Delhi is an epic city. Its sprawling mass and plethora of sights, sounds, and smells will leave you with an eclectic mix of experiences of a city, which today, is going through massive economic growth.

But it wasn’t always that way. Old Delhi was built by Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648 and is dominated by the Red Fort. The fort was built from red sandstone, hence its name, and is modelled on the fort at Agra. It is said to have cost 10 million Indian Rupees, much of which was spent on the opulent marble palaces within. The old city is a hive of activity with its labyrinth of narrow alleys, tightly packed markets, noise, bustle, smells, animals and lots and lots of people, and its vibrancy can really take you aback.

Less than 60 years ago the spacious city of New Delhi was the pride of colonial British India, while the lanes of Old Delhi resonated with the sounds of a bustling medieval market. Today, both worlds have been overtaken by the rush of modernization: shining malls, glitzy bars and a gleaming metro system. And, as Delhi’s population explodes, the city is sprawling in all directions.
As Delhi’s centre of gravity shifts southwards, a newer Delhi has grown up, and rural areas have been taken over by shopping malls, banks and private housing estates. 

Delhi at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Delhi:

AEST -4.5
time difference
13 Hours
flight time
1.25 billion
population
The Red
Fort
famous landmark
Paranthas
local food
Autumn
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Delhi

Delhi offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Golden Triangle Tour

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  • Taj Mahal at Agra
  • Explore Delhi
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Highlights of India Tour

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  • Ranthambore National Park
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Grand Tour of India Tour

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  • River Ganges Cruise
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Things To See In Delhi

No trip to Delhi would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

What the experts say

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