Delhi Vacation Packages
- Lotus Temple Slide 1 of 3: Built in the shape of a lotus flower, this spectacular white marble temple is set among lush landscaped gardens with nine pools.
- Qutab Minar Slide 2 of 3: A masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art, this red sandstone tower was built in the 13th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The Taj Mahal Slide 3 of 3: Located in Agra, this immense white marble mausoleum is the jewel of Muslim art and considered to be India’s greatest architectural achievement.
Much of Delhi’s appeal to world travelers rests in its immensity of religious sites that welcome practitioners of various faiths every day. Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, was built in 1658, and the views from the top — after climbing 122 narrow steps — are heavenly. There are also many modern spiritual structures dotting Delhi’s landscape. The Baha’i House of Worship, also known as the Lotus Temple, stands out with giant white petals of marble above nine pools, which symbolize the nine spiritual paths of the Baha’i faith.
Delhi also offers a feast for those who crave exploring an ancient city constructed by waves of conquerors. The Qutab Minar, which commemorates the Muslim conquest of Delhi, was built in the late 12th century out of confiscated material from Hindu temples. Take a smaller step into the past by paying homage to a beloved leader. Journey to Rajghat — the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, and the Birla House — where Gandhi was assassinated by an extremist in 1948. This old home now functions as a shrine, showcasing Gandhi’s last possessions, as well as his final steps.
And, as the gateway to the Golden Triangle (the three most visited cities in northwest India — Delhi, Agra and Jaipur), Delhi is only three hours from the Taj Mahal. Delta Vacations offers a full-day tour to visit Agra and the world-famous Taj Mahal.
This region is known for delicious north Indian dishes, including paneer (unaged cheese) and meat or veggie curries. Still, there is a host of south Indian cuisine in Delhi as well, which is often tropical treatments of seafood. And no meal is complete without stuffed naan and a chilled bottle of Indian beer. The outer circle of Connaught Place features row after row of restaurants and bars. Often, the most popular joints have been opened for 50 or even 100 years, and might only offer outdoor seating.
Many of Delhi’s refined hotels include exceptional lounges to sip a drink in opulent surroundings. Meeting friends at an espresso bar is gaining popularity with locals as well. Young patrons also fill up the dance floors at chic hookah bars and upscale nightclubs, as well as live music venues that incorporate a lot of British and American culture.
Round-trip airfare aboard a Delta Global Airline Partner is included with your Delta Vacations package to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), the busiest airport in India, is less than 10 miles from the city center of this capital. Delta Vacations offers one-way and round-trip private transfers that are available for purchase. Flights usually arrive late at night, so it is recommended that you pre-purchase transfers to your hotel.