Delhi – Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
- The Jama Masjid is India's largest mosque and definitely a sight to see with its large archways and two tall towers! It's also located right next to Old Delhi's Red Fort area which is an absolutely stunning sight to see in the old city and was the home of the emperors until the mid-1850's.
- No trip to India would be complete without immersing yourself in one of their many wonderful markets. Located near to the Red Fort, you'll find anything from spices, nuts, herbs, tea, rice, and so much more! Be prepared as the smell from the spices can be overwhelming on your first time.
- While the Taj Mahal isn't within Delhi, it is definitely one of the top travel destinations and is located only 3 hours away from the city and is a very worthwhile day trip.
- While the official language in Delhi is Hindi, English is very widely spoken as it is considered the language for business/government use. You shouldn't have a problem being understood when asking for help or directions.
- When traveling around India, you cannot use foreign currency so be sure to convert your dollars or other currency to the Indian rupees before you go around. Many hotels, stores and restaurants will accept credit cards, but for taxis, tours, and street vendors you will need local currency for it.
- India has different seasons, so be sure you check what the weather will be like when you go. Spring time (May/June) can be terribly hot followed by monsoon season from June – August. So best to go before spring or during fall to get the perfect weather.