The city of rallies
Delhi is the capital city of India, located in the north central part of India on the west bank of the Yamuna River. It got its nickname as there are often rallies conducted in the Capital each day against policies or government.
The flights from Auckland to Delhi take over 17 hours and 30 minutes, depending on the airline and transit points chosen. Contact your local Global Travel Network Agent to find the best possible airfares and suggestions to design your ideal holiday.
The Urdu Poet, Mirza Ghalib famously said “I asked my soul what is Delhi?. She replied the world is the body and Delhi its life.” Which is an apt description of Delhi, it has an abundance of spiritual heritage and a vast history. The magnificent Lotus Temple, described as an architectural masterpiece is an important attraction drawing crowds of about 10,000 visitors each day. Well known for its flower like shape, the Lotus Temple welcomes all religions. The lotus shape was particularly chosen for its multiple spiritual meanings. The structure consists of 27 large petals, with three levels. Each level has nine petals, shaping nine sides with nine doors leading into a central hall. The Lotus Temple has been presented with several architectural awards.
Some other important places to visit in Delhi are the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and, India Gate.
India is famous for its delicious dishes, some dishes to try are, Butter Chicken, Kebabs, Chaat, a blend of potato pieces, crisp fried bread dahi vada, chickpeas and tangy salty spices with sour Indian chili and saunth garnished with coriander and yoghurt, commonly sold as street food and found in stalls or food carts. Paranthas, meaning layers of bread can be eaten plain or stuffed with potatoes, cauliflower or cabbage for example, fried in ghee (similar to butter with less lactose). Or Momo, a type of steamed dumpling filled with juicy stuffings served with spicy dips.