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

The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
5 out of 5
Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R, 110 001
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The price is Rs4,999 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Comfortable"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa 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, 110037
The price is Rs5,130 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"I have stayed there few times and I like this place"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
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, 110037
The price is Rs5,949 per night from 30 Aug to 31 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Reasonable tariff. Courteous and helpful employees."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
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Enkay Residency V Block
Enkay Residency V Block
3 out of 5
V-39/18 & 19, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001
The price is Rs2,790 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Gurugram. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
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, 201301
The price is Rs4,250 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Noida. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Popular attractions India Gate and Noida Film City ...
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, 110016
The price is Rs3,999 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions India Gate and Qutub Minar are located nearby. ...
Woodpecker - Hauz Khas
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