Delhi | Designer Travel

Delhi, India


The capital of India doesn’t disappoint with its stunning architecture and fascinating people

Delhi is a buzzing metropolis where past sits alongside present – there are ancient monuments, fascinating museums, modern hotels, busy street markets and plenty of fantastic places to eat. You have the interesting and historic Old City to explore as well as the equally captivating sights of New Delhi. Delhi is more than just the buildings, it’s the sights and sounds around you and the unique atmosphere of the hustle and bustle of the streets as the locals go about their everyday lives.

Delhi has a plethora of buildings left over from the Mughal Emperors who once ruled over this great city. There’s the UNESCO listed Humayan’s tomb, which you may think you are familiar with because it was used as the design inspiration of the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra. You’ll find the grounds are impeccably maintained and we recommend allowing at least two hours for you to visit and fully appreciate this remarkable place.

New Delhi is scattered with government buildings, world-class restaurants and sprawling shopping centres. Famous sights include Swaminarayan Akshardham, India Gate, Lotus Temple and the towering Qutub Minar.

Old Delhi is incredibly fascinating and home to a host of interesting monuments such as the Jama Masjid mosque, the Red Fort and the breathtaking Jain Mandir temple. You can take a stroll through the maze of back alleys and narrow streets to discover busy bazaars and lively street markets selling all kinds of wares.

You’ll find getting around is easy on the fast and efficient metro system or there are plenty of rickshaws, taxis and buses. Car hire is possible but we would only recommend this if you’re planning a road trip from Delhi to destinations such as Shimla, Jaipur or Agra as the Delhi city roads are very busy and hard to navigate if  you don’t have local knowledge.

A multi-centre holiday is a popular way to see more of India. You could fly direct from Delhi to the enchanting city of Mumbai, or travel to Agra where the Taj Mahal lies, or enjoy a stay in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. There are many options to choose from and Designer Travel can most certainly help.

We can find you the best deals available for your preferred destination or arrange a bespoke holiday tailored to your specific requirements…our travel experts are committed to doing their absolute best to make your holiday dreams come true. We are ABTA bonded and independent so we have a huge choice of flight and accommodation choices available to us. Simply fill in the enquiry form or give us a call and we’ll work hard to deliver the amazing luxury holiday experience you deserve.

Key Highlights
  • Visit one of the largest Hindu temples in the world; Swaminarayan Akshardham
  • See the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque); the largest mosque in India
  • Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest brick built minaret
  • If you visit the Red Fort in the evening, there is a light and sound show to enjoy
  • See the India Gate which was built in 1931 and inspired by the Arc de Triomphe
  • Explore the iconic Chandi Chawk market in Old Delhi
  • Food choices are amazing with everything from tantalising street food to five-star cuisine available
  • Treat yourself to high tea at the Imperial Hotel
  • Getting around on the efficient metro system is a dream
  • Rickshaws and taxis are another popular way to explore
  • Delhi is a wonderful starting point if you plan to tour India’s Golden Triangle
  • We are experts in tailor-making multi-centre stays exactly to  your requirements – please contact us for further details
  • Our top choice for a stay in New Delhi is The Leela Palace

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +5 hours 30 Minutes

Currency: Indian Rupee

Climate Information

Delhi experiences an extreme climate with very hot summers (April to July) and cool winters (December to January).

The average daily summer temperature can vary between 25 and 45°C and in the winter, that falls to an average low of 5°C.

There is a monsoon season from July to mid-September, when it is very wet and humid.

Leisure & Activities

Humayan’s Tomb
Built in 1570, Humayan’s Tomb houses the body of the second Mughal Emperor. There are stunning gardens leading you towards the spectacle of the tomb.

The Red Fort
Delhi’s most famous and largest landmark, The Red Fort was constructed by the Mughals in 1638 to keep out would-be invaders. If you visit in the evening, there is a one-hour sound and light show depicting the history of the fort.

Qutab Minar
Part of the Qutab complex, Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest brick built minaret. Built in 1193 and reaching a height of 73 meters, nobody is sure why it was built, although one popular belief is that it was to commemorate the beginning of Muslim rule over India.

Hotels in Delhi