**Updated : March 2023**
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Take your time to take it all in - the noises, smells, people and animals - and follow these few simple rules when exploring (or check out our full list here) , we've listed the main ones below!
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Where to Stay in Delhi
There are two main areas we would recommend staying at in the Delhi area - the Aerocity area near the airport, or anywhere near Connaught Place. Aerocity is located pretty close to the airport, and is great for a long layover or if you want to stay somewhere a bit out of town that is quiet and "nice." We stayed here for one night when we had first gotten to India because our flight got in at 11 pm, and we didn't feel like finding our way into the center of town. Connaught Place is a bit busier, and is known for being a shopping center and is where many of the walking tours meet. We stayed about a mile from the center of Connaught Place and walked here almost everyday to either get food, do some shopping, and meet our walking tours. When booking a place to stay, read the reviews carefully, you'll notice many are spam reviews and fake photos, so it's important to read through them for real feedback from guests that seem legit.
Places to Eat (That we Didn't Get Sick At)
Finding a place to eat in Delhi can be a bit difficult, especially if you're an American at risk of getting Delhi belly. (Yes, it's a very real thing if you accidentally drink their water or food made from it/washed by it.) We've put together a list of places we shopped at or dined at for food and were able to continue feeling great afterwards! If we're being honest, we never truly found a grocery store to do some shopping at, just small convenience stores - but we were at least able to get some snacks and drinks for when we weren't feeling like going out for a meal.
11 Best Things to Do in Delhi
When you arrive in Delhi everything might seem super overwhelming, and it may take you a bit to get used to. However, there are quite a few things we recommend carving out some time for in order to truly explore the area!
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