Encompassing both Old Delhi and New Delhi, India’s thriving capital converges in a sprawling metropolis that demonstrates a rich history of religious diversity and British colonialism. At the same time, new structures like the National Museum of Modern Art and chic restaurants showcase the city’s more contemporary side. The most affordable lodging options are in Paharganj, especially popular with backpackers. Head to South Delhi for more luxury hotels, or check out government-approved home-stays for mid-range selections.
Best Sweets To Try In Delhi
- Usually consumed in the winter during festivities, gajak is sweet and brittle, with a nutty aroma from sesame seeds.
- Rabri falooda is a creamy dessert akin to melted ice cream atop a pile of vermicelli noodles along with other toppings, perfect to wash down a hot meal.
Points Of Interest
- The first of its kind in India, Humayun’s Tomb is a grand, red and white sandstone mausoleum surrounded by lush gardens, fusing Persian and Mughal elements.
- Made entirely of white marble and flanked by nine pools of water, the picturesque Bahai Lotus Temple is a serene escape from the bustling city.