Delhi may be one of the world's largest metropolises, but architectural wonders - new and old - fill the city, hidden beneath Delhi's urban sprawl. Mughal treasures, including the Red Fort and Jama Masjid, are complemented by more recent additions to Delhi's architectural heritage, such as the stunning Lotus and Akshardham Temples. Meanwhile, contemporary Delhi thrives in Connaught Place, which - with its colonially-designed buildings, - is the most westernised part of the centre. Globalisation is in evidence, with brand names splashed across every storefront.
Tour of Old and New Delhi
Take a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi and enjoy its chaotic charms. See the different ingredients that make up paan, betel leaf stimulant, and meet the pigeon fancier and experience a truly unique activity kabootar baazi.
Visit New Delhi, built as the imperial capital of India by the British and laid out according to the master plans of the great colonial architect Lutyens. In contrast to Old Delhi, it is a city of wide boulevards, formal parks, magnificent Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India in the 330 acres of land and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) and India Gate. Also visit Humayun’s Tomb, built in the 16th century and creating a precedent for subsequent Moghul architecture such as the Taj Mahal.
Freshen Up at Airport Hotel
Transfer to a nearby airport hotel for a short briefing and a chance to freshen up, before catching the connecting flight.