Delhi - Capital State of India
The historic colorful city of Delhi is a feast to your eyes. Experiencing and exploring this city is a magical involvement. Delhi is the capital territory of India and the second most populated city in the country. Delhi’s beauty lies in the chaotic mixture of ancient cultured Old Delhi and the up-scaling modern New Delhi. Although none of the luxury tourist train of India covers Delhi as a sightseeing destination, it helps the tourists experience Delhi as a part of their itinerary.
Those who are looking for a holistic vacation should try exploring Delhi at least once during their lifetime. Reaching Delhi is easier from many international destinations. If you are in India, finding trains, buses or flights to Delhi is much easier from any part of the country.
Top Luxury Trains Starting or Ending In Delhi
Palace on Wheels Train
- Signature Itinerary : Starts and Ends in Delhi.
Maharajas' Express Train
- Indian Splendour : Starts In Delhi.
- Indian Panorama : Starts And Ends In Delhi.
- Heritage of India : Ends In Delhi.
- Treasures of India : Starts And Ends In Delhi.
Deccan Odyssey Train
- Indian Odyssey : Starts In Delhi.
- Indian Sojourn : Ends In Delhi.
Highlights of Delhi in Luxury Train Tour
Although Delhi city is not covered in the train itineraries, the luxury trains try to incorporate the major essence of the land.
Traditional cuisine of the land is served when the tourists are in Delhi.
Traditional red-carpet welcome is organized with garlands and other cultural element at the Delhi station.
After a short check-in formalities, Tourists are welcomed into the train.
Specialty of Delhi
Delhi has been built and rebuilt for the past thousand years by many major rulers. Capturing Delhi has been a dream for many empires and when they achieve it, they made sure to etch their names in the history by erecting fantastic monuments of unparalleled architecture. Top structures to cover are Qutub Minar, Jahaz Mahal, Tughlaqabad Fort, Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lotus Temple and others.
New Delhi has the four main religions of the country living harmoniously. You can find churches, temples, mosques, gurdwara and other shrines in various places. Most of these religious destinations were built by many eminent rulers and a few are modern architecture. Top destinations to visit are Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Swaminarayan Ashardham, Lotus temple, Cathedral church of Redemption and others.
Every small neighborhood of Delhi has a small garden or park open to everyone. Apart from these, there are a few Mughal Gardens, Lodi Garden and others. Each garden has its own specialty in terms of ambience, flora and other facilities.
The cuisine of the land is deeply originated from Mughal style of cooking. Top dishes to try here are kebab varieties, tandoori dishes, biriyani and others. Delhi cuisine has a rich and strong spice palate. This does not mean that all the dishes will be spicy. The dishes are flavored with unique spices which give grand taste and culinary experience. Top street food to try here are cholebhature, aloo chaat, dal makhani, butter chicken, jalebi, gulab jamun, lassi and others.
Top festivals to enjoy in Delhi are Republic Day, Independence Day, Janmastami, Durga Puja, International Mango festival, Moharram, Raksha Bandhan, Buddha Jayanthi, Qutub Festival, Vasant Panchami and others.
The culture of the land is a mix-and-match from various parts of the country. The dressing style of the land is influenced by Punjab culture. Language was derived from various root languages. Delhi is considered as a melting pot for culture. The land has a rich tolerance for all culture and thus, the land is always colorful with diversity. The famous art forms of Delhi are Meenakari, Zardozi and others.
There are numerous shopping streets and luxury malls in the city for shopping and souvenir hunting. Top things to buy in Delhi are spices, Meenakari jewelry, Kundan jewelry, Silk articles, Madhubani Painting, Accessories, Leather Articles and others.
Climate of the land
Delhi has extreme variations between summer and winter. Delhi is a humid sub-tropical region. The summers are very hot and humid. Heat waves are common. The rainy season starts a little late than most of the cities of India. Rainfall can be expected from late June and stops by mid of September. Even with rainfall, the humidity will be at high level. Winter starts only by November. The temperature falls down and cold waves are very common due to its proximity to Himalayan region. Winter ends by beginning of March.
Traditional welcome and other elements of each luxury train are unique. Read about the itineraries in detail before choosing one.