The Leela Palace rooftop pool in New Delhi

Delhi

Home to 25 million people, this sprawling city is the perfect entrance to this enchanting country. Take time to explore the modern suburbs of Delhi, and discover the relics of lost empires.

From a travelers view point, the city is divided into two main parts. Old Delhi is the city of the Mughals and dates back to the seventeenth century, a reminder that for more than seven hundred years Delhi was a Muslim ruled city. While many buildings in this part of the city’s teeming corners have a story to tell, its greatest monuments are no doubt the magnificent constructions of the Mughal era. Most notably the mighty Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest and most impressive mosque.

To the south is the seat of the government, New Delhi, built by the British to be the capital of their empire. This part of the city is impressive in its own way with wide boulevards epitomising the spirit of the British Raj. At its hub, the royal mall, is the Rajpath, that runs from the palatial Rashtrapati Bhavan, in the west, to the India Gate war memorial in the east.

Today Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, colonial-era town planning, and mega malls. It is one of the main entry points into Northern India and provides accommodation that caters to all price ranges from luxury holiday in central Delhi to simple stylish guest houses in the artists colony of Hauz Khas.

The city has no shortage of things to do and see as you get acclimatised to the Subcontinent. Quite apart from its historical treasures, Delhi has a host of museums and art treasures, cultural performances and crafts that showcase the country’s diverse heritage. The city’s growing nightlife boasts chic designer bars, cafes and clubs offering a stark contrast of India past and present.

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Itineraries in Delhi

A Jungle Journey

Ranthambore, Agra, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench

Bengal tiger lying down

Boutique Palaces & Forts of Regal Rajasthan

Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Mihir Garh, Jawai, Udaipur

Essential India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Delhi, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jaipur, Agra,

Family India – The Golden Triangle & Hill Stations Of The North

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Shimla,

Heart & Soul Of India – The Golden Triangle And Beyond

Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra

Greaves India Jal Mahal Itineraries

Jewels Of India – The Golden Triangle & Beyond

Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi

Greaves India Taj Mahal Jewels of India the golden triangle beyond

Jungle Book Journeys with Taj Safaris

Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Mumbai

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Kashmir, Heaven On Earth

Delhi, Srinagar, Gulmarg

Man in a boat on Dal Lake in Kashmir

Hotels in Delhi

ITC Maurya – New Delhi

JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi

Ariel view of swimming pool at JW Marriott Hotel

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

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The Claridges, New Delhi

Poolside at The Claridges

The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

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The Leela Palace, New Delhi

The Leela Palace rooftop pool in New Delhi

The Lodhi, New Delhi

The Oberoi, Gurgaon

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