This capital district within Delhi, India is bustling and alive with activity. Smell the powerful pungence of local spices from vendor carts, feel the fine fabrics of skirts and sarongs in a colorful street market, take a trip back in time visiting 16th-century royal tombs, Mugal-era forts, old-world monuments, and palatial gardens.
The city is rich with history and ripe for adventure. Better yet, surrounding areas offer even more to intrepid honeymooners and are perfect for romantic day trips: from the Taj Mahal in Agra to the forts and palaces of the Pink City of Jaipur.
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- TOUR THE RED PALACE: This impressive palace and fort dates to the Mughal Empire, housing emperors and their families for hundreds of years.
- ESCAPE TO THE TAJ: The Taj Mahal, in nearby Agra, is an easy day trip. Since the Taj is a must-see attraction, combining a New Delhi honeymoon with a getaway to Jaipur allows you to see more of the country in one trip.
- VISIT THE EMPEROR'S TOMB: Surrounded by peaceful gardens, Humayun's Tomb houses the body of a powerful former emperor of the Islamic Mughur empire. Other leaders are buried here as well, making it an historical must-see for culture buffs.
- EXPLORE THE LOTUS TEMPLE: This magnificent temple for the Bahá'í Faith is open to everyone, regardless of religion. Shaped like an enormous lotus flower, formed from 27 marble petals, can explore the surrounding ponds and gardens. But you can also enter and simply enjoy the total silence of the worship hall.
- TREK THROUGH SOME RUINS: Part architectural marvel, part casual park, Haus Khas is a complex of 14th-century tombs, infrastructure, and mosque sites. Locals hang out chatting and taking strolls. A nearby high-end shopping center is the perfect place for a bite after your adventure.
- ENJOY AN ANCIENT GARDEN: The ancient gardens of Lodi are magnificent, and are scattered with ancient structures from the Mughal dynasty.
- OBSERVE THE SOLAR SYSTEM AT JANTAR MANTAR: This site features unique structures that, to the untrained eye, might look like artwork. However, they are architectural instruments for monitoring the solar system. Built by a former ruler of the kingdom of Amber, the magnificent forms were built a permanent instruments for everything from telling time to observing the cosmos.