At the heart of Delhi’s gated old city, the imposing Red Fort is an important symbol of Indian independence from British rule. Construction began on this ornate structure in 1638 and it served as the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and succeeding rulers of the empire. The treasured fort... more »
Dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, the National Gandhi Museum in Raj Ghat houses a vast collection of documents, personal objects and other Gandhi materials for the preservation and study of Gandhi and his legacy. The artefacts located in the museum are important parts of Indian culture,... more »
The striking, distinctive look of this temple has gained this house of worship international recognition for its modern, cutting edge appearance. The exterior is designed of interconnecting sections made to look like a blossoming flower and is all the more dramatic when illuminated in the evenings. Opened in 1986 and... more »
One of Delhi's oldest and busiest markets, Chandni Chowk is an assault on the senses – teeming with people and chockfull of bazaar stalls, jumbled wares, colourful crafts and mounds of aromatic food, delicacies and sweets. Make sure you bring cash to experience the sheer variety of these wholesale markets... more »
The largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid is a stunning example of an Islamic worship site and can accommodate a whopping 25,000 people within its red sandstone and white marble striped exterior. The Mughal-style monument is highly decorative and characterised by tapered, onion-like domes, three gates, four towers and two... more »
India is known for many things: exuberant week-long wedding celebrations, thousand-year-old culinary traditions, a beyond-fanatical obsession with cricket and chaotic streets full of colour.
It’s this chaos that often throws travellers into a tailspin upon arrival. [...]