The centre of power for many historic empires, New Delhi is now the capital of India. Home to a rich and diverse populace, the city is chock full of delights for travellers. Its vibrant bazaars, timeless monuments, convenient public transport, architecturally distinct neighbourhoods and bustling nightlife make it a true representation of modern India. Religious festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Id-ul-Fitr and secular holidays such as Republic and Independence Day are celebrated with enthusiasm and pomp. Although a small part of the state of Delhi, the capital proudly boasts some incredible destinations such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and Lodi Gardens.
Take in the iconic sights such as the magnificent India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the central seat of governance, or stroll through beautiful parks and take in the abundance of distinct flora and fauna. The 176-acre National Zoological Park in the heart of New Delhi is home to 1,350 species of birds and animals including the royal Bengal tiger, and the Himalayan black bear.
New Delhi is also known for its intricate web of tiny bazaars among which Chandni Chowk is perhaps India’s most popular and renowned market, where you can chance upon everything from vintage designer sunglasses to genuine handcrafted antiques. Another popular street shopping destination is the Dilli Haat, modelled after a traditional village market and showcasing the best arts and crafts from across Indian states.
Let the Taj Hotels be your guide through this most ancient yet modern of cities