tip: If you’ve got some quality time to spend, try out a textile tour, or heritage walking in Chandni Chowk.
Connaught Place and Chandni Chowk are the top tourist destinations for Delhi. You will find hotels fitting all budgets here. Chanakyapuri and Defence Colony are the places to be for a quaint luxury stay away from the hustle and bustle.
Tip: For an extraordinary experience, stay at a hotel or hostel with an Indian theme to inhale some spices in your food and indulge in Indian artworks.
There is a right frequency of Melbourne to Delhi flights, so it is wise to plan your trip early and customise your search to get the best prices for your travel dates. If you’d like to travel on a budget, combine your Melbourne-Delhi flight booking with discount hotel reservations for great deals.
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