Delhi is the capital of India and with 26 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, also its largest city. Delhi lies in the plains of norther India, at the foot of the Himalaya mountain range.
The area of Delhi has been continuosly inhabited since the 6th century BC, although it's likely it was already settled before the second millenium BC. The earliest ruins date back to the 3rd century BC. Between 1206 and 1526 the Delhi sultanate ruled over large parts of the Indian subcontinent. Delhi was made the capital of British India in 1911.
Delhi is huge and full of traffic. The pollution situation has improved over the years, but the air is still far from being clean.
Delhi has a number of monuments and historical places, among which there are three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Qutub Minar site, Humayun's tomb and the Red Fort complex.
How to get to Delhi
Delhi has an international airport with direct flights to many countries. From within India it can also be reached by train or car/bus.
Accommodation
There are countless hotels in various parts of Delhi and its suburbs, most bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Arab Ki sarai gateway 02 Wall and gate to Isa Khan tomb 03 Isa Khan tomb 04 Isa Khan tomb 05 Isa Khan tomb
06 Isa Khan tomb 07 Isa Khan tomb 08 Arab Ki sarai gateway 09 Arab Ki sarai gateway
10 Arab Ki sarai gateway 11 West entrance portal 12 West entrance portal 13 Arab Ki sarai gateway 14 Humayun tomb
15 Humayun mausoleum 16 Humayun tomb
17 Humayun mausoleum 18 Humayun tomb 19 Humayun mausoleum
20 Humayun cenotaph 21 Humayun cenotaph 22 Humayun tomb 23 Humayun tomb 01 Rickshaw
02 Entrance and ticket counter 03 Qutub Minar minaret 04 Quwwat ul Islam mosque 05 Quwwat ul Islam mosque
06 Qutub Minar complex 07 Qutub Minar complex 08 Cloister columns at Quwwat ul-Islam mosque
09 Quwwat ul Islam mosque 10 Alai Minar 11 Alai Minar 12 Alai Minar 13 Tomb of Iltutmish
14 Qutub Minar minaret 15 Qutub Minar minaret 16 Indian palm squirrel 17 Indian myna bird 18 Mosque ruins
19 Mosque ruins 20 Qutub Minar minaret 21 Qutub Minar minaret 22 Meadow
23 Qutub MInar compound 24 Ruins 25 Qutub Minar minaret 26 Alauddin Khilji tomb and madrasa
27 Alauddin Khilji tomb and madrasa 28 Alauddin Khilji tomb and madrasa 29 Qutub Minar and Alai Darwaza 30 Alauddin Khilji tomb and madrasa 31 Alauddin Khilji tomb and madrasa
32 Alauddin Khilji tomb and madrasa 33 Qutub Minar minaret 34 Lemon juice seller 35 Lemon juice seller 36 Lemon juice seller
37 Lemon juice seller 01 Square in front of Red Fort 02 Lahori gate 03 Lahori gate 04 Diwan-i-Aam audience hall
05 Diwan-i-Aam audience hall 06 Divan-i-Khas hall 07 Inner court 08 Inner court 09 Divan-i-Khas wall decoration
10 Inner court 11 Khas Mahal palace decoration 12 Khas Mahal palace roof 01 Gandhi memorial
02 Gandhi memorial 03 Pavilion 04 Gate of India 05 Indian family 06 Gate of India 07 Pavilion
01 Staircase 02 Inner court 03 Jama Masjid mosque 04 Pigeons 05 Jama mosque
06 Jama mosque 07 Prayer carpets 08 Wall inscription 01 National Museum 02 Virabhadra (form of Shiva)
03 Siva Vaman statue 04 Lakshmi-Narayana statue 05 Mohini statue 06 Vishnu statue 07 Elephant rider statue 08 Great renunciation of Buddha
09 Royal couple with attendants Satavahana 10 Asitas visit to Suddhadhana 11 Asitas visit to Suddhadhana detail 12 Buddha statue 13 Scenes from the life of Buddha
14 Scenes from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas 15 Vishnu statue 16 Lintel showing Navagrahas 17 Yoganarayana 18 King Prathivideva and Queen Kelachchadevi
19 Sambara statue 20 Vishnu with consorts 21 Adoration to Turban 22 Conversion of Jatilas 23 Lokesvara
24 Buddha head 01 Flowers stall 02 Fruit stall 03 Vegetables seller 04 Vegetables seller
05 Vegetables seller 06 Vegetables seller 07 Vegetables seller 08 Sikh selling potatoes 09 Carrots
10 Potatoes, cauliflowers and onions 11 Vegetable sellers and buyers 01 Connaught place 02 Alley 03 Gurudwara Sisganj Sikh temple 04 Rickshaws
05 Rickshaws on the street 06 Cinema 07 Street and rickshaws 08 Bicycle 09 Heap of dried cow dung called kandas
10 Heap of dried cow dung called kandas 11 Sikh temple at night 12 Sikh temple at night 13 Connaught place 14 Connaught place
15 Connaught place 16 Connaught place 17 Shoe shop 18 Chandni Chowk road
19 Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple 20 Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple 21 Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple 22 Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple 01 Shopping complex interior
02 Shopping complex interior 03 Shopping complex interior 04 Watches stall 05 Barista coffee pub 06 Shopping complex interior 07 Chairs and tables
08 Coffee stall 09 Ambience mall Gurugram 10 Ambience mall in Gurgaon 01 Food stall 02 Arm with henna paste patterns
03 Henna painters 04 Arm with henna paste patterns 05 Street children 06 Street children
07 Bicycle rickshaw 08 Hairdresser cutting hair 09 Hairdresser cutting hair 10 Hairdressers shop
11 Cyclists 12 Bicycle rickshaws 13 Cyclists 14 Bicycle rickshaws
15 Cyclists 16 Old man with turban 01 Passport control counters 02 Shopping area
03 Shopping area 04 Shopping area 05 Seating area 06 Men resting in seating area
07 Shopping area 08 Shop 09 Delhi bazaar 10 Airport hall
11 Gates area 12 Gates area
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