The most popular port of entry for visitors to India, Delhi offers a fascinating mixture of old and new.
A mixture of bustling international metropolis, medieval chaos and regal splendour, the city is crammed to bursting point with tombs, temples, monuments and ruins, all of which exist side by side with modern suburbs and glass and chrome skyscrapers. In this quintessentially Indian city a surprise lies waiting around every corner – regal British architecture is combined with ancient Mughal ruins, modern suburban developments and even a touch of rural India.
Reminders of long-ago empires co-exist with magnificent museums, temples and mosques, bustling bazaars and elegant shopping emporiums. European grandeur combines effortlessly with a strong Mughal legacy, as well as elements of practically every culture present in India.
Delhi is the capital of the largest democracy of the world, and is India’s second most populated city after Mumbai.
The city is a blend of several historical eras, from the narrow alleys of Old Delhi of the Mughal era to the wide avenues and imperial buildings of New Delhi, reminiscent of The British Raj.
Delhi houses two UNESCO World Heritage sites – Humayun’s Tomb and The Qutb Minar.
Summer (May – September)
Min 25°C/77°F Max 45°C/113°F
Winter (October – April)
Min 5°C/41°F Max 25°C/77°F