Delhi

Best things to do and see

Delhi: Why go

For most people, a visit to Delhi marks the beginning and/or the end of their trip to India, so here are our top tips for getting the most out of this fantastic capital.

Among Delhi's best-known sites are the breath-taking Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, and the impressive Mughal Red Fort (Lal Qila): an architectural masterpiece complete with grand halls, royal baths, mosques and extensive gardens.

Delhi is a shopper's bliss - from the bustling and colourful bazaar of Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) in Old Delhi to the more organised and selective 'state emporiums' on and around Janpath. Here you can find everything from woodcarvings, furniture and brasswork to paintings, clothes and textiles.

For history lovers, there are museums galore. Some of our favourites are the National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Museum, which has excavations from Indus Valley civilisation sites, Central Asian antiquities and Tibetan manuscripts. We also recommend the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the often tragic life of the Gandhi family.

The verdant parkland of Deer Park is a beautiful option for walks or to simply break free of the hustle and bustle of the centre for a while (it can feel overwhelming at times!).

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