The ultimate guide to New Delhi; Darren Loucaides; Independent

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Tourists don’t usually stop long in New Delhi, continuing on to the Taj Mahal just four hours away, or Varanasi a little further to the east. But the Indian capital is having a moment. With world-class restaurants opening, luxury hotels popping up and a burgeoning creative scene, it’s definitely worth a few days of your time. Sample the lauded local cuisine, soak up the atmosphere of timeless Old Delhi and visit trendy zones in the south; with India having just marked its 70th anniversary since independence, there are also dozens of museums and monuments for getting your history fix.

What to do

New Delhi is a melting pot of ethnicities and religions – check out the impressive array of religious buildings it has to offer. Near to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib you’ll find the Sacred Heart Cathedral, as well as a couple of historic Hindu temples.

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