New Delhi is the capital of India, located in the state of Delhi in the north of the country. Interestingly, the city is only little over a century old, as it was founded in the early 20th century and designed by British architects, during the British colonial domination of India. The city has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should not miss, if you plan to visit: Humayun's Tomb (the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, with surrounding buildings), the Qutb complex (a monumental Islamic complex) and the Red Fort (a truly stunning example of military architecture within the city borders). New Delhi is gradually becoming a powerful, global city. Other stunning monuments include the impressive Baha'i Lotus Temple and the Akshardham Hindu temple (completed only in 2005 thanks to the work of over 7,000 artisans). Another great sight in the city is the India Gate, considered the country's national monument, designed by one of the city's architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The city's airport is the largest in the north of India, and has many domestic and international connections so you can easily catch onward flights to Bangalore, Osaka, Mumbai, Sydney, London, New York and Seoul for example. If you're searching for a cheap flight from Liverpool, London, or any other UK airport use our online flight comparison tool to find and purchase the New Delhi air tickets you prefer.
You can get from the airport to the city centre by taxi, rail and bus. The train will take as little as 20 minutes (with no delays), whereas a bus or a taxi will take at least 50 minutes to make the journey into the city. The institutional tourism website of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/index.jsp) provides plenty of information on transport, what to see in the city, accommodation and leisure and entertainment facilities.Great festivals are held in the city throughout the year, and some of these are Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti (a celebration of Gandhi's birthday) and Independence Day. Another beautiful temple to visit in the city is the Laxminarayan Temple. As New Delhi is the country's capital, it has great connections to other beautiful Indian cities, such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcultta and Hyderabad.