India’s capital, Delhi, is great fun to explore. There are so many places to visit, from bazaars hidden in the maze of winding streets, to ancient mosques and forts, such as the 15th-century Red Fort and the sprawling Jama Masjid Mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people.
Delhi is basically two cities: the old and the new areas merge to form one vast metropolis. New Delhi is much smaller than its older counterpart, with wide avenues and modern buildings. Old Delhi is fascinating, with many captivating attractions to visit, including Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Then there's the 72.5m Qutb Minar, the second-highest minaret in India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Humayun’s Tomb, which inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Why travel to Delhi
Delhi’s treasures are quite unique. With its sprawling malls and busy street markets, it offers a variety of fabulous shopping experiences. Visit the city on a Thompsons Holidays package to explore its numerous tourist attractions, temples, and historical monuments, and indulge in its fabulous food.
Delhi is a vibrant city that is full of cafes, bars, bustling markets and other fun places to keep you entertained. Between the captivating museums, beautiful art galleries, lushly landscaped gardens, parks, and fascinating memorials, there’s so much to do in Delhi that it's hard to know where to start. You can also travel further afield to see the famous Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, both bucket-list attractions that cannot be missed on a trip to India. Delhi is a sparkling city, the country’s cultural centre, and it offers a treasure trove of delightful activities and sights.
What to do in Delhi
Whilst Delhi dates back to the 12th Century, New Delhi is modern, built by British Emperor George V in the early 1900s. This combination of ancient and modern makes Delhi a most fascinating place to discover, and the city’s numerous attractions are just waiting to be explored on a trip to India.
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