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 Rs3,299 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Awesome"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2022

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
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 Rs3,499 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"Very near to the airport, lot of small shops around for food and snacks"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2022

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
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 Rs5,500 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"Awesome experience, staff is great"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2022

Taj Palace, New Delhi
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.
Enkay Residency V Block
Enkay Residency V Block
3 out of 5
V-39/18 & 19, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana
The price is Rs2,680 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in DLF City, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from DLF Cyber City and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ambience Mall and Golf Course Road. Global Business ...
3.8/5 Good! (4 reviews)
"They refused to give me the room , I had to Rome around Gurugram from puller to post to find myself other accomadation"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

Enkay Residency V Block
Savoy Suites Noida
Savoy Suites Noida
3.5 out of 5
A -79A, Sector 16, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs2,828 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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  - Hauz Khas
Woodpecker - Hauz Khas
3 out of 5
D-1/30, Hauz Khas (1st Floor), (Near Geeta Bhawan Temple), New Delhi, Delhi
The price is Rs3,999 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
Located in Hauz Khas, this aparthotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Qutub Minar, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lotus Temple and Lodhi Garden. Humayun's Tomb and Rashtrapati ...
Woodpecker - Hauz Khas
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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