Taking flights to Delhi will deliver you to an amazing, thronging and, at times, overwhelming city. India’s capital is a melting pot of cultures, with an exhaustive amount of things to do and see - all of which are remarkably affordable. A city steeped in history with some of the world’s most incredible architecture, it is said to be one of the very first cities and believed to be over 5,000 years old. Delhi encapsulates two worlds, the old and the new, each with their own characteristics and specialities. Orderly New Delhi was built by the British, while Old Delhi served as the capital of Islamic India. Visitors can easily dip in and out of both, spending half the day immersing themselves in history at the dramatic Red Fort, Jama Masjid and medieval-flavoured bazaars of Old Delhi, and the other half at one of New Delhi’s swanky shops and cafes.
Thanks to the global food revolution you can splash the money you save on a flight to Delhi on everything from meaty Mughlai curries and plump South Indian idlis (rice cakes) to squishy sashimi. The National Zoological Park is a sprawling enclosure that houses creatures of all shapes and sizes. Thanks to India’s currency, it’s a very affordable day out. If you save some space in your luggage on your direct flights to Delhi, fill it with souvenirs from Connaught Place, the colonial era shopping centre. Take a garment bag on your Delhi flight and invest in a made-to-measure suit, at a fraction of the price it would be in England. The same goes for cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, done to the standard you might expect in the West. So spice up your life and give it a try, you’ll come home feeling, and looking, a million dollars.