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Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, India

Delhi

A tale of two cities

Delhi Holidays

Introduction

The sprawling metropolis of Delhi is the major gateway into India and one of the country's fastest growing cities. A city of two distinct halves: the spacious, planned boulevards of the late colonial capital New Delhi grate against the bustling, medieval lanes of Old Delhi. Historic and vibrant, majestic and detailed, Delhi provides the perfect introduction to the wonders of India.

New Delhi

New Delhi was constructed on an impressive scale. The spacious avenues of New Delhi resemble spokes pointing out in all directions from Connaught Place (Indira Chowk) toward the Parliament area and Viceroy's House, the president's residence. The Raj buildings of Vijay Chowk and Raisana Hill are highlights, along with India Gate and The National Musuem. The nearby Taj Hotel is one of the capital's most distinguished addresses.


Old Delhi

Old Delhi was the former centre of the Mughal Empire. India's largest mosque, the Jami Masjid, now dominates the Old Delhi area, along with the imposing Red Fort citadel. The fort's Lahore Gate faces the bustling hive of narrow lanes around Chandi Chowk, still the focus of traders and Old Delhi's many legendary bazaars.


Medieval Quarter

The Nizamuddin medieval quarter occupies the eastern flank of Delhi on the banks of the Yamuna River. The old Muslim area around the dargah Sufi shrine and Humayun's Tomb are the key attractions. Further north, near the upmarket Sundar Nagar residential area are many antique shops, Delhi Zoo and the ruined, crumbling battlements of Purana Qila, the ‘old fort'.


 

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Taj Mahal, India

The Essence of Rajasthan

12-day tailor-made holiday from £3,135 pp incl. flights

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Choose between a free cultural, dining or spa experience
Book by: 31 March 2024

This luxury India holiday is a showcase for the best of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.

Maharajas' Express

Indian Splendour: Delhi, Mumbai & The Maharajas' Express

10-day luxury rail holiday from £9,055 pp incl. flights

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Choose between a free cultural, dining or spa experience
Book by: 31 March 2024

Visit Agra's Taj Mahal, take a tiger safari in Ranthambore and explore the glittering palaces of royal Rajasthan before sweeping south to Mumbai aboard the opulent Maharajas' Express.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Royal Rajasthan & Agra with Taj Hotels

12-day tailor-made holiday from £4,365 pp incl. flights

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offer

Choose between a free cultural, dining or spa experience
Book by: 31 March 2024

Explore India's princely state, staying at Taj hotels throughout. Witness Delhi's big-city bustle and the Taj Mahal's white-marble glow before delving into the glittering palaces and towering forts of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Taj Mahal India

India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

15-day luxury river cruise holiday from £6,195 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive offer: save up to £1,500 pp & cruise upgrade
Book by: 31 March 2024

Join Uniworld for a luxury river cruise holiday to northern India. Created for culturally curious travellers, you'll enjoy a truly immersive experience, combined with stays at three opulent Oberoi hotels.

Delhi holiday ideas

Amber Fort, Jaipur

India’s Golden Triangle

8-day tailor-made holiday from £1,925 pp incl. flights

The Golden Triangle, made up of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is classic India at its very best. This tantalising triumvirate serves up everything you'd expect from a country with such a rich and varied history and a reputation for chaos and conformity in equal measure.

Royal Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park

Rajasthan, Taj Mahal & the tigers of Ranthambore

11-day tailor-made holiday from £4,080 pp incl. flights

This curated journey takes in many of northern India's most iconic sights, from Agra's Taj Mahal to the 'pink city' of Jaipur, followed by a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park.

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

Rajasthan with Heritage Hotels

15-day tailor-made holiday from £3,795 pp incl. flights

Rajasthan is the epitome of romantic India. Explore it all on this tailor-made tour, which includes stays at some of the region's most characterful luxury hotels.

Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, India

The Maharajas' Express & Treasures of India: Delhi to Mumbai

11-day tailor-made rail holiday from £8,615 pp incl. flights

The Maharajas' Express is the latest word in luxury train travel in India. In a country renowned for its majestic opulence, this palace on wheels is the perfect way to experience the many sights and sounds of India in total comfort and style.

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Top places to stay in Delhi

Lobby, The Imperial, New Delhi

The Imperial Hotel, Delhi

Historic hotel

An iconic property in Delhi, The Imperial Hotel is evocative of the 1930s colonial rule, and is just a stone's throw from the shopping and commercial district of Connaught Place.

Deluxe Room, The Taj Mahal Hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Traditional hotel

The Taj Mahal Hotel is located in the heart of New Delhi, at the prestigious address of Number One Mansingh Road. It is in close proximity to the city's diplomatic corps, and business district, and is widely thought of as the very heart of Delhi.

The Claridges Garden, The Claridges, Delhi, India

The Claridges, New Delhi

Traditional hotel

The Claridges combines elegant decor with graceful architecture, and is one of the finest hotels in Delhi. Located in the eminent Lutyens' Delhi, it's perfectly placed for exploring all the India's capital has to offer.

Premier Plus Bedroom – The Oberoi, New Delhi

The Oberoi, New Delhi

Contemporary hotel

Recognised as a pioneer amongst luxury hotels in India, this was the first hotel to feature 24-hour butler service. Its exquisite interior, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make it New Delhi's most graceful and elegant downtown hotel.

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When to go to Delhi

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Taj Mahal Palace & Tower , Mumbai

Taj – India’s landmark hotels

From idyllic beach resorts and rustic-chic safari lodges to authentic Rajput palaces and world-renowned landmarks, Wexas India specialist, Alison Nicolle, picks out three of her favourite Taj hotels.

Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, India

A guide to India’s Golden Triangle

The fabled Golden Triangle is a compact trio that packs in three of India’s premiere destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It’s the perfect introduction to the subcontinent’s culture and rich history, so we’ve put together this mapped guide to help you plan your luxurious holiday.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0798 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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Every step of the way

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