When to fly
Kite Festival at Jubilee Park takes place in November. The festival was created to promote and display Delhi’s culture and heritage and is open to professional kite flying experts from across India and nationwide to partake. The atmosphere at the Golden Jubilee Park will be electric with high spirits encourage by a series of outstanding colour that is created in the sky. The event is family-friendly offering activities such as kite making competitions for children.
Take a flight to Delhi in January and see crowds gather to honour the soldiers protecting their nation. To celebrate, recognise and thank the soldiers, the day is filled with huge military parades, processions and aerobatics. If travelling to Delhi during army day, you will be welcome to join in the festivities at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate. Expect to experience big crowds accompanied by a day of respect and culture.
Book a flight to Delhi, in the north of India, and see an exciting and dynamic metropolis, with a fascinating history and vibrant cultural scene. Top sights include the Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Complex, all of which date from periods of Muslim rule. The Qutub Complex is a UNESCO Heritage Site with interesting structures that date from the 13th century. The 16th century Humayun’s Tomb is also UNESCO recognised and built in a similar style to the Taj Mahal, and likewise, the impressive 17th century Red Fort dates from the Mughal period. The historical structures and well maintained and relaxing gardens of the three sites make them a pleasant excursion.
Delhi’s history, like most of India’s, is a fascinating and mysterious one. Featured in the famous Sanskrit epic Mahabharata as the fabled city of Indraprastha Delhi had seen the rise and fall of empires before the British declared it India’s capital. And the remnants of its past provide a wonderful backdrop – one that juxtaposes old and new to create a city so visually unbelievable and booking a cheap flight to Delhi is only the beginning of the adventure.
A typical day in Delhi would begin early before the streets are so crowded that even if you’re getting around by foot you’ll encounter traffic. The city is packed with more than a thousand historic monuments and hidden street bazaars that will have you meandering through its back roads for hours.
Interesting museums in Delhi include the National Museum, with its unparalleled historical collections, and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, which houses some superb modern exhibits. For insights into the lives of past heroes and leaders, the Gandhi Smriti and the Nehru Memorial Museum are both well worth a visit. Other good museums include the National Railway Museum and Tibet House.
There are many religious buildings in Delhi, covering various faiths from Islam and Hinduism to Christianity and Sikhism. The Baha’i Lotus Temple, built in the shape of a lotus flower, is one of the most beautiful and peaceful buildings and is open to all faiths. Other temples include the Hindu Chattarpur Mandir and Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Christian Sacred Heart Cathedral and Islamic Jama Masjid.