Delhi, home to more than 13million, is a city that bridges two worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a tight labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis. In contrast, New Delhi created by the British Raj, is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings, many designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

But Delhi’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems, magnificent ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a lively arts scene, great hotels and restaurants and bustling markets.

The Delhi climate is extreme, with very hot summers, typically +400C and cold winters when the temperature drops to single figures. The SW monsoon is at its height in July and August. The best time to visit is October/November and February/March.