A state split into two contrasting regions, one can easily escape the hustle and bustle of New Delhi, the capital of India, to visit the royal and political history of Old Delhi.

Don’t let the heat or the intense traffic deter you! As the capital city of India, Delhi has something for everyone: rich Mughal history, captivating museums, sublime colonial architecture - not to mention some authentic cuisines for the foodies. The 17th century Red Fort, the Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb are UNESCO world heritage sites where visitors can spend more than half their day immersing themselves in its history. If you're into ancient astronomy, the Jantar Mantar features larger than life sundials and astronomical instruments for predicting the weather! How cool is that? Delhi is also the gateway to the famous first world war memorial monument known as the India Gate. If you’re the bazaar loving type or simply want to sample some of the street food fares, a stroll down the old city streets of Chandni Chowk will get your juices flowing.
Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

The British had shifted the capital of India from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1912. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built a walled city in Delhi in the 17th century, which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire, today this is known as ‘Old Delhi’.

Best time to visit

October - March

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Languages Spoken

Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu

Recommended Sights - Our Top Pick!

While New Delhi is known for its modernized city feel, the real charm in the capital of India is Old Delhi where one can immerse themselves in the Mughal influenced architecture and sights. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, known for his tribute to love with the Taj Mahal, is also responsible for commissioning one of the best known mosques in the world, the Jama Masjid. With intricate domes and minarets, this is Javian’s top pick for Delhi!

Jama Masjid