New Delhi

Delhi has two very different worlds, the `old' and `new', each presenting deliciously different experiences. Spacious New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British; rambunctious Old Delhi served as the capital of Islamic India.

Planned by Edwin Lutyens, a leading 20th century British architect, New Delhi is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and houses numerous national institutions and landmarks as well. It serves as the center of the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. At the heart of the city is  the magnificent Rastrapati Bhwan (then known as Viceroy's House) which sat atop Raisina Hill. Delhi has two very different worlds, the ‘old’ and the ‘new’, each presenting deliciously different experiences. Spacious New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British; rambunctious Old Delhi served as the capital of Islamic India. Visitors can easily dip into both, spending half the day immersing themselves in history at the dramatic Red Fort, Jama Masjid and medieval-flavoured bazaars of Old Delhi, and the other half reviving themselves over frothy cappuccinos or frosty cocktails at one of New Delhi’s swanky cafés and bars. You’ll swiftly discover that India’s capital is sprinkled with glittering gems: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat.

Attractions in New Delhi, around and from New Delhi

  • Akshardham Temple

    Akshardham Temple Akshardham brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glori

  • Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Gurudwara Bangla Sahib or Sikh house of worship is situated in the heart of New Delhi's Cannaught Place area. An important historical and religious place in India dedicated to the eighth Sikh Guru, Sr

  • Chandni Chowk Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, which was originally called Shah Jahanabad. It is said that moonlight reflecting on its canal, earned it its name, Chandni (Moonlit

  • Dilli Haat The DILLI HAAT provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity. The 62 stalls selling handicrafts are allotted on a

  • Humayun Tomb Humayun's Tomb is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture. Although Sikandar Lodi's tomb was the first garden-tomb to be built in India, it is Hum

  • India Gate The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landma

  • Jama Masjid Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The Jama Masjid stands across the road in front of the Red Fort. Built between 1644 and 1656, one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emp

  • Janpath Road Today the most popular spot on this road is the Janpath market, which is a heaven for budget travelers and shoppers.

  • Jantar Mantar (Delhi) The famous 18th century astronomer king and the founder of the Pink city of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh, built the first of his five astronomical observatories across India. The observatories are known as

  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Delhi) The Lakshmi Narayan Temple or the Birla Temple as it is popularly known enshrines Lord Vishnu – the preserver of the Hindu Trinity. The Temple is one of the major attractions of the capital city - D

  • Lotus Temple The Lotus Temple in Delhi is often compared to the Sydney Opera House. Located 12kms southeast of Connaught Place in New Delhi. Also Known as Baha'i Temple.

  • National Gandhi Museum National Gandhi Museum, Opposite Rajghat in Delhi. Established in 1959 (At this particular location). The Ganhi Museum has an extremely impressive collection of books, journals and documents, audio-vi

  • National Museum National Museum, New Delhi, today , has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage. The Nation

  • Old Fort The fort is said to be constructed on the historic site of Indraprastha (900 BC) by Humayun and Sher Shah. Covering a circuit of about a mile, the walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded

  • Parliament House The Parliament of India is also known as the Sansad bhawan located in New Delhi and is basically bicameral in nature. The Parliament house is segmented into two houses - Lok Sabha and the second one i

  • Qutab Minar The tall and ever attractive monument of Delhi which can be seen from most parts of the city is called the Qutab Minar. Qutab Minar is another great masterpiece of Mughal architecture.

  • Raj Ghat Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most visited sites in Delhi. It consists of a simple square black-marble platform that stands on the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated

  • Red Fort One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms.

  • Safdarjungs Tomb Safdarjung's Tomb the last garden tomb in the city, built in the year 1753-54.The red sandstone and buff stone monument comprises of the tomb, the courtyard and a mosque.