Spending a few days on holiday in Delhi is a wonderful introduction to this great country and to its extensive and fascinating history.
Visit Old Delhi's spice markets and barter for traditionally crafted gifts or visit the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid Mosque. An English speaking guide who can eloquently and enthusiastically take you through the city is essential to really begin your journey with a bang.
Why you should visit Delhi
- Not only the Capital of India, Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world
- Experience the colourful day to day life of a city inhabited by over 16 million people
- The city offers a world of historical and architectural gems
- Mosques, monuments, fortresses, temples and medieval markets sit side by side with commerce and a colonial past
Our specialists 'Must Do'
For an authentic and intimate experience, take a heritage walking tour with a Delhite into Old Delhi’s spice markets and bazaars. Gain inside access to and knowledge of life in the city.
Completely contrast your experience with a visit to New Delhi with its broad tree lined avenues, parliament buildings and restful gardens and parks. Shop at the best emporiums and end your day dining at the Spice Route Restaurant.
A little more about Delhi
In New Delhi, visit National Museums with antiquities or miniature painting collections. Understand more of India’s history at Birla house, Gandhi’s former home and now a modern testament to his life and principles or see Jantar Mantar, the amazing observatory built by astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1725.
Whether you prefer to stay in the colonial Imperial Hotel or a home stay in a Lutyens style bungalow, modern Delhi offers fine cuisine, music, arts, culture and nightlife. Our India experts will be happy to advise you on their favourite restaurants or the hidden gems to be found in this cosmopolitan metropolis.
When to go to Delhi
October through to mid March is a great time to visit Delhi; however, the winter months of December and January offer significantly lower temperatures which may suit some of our travellers, but one should be aware that flying in the region may involve some delays due to the fog.