Delhi - Spectacular Contrasts in India's Most Vibrant City
Holidays in Delhi are ideal for people looking to experience one of India’s most exciting cities. To spend time in this vibrant city is to truly discover just what makes India such a diverse destination. Delhi is a city of contrasts with visitors able to explore both Old and New Delhi during their stay. Whether you wish to learn about the traditional culture and history or take the time to discover the contemporary grandeur of the modern districts, there is something for everyone. Delhi holidays are perfect for travellers of all ages and budgets, there are hundreds of fascinating things to see and do along with plenty of Delhi hotels to choose from during your stay. Expect to spend your days strolling through the packed bazaars and visiting the many mosques, temples, forts and museums around the city. Delhi is also the perfect spot for those hoping to visit the Taj Mahal in nearby Agra, with fantastic travel links to the famous monument. There are plenty of board options to choose from when booking your holiday in Delhi including a self catered package and several hotels offering all inclusive Delhi holidays.
There is so much to see and do in the city that it is important to plan your day properly to ensure that you get to see all of the most fascinating sites. Families, backpackers and couples can all enjoy this popular holiday destination with facilities to suit all tastes. If you are looking to discover just what makes this Indian city so special, make sure you take advantage of the many great value cheap Delhi holiday deals on offer right now.
Delhi - Sightseeing and Attractions
Holidays to Delhi are perfect for sightseers and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the vast amounts of things to see and do during your stay! One of the city’s most famous sightseeing spots is the majestic Red Fort which overlooks Old Delhi. The huge walls were built in the 17th century and dominate the Delhi skyline. The walls hold a range of impressive buildings that visitors can explore during their stay, perfect for those looking to gain an understanding of the ancient history during a Delhi holiday. Another great place to visit during your holiday to Delhi is the Qutb Minar, a spectacular tower decorated with calligraphy. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Island, the oldest mosque in India and a highly popular sightseeing attraction for tourists. India is famous for its colourful bazaars and Delhi is no exception! Thousands of visitors head to Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi to discover the hundreds of stalls and shops on offer. Shopping in this area is an unforgettable experience with distinct aromas, street performers and stunning Indian craftsmanship to enjoy as you stroll around the different lanes. Another must see during a Delhi holiday is the Rashtrapati Bhavan, a majestic palace that is the residence of the Indian President. Thousands of tourists visit the palace throughout the year to take in the stunning architecture and witness the changing of the guard. Nature lovers will appreciate a trip to the beautiful Lotus Temple, a monument commemorating the soldiers who died in World War I. The temple grounds are famous for their floral displays and spectacular views across the lawns, the ideal place to relax and unwind during a holiday in Delhi. A fantastic way to experience the many delights of this vibrant city is to take advantage of the special tour bus that takes visitors around Delhi stopping at 20 of the top sightseeing spots including gardens, monuments and galleries.
Delhi - Nightlife and Cuisine
Delhi holidays are ideal for fans of delicious cuisine with plenty of restaurants, cafes and food stalls to take advantage of during your stay. The diverse mix of cultures in the city has influenced the traditional cuisine within the city especially due to its place as one of the primary trade thoroughfares in the world. Visitors looking sample some of the traditional Delhi delicacies will enjoy sampling the many korma, kebabs and tandoori chicken dishes. Those hoping to find more familiar tastes during their holiday in Delhi will appreciate the wide range of international restaurants within the New Delhi area. The nightlife in Delhi is just as varied with over 150 bars and nightclubs to choose from during your stay. The New Delhi area is the most popular place for partygoers, with everything from large dance clubs to cocktail bars available for visitors to try during their stay. Those looking for something slightly different can take their pick from the many cultural events that take place throughout the year. Delhi’s fiestas and celebrations are renowned for their vibrancy and are a great way to learn more about the culture of this fascinating city during your Delhi holiday.
Delhi - Weather and Climate
Delhi holidays can be enjoyed all year round with a climate that tends to stay warm even through the winter. The most popular time to visit the city is during October and November when the days are warm and the nights comfortably cool. The summer months are very hot with temperatures reaching up to 45C during July and August. During this time the city is very humid and dusty winds are fairly common. Families may prefer to enjoy holidays to Delhi outside of the summer months when the temperatures are more comfortable, those that do opt to travel to Delhi during the peak summer months are advised to check that their accommodation offers air conditioning. Rainfall is expected from July to September however the showers are typically light and clear up quickly unlike the heavy monsoons that are common in India’s coastal cities.