1 Rajpath

The centrepiece of Lutyens’ imperial New Delhi, this wide boulevard epitomizes the spirit of the British Raj.

2 Paharganj

Frenetic market and hotel district opposite the New Delhi railway station.

3 National Museum

The country’s finest museum, with exhibits from more than five thousand years of Indian culture.

4 Humayun’s Tomb

An elegant red-brick forerunner of the Taj Mahal, whose lovely gardens offer an escape from the heat.

5 Hazrat Nizamuddin

A Sufi shrine in a deeply traditional Muslim quarter, where hypnotic qawwali music is performed every Thursday.

6 Red Fort

Delhi’s most famous monument, this imposing sandstone fort is a ghostly vestige of Mughal splendour.

7 Jama Masjid

Shah Jahan’s great mosque, with huge minarets offering bird’s-eye views over the old city.

8 Qutb Minar Complex

The ruins of Delhi’s first incarnation, a thirteenth-century city dominated by an impressive Victory Tower.

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