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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

Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India
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Karol Bagh

3.5/5Good!(40 area reviews)

While in Karol Bagh, you'll enjoy the breweries. Catch the metro at Karol Bagh Station to see top sights like Ajmal Khan Road while you're in the area.

Karol Bagh
Paharganj, New Delhi, India
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Paharganj

3/5(98 area reviews)

Shopping and cafes are some noteworthy features of Paharganj. Make a stop by Ramakrishna Mission while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Rama Krishna Ashram Marg Station to get around town.

Paharganj
Delhi which includes markets and shopping as well as a small group of people

Connaught Place

4/5Very Good!(86 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Jantar Mantar while getting to know Connaught Place, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Shivaji Stadium Station or Patel Chowk Station to see more of the area.

Connaught Place
Dwarka, New Delhi, India
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Dwarka

3.5/5Good!(49 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Dwarka. If sightseeing is on the list, Dwarka District Court is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Dwarka Sector 11 Station or Dwarka Sector 10 Station to see more of the area.

Dwarka
Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India
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Greater Kailash

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

You might enjoy the shopping on your visit to Greater Kailash. Visitors recommend a visit to Kailash Colony Market, and you can get around town on the metro at Kailash Colony Station.

Greater Kailash
DLF City, India
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DLF City

3.5/5Good!(10 area reviews)

Appreciated for its cafes and gardens, you might consider exploring DLF City. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Golf Course Road, and jump on the metro at Sikandarpur Station or Guru Dronacharya Station to get around the city.

DLF City

Top hotels in Delhi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
Rs7,480
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Aerocity, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Qutub Minar and Sarojini Nagar Market. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,266 reviews)

"Good rooms. Nice location. Courteous staff. Clean"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Hyatt Regency Delhi
Hyatt Regency Delhi
5 out of 5
Bhikaiji Cama Place Ring Road, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
Rs7,650
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hauz Khas Complex, Embassy of Japan and South Extension 2 Market. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (582 reviews)

"Great service, friendly staff, very clean, the in-house WhatsApp service is spot on and bespoked - was helpful to get a taxi booked and waiting for you as you arrive from your room to the lobby."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Hyatt Regency Delhi
ibis New Delhi Aerocity - An AccorHotels Brand
ibis New Delhi Aerocity - An AccorHotels Brand
3 out of 5
Asset No 9, Hospitality District, Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
Rs4,279
per night
Mar 20 - Mar 21

Located in South West, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Worldmark and Aerocity. Nelson Mandela Road and Jawaharlal Nehru University are also within 3 miles ...

3.8/5Good! (949 reviews)

"Clean, fresh, friendly. Everything that is needed while in transit."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

ibis New Delhi Aerocity - An AccorHotels Brand

Popular things to do in Delhi

Chandni Chowk
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Chandni Chowk

4/5(89 reviews)

Wander around this vibrant market to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Indian bazaars, and to visit centuries-old temples.

Jama Masjid
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Jama Masjid

4/5(67 reviews)

Visit this eye-catching red-stone structure to experience New Delhi's rich Muslim culture and savor an architectural landscape that is as grand as it is detailed.

India Gate
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India Gate

4.5/5(156 reviews)

Walk along a majestic boulevard to visit this significant Indian monument, then relax with a picnic on lush green lawns.

Red Fort
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Red Fort

4/5(126 reviews)

This large, red-walled complex showcases a long period of Indian history and art from the reign of the Mughal emperors in India.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
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Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

4.5/5(83 reviews)

One of the world’s largest Hindu temples demonstrates Indian culture and history through architecture, exhibitions, gardens, a musical fountain and a boat ride.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

4.5/5(64 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of New Delhi when you make a stop at a well-known site such as Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this culturally rich area.

Reviews of Delhi

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4 - Good
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4 - Good 39.388489208633096%
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3 - Okay 20.323741007194243%
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2 - Disappointing 5.0359712230215825%
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3/5 - Okay

Bingoman

Feb 19, 2020

As with any capital city there is lots of hustle and bustle. But there are quiet spots within. I visited the garden of the five senses which was an oasis of peace and tranquility within the busy Ness.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 13, 2020

Chaotic but interesting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 5, 2020

Staff at Hilton made the trip so good

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 29, 2020

The city can be a bit overwhelming, but the historic landmarks are beyond impressive!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 28, 2020

There are lots of places to visit.

4/5 - Good

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Jan 25, 2020

Its an amazing city but definitely loud, dirty, messy and crowded. However there are great escapes from the crowds and Aerocity is one of those, yet it feels very expat. I enjoy a bit of a mess and haggling so for me it was a great experience overall

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