Delhi is a thoroughly inscrutable onion of a city, every layer you peel off reveals an even deeper layer of history. Rebuilt eight times by its many conquerors, it has been the seat of the Hindu, Muslim and British Empires. All of them have left their mark in the architecture, customs, food and people of this relentless city. Now they are all undergoing a new transformation as the capital of modern India.

Facts

Population

City: Approximately 302,000 Municipal area: Approximately 22 million

Currency

Indian Rupee (INR) Rs1 = 100 paise

Opening hours

Shops in New Delhi are open from Mon-Sat 9am-7pm. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion. General business hours are from Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Note that museums and tourist sites could be closed on Mondays.

Newspapers

The Times of India Hindustan Times

Tourist information

The Government of India Tourist Office 88, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 9am-2pm +91 11 332 0005

Travel to New Delhi

Book your flights to Delhi and explore the rich diversity and wonderful sights of India. Home to more than one billion people, India promises to deliver an extraordinary range of encounters and Delhi is the perfect destination.

Top 5 things to do in Delhi

  • Visit Humayun’s Tomb which is enclosed within Mughal Gardens. The tombs combine Indian craftsmanship with Persian architecture and you can enjoy a relaxing stroll at dusk
  • Make your way to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum for a history lesson on the Gandhi family. The museum is not just a place for history lovers but a general tourist attraction, owing to its lavish gardens and artefacts
  • The bazaars of Old Delhi are a brilliant place to immerse in India’s tradition. This is one of India’s most exciting areas and you can take a walk through the bazaars and make your way to the historic shrines that surround Chandni Chow
  • Khan Market is a great place to meet new people as you sip coffee and enjoy a different view of the city. The market has various stylish boutiques, tailors, bookshops and sellers of high-end household goods
  • Visit the Red Fort and learn more about the British era of rule along with the Mughal Empire’s last days of power over India

Shopping in Delhi

Anywhere you go in Delhi is guaranteed to be busy with weird and wonderful ways to spend your holiday money. As the capital city of India, avid shoppers from all over the world flock to Delhi in search of everything from fabrics and classic saris to gold and accessories.

The best way to experience the shopping scene in Delhi is by going to the traditional markets. The vibrant and exotic atmosphere can make shopping a truly fun experience. Some of the best outdoor markets available are Dilli Haat, Khan Market and Sarojini Nagar Market, among many others. If you prefer enclosed shopping centres, try DLF Promenade Mall or Select City Mall.

Restaurants in Delhi

As one of the most famous cuisines in the world, delicious North Indian food can be found all over Delhi. The staple food of most of North India is a fusion of lentils, vegetables, and roti (wheat based bread). For the carnivore, there are also a brilliant selection of meaty dishes, with goat and lamb being the most favoured ingredients.

Some of the most outstanding places to eat in Delhi are the street stalls and food markets, serving up a wide variety of snacks, meals and desserts, and at very reasonable prices too.

Nightlife in Delhi

Besides feasting on world-famous North Indian cuisine, you will find a number of things to do in the evening in Delhi. With a population of approximately 17 million, the demand for nightlife became ever-more prominent, leading to Delhi’s nightlife options multiplying.

Book your flights to Delhi today and you will discover a thriving and fun array of lounges, live performances and shows to spend your evenings. 

Plan your Delhi holiday

There are excellent flight deals to Delhi that you can take advantage of by visiting our popular deals section. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city coupled with a trip to the parks, or take a breath of fresh air in the mountain region as you behold an unspoilt natural setting.

Book your tickets to Delhi early, especially if travelling at a popular time such as Diwali. Find cheap hotels in Delhi during off-peak seasons between the months of January and May.

Book your flights to Delhi today

Having trouble deciding when to book your Delhi holiday? Delhi can get really warm in the summer months, making the spring, autumn and winter the best time to visit. You will also find that there are hotels in Delhi to suit almost every budget, at any time of the year.

Affordable prices on flights to Delhi with Etihad Airways are easy to find. Whether you choose to fly Coral Economy, Pearl Business or Diamond First Class, you can expect the very best hospitality before, during and after your trip.

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