If you're only spending a day in New Delhi, it's most likely as part of a much larger trip through India. Being a former British colony during the worst phase of British colonialism, combined with delusions of grandeur experienced by even the most minor civil servants, has resulted in India being one of the most bureaucratic countries you'll ever visit.
Consequently, this means India is one of the few places on Earth where you'll still need to buy a visa before you arrive for even a brief stay, and where the conditions to qualify for a visa are quite strict.
In general, a day is enough for most tourist visitors, because the real India lies far beyond the city limits. On the plus side, staying in New Delhi gives you the best chance of having working plumbing, easy and reliable access to the Internet, and easy access to international services.
The most confusing thing about New Delhi for first time visitors is its name. New South Wales is a very long way from South Wales, so you'd expect New Delhi to be at least some distance from Delhi. This, in fact, is not the case.
New Delhi is completely surrounded by the rest of Delhi, making it in reality a suburb of Delhi, even though everyone regards it as a distinct city. Roughly speaking, New Delhi is to Delhi, as Canberra is to the ACT.
Adding to the confusion, as you'll quickly discover, New Delhi is not very new, having been built in 1911. It's just more new than the rest of Delhi.
Seeing all of Delhi in a day wouldn't be easy, if it's even possible. Fortunately, in the case of New Delhi, it's a much more compact area, about one tenth of the size of the city of Launceston, Tasmania. The really big difference is that it has a population density almost 30 times higher than that of Launceston. Because of this population density, getting around can be challenging, and even more so when you factor in all the touts who will probably be vying for your attention.
As Delhi itself is much older than New Delhi, the sights in the surrounding area are more ancient and have a more Indian character (and are less British colonial-style) than many of the sights in New Delhi.
An experience you need to give yourself
While the size of Dehli and the crowdedness means you'll have to be highly selective in your choices of where to go and what to see, New Delhi provides the traveller with an excellent opportunity to sample the Indian way of life before plunging right in elsewhere in the country. New Delhi is still modern enough that you won't feel completely cut off from the familiar, and yet bizarre enough that you'll still know you're away from home.
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