Although Delhi is a city as old as the civilization (it is said to be one of the oldest cities in the world), it rose through time and became a very well-known and common touristic place. Delhi is one of India’s most multifaceted cities: on the west bank of river Yamuna is the crowded and congested Old (Central) Delhi and, to the southwest, New Delhi, built by the British to rule their empire. Because of the difficult weather, the shoulder seasons are February-March and October-November, when the temperatures are pleasant, perfect for sight-seeing.
As you walk through the city you can feel how history has made its mark on most of the buildings and surroundings. The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort, one of the best attractions in the Old Delhi, is a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color.
Just in walking distance from the Red Fort, you can visit the Jama Masjid mosque. This is one of the biggest mosques in India. There are many temples and mosques, as the religion is a very important part of life for the population of India. This is why a traveler’s guide advices you should dress modestly when visiting religious monuments.
Another part of the amazing culture is the new architecture buildings, as the Qutub Minar. Its minaret is the tallest in the world and it is covered with verses from the Quran. Next, the host to the Republic Day Parade, India Gate is a landmark known all over the world.
For tourists who love shopping, Delhi offers a gamut of shopping options. A tourist on a shopping tour of Delhi has the possibility of shopping in busy streets, in organized and well-planned markets or in shopping malls: Connaught Place has a number of showrooms, where you can shop for designer clothes, antique items and jewelry. Darya Ganj is popular for its Sunday Book Market.