Delhi - the capital of India, a cosmopolitan city with a millennial history and thirteen million people. Delhi - the metropolis of luxury and poverty, splendor and squalor, modernity and underdevelopment.

Through its history, the city has carried a variety of events that have left their fingerprints on it, in the form of historical and cultural attractions. Mark Twain said about India that it is a country of dreams and romance, but do not leave a trace of these words to me New Delhi, although Delhi is not the whole of India, and if so to speak, "a separate India". But the city is definitely worth a visit! The city draws its flavor and abundance of all kinds of monuments and places of interest. While some accommodation is fashionable districts and hotels, can be a challenge.

Prices in Delhi

Food: lunch per an average $ 3, dinner for two with alcohol on average $ 15-17. If you eat at inexpensive cafes where eating local is cheaper. Local beer 0.5 - 1.5 $.
Accommodation: prices in hostels and hotels 1-2 * 8-20 $. Not bad 3 * hotel in an average of $ 30-40. Good 4 * hotels around $ 100.
Transport: taxis average $ 2-3. Public transport 0.3 $. Gasoline 1 liter 1.1 $. Pedicabs on average 50-100 rupees.

Delhi travel photos

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Legendary Main Bazaar street where most backpackers stops. The street is attractive not only democratic in house prices, but also a convenient location, it is next to the railway train station and between two metro stations.

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And this is not a builder construction hard hat worn for more warmers. Delhi in mid-January, I met not typical for this time of the cold weather.

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Pedicabs on Main Bazaar, they must be on the alert, and nars snatch superfluous. That they have no delivery, the tears begin to beg for longer-agreed payment.

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Gateway of India

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The first night in Delhi, decided to go to the arch of India Gate. But unfortunately the entrance was closed, there was a preparation for the celebration of the Republic Day.

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Gateway of India monument in memory of the Indian soldiers who died in the Anglo-Afghan wars and during the First World War.

Main Bazaar

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So I saw the Main Bazaar next morning than it looked like a bright colorful and bustling anthill.

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Similar shops selling almost everything, starting with bright bags and colorful trousers and ending with the type of exotic antiques, are located throughout the streets. In fact, in these stores you can find really interesting and cool things.

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There were also those members of the movement.

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But even with such personal belongings.

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India's largest mosque Jama Masjid

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On the morning of the second day I went to pre-book a taxi tour agency, to examine the most basic of Delhi attractions. Taxi fare of Rs 1200. I think if we look at the direct to the taxi drivers will be cheaper. The first was the plan, India's largest mosque, Jama Masjid, who greeted me with fog and smoke from the fires of garbage.

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The mosque Jama Masjid was one of the final buildings of Shah Jahan (the builder of the Taj Mahal). Construction began in 1644 and was completed in 1658. The mosque can hold up to 25,000 people.

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Muslim.

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Not far from the mosque, local men calmly play his gambling.

Red fort

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Red Fort - is it August 15, 1947 was launched the English flag, and hoisted the Indian independence was proclaimed.

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Red Fort was founded April 16, 1639 Shah Jahan. Construction was completed on April 16, 1648. The fort was the first stronghold of the Mughal. The name red fort is due to the fact that was built of red sandstone.

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Imperial bed, made of white marble (Kursi). Before the course is low marble dais, the vizier with him, reported the latest news to the Emperor. Not far from the course lined courtiers and ambassadors of other monarchs.

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On the territory of the fort has a museum of military artifacts from various periods.

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Temple across the street from the Red Fort.

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India Gate, closed to prepare for the celebration of the Republic Day.

Mausoleum of Humayun

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Indian school children on a field trip to the Mausoleum of Humayun.

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Humayun's mausoleum was built in 1565 and is the prototype of the famous Taj Mahal.

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Lotus Temple

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Lotus Temple - a religious temple was built on the donations of Baha'is around the world. Its cost is about 100 million Indian rupees. It is also called the Taj Mahal of modern India and one of the most beautiful churches in the country, its height is about 40 meters.

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Around the temple is located nine pools.

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Minaret Qutub Minar

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Qutub Minar.

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Minaret of Qutb Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Its height is 72.6 meters.

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Iron Column Delhi. Column is one of the main attractions of New Delhi and is surrounded with a variety of puzzles. Since its extraterrestrial origin and ending its magical properties. It is believed if Colon clasp hands with his back against the desire to be fulfilled. One of the amazing properties of iron columns is that it for 1600 years, almost did not corroded. Colon part of the architectural ensemble of the Qutb Minar.

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Iron pillar, and Qutub Minar.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple

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Laxmi Narayan Hindu temple dedicated to the gods Krishna (Narayan) and his wife Lakshmi, the sun's face.

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In Delhi, a large number of temples of different religions including such.

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In Delhi, and indeed in the whole of India, very large social stratification of society. Someone is bathed in luxury, while others simply trampled into the mud. And this state of affairs suits all almost all bear his own burden with humility.

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