Delhi is a city of two distinct parts.
Old Delhi retains its bustling bazaars,
historical buildings and places of worship
that illustrate India’s rich past and religious
mix. New Delhi is the capital city and
is filled with modern developments
and tree-lined boulevards.
Delhi’s most famous monument is Red
Fort, constructed in the 17th century by
the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The red
sandstone walls enclose a colossal and
powerful building that is now a UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
Humayun’s Tomb was commissioned in
the 16th century and is an ornate building
set in beautiful gardens. It is said to have
influenced the design of the Taj Mahal.
To understand more about India’s religious
influences visit the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu
Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and Jama
Masjid, the country’s largest mosque.
India is renowned for its markets so make
a point to visit Chandni Chowk one of the
busiest bazaars in the old part of the city
and Connaught Place in New Delhi.