NEW DELHI, CAPITAL OF INDIA
The juxtaposition of all that is ancient and modern can be found in Delhi. Monuments and shopping malls, bustling bazaars and lively bars, it is a hotchpotch of tradition, history, development and vibrancy. Few cities can claim such contradictions which seemingly blend effortlessly together.
Delhi is a city that bridges many different worlds. It has seen the rise and fall of many empires, that have left behind a plethora of monuments commemorating the glory of bygone ages. Then there is Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, lined with crumbling havelis and housing India’s largest mosque; in contrast, New Delhi created by the British Raj comprises spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Then in modern Delhi, you will discover a city of shopping malls, world class restaurants, fascinating museums and art galleries and a vivacious performing-arts scene. Whether architects or chefs, history buffs or teenagers, Delhi truly has something for everyone.
Standard Sightseeing – A visit to Old and then New Delhi, showcases the contrast between these two, very different worlds, housed within the same city. The spices and traders, flowers, paper sellers, wedding bazaars, street food, all vie for space in Old Delhi, whereas New Delhi is calm, dignified, empirical it is the yin to Old Delhi’s yang, both need to be explored, both have their charms.