Delhi is a city that defies a one-line description as the capital of India or as the capital of the world's largest democracy. Delhi is an amalgam of the old and the new. Actually, Delhi is India in miniature. The ancient and the modern times are in juxtaposition here, not only in the remains of a succession of empires, but equally in present social structure and lifestyles. Delhi is an international metropolis with excellent tourist spots, recreational facilities and a history that goes back to antiquity. History, culture and the enticing magic are all scattered in Delhi.
Delhi offers a multitude of interesting places and attractions to the visitor. In Old Delhi, you'll come across many mosques, forts and other monuments that depict India's Muslim history. The important places in Old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Delhi Gate, and Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the last two being modern structures constructed after India's Independence in 1947.
New Delhi, on the other hand, is a modern city designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. A remarkable feature of the city is the extent of greenery all over. It is a spacious, open city that houses many government buildings and embassies, besides places of historical interest. Notable attractions in New Delhi include the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Nehru Museum, Rail Transport Museum, International Dolls Museum, Crafts Museum, Gandhi Museum, Purana Qila, the Zoo, Safdarjung's Tomb, India Gate, Laxminarayan Temple, Humayun's Tomb, Purana Quila, Tughlaqabad, Qutab Minar and Bahai Temple,
Shopping : Delhi is a shoppers' paradise, as not only are local handicrafts available, but nearly every state of India has its handicrafts emporium at Delhi. Literally everything is available at Delhi. Some of the special handicrafts available are silver work, filigree, Indian perfumes, saris and fabrics embroidered with gold and silver, curios and paintings, semi-precious and precious jewellery, brass and copper ware, Indian musical instruments etc.