Delhi – the national capital of India – is a confluence of all things Indian. People come to Delhi from across this vast and diverse country and become a part of its ever-growing tapestry.
Delhi is well-connected to all major cities in the world and in India with an international terminal and two domestic terminals at the airport.
A part of the world-famous Golden Triangle tour of India, Delhi stands as a testimony to India’s rich and vibrant heritage. From architecture to music and food, Delhi is like an open book for anyone who wants to know about Indian culture and history. A centre point to three most popular tourist destinations in India – Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi – Delhi is the gateway to the entire country.
You can still see history of kings, sultans, emperors and lords come alive at some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Delhi, including Red Fort (Lal Quila), Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar complex, and other historical attractions such as Agrasen ki Baoli, Safdarjung Tomb, and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
Other than historical places, Delhi will also leave you awestruck with its more recent architectural gems, including India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s residency), Lotus Temple, and Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Delhi also portrays its vast cultural history in the museums, including the National Museum, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Apart from the obvious tourist attractions in Delhi, the highlight of your Delhi tour would be Purani Dilli or Old Delhi. Take a rickshaw ride on the busy streets in Delhi and shop at Chandni Chowk. The old mansions or Havelis in Delhi-6 will give you the true essence of Delhi. A walking tour of Delhi will open windows to the historic era of sultans and Nawabs – their extravagant lifestyle, culture and traditions.
Places like Hauz Khas Village and Connaught Place, which is also famous for being a shopping destination in Delhi, are well-known for their glamorous night clubs, bars and restaurants. You will also find various options for shopping handicraft, jewellery and garments at Dilli Haat, Sarojini Nagar, Janpath Market, Khan Market, and Chandni Chowk.
Old Delhi is also a foodie’s paradise. From the Mughal bawarchis to modern chaatwallas, Old Delhi has an endless array of delicacies at almost every corner. Old Delhi street food has its own identity in every bite you take, whether its parathas packed with unique flavours or the classic mouth-watering kebabs.
With one foot in its vibrant past and other in the extravagant future, Delhi offers a wide range of experiences for those who want to catch a glimpse of the culture and heritage of India.
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