A collision of amazing history with modern life, the colours, noise and chaos of Delhi make it an unforgettable destination. Split into the old and new districts, as well as beautiful buildings, you’ll find delicious street food, rich Mughlai curries and souvenirs from multi-floored markets or bustling street bazaars.
This cosmopolitan city serves as the capital of India and houses a multitude of historic sites and museums, as well as playing host to a range of celebrations and festivals. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Humayun’s Tomb which was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, and the Red Fort with its impressive sandstone walls, domes and turrets. The almost 138 feet high India Gate, the national monument of India designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, dominates the skyline.
Chaotic but fascinating, Old Delhi is a hive of activity, consisting of busy streets and alleyways full of cars, cattle, rickshaws, shoppers, traders and monkeys! Visit the beautiful flower-shaped Lotus Temple, the sandstone Birla Mandir (or Laxminarayan Temple) and Rajghat, a black marble platform and eternal flame marking the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Old Delhi is also home to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India where thousands come to pray each day. This famous 17th-century mosque has magnificent monochrome marble domes and sandstone colonnades.