Cheap flights to Delhi
Delhi is everything one should expect from a modern Indian city. It's big, loud and exciting, with something on offer for everyone. From the Mughals to the Marathas, the East India Company to Mahatma Gandhi, Delhi is steeped in history - and it shows. The magnificent Red Fort, commissioned by the same man as he who built the Taj Mahal, is a 17th Century seat of power, towering over the busy market lanes below. The more sedate government buildings are a sight to behold too, forming up around the iconic India Gate.
Those with a rumbly tummy will not be disappointed either as Delhi's multifarious tapestry of cultures forms the backdrop to one of the richest and most mouth-watering food scenes in the world. Whether it's the balloon-like breads of the chana bhatura, a vegetarian street food snack and the city's favourite breakfast, or the mutton biryani in the shadow of the magnificent Jama Masjid, the options for delicious food are unending.
There's a modern side to the capital of India too, with a jaw-dropping cyber city on the capital's outer limits. With its glittering outdoor shopping malls and burgeoning craft beer scene, there's more to be found here than one might expect.
The sprawling city seems to have life bursting out of every available space. The sights, smells and sounds of Delhi are intoxicating, a trip here will never be forgotten. Book your flights today and look forward to this exhilarating, life-affirming experience of a city.
Things to do in Delhi
From its stunning ancient architecture and spiritual centres to the thriving markets and food stalls, Delhi never fails to disappoint.
Indian cuisine is so much more diverse than its curry-based reputation implies, and Delhi has some of its finest. One famous hotspot is Karim's, a complex of four eating halls just down a side street by Jama Masjid. It's particularly famous for its meat dishes, the best in the Old City.
There are some amazing ancient sightseeing spots across the city including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and India Gate, to name a few. But one rare and modern highlight is the stirring Baha'i Temple further south. Reminiscent of Sydney Opera House this amazing temple is shaped like an enormous lotus flower and can be seen for miles around.
As the nation's modern and historic capital, the city hosts an array of fantastic museums offering a comprehensive insight into India's history and artistic traditions. A special mention goes to the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum with its stunning array of textiles, carvings, ceramics, painting and metalwork from India's rich handicraft traditions.
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Events in Delhi
With a vibrant multicultural population, Delhi hosts a range of events and festivals. From religious festivals to national celebrations, there's plenty to lose yourself in.
If you're in Delhi around March time, you simply have to seek out Holi. The Hindu festival of colour is renowned around the globe. It's most famous component is 'playing with colour' where people throw, spray and smear people with paint of all colours, leaving participants grinning from ear to ear drenched in colour.
Delhi International Arts Festival in October is a two-week-long extravaganza of music, dance and arts from all over the world. Founded in 2007, DIAF has hosted over 10,000 artists from India and the rest of the world. It features traditional artistic expression and experimental varieties; a real treat for culture lovers of all backgrounds.
Those with a sweet tooth won't be able to say no to the International Mango Festival in July. The two-day event is dedicated to showcasing over 550 different varieties of mango, with attendees invited to taste them along with a smorgasbord of mango based products. There's even a mango eating competition!
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Practical information about Delhi
Delhi can get very hot over the summer (April-June) and surprisingly cold in the winter (December and January) and September is the rainy season. February, March, October and November are considered the best months to visit.
While Hindi is the most commonly used language, most travellers should find they can get by with English as most have a grasp on the language and you’re never far from someone fluent.
It's also important to be aware that Delhi's tap water is usually not safe to drink. Bottled water is readily available from all bar the most remote spots.
From Canada you have the options to fly from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to Delhi.
Flights to Delhi
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