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1. Posted by malyn (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi! I'm going to be in new delhi this sept to attend a training. It's my first time to be in india and I'm absolutely excited to be there!! If I only have two free days and a kinda tight budget, what sights are the absolute must-sees? Thanks. malyn

2. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello malyn,

Welcome to Delhi !!!!! Its really so nice that you are visisting my city. So what type of training you have in delhi ? because i can tell you the places according to your tastes also.
But keep one thing in mind that Delhi is so big city with huge traffic that it's very difficult to can see all places in just 2 days (yeah you can if you touch and go). Sometimes you will find some place so interesting that you spend 3-4 or more hours at the same spot and then you will run out of time ! So keeping this in mind you should visit Red Fort, Old Fort (Puran Quila), Kutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Connought Place, Chandni Chowk(only if you can cope with the traffic rush while going to old delhi). If you are related to education then you must visit IIT Delhi, the pioneer in technical education and DU and JNU, world class universites in delhi. You can go to Pragati Maidan if you are interested in latest happening. Also zoo is nearby. There are several museums, you can go if you like.
If you want to buy something related to computers then Nehru Place is the mecca of computer related trade in North India.
Dont forget to go to Gurgaon, near south delhi which has the latest City Centre/IT hub/Mega Malls and nearly western culture (hence go at night, 6-9 pm). You will enjoy it. If you need something or facing any problem you can call me at 9818701198.

Have A Nice Trip To India..................Aman

3. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

There are many youth hostels and cheap hotels. as you have asked i am giving the info of the same :-

Y.M.C.A Tourist Hostel
Jai Singh Road, Delhi-1
Telephone :311915

Y.M.C.A Blue Triangle Family Hostel
Ashok Road
Telephone :352807

International Youth Centre
Circular Road, Chanakyapuri
Telephone :3012631

4. Posted by malyn (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot, Aman. You're right. We've been searching the net and we're realizing that 2 days is really too short a time to explore delhi. To think that we were planning to spend one of those days to see Taj Mahal! I'm just hoping that we'll be given time during the training (on reproductive health) to explore too.

5. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello ,

Just to make note, the phone numbers i have given for YMCA hostels may have changed ...hence you can confirm from there websites.


6. Posted by malyn (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

hi aman! can you give an estimate (in rupees) how much these hostels would cost? thanks.

7. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

YMCA Tourist Hostel, Jaisingh Road, New Delhi-110001, Tel: 2374 6668

Rates Per month :-
Non-AC Single room Rs 810

A C Single Room Rs 990

Non-AC Double Room Rs 1400

A C Double Room Rs 1680

(rates inclusive of taxes and breakfast)

YWCA Tourist Hostel, Ashok Road, New Delhi-110001, Tel: 23360133, 23360202

Non-AC Single Room Rs 572

AC Single Room Rs 792

Non-AC Double Room Rs 1034

AC Double Room Rs 1444 - All Per month.

(rates inclusive of taxes and breakfast)
Ashok Yatri Niwas, Hotel Indraprastha, 19, Ashok road, New Delhi, Tel: 23344511

AC Single Room Rs 550 + 10%

AC Double Room Rs 715 + 10%

(inclusive of tax)

Hotel Ranjit, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Road, New Delhi-1 10 002, Tel: 23231256, 23231201

Non-AC Single Room Rs 1200 + 10%

AC Single Room Rs 1700 + 10%
other options for accomodation: -
+National Institute of Communicable Diseases Hostel, 22 Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110 054 -
+National Institute of Health and Family Welfare Hostel, Near DDA Flats, Munirka, New Delhi-110067
+R.A.K. College of Nursing, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi-110049

Also if you want to live in Hotel then the Hotels at Main Bazar, Pahar Ganj are the cheapest (may be Rs 200 /day) and easily available. But first try to get room in YMCA hostel. Its the best option.

8. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

We went to India in Januari last year.

And i liked these sites in Delhi a lot:

- Lotus temple
- Cuta minar
- Red fort

And of course don't forget the rest :) There is so much to see like nice temples nice people and lots lots more.

Have fun.


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