My first time in the capital (New Delhi)
"New Delhi, the capital city that never sleeps, where every moment is a chance to discover something new and exciting. First time in the heart of India, where history meets modernity and chaos meets charm."
As an 18-year-old College hustler, traveling to a new city can be both Nerve-wracking and exciting. When I heard that I was going to New Delhi for the first time, I was both anxious and thrilled. This bustling city has so much to offer, and I couldn't wait to experience it all. From its rich history and culture to its bustling streets and delicious food, New Delhi has something for everyone.
New Delhi is a city with a rich history and cultural heritage. It has been the centre of power for many empires, including the Mughals, and has played a significant role in shaping India's history. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in New Delhi include the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, and Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple among others. These monuments are a testament to the rich history of the city and a must-visit for anyone interested in architecture and history.
The food scene in New Delhi is diverse and delicious. From street food stalls serving chaat and samosas to upscale restaurants serving traditional Indian cuisine, there is something for everyone. If you are a fan of spicy food, then you will not be disappointed, as New Delhi is known for its fiery and flavourful dishes.
One of the best things about New Delhi is its bustling street life. From street vendors selling spices, clothes, and jewellery, to street food stalls and open-air markets, there is always something to see and do in the city. The chaotic and vibrant energy of the streets is a testament to the dynamic and diverse culture of India.
Getting around New Delhi was easier than I thought it would be. I used the metro, which was cheap, efficient, and easy to use. Taxis and auto-rickshaws were also readily available and provided an easy and convenient way to get around the city. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even rent a bicycle and explore the city at your own pace.
When it comes to accommodations, New Delhi has plenty of options to suit all budgets and preferences. From budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels, there is something for everyone. As a college student, you may want to consider staying in a hostel, as they offer affordable rates and the opportunity to meet other travellers from around the world.
One of the most exciting parts of my trip was the journey itself. I travelled to New Delhi by train, and it was an experience that I'll never forget. The train was comfortable, and I was able to see the stunning scenery outside my window. As we approached the railway station in New Delhi, I was in awe of its grandeur. The station was bustling with people, vendors, and vendors, and it was a true reflection of the city's energy and dynamism.
Of course, no trip to New Delhi would be complete without a visit to the city's different bazaars and markets. The Chandni Chowk market is one of the oldest and most famous markets in India, and is a shopper's paradise. Here, you can find everything from textiles and jewellery to spices and street food. The Khan Market, on the other hand, is a more upscale market that is known for its boutique shops and trendy restaurants.
Finally, it's important to be aware of the local customs and etiquette when traveling to a new city. In New Delhi, it's important to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. When interacting with locals, be respectful and polite, and be aware of the local customs and traditions.
In conclusion, my trip to New Delhi was an unforgettable experience. From the train journey to the picturesque sites, rich food culture, and bustling street life, there was something for everyone. As an college student, I was able to experience so much in this city, and I cannot wait to go back and explore more. So, if you're looking for a new adventure, pack your bags and head to New Delhi!