Celestial in the city

In monsoonal Delhi, Jane Reddy discovers ancient observatories and Mughal shrines in the pumping metropolis.

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An Indian man is shaved by a street barber next to a train station in New Delhi.

Delhi: for a close shave with a speedy barber

Mr Prasad, one of countless alfresco barbers on the edge of India's traffic-choked streets, has me arched back in a chair that ergonomics forgot, neck exposed to a very sharp razor.

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The Jama Masjid Great Mosque.

An epic entanglement

Fiona Duncan makes sense of chaotic, colour-soaked, contemporary Delhi by discovering its noble past.

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Sizzle and grill ... kebabs in Old Delhi.

Curry with street cred

Joe Ray follows one of Delhi's top food bloggers into a labyrinth of alleys to find some of the old city's best dishes.

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World's top 10 cities for 2011 named

Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2011.

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