India's capital,Delhi is built on the remains of seven distinctive cities-among them Shahjahanabad and Qutub Minar-can be seen. Here, museums, art galleries and cultural centers attract the finest exhibitions and performances from India and abroad. Shopping encompasses virtually everything that can be bought in the country;hotels range from the truly deluxe to the mode modest. Delhi is on the route of most major airlines and is well linked by rail, air and road to all parts of the country, so this makes Delhi the ideal base for a series of short excursions to neighbouring places.