City breaks in Delhi
Full of hubbub, architectural delights, colourful street sellers and a host of museums, a city break in Delhi is well worth it, even if you can only stay for a few days. There is so much to fit in, you might find you return again and again to this place of religious fervour, commercial enterprise and 3,000 years of history.
Sights to see in Delhi
Wherever you look on your city break, Delhi will surprise you with a Sikh temple on one street, a Hindu shrine on another and then an awe inspiring monument around another corner. For packed-full city breaks, Delhi is the place because it offers the visitor so much to see and do.
For ease, Delhi can be divided into two parts. Old Delhi is where the Mughals ruled from the 17th century and built such giants as the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. New Delhi was mostly created by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens with tree lined boulevards and the two-mile long Rajpath used for parades which ends in India Gate commemorating the soldiers who died in World War I.
If you are after museum based city breaks, Delhi will not disappoint. Possibly the top museum in the country is here – the National Museum. More than 5,000 years of Indian history can be explored over three floors from treasures of the Silk Route to a terracotta mask dating from 2,700 BC.
Delhi city break with children
For backpacking, Delhi seems ideal yet it is possible to go there as a family and enjoy what the capital has to offer through a child’s eyes. The Lodi Gardens are a perfect example as they are a great place to go for a picnic with manicured lawns and the medieval tombs that add some interest.
Other places that are worth visiting with children are the Crafts Museum, especially the demonstration area where artists from all over India set up workshops, and INA (Indian National Airports) Market where colourful displays and a huge variety of products are sure to keep your children’s eyes wide open with wonder.
Of course the most famous building in all of India deserves a city break Delhi style all to itself. That is the Taj Mahal which was completed in 1643 and dedicated to the favourite wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Though technically not in Delhi but in Agra, the Taj Mahal is a must for its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship.
For easy city breaks Delhi is the perfect introduction to India. It is accommodating enough for first time visitors to Asia, vibrant enough for you never to get bored and stuffed full of famous sights to entice the eye at every turn.
Take a chance and make go on a city break to Delhi for your next big adventure. Combine your city break in Delhi with flights from BudgetAir and you will be delighted with the great deals you get.