Delhi Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Delhi
India’s iconic capital blends tradition and modernity like no other: Delhi is a city of 100 worlds.
On a Delhi holiday you can marvel at skyscrapers and colonial buildings alike, as well as explore ancient forts and stunning temples. And that’s before we mention the food, which ranges from street stalls that deserve Michelin stars to restaurants that actually have them. Plus, its status as a social, cultural, and touristic hub means easy access to many of India’s other treasures.
With a Newmarket Holidays escorted tour of Delhi, you’ll be able to cut through the bustle and see the best of what this thriving city has to offer, from its teeming bazaars to its quaint old town. Plus, you’ll have the chance to revel in India’s religious and cultural diversity, with the city being home to hundreds of houses of worship and even more languages.
If the thrum of the city gets a little too much, there are plenty of idyllic spots to get away from it all, from gorgeous, manicured gardens to high-end spas that will rejuvenate even the most exhausted traveller. Really, there isn’t anything a Delhi tour can’t offer!
Things to do in Delhi
Delhi, known as one of the most populous cities in the world, certainly has the wow factor to impress even the most well-travelled adventurers. Filled to the brim with things to do, narrowing it down to our top 3 was a mammoth task.
The Red Fort
The Red Fort was once the main home for the Mughal emperors who ruled vast tracts of what is now India, and in the half a millennia since its construction has seen all kinds of owners. Although the British destroyed many important artefacts and statues in the 19th century, it retains a grand splendour.
No Delhi day tour is complete without a visit to Chandni Chawk, or Moonlight Square. A stone’s throw from Old Delhi Railway Station, it’s the ultimate bustling marketplace, with hawkers selling all kinds of wares from fresh street food to luxurious fabrics.
The National Museum
The National Museum in New Delhi is the most important collection of Indian cultural and historical artefacts across the vast subcontinent. You can spend a day getting lost in here and it still won’t be enough time to see everything, but you’ll certainly come out enriched.
Things to see in Delhi
Take a look through our gallery of interesting things to see in Delhi. From Humayun’s Tomb to the India Gate, Delhi is full of incredible sights.
Delhi Tour Highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Delhi
Once the capital of the Mughals, the UNESCO-listed Red Fort (Lal Quila’) continues to remain of ancient times.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutub Minar lies within the enchanting Mehrauli area of Delhi.
Food and drink in Delhi
Can you really go wrong with deep fried goods? The triangular samosa, an iconic food world round, is further proof you can’t.
Delhi versions of the treat are lightly spiced yet big on flavour. Definitely get a handful of them from a vendor, because there’s no way you’re stopping at just one of these glorious parcels of flavour.
No Delhi food tour would be complete without trying some Panipuri, the tangy, crunchy, tamarind-tinged treat that is both spicy and refreshing. A crisp, puffed up bread is filled with either spiced potatoes or chickpeas, and lashed with tamarind water and yoghurt to create a taste sensation that will leave you wanting more.
Delhi is one of the warmest capitals in the world, but one way to cool down in the buzzing heat is with a traditional lassi. A blend of yoghurt, water, spices, and occasionally fruits, it’s like drinking an ice cream but with a little more punch.
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