Sprawling. Cacophonous. New and old coexist alongside one another. From the jumbled gullies of Chandi Chowk, where street vendors, booksellers, autowallas, dogs, cows, and passers-by all jostle for space, to the tree-lined boulevards of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President’s abode. Dating back to the 13th century, from the Mughals to the British, it has seen sultans and empires come and go. Known for its rich culinary traditions and ancient history, the country’s capital is a must visit. With so much to see and do, it’s difficult to experience it all, but Old Delhi and the Jama Masjid, are not to be missed; whilst Humayun’s Tomb and Lodhi Gardens are pleasantly peaceful. Sweltering in the summer, the best time to visit is between October and March, whilst December and January can be surprisingly chilly.