Delhi is a great place for not just designer clothes and home furnishing, but also a hub where you can source craft from surrounding towns that hold age old traditions in jute carpet weaving, blown glass, metal craft, fabric craft etc.
The bustling bylanes of old Delhi, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. It was once filled with mansions of nobles and members of the royal court, along with elegant mosques and gardens. Today, despite having become extremely crowded and dilapidated, there are some old havelis still standing among the spice and convenience market places, and old Delhi is symbolic memorial of the pre-British era.
The capital city of India is best experienced in small doses. Long, complex itineraries can leave one weary and overwhelmed. The best way to set out is with a driving tour of New Delhi, designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens 1911, covering 43 sq km. Note: Accompanying officials including bodyguards, are charged the same way as tourists.