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How to save money in New Delhi

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008


New Delhi, India, is just like New York- chaos and too much traffic! However, once you step out of the Airport you will be swarmed with guys asking you were you want to go and stuff like that so it is better to take a Radio Cab and go.

Cabbies here ask for exorbitant rates if they see a foreigner so be careful! The Radio Cabs have small kiosks inside and are well connected cabs with all communication facilities.

A good way to save money when getting around Delhi is to take an Auto or three wheelers, instead of a cab. Autos charge way less than the taxi guys so when you want to commute, take a three wheeler but get the price rate fixed before starting on your journey.


In case, you want to search for a hotel or place to stay it is better that you go to Karol Bagh area hotels. This is for the budget traveler, while a 5-star hotel can always be checked out for a luxurious holiday. The normal facilities of hot cold water and comfy rooms are available in many private Inns located at Sunder (before Old Fort), Defense Colony, Panchsheel Enclave, and Vasant Vihar and in Gurgaon. Reasonably priced, they provide better home like feel to your stay with personalized attention.


When you come to Delhi, you cannot resist shopping or can you? There are a few places that are a real steal! Yes, go shopping in Sarojini Nagar and get the same quality and clothes that you might find at Fifth Avenue, NY. All leading brands- Old Navy, H&M, Seal, Oshkosh, Cherokee and the list goes on. What do you pay in your country? $40 or maybe $60 well, you will get them for $5 or maybe less. Unbelievable but true. Check it out for yourself and thank me!


Souvenirs can be bought at Dilli Haat which has an open air, rural setup and exhibitions are held and changed every fortnight. Fabric, Kashmiri stoles, shawls, knick knacks, art work and handmade products are sold at extremely low rates if you know how to bargain with the stall owners. It also has restrooms and restaurant facility and makes an ideal sunny day shopping place.

Delhi is a nice place to visit and you can see more of India, if you save some money shopping and commuting in Delhi.

Photo of New Delhi originally posted by jim snapper

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

2 responses to “How to save money in New Delhi”

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  1. Kaur says:
    April 1st, 2008 at 22:29

    Hi I’ve recently travelled to Delhi and after unsuccessful searches etc could not find a gay venue or lesbian hide out. Can you help with this? are there such venues, when yr up for some

  2. Subhash for Inn at Delhi says:
    September 6th, 2008 at 16:54

    There are travelers who belong to the Mid-range segment. That is not rich enough for 5 star stay but richer than the usual budget stay traveler.

    For the travelers who belong to that segment – there is a lot of choice in Bed and Breakfast and Inn’s which provide quality services and yet cheaper than a hotel.

    These establishments are in vogue nowadays and your article fails to mention these.

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