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Getting Around in Delhi

Like any great city of the world, Delhi is a fairly easy to get about in once you get the hang of it. Having a data connection on your mobile will help find out routes and to get your bearings. Here are your top choices for local travel in Delhi: The Metro (Delhi’s lifeline – quick, […]

Top Attractions In Delhi – Old Delhi

Red Fort (Lal Qila) If you have limited time in Delhi and are looking to do only one sightseeing excursion, choose between this and the Qutub complex. This is a monument with a tumultuous past that has seen dizzying heights of power followed by a steep fall from grace and terrible tragedy. The Mughals ‘headquarters’ […]

Arriving in Delhi

Delhi is most likely your point of entry into India, and you are probably flying into the bustling Indira Gandhi International Airport, which will welcome you with a warm Namastey. If flying in from abroad, you will reach the swanky Terminal T3, built in 2011. The airport offers a wide range of duty-free shopping facilities (should you want to […]

Currency Exchange in Delhi

These are your options for changing currency in New Delhi At the airport Only exchange currency to meet immediate needs! The currency exchange rate at the airport is always poorer (you could lose up to 2-5% on the rates offered depending on the currency) compared to what you can get in the city – so at […]

Call for Writers and Editors

Want to Make History (Captivating)? CaptivaTour is looking for writers and editors, who love Indian history and culture, to work with us!   Who are we? We are CaptivaTour, a bold new startup that’s transforming the way tourists experience local history and culture. CaptivaTour makes mobile audio guides for historical and cultural sites in leading […]

A Greek mythical hero behind the Mughal throne

One of the most striking buildings in the Red Fort in Delhi is the grand, pillared Diwan-e-Aam. The Diwan-e-Aam or Hall of Public Audience, was where ordinary people could get an audience with the Emperor. They would come to air their grievances, settle disputes and complaints, and the Emperor would proclaim his judgment. The Emperor […]

Whats the big deal with this symbol?

Here’s a quiz question. Observe the images on your screen. What is one common factor across all these pics? Another clue: India’s prestigious national civilian awards are named after this, as is the election symbol of the current ruling party.   You’re right, that’s way too easy – the lotus flower. But why is it so prominent in […]