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Delhi
Travel Guide

Welcome to New Delhi, the vibrant heart of India, where a rich cultural fabric includes markets, spiritual temples and architecture that blends a mix of historic styles. 

Explore the network of frenzied and constantly moving streets of New Delhi, India’s historic capital. Walk tree-lined boulevards and learn about the tumultuous past that saw the city destroyed and reincarnated several times. The result is an eclectic mix of government buildings and architectural styles from throughout the ages.

Qutab Minar exemplifies New Delhi’s mixed heritage, having been built by Muslim leaders in 1193. Its legend states that it was built on the ashes of 27 destroyed Hindu temples. A short car trip away can land you at the Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan), which combines British and Indian architecture from an era of colonial rule.

Stop often at the city’s many Mughal gardens for a breath of fresh air. These manicured parklands feature Islamic and Persian-influenced designs, spotted with fountains, pools and canals. Humayun’s Tomb is a stunning showcase of Mughal-style landscaping. Explore a carefully planned garden, split into square lawns by walkways and waterways that represent the rivers of Islamic paradise.

Enjoy New Delhi’s diverse spiritual heritage at one of many temples around the city. Learn about anamorphic and multi-limbed gods at the Swaminarayan Akshardham, the world’s largest Hindu temple. Across the city, carvings on the façade of the Birla Mandir Temple depict harrowing tales of Hindu mythology. After a visit, explore the commercial heart of the city, Connaught Place, where markets, shops, restaurants and cafés cater to hungry and curious travellers.

One of New Delhi’s most popular draws is its spiritual retreats. Learn about traditional worship or observe devotees praying at the ISKCON Temple. Join an “ohm” chant, salute the sun and then revitalize your body with a vegetarian meal within this complex.

Visit New Delhi between September and March, when you can avoid extraordinarily hot summers and drenched monsoon months. Get around the city cheaply using rickshaws and taxis; though expect traffic jams, especially when sacred cows choose to wander the streets.

Where to stay in Delhi

Top hotels in Delhi

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
5 out of 5
Near Mahipalpur Extension NH 8, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs2,604 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of DLF Cyber City, Qutub Minar and Sarojini Nagar Market. Lodhi Garden and Sir Ganga ...

4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Nice place to stay.Staff very courteous. Located very near to airport."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2021

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Roseate House
Roseate House
5 out of 5
Plot No. 10, GMR Hospitality District, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs4,062 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Central Mall and Nelson Mandela Road. Qutub Minar and DLF Emporio ...

4.3/5Excellent! (281 reviews)

"Nice property and courteous staff, overall good experience."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Roseate House
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
5 out of 5
Asset Area 12, Hospitality District, Aero City, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs2,309 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Worldmark, and within 6 mi (10 km) of DLF Emporio Vasant Kunj and DLF ...

4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Excellent customer service. Clean room and excellent breakfast. 5 out of 5. I’ll recommend my friends too."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2021

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Delhi

Savoy Suites Noida
Savoy Suites Noida
3.5 out of 5
A -79A, Sector 16, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs2,700 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Situated in Noida, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Atta Market and Noida Film City. Worlds of Wonder is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away. Noida Sector 16 Station ...

Savoy Suites Noida
Woodpecker Service Apartments Green Park
Woodpecker Service Apartments Green Park
3 out of 5
E-17, 4th Floor, Green Park Extn, New Delhi, Delhi

Located in Green Park, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Safdarjung Hospital and Siri Fort Auditorium. Qutub Minar and Sarojini Nagar Market are also ...

Woodpecker Service Apartments Green Park
OYO Townhouse 286 Vaishali Dakshini Pitampura
OYO Townhouse 286 Vaishali Dakshini Pitampura
3 out of 5
182,Vaishali Pitampura, Vaishali Pitampura, New Delhi, Delhi

Situated in New Delhi, this holiday home is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Pitampura TV Tower and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from New Delhi City Center Mall. Mangalam Place Mall and ...

1/5 (1 review)

"Staff of the hotel do not care about the guest . They are busy in their own world . TV was not working in the room for 3 days and no one knew how to fix it . They do not even tell guest what is available at the hote . Rooms are very small and deceiving. Rate is exorbitant for the service ( which ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

OYO Townhouse 286 Vaishali Dakshini Pitampura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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