Delhi is the capital of India and with 26 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, also its largest city. Delhi lies in the plains of norther India, at the foot of the Himalaya mountain range.
The area of Delhi has been continuosly inhabited since the 6th century BC, although it's likely it was already settled before the second millenium BC. The earliest ruins date back to the 3rd century BC. Between 1206 and 1526 the Delhi sultanate ruled over large parts of the Indian subcontinent. Delhi was made the capital of British India in 1911.
Delhi is huge and full of traffic. The pollution situation has improved over the years, but the air is still far from being clean.
Delhi has a number of monuments and historical places, among which there are three UNESCO world heritage sites: the Qutub Minar site, Humayun's tomb and the Red Fort complex.
How to get to Delhi
Delhi has an international airport with direct flights to many countries. From within India it can also be reached by train or car/bus.
Accommodation
There are countless hotels in various parts of Delhi and its suburbs, most bookable via the international booking portals.
Humayun tomb photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Humayun tomb
Qutub Minar photo gallery  - 37 pictures of Qutub Minar
Red fort photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Red fort
Monuments photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Monuments
23 photos of the HUmayun tomb, a mausoleum in a garden compound in Delhi
37 photos of the Qutub complex and the Qutub Mnar minaret in Delhi
12 photos of the Red Fort, a large fortress and palace complex in Delhi
7 photos of the Gandhi memorial and the Gate of India
Jama Masjid photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Jama Masjid
National Museum photo gallery  - 24 pictures of National Museum
Markets in Delhi photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Markets in Delhi
Miscellaneous images photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Miscellaneous images
Shopping Complex photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Shopping Complex
8 photos of the Jamia Masjid in Delhi, the largest and finest mosque of India.
24 photos of the Indian national museum with its collection of pieces of Indian art
11 photos of the vegetables, fruit and flowers market in the area around Chandni Chowk.
22 photos of the area around Chandni Chowk and Connaught place
10 photos of shopping malls at the outskirts of Delhi
Streets of Delhi photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Streets of Delhi
Airport photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Airport
16 photos of streets in the heart of New Delhi, with traders, street artists and hairdressers operating on the streets
12 photos of the Indira Gandhi International Airport near Delhi
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