Gateway to India
The history of Delhi, with its time honoured and colourful markets, its statues of mythical gods, living side by side with trendy cafes, bustling railway stations and first class international airport, is right at the heart of India. The market stalls offer spicy specialties from the local cuisine, amongst the best on the entire subcontinent. Feast on curries or Mughlai, vegetarian patties, coconut chutneys and other delights or have a taste of cosmopolitan world cuisine. As for sightseeing, the Taj Mahal in Agra is just a day’s travel by car or by train. This monument was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, upon the death of his beloved wife. It is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. New Delhi was made capital of India by the British. Today, it is the ideal gateway for travellers wishing to explore other highlights of India: Kashmir, Chandigarh, Jaipur or fascinating Darjeeling, surrounded by flowers and tea plantations, against the Himalayas.