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Delhi
Travel Guide

Presidential Palace featuring a square or plaza and a castle

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

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Asset Area 12, Hospitality District, Aero City, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs2,159 per night from 12 May to 12 May
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)
"Very clean & comfortable stay. The checkin could be faster though."

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
Taj Palace, New Delhi
Taj Palace, New Delhi
5 out of 5
2 Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs4,750 per night from 8 May to 8 May
This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from The Chanakya, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rashtrapati Bhavan and Lodhi ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)
"The place is just amazing ! The staff too is very helpful and amazing ! Loved to have a stay !"

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021

Taj Palace, New 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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,294 per night from 7 May to 7 May
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of DLF Cyber City, Qutub Minar and Sarojini Nagar Market. Medanta and Lodhi Garden ...
4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Rooms and property was very clean."

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi 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.
Cream Location,wifi With Android Tv, Luxury Room
Cream Location,wifi With Android Tv, Luxury Room
3 out of 5
L-6, Kasturba Niketan Complex, Lajpat, Nagar -2, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is Rs1,866 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Situated in New Delhi, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and India Gate are also within ...
Cream Location,wifi With Android Tv, Luxury Room
The Penthouse Delhi
The Penthouse Delhi
4 out of 5
27/34, Gali Number 9, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, New Delhi, DL
Situated in New Delhi, this aparthotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Max Super Speciality Hospital and within 6 miles (10 km) of Jama Masjid and Red Fort. Laxmi Nagar ...
1/5 (4 reviews)
"This property is NOT 4-stars! Totally over-rated. Maximum 2 stars. The outside of the so-called "hotel" is a tiny dingy dirty alleyway with an open sewage running along the entryway to the "hotel". When we arrived there was no electricity (so no working elevator) and the apartment was freezing cold ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

The Penthouse Delhi
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
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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Reviews of Delhi

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3 - Okay 19.90049751243781%
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4/5 - Good

PawanSood

22 Mar 2020

Difficult times around the world ... hope we can get over this virus situation and get Delhi flourishing again

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

Its beautiful city,way better than last time i visited

5/5 - Excellent

k

16 Mar 2020

You have to experience it first hand especially Old Delhi.

5/5 - Excellent

Harish

13 Mar 2020

Alll are great

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

Rooms look better on photos, bath not available on the first night of room...

3/5 - Okay

Preet

24 Feb 2020

Traffic is horrible. City overall is dusty and smoggy. It needs more greenery and less vehicles on the road.

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