Delhi is the city of contrasts. The India's city capital has in fact two souls: Old Delhi, once the capital of the Islamic India, and New Delhi, built as the imperial capital by the British Raj. Multifaceted and energetic, Delhi swings between the sprawling labyrinth of narrow streets, mosques and havelis of the old town, and the openess of creative and business avenues in the new one.
You can dive deep into both getting lost among the old city's historic landmarks and bazaars, as well as experiencing the vibe of the metropolitan areas, full of restaurants, cafè and boutiques.
Delhi's culture has been shaped by its long history and traditions. Traces of the empire includes forts, museums and temples, which intertwine with the urban sprawl of Delhi's daily life.
Among the must sees, the Red Fort, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2007. The spectacular construction of red sandstone was built as the palace of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan, and it is a a fusion of architectural traditions: Islamic, Persian, Timurid and Hindu. The Humayun's Tomb gives you a glimpse into the architectural innovations applied on the most iconinc among indian's palaces. The garden tomb served in fact as a prototype for the Taj Mahal. This fascinating combination of mausoleums immersed in nature finds the perfect balance in the Lodi Gardens.