You won’t feel alone in Delhi, home to New Delhi, India’s capital. This vibrant city is the starting point for most tours of the country, so you’ll bump into plenty of other travellers. There’s accommodation to suit all budgets (Paharganj is one of the most popular spots for backpackers), and it’s easy to get around using the metro system. When it comes to sightseeing, marvel at the Red Fort’s grand facade and gaze up at Qutab Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret at 72.5m (238ft). Built in 1986, the Lotus Temple is a more modern architectural wonder, comprising 27 marble petals that come together to resemble the eponymous flower. Keep your energy levels up by sampling some of Delhi’s delicious street food, with stuffed paratha (flatbreads), sizzling samosas and juicy kebabs among the tastiest offerings.