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Delhi

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Take a trip to Delhi on your India vacation.

Located in northern India, Delhi is India’s largest metropolis and is comprised of several districts It is a common starting point on India tours. 

Known to be one of the oldest cities in the world, Delhi is immersed in cultural history. Delhi is said to have been destroyed and built 11 times and is known as the ‘Eternal City. There are 1200 buildings and 175 monuments all considered now to be heritage sites.

The Old City is where the Mughals and Turkic rulers constructed several architectural structures. Jama Masjid Mosque, built in the 17th century, is the largest mosque in India. Lying along the Yamuna River, the Red Fort was built as a fortress complex to serve as the residence of Mughal emperors.

New Delhi, one of Delhi’s districts, is India’s national capital. Developed in the early 20th century and overlaying the site of several ancient cities, New Delhi is known for its tree-lined boulevards and features many historic monuments, museums, and landmarks, as well as bars and trendy cafes, all to be enjoyed on trips to India.

Delhi is considered India’s melting pot of culture and religion. With its long heritage, Delhi offers a large glimpse into India’s cultural wealth, while demonstrating itself as a modern, world-class city.

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LanguagesHindi, English
CurrencyIndian Rupee (INR)
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