The most convenient way to get to the capital of India is to take a direct Moscow — Delhi flight. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (flight duration: about 6 hours). Please note that the best airfares to Delhi usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.
Prior to 1911, the capital of India was Calcutta (now Kolkata), but Delhi has always played an important role in the political and financial life of the country — the British Raj at the time. This city is the true treasure trove of the Ancient Orient. According to India’s Ministry of Culture, Delhi is home to over 60,000 monuments of world importance, including some which are thousands of years old. The main part of New Delhi was developed during the 20th century, designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens.
To some Delhi may seem overcrowded, bustling and not very comfortable, but not many can resist the beauty of its architectural masterpieces and uncanny charm. It is a place of harmonious fusion of two worlds — old and new — where ancient palaces and temples stand juxtaposed with modern hotels and shopping centres.