A history which encompasses all the various kings and emperors who fixed their royal citadels here - Indraprastha, Lal Kot, Quila Rai Pithora, Siri, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad, Ferozabad, Dinpanah, Delhi Sher Shahi or then Shahjahanabad. But, combined and integrated into one, these 'new cities' have always been called Delhi and howsoever many names it may have acquired, Delhi has always been intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway.
The mixed bag population of this metropolitan city is known for its unique blend of traditional slow-paced lifestyles of crowded and narrow lanes of Chandani Chowk and the modern up generation of youngsters who love the freshness of gardens, chic restaurants, extensive shopping arcades and lively discotheques and bars of their city.
The political capital of India, Delhi, as of today is in its seventh incarnation of the city. One of the most important Indian travel and commercial hubs, Delhi finds its roots in the great epic of Mahabharata as Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas.
The sprawling markets, the rich culture, the matchless enthusiasm that charges the city with an eclectic mixture of the old and the new, makes it one of the most popular cities amongst the tourist destinations.
Location: North India
Languages spoken: Hindi, English, Urdu
Best time to Visit: October to April
By air: Delhi Domestic and International Airports have flights from all major countries in the world. Domestic network within India has flights form main cities across India. Among the major International Airlines, we have Air India, Kingfisher, British Airways, Air France, American Airlines, KLM, Etihad, Emirates, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, etc.
By rail: Indian Railways is the main mode of transportation to different parts of India. Indian railways, with its new look and organized network is being preferred by the tourists as well. Delhi is well connected to all cities in India. You can board a train from any place in India. Railway stations in Delhi include New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
Road: Roads and highways in India connect to the national capital and traveling by road is no more a difficult ride because the condition of roads has improved. Moreover, it is advisable to take a road route if you are traveling to Delhi from a distance less than 400 kms.
Old and New Delhi Tour Details
Old Delhi - Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
New Delhi - Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyen’s, including the India Gate & the Presidential House. Continue onto the beautiful Humayun’s tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutub Minar.