Take a trip through time and explore Delhi's historic monuments. Marvel at the 12th-century tower Qutb Minar and wander around the imposing Red Fort. But there's plenty to see on a return visit too. Honour a world icon at the National Gandhi Museum or see Delhi's savvy side at chic boutiques in suburban Hauz Khas.
Delhi continues to enthral visitors with its two distinct characters. Action-packed Old Delhi is the city's ancient capital, with bustling streets and monuments that are testimony to past empires. Here you'll find the huge Jama Masjid mosque and the bustling Chandni Chowk market streets. New Delhi's centrepiece, Connaught Circle, shows off the fine city planning of colonial days, with the broad boulevard Rajpath linking the Presidential estate with noble war memorial India Gate. Delhi's best galleries and museums are located here. Admire the ancient bronzes at the National Museum.
Weave through Old Delhi's crowded streets on a rickshaw, alongside market traders, donkey carts and spluttering scooters. Explore the mammoth courtyard of 17th-century Jama Masjid mosque and climb its towering minaret. You can browse market stalls to pick up spices, silks and sweets, and gaze at the red sandstone walls of the Red Fort, dating back to the peak of the Mughal Empire. Admire the colonial buildings along Rajpath and discover centuries of Indian history by taking a peak at the ancient sculptures and spears in the National Museum.
Pay homage to the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi at the National Gandhi Museum, which exhibits books and letters from the great man's life. Try and catch the qawwali (devotional music) singers on Thursday nights at Nizam-ud-Din's Shrine, honouring the Sufi saint. India's passion for cricket is played out at Ferozshah Kotla stadium. Relax in the peaceful gardens of lotus-shaped Baha'i Temple in south Delhi, which is floodlit at night.
Indira Gandhi International Airport flies over 21 million passengers a year from its four terminals, which are undergoing huge improvements. A taxi takes you 25km northeast into the centre of New Delhi in half an hour.