Steeped in history yet overflowing with modern life, colorful, cacophonous Delhi pulsates with the relentless rhythms of humanity like few other cities on Earth. [extract from Lonely Planet]
Welcome to the British Raj. New Delhi was designed on an imperial scale after George V decided to move the capital of British India from Calcutta to here in 1911. Much of the colonial footprint remains today, including the circular, colonnaded shopping precinct Connaught Place, the imposing government buildings that look out along Rajpath, and the rambling bungalows, some of which now house museums. [estratto dal sito di Lonely Planet]
For many international travellers, Delhi’s best quality is its transport links. Visitors touch down in its large international airport and often make a beeline for its bustling central train station, hopping on the fastest train to the mesmerising desert landscapes of Rajasthan, the emblematic Taj in Agra or frenetic, fantastic Varanasi. But the Indian capital is so much more than a travel springboard. Give Delhi and its fabled street food markets, awe-striking monuments and fizzing nightlife half a chance and the city may surprise you. Here’s a perfect one-day itinerary to help you make its acquaintance; though you may end up staying for a lot longer.