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