Delhi

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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Delhi Neighborhoods

Old Delhi

Once the capital of Islamic India, this congested and chaotic part of the city is the site of the Red Fort, a fortress palace, and Jama Masjid, the city’s oldest mosque. Both were built by Mughal king Shah Jahan in the 17th century. This area also encompasses famous street-stall-lined market Chandni Chowk.

Central Delhi/Lodi Colony

Catch a glimpse of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s office and residence; the India Gate, a memorial arch; and 16th-century Humayun’s Tomb in this conspicuously clean government-centric section.

Connaught Place

Three large outer and inner traffic circles (with eight streets shooting off the outer circle) mark this commercial epicenter. Despite traffic jams, locals head here to shop, dine, and generally saunter.

Hauz Khas

Though technically a suburb, this southern “village” is teeming with fashionable shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The country’s prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology is also located here.

Greater Kailash I and II

In the southern part of the city, these two neighboring residential and commercial sections boast some of the city’s largest markets, where you can buy anything from housewares to shawls and jewelry. A smattering of hip cafes, restaurants, and bars draw plenty of college kids and young professionals.

Mehrauli

This southwest district is the site of the Qutb Minar, an ornately carved brick minaret (the tallest in the world) that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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