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What It’s Like to Live in New Delhi | My 22 Year Experience

Are you planning to visit the most fascinating country India?

I heard an exciting Yes.

YESS okay,

India is a must-visit place that the majority of people have in their list. In terms of adventure, spirituality, beauty and in soo many other ways India attracts people from all over the world.

Let’s head back to our topic as we are going to India at vast.

I think the majority of the tourists prefer New Delhi as the First place to kick off their list in India. ( These are my own views ).

Although I have met many tourists-

Who lands in New Delhi first and then reach out to any other place.

Solely came to visit New Delhi only

Been around other places in India like – Rishikesh, Varanasi, Jammu, and Kashmir and in the end, make a plan for New Delhi.

It’s totally people preferences that how they want to travel and in the end, all that matters is your experience while traveling.


Okay then,

In this post, I will be telling how it feels to live in New Delhi from my experience of almost 22 years living here.

You definitely have to give a read before planning your trip to New Delhi.

If I have to answer this in layman terms, it feels “Good” “Amazing” “Awesome” “Cool” and all other words that ultimately signifies the happiness and joy to express my love for the home city New Delhi.

From anything to everything is available here – I think this is not a correct line to describe your city, let’s be honest in any country or in any city: everything is available.

Let’s find out more as I have described in points of my experience here.

Also read, 10 Things to do in Delhi Today to Keep Boredom Away

What is it like to live in New Delhi

1. Time-bound

Time bound

In some parts of the area, it’s really strict and on some part, it’s like chalta h chalta h (Hindi word) meaning its okay.

If you say to someone that this is the respective time and arrive at sharp, he/she most of the time will be late. But if you set a certain restriction like related to money, time will automatically come into play. The office is a perfect example. Coming late after 9 a.m. that automatically means salary will be deducted.

In the daylight, you will always be going to find everyone running to their destination and its obvious that restriction is making them run. To achieve something, you have to set some restrictions it’s as simple.

2. Crowded

Crowded New Delhi

This is true, Yes Delhi is crowded and I would say over a crowded city with almost 2cr. people.

One important thing is that you will never be felt alone, just fun stuff.

But it’s fine now it’s the daily routine. Instead now, if I don’t see any crowd I got worried where the Delhi people had gone. So, it’s crowded but you will get adjusted soon.

And Delhi people love escaping to the Himalayas on the weekends and especially to Himachal and that includes me too though.

What people say after living in New Delhi. Read from the foreigner experience after living 1 month in Delhi.

3. Delhi’s pride

The Delhi Metro is the pride of the city in transportation. With different routes and making it more economical and efficient to travel from one end to another in a nominal price rate.

Now, the talk of the town is: Traveling in the metro and buses of Delhi is becoming free for women commuters.

The metro network consists of almost 180 trains covering a distance of 60,000km every day and that’s awesome.

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4. A supermarket

A supermarket in almost every 2nd -3rd street makes it easy to shop nearby. And does not have to commute long distances to buy home products.

An important thing which every person sees before buying a house is the availability of supermarkets nearby. Things get much more interesting when you have so many options to choose from. Competition in some streets of Delhi is just unbelievable.

5. Entertainment

You will never get bored here. Whether it is the fight of husband or wife on the roads or the children masterstroke for a glass brake of the house or people fighting for a gentle push or why are you seeing her, again and again, she is my girlfriend line and this story never ends ……….

Delhi never disappoints in the entertainment part.

6. Believe in Savings

The majority of people highly believe in saving.

Like if they get a salary today, a small part of the salary is spent on buying something for their parents or family and a major part has been spent for future use.

Hats off to the people who sacrifice their passion for the betterment of their family and parents.

7. Helpful to Foreigners

My New Delhi brothers are gonna kill me for this, but I have noticed this.

People are more helpful to foreign tourists if they ask something. It sounds like they are going to drop them till their destination. People even going to tell what to see there and which food to try even.

And suppose let’s say I ask something: people are like to go straight and ask ahead maybe. Am I not lucky enough or it’s a coincidence, will find out in the future mates.

Sorry for the disclosure but don’t know happens, no hard feelings.

You are also be thinking that –

Where to live in New Delhi

There are two situations under this –

  1. If you are a foreigner and traveling to explore New Delhi on a budget for a few days
  2. You want to permanently live in New Delhi

Let’s start with the 1st part

1. If you are a Foreigner and traveling to explore New Delhi on a budget

With a focus on budget in mind then Paharganj, Karol Bagh area is good for backpackers as you will going to get a low budget hotel and hostels easily.

Plus these both places are crowded places and you will bump into a lot of people traveling to explore New Delhi.

Paharganj area and Karol Bagh area are talked about places among backpackers and you can eventually start your exploration.

Paharganj if you want to explore old Delhi closely by living around the area and Karol bagh to explore the structured New Delhi and Connaught place area.

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2. If you want to Permanent settle in New Delhi

Since if you are looking for a permanent settlement, then you will prefer a place less crowded and close to some peaceful surroundings. (Peace is nowhere but still)

For a luxury lifestyle area around South Delhi like Defence Colony, Hauz Khas, G.K are the areas you have to look for settlement.

For a decent lifestyle area around West Delhi like Rajouri Garden, Peeragarhi, Punjabi Bagh area you have to look for settlement.


Awaiting people here.

If any help needed in New Delhi or at any place in India. I will try my level best: you can DM me on Insta or Facebook or Twitter or you can mail or can contact here too. I am responsive, see you soon.

This is what I thought are the genuine and valid points to write about New Delhi.

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I am a passionate traveller and explorer which also the main reason to start the blog and share my journey with people. My blog will definitely be going to help people who are in need for travel-related information.
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