Captivating temples and bustling bazaars
A beautiful and bamboozling place
The Indian capital is not one city but a succession of cities. The carved stones of ancient Hindu kingdoms lie beneath the ruins of forgotten sultanates and the lavish forts and palaces of Mughal rulers. The British were the last set of conquerors to arrive, and they laid out New Delhi as an orderly grid of leafy boulevards. With its grand monuments, captivating temples and bustling bazaars, the modern city offers a fascinating window through time, where you can step through centuries just by crossing the street.
Delhi is a city where contrasts abound, a hot, sultry, overcrowded megacity, but also an exciting and colorful metropolis that mirrors its rapidly changing society. Millions of young, well-educated people today form a new Indian middle class. They flock to the nightlife districts and trendy new neighborhoods constantly springing up here.