The Epicentre of Incredible India
Perfectly seated on the banks of the magnificent Yamuna River, the ancient city of Delhi has held an important position in the seat of power for more than one thousand years and through its eight successive cities it has evolved to become an embodiment of the collective ambition of the people of India. It is a fascinating place that plays host to captivating ancient and medieval ruins and moments, an interesting blend of diverse cultures and backgrounds, beautiful colonial architecture, a growing nightlife scene and a rich cultural and artistic movement.
Delhi is big, and still growing. A city that is accustomed to foreigners, the boom in high-tech industries and the lure of multi-national companies has generated a melting pot of people from all over the world and expatriates have become an ordinary feature of everyday life, albeit in a society that is very much Indian. The presence of diplomatic and trade missions, a large number of multi-national companies and foreign investors and a constant stream of visiting professionals gives the city a cosmopolitan air that is both stimulating and fascinating.
India's capital can be bamboozling and you must be prepared for a full on sensory overload. However, expatriates who are prepared to look beyond the pandemonium will discover that Delhi is a place of hidden treasures, beguiling people and oases of serenity and beauty.
Delhi is a thriving metropolis that can often seem daunting to new arrivals. Through preparing in advance you can ensure that you get the best possible start for facing the challenges that may arise. Our guide can help you to do just that. We’re confident that our insider-view on Delhi will become an invaluable source that will allow you to quickly and easily acclimatize to this sometimes frustrating, most often exhilarating, city.
Pull back the layers on this ancient metropolis and you’ll find a true gem.
The British architect Edwin Lutyens planned much of New Delhi when it was decided to move the capital of the British Raj from Calcutta in the early 1900’s.