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Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries and is a city filled with mosques, monuments and forts. New Delhi was created by the British as the capital of India. In 1911, Sir Edwin Lutyens, the most renowned English architect of the day, was chosen to design this new city, which he did with differing architectural conceptions from the Mogul and Hindu sensibilities.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Do Gooders | Art Lovers | Foodies | Soul Searchers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    1-2 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    Delhi in a Day

    An exciting mix of ancient and modern India, Delhi is composed of some very green and lovely areas as well as other hectic, crowded and dusty neighborhoods. The best way to experience the city is with a private guide and some special, behind-the-scenes access. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Morning: Old Delhi

      Begin your Delhi adventure, accompanied by a local guide, in Old Delhi, the capital of Muslim India between the 17th and 19th centuries, which is filled with mosques, monuments and forts. You may choose to visit Gurudwara, a Sikh temple with a kitchen that feeds hundreds of the city’s poor each day. If of interest, your guide can show you how to help, perhaps by rolling chappatis (Indian flat bread) or stirring the huge pots of lentil stew.

    • Afternoon: New Delhi

      Spend the afternoon touring New Delhi, which was created by the British as the capital of India in the 19th century by Sir Edwin Lutyens—the most renowned English architect of his day—with wide, straight avenues, plenty of parks and low colonial buildings with spacious gardens. Highlights of the city tour, which can be done partially by rickshaw or entirely by private car, include the magnificent Parliament Building and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India set in 330 acres of land.

    • Apparels at Ensemble, Delhi, India

      Evening: Glam Delhi

      An extremely cosmopolitan city, Delhi has global cuisine, though the most formal restaurants are often found in high-end hotels. Beyond typical Indian dishes, visitors can chose from a wide array of international meals during all hours of the day. Indagare can match you with the best restaurant for dinner to align with your preferred cuisine and depending on where you are staying the night. Most of our favorite restaurants offer special chef’s table or private dining room experiences.

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Indagare's Melissa Biggs Bradley
“To me, India’s real piercing beauty lies in the constant flowering of hope or moments of resilience that emerge in brutality and desperation. Taking a Salaam Baalak City Walk, led by a runaway who is on the road to a better life, is a way to experience the essence of India."
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