THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
The Capital of India is a city which never seems to take a break. People can be seen on the streets throughout the night, and there is no such thing as a weekend or a holiday. Even though this sounds overwhelmingly scary, Delhi is a city which is sure to make you fall in love.
Rich with culture & history
With a staggering 174 officially recognized monuments situated in a single city, it is easy to deduce that Delhi is a city with its history. Delhi has been the capital of India since the Mughal era (1526-1857), acting as a centre for all politics and trade. A tourist favorite; the Mughal Residence Red Fort in Old Delhi shines bright in the city with its magnificent structure made from the impregnable red-sandstone. An architectural wonder made in 8 years, Red Fort was constructed by one of the most famous Mughal emperors, Shah Jahan. Away from the bustle of the city, Lodi Gardens is the place for a cool and calm walk in the evening. Dating back to the 15th century, Lodi Gardens served as the burial ground for the Lodi rulers and still preserves its centuries old architecture. These monuments take you to the ages past with the scribblings and statues, each telling a different story.
«I asked my soul; what is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi it’s life.»
--- Mirza Ghalib
A food for everyone’s palette
Whether you’re a street food junkie or a person with a more refined palette, Delhi has it for you. A popular tourist attraction, Old Delhi serves as the centre of street food. You can taste the true flavors of the capital in Old Delhi by trying the local dishes from the street vendors, which are surely going to leave your taste buds satisfied along with a bit of tears in your eyes - people with a low threshold to spices beware. For a more international taste, you can go to the markets of New Delhi where you will find a taste of your home no matter which part of the world you’re from. Another strong recommendation is to visit Dilli Haat if you want to taste the foods from different parts of India prepared by the locals.
A city of philosophers, poets and commerce
Not only good in the artistic expression, Delhi is a buzzing capital for commerce as well. With hundreds of markets scattered across the city, Delhi is the home of close to 1.5 million businesses. Even the British knew about the importance of Delhi as a centre for trade, making it the capital of their rule of India. A centre for trade, Delhi is not only one of the most important city of India, but with globalization it has become one of the most important cities in the world.