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Delhi – India’s dynamic jewel

Fly to Delhi to experience a kaleidoscope of colour, in an ancient Indian destination that’s bursting with life.

Regal monuments rise above the streets, the aroma of spice wafts among the stalls of the city bazaars, and rickshaws pick their way between the crowds in a city said to be one of the oldest on Earth.

exterior of the red fort in new delhi india

History spanning several millennia is on show here, from the Mughal Empires of Old Delhi to the Raj and British-built New Delhi – the current administrative capital of India.

Explore the expansive grounds of the Red Fort, Delhi’s most iconic landmark. This sandstone goliath was built in the 17th century by the ruling Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

Enter through the Lahore Gate and wander through the many pillared rooms of this royal home.

Head to Akshardham Temple, with its rows of intricately carved life-size elephants.

Book your flights to Delhi with Etihad Airways and begin your adventure today.

What’s the weather like in Delhi?

What’s the weather like in Delhi?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

13°C

2cm

FEB

17°C

2cm

MAR

22°C

1cm

APR

29°C

1cm

MAY

33°C

1cm

JUN

32°C

7cm

JUL

31°C

21cm

AUG

30°C

25cm

SEP

29°C

12cm

OCT

25°C

1cm

NOV

20°C

0cm

DEC

15°C

1cm

The weather in Delhi is generally warm and bright – with especially hot conditions in the summer. The period from October through to March is typically cooler and drier.

From April through to September, temperatures reach averages of around 30°C – and sometimes climb into the 40°Cs. Monsoon season begins in July and typically lasts a couple of months, bringing heavy rainfall.

Reasons to visit Delhi

daytime view of humayuns tomb in delhi india

Humayun’s Tomb

Fly to Delhi and you’ll be greeted by an abundance of fascinating historical sites to visit. A must-see is the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Humayun’s Tomb. It’s even said that this graceful monument inspired the design of the Taj Mahal.

The mausoleum blends Persian and Mughal influences, featuring fiery red sandstone in contrast with elegant white marble. Take the time to wander around the magnificent symmetrical gardens. Lovers of architecture and history will also enjoy visits to Qutub Minar and the Red Fort.

bara gumbad at lodi garden city park situated in delhi

Enjoy the spiritual side of Delhi

Visit Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah to listen to qawwalis, a devotional music that has a tradition stretching back 700 years. On most days in the evenings, the spiritual sound of qawwalis fills the shrine.

You can also visit Lodhi Garden for a tranquil moment away from the hustle and bustle of Delhi life. This calm oasis is popular with walkers and runners, and there are several tombs and monuments surrounded by beautiful, lush and peaceful gardens.

indian street vendor preparing food chapatti flat bread delhi

Embrace Indian street food culture

The draw of street food in Delhi is undeniable. Sweet, savoury and spicy are served up on every corner – and it’s a culinary experience to be embraced. Be sure to immerse yourself in this vibrant gastronomic culture with heaped servings of biryani, charred kebabs and moreish parathas.

If you favour India’s sweet treats, you must try a portion of delectable jalebi. Made from deep-fried batter soaked in syrup, and popular across Delhi, at Old Famous Jalebi Wala they use a special family recipe.

Things to know before you fly to Delhi

plane Transfers from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

When arranging your Delhi plane tickets, you can also book an airport transfer with Etihad to get to your hotel or other onward destination in style and comfort. Alternatively, you can organise a prepaid taxi. This system is overseen by Delhi Traffic Police and you’ll find a counter inside the terminal.

charities Cultural considerations

There are a few things to consider when it comes to cultural sensitivities, once you have booked your Delhi flights. One key thing is to be respectful when visiting religious or sacred sites, including temples and shrines. Some may require you to dress modestly when doing so – just check ahead if you are unsure.

socket Plugs

India uses plug types C, D and M, with a three-pin system common. Standard voltage and frequency are 230V/50Hz. Simply purchase an adaptor before you fly, should you require one.

holiday Public holidays

Public holidays in Delhi include Republic Day (26th January), the Hindu festivals Maha Shivaratri (in February or March) and Rama Navami (April), as well as Indian Independence Day (15th August). At these times, large events and celebrations may take place around the city, and some businesses may be closed.

Flying to Delhi: FAQs

Where should I stay in Delhi?

There are several areas which are great for a stay in Delhi. Two districts widely considered to be among the best to base yourself are Connaught Place and Karol Bagh. Connaught Place is in the centre of the city, while Karol Bagh is very close to the city’s metro system.

What should I see in Delhi?

There are many beautiful landmarks to see in Delhi, including the Jama Masjid mosque, Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayun’s Tomb and the Red Fort. Take the time to explore Old Delhi, too. Mix with the locals and head to a market to witness an authentic Indian shopping experience.

What food is Delhi known for?

A love of food is at the heart of Delhi, so it’s no surprise that the city is famous for many dishes. Once you have your Delhi flight tickets, gather a list of things to try. Popular dishes include chaat (a savoury snack), chole bhature (fried bread with spicy chickpeas and onions), parathas (layered flatbread), kebabs, butter chicken and biryani.

Why we love Delhi

“Delhi is full of colour, history and historic landmarks – and there's always something incredible to see and do. See the stunning Red Fort, then head out to get some street food from one of the amazing markets – papdi chaat is a favourite, with lots of tamarind chutney!"

Why fly to Delhi with Etihad

With Etihad, you can enjoy a number of options for your flight to Delhi.

Choose how to check in, add extra baggage and relax in one of our lounges before you fly. Lounge access is included for First and Business guests, while Economy guests can often pay to use the facilities on offer.

Our cabins are designed for comfort, with reclining seats and fully adjustable headrests.

Every guest can select a complimentary meal from our onboard menu. Made using fresh, seasonal ingredients, you’ll find options inspired by your destination.

In Business, you can eat whenever you’re ready from our Dine Anytime a la carte menu.

Discover a whole world of entertainment on board with E-BOX, offering hours of the latest music, movies and TV.

Economy guests looking for more space and legroom can choose Economy Space or bid for Economy Neighbour-Free.

Fly to Delhi with Etihad to enjoy the travel experience you prefer.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

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Weather in Delhi

34 °C
Sunday31 May 2020
36 °C
Monday1 Jun 2020
38 °C
Tuesday2 Jun 2020
39 °C
Wednesday3 Jun 2020
36 °C
Thursday4 Jun 2020
24 °C
Friday5 Jun 2020
33 °C
Saturday6 Jun 2020
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