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Delhi Travel Guide

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Plan Your Delhi Vacation

A city of many moods and identities, Delhi has evolved many personalities over its long, fraught history; it may not be the most beautiful city in India, but in many ways it is the grandest.

Here are the extremes that make India so compelling: the rich and the poor, the past and the present, the religious and the secular. Old Delhi's Mughul glory, Central Delhi's

European grandeur, West Delhi's Punjabi opulence, and South Delhi's bars, boutiques, and massive houses—all come together with the poor, the pollution, and overpopulation.

Anchored by Agra (home of the Taj Mahal), Khajuraho, and Varanasi, this section of the Hindi heartland is one of the most culturally and spiritually rich areas in India.

Agra was a seat of the Mughals' power, and their legacy remains (partially intact) for us to marvel at. Dominated by Muslim influences in culture, art, architecture, and cuisine, the city is a testament to the beauty and grandeur of Mughal aesthetics, most notably in the form of the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Fatehpur Sikri Easily visited in conjunction with the Taj Mahal, this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the former Mughal capital, is astounding for its prescient urban planning and architecture.
  2. Khajuraho The temples of Khajuraho, built between the 9th and 10th centuries, are famous for their exquisite sculptures, especially the erotic ones; it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  3. The Taj Mahal One of the most iconic sites in the world, the Taj is even more enchanting in real life; the minute detail is awe-inspiring.
  4. Varanasi One of the holiest cities in the world, Varanasi is unlike anywhere else you'll go; it can be quite a culture shock, but it's a truly awesome, unforgettable experience. Nearby Sarnath is the site of the Buddha's first teachings.

When To Go

When to Go

High Season: Mid-October to March

The weather at this time is fresh and nice, but hotels tend to charge premium rates. December and Janu...

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