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Delhi Holidays

The Pulse of India

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 colour, sound, and smell, 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
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.5 hours
  • 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
  • Flight Time Approx. eight hours and 30 minutes, Direct flights from London Heathrow to Delhi.
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

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

Delhi Tours

Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

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