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Flying To Delhi With American Airlines

Experience Mughal monuments alongside ancient bazaars in India's capital city on a flight to Delhi with American Airlines. Climb Jama Masjid's minaret overlooking Old Delhi's patchwork of rooftops, and see the city's colonial past at India Gate when you fly to Delhi with American Airlines.

Join the crowds along Old Delhi's bustling street market Chandni Chowk

Be dazzled by the fluttering tinsel-edged saris, glittering costume jewelry and tiny lanes crammed with saffron-colored jalebi sweets. In the evening, hear the cycle rickshaw driver ring his bell as he bumps and winds you through the crowds, while you look up to spot ornate Hindu temples and majestic Raj-era mansions.

Feel the serenity at 16th-century Humayun's Tomb, inspiration for the Taj Mahal

Step back to the era of Persian rulers as you walk through Delhi's first Mughal garden mausoleum, to the 137 foot-high domed landmark. The simple white marble tomb is resting place for Mughal emperor Humayun; apparently, his wife Haji Begum even slept on the site as she oversaw its development.

Immerse yourself in India's creations at the National Gallery of Modern Art

Located inside the former domed palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the gallery is the place to discover your favorite Indian art from 1857 onwards. Perhaps it's a mystic landscape by Nobel Prize-winning Rabindranath Tagore, a modernist steel sculpture by Ramkinkar Baij or a city scene from photojournalist Raghu Rai.

Climb the 122 narrow steps to the top of Jama Masjid's minaret for views over the Old City

Enter the vast courtyard of Shah Jahan's astounding 17th-century mosque—the largest in India, it can hold up a mind-boggling 25,000 worshippers. From the top of the red-and-white striped minaret, gaze out over Old Delhi ramshackle rooftops with swooping flocks of cooing homing pigeons.

Gaze at the national monument, India Gate

Carved with the names of thousands of fallen Indian and British soldiers. The gate signals the the start of the noble boulevard Rajpath, which is lined with trees, fountains, and the president's 340-room palace. On balmy nights, join local families cooling down with kulfi pistachio ice cream on the surrounding lawns.

More Things to Do in Delhi

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Delhi. Shop for sandalwood carvings at Dilli Haat market and feast like a local in Old Delhi's restaurants. American will be with you every step of the way.

Browse for local goodies at Dilli Haat market's artisan stalls

This six-acre market is a hub of Indian handicrafts, from handmade camel leather shoes to carved sandalwood elephants and tribal papier-mâché. Feeling hungry? Check out the food plaza's potato-filled dosas (pancakes) from Chennai, steaming momos (dumplings) from Sikkim or crunchy bhelpuri (puffed rice) from Mumbai.

Find Delhi's tranquil side at the Bahá'i House of Worship, a.k.a. the Lotus Temple

Gaze at the striking 124 foot-high lotus-shaped building, its white marble 'petals' seemingly about to open towards the sky. Join local families and picnic in the serene landscaped gardens, cooled down with nine pools. For a peaceful moment, slip off your shoes to enter its vast hall, where speaking is forbidden.

Dine with meat-loving locals in the heart of Old Delhi

Next to Jama Masjid, enter the throng of noisy Karim's, which has been serving some of Delhi's finest mutton kebabs and butter-cooked chicken since 1913. We love to finish a night with dessert at the legendary Haldiram's café and store – pick your favorite from syrupy gulab jamun and dried fruit halwa.

Delve into 5,000 years of Mughal history at the Red Fort's Sound-and-Light show.

The ramparts of Old Delhi's red sandstone landmark spring to life when we hear about the city's tumultuous past, including the fort's imposing entrance for Sher Shah Suri, and Bahadur Shah Zafar's surrendering to the British. The booming narration is enhanced with illuminations in the night sky.

See bathrooms in a new light at the quirky Sulabh International Museum of Toilets.

It's not just a gimmick. Learn about the development of sanitation from 2500 B.C. to modern times, and the founders' success in adding public toilets into India's cities. Check out the 19th-century hand-painted cisterns from Vienna, and a replica of King Louis XIII's regal commode under his throne.

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