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Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
    • Language

      Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu
    • Altitude

      293 metres (409 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      GMT+ 5:30
    • Theme

      Heritage

India’s pulsating capital, Delhi is a unique melting pot of cultures. Brimming with history and effortlessly straddling the traditional and the modern, Delhi will intrigue and inspire you!

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  • Historical Monuments

    Delhi is steeped in history and the numerous historical monuments dotting the city are but proof of that. A few of Delhi’s famous monuments are the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Jama Masjid among others.

  • Mosques and Temples

    Delhi is home to numerous mosques and temples which are architectural wonders in their own right. Some of Delhi’s popular temples are the Akshardham and the ISKON temples and Jama Masjid remains Delhi’s most famous mosque.

  • Street Food

    Delhi is a food lover’s delight! From street food like chaat, to local roadside dhabas, to high end fine dining restaurants and international fast food chains, the city has it all.

  • Shopping

    Shopaholics will love Delhi for the wide variety it presents. Either bargain at street side shops, or amble through government run emporiums, or shop in style in the many swanky air-conditioned malls, which have sprung up all over the city.

Be prepared

  • Safety

    Even though it’s easy to get around Delhi, it is advised not to venture out alone into deserted or unfamiliar places after dark.

Describing It

Hemmed in by the mighty Yamuna River, Delhi is rich in history and has witnessed the rise and fall of seven successive cities. Ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, the Slave Dynasty, the Khaljis, Tughlaqs, the Lodis, the Mughals and finally the British, Delhi has changed hands many times and traces of its rich history are still scattered around the city.

Delhi is known for its many ancient monuments like the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, temples like the ISKCON Temple and Akshardham among others. Other than that, the city is also home to many beautiful parks and gardens, museums, galleries and cultural centres.

The political capital of India, Delhi also houses buildings of political importance like the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House and the North and South Blocks.

Delhi is also a shopper’s paradise. Right from bustling local markets, to malls selling premium and luxury brands, the city has it all. When in Delhi, do make it a point to pick up mirror work bags and table cloths, brassware, carved woodwork and quirky souvenirs and imitation jewellery.

When it comes to food, Delhi has enough and more to tantalise your taste buds. Right from the succulent kebabs and spicy chaat of Old Delhi, to the trendy new restaurants in the city where you can sample some of the best Continental, Mexican and Italian cuisine, Delhi has something for all tastes.

A riot of different experiences, Delhi is not just one city, but many different cities in one. Visit Delhi and let the city will impress you with its versatility, ensuring you enjoy a holiday like no other!