State Capital: Union Territory
Best Time to Visit: August to March
Climate: Very hot summers / Very cold winters
Airport(s): Indira Gandhi International Airport
Travel to Delhi - the Indian capital, a fascinating medley of culture and a city that has demonstrated an uncanny spirit of survival during the course of history.
William Dalrymple called it 'the city of Djinns," and imperial rulers chose to anoint it with architectural treasures that live on even today.in the midst of modernization - Delhi is a window into India's royal heritage.
Delhi was supposedly the legendary Indraprastha, the capital of Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata fame. Historians believe that seven cities were born on the Delhi soil and each of these cities was completely destroyed one after the other. Delhi as it exists today is the eighth city.
Rulers and invaders of various dynasties have had their tryst with royal Delhi. The Tomaras, Sultans, Tugluqs, Lodhi's and Mughals played an important role in shaping Delhi's history till the British came into the picture.
Clearly divided into Old and New Delhi, Delhi is nothing but a treat. Old Delhi still holds some of the old world Mughal charm. Walk through narrow streets flanked by old havelis, shops and bazaars that seem to exist in a world of their own.
New Delhi on the other hand is a modern and developed metropolis. Travel in hi-tech metro rails, shop in air-conditioned swish malls and be with the in-crowd on a tour of New Delhi. You'll notice heritage monuments that stand in imperial dignity amidst all the modern jazz.
Places of Tour Interest
Explore Delhi with India State tours. See the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Mirza Ghalib's Haveli, Gurudwara Sisganj, Dara Shikoh's library, Majnu ka Tila, William Fraser's Bungalow, St. James Church, Nahar Wali Haveli, Kalan Masjid and St. Stephen's Church on Old Delhi tours.
New Delhi has a lot to offer the curious and enthusiastic tourist. Tour Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Chhattarpur Mandir, Purana Qila, Lodhi ruins, Jhamali Kamali Masjid, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and other attractions.
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