• Humayun's Tomb

Delhi Holidays

Delhi is a city of two halves. Wander through Old Delhi, once known as Shahjahanabad – the walled city built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 – and you’ll discover a maze of twisting back-alleys, glittering ancient bazaars, and street markets that crowd every square inch of pavement.

A riot of colours, sounds and aromas, Old Delhi is guaranteed to send your senses into overdrive. Inhale the scent of fresh paratha along Paranthe Wali Gali and you’ll see what we mean.

Old Delhi also serves up two of the city’s star attractions: the dusky sandstone Lal Qila (also known as the Red Fort), and the Jama Masjid mosque, a sanctuary of calm amid the hustle and bustle that surrounds it.

Step foot in New Delhi and prepare for a complete change of scenery. India’s capital is an elegant mix of colonial-era government buildings, wide avenues, and neatly-manicured lawns. Settle in for high tea at the Imperial Hotel for the ultimate luxury New Delhi experience.

Destination Highlights
  • Historic and cultural
  • Traditions in Old Delhi, modernity in New Delhi
  • Feast for all your senses
  • Bustling bazaars

Time Zone

GMT +5.5 hours

Flight Time

Approx. eight hours and 30 minutes, Direct flights from London Heathrow to Delhi.

Currency

INR - Indian Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Indian embassy prior to arrival.

Language

Hindi and English are widely spoken

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Why not explore every side of Delhi both New and Old and enjoy some of our suggested excursions? Ideal to add on to your tour or just as a way to explore a new part of the city.

  • Kite flying and Afternoon Tea

    A great family activity, or just as suited for the big kids inside us, this excursion is the perfect way to spend some time admiring the beauty of Old Delhi's skyline.

  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    “The best street food in India is found in Delhi. My favourite is chole bhature – chickpeas and deep fried bread. The choice is amazing, you can’t walk for five minutes without being enticed by the smell of the spices in the air.”

Types of Delhi holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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