Delhi is a city where time travel is feasible. Step aboard your time machine (the sleek and efficient metro) and you can go from Old Delhi, where labourers haul sacks of spices and jewellers weigh gold on dusty scales, to modern New Delhi, with its colonial-era parliament buildings and penchant for high tea. Then on to the future: Gurgaon, a satellite city of skyscraping offices and glitzy malls.
This pulsating metropolis has a bigger population than Australia, and is one of the world's most polluted cities. But woven into its rich fabric are moments of pure beauty: an elderly man threading temple marigolds; Sufi devotional songs; a boy flying a kite from a rooftop.So don’t be put off. Delhi is a city that has been repeatedly ravaged and reborn, with vestiges of lost empires in almost every neighbourhood. There's so much to experience here, it's like a country in itself.
Day 1-Old Delhi
The Indian Capital requires a never-ending tour but to get a glimpse of the city, it is wise to divide the tour into three primary areas- Old Delhi, South Delhi and New Delhi. On your first day, you will get to cherish the culture and food in Old Delhi and see architectural landmarks like Jama Masjid and Red Fort, and also the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Father of the Nation. You will get a good opportunity to purchase locally crafted goodies in the aisles of Chandni Chowk and fill your bags with it.
Day 2-South Delhi
Day 2 will be less taxing and more of leisure from visiting the Qutub Minar, a monumental tower, to the eternally beautiful Lotus Temple and the ever-happening Hauz Khas Village. If you enjoy night-life, then Hauz Khas Village is one of the best places to experience it in Delhi.
Day 3-New Delhi
The last day will be a subtle mixture of the previous two days with scrumptious food and mesmerizing architecture, as well as some night-life. You will begin with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, the inspiration to the architectural marvel- Taj Mahal. After witnessing this Mughal wonder, you will have an exclusive shopping experience in Janpath Market where you will be overloaded with the variety. The next stop will be Connaught Place where you can shop in Palika Bazaar or just enjoy the aura of the place. You may decide to have your lunch in any of our recommended restaurants in Connaught Place. The lunch will be followed by a visit to the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan and finally you will enjoy a delicious dinner at Khan Market.
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