Delhi is calling! Discover its temples, culture, archaeology and more.

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.

Known for

Shopping, Historical Buildings and Temples

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Where to stay in Delhi

Connaught Place
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Connaught Place

Known for Skyscrapers, Shopping, Temples

4/5(54 reviews)

Feel the beating heart of New Delhi as you shop in boutiques, snack at street food stalls or simply watch the urban rush in this business and commercial hub. 

Paharganj
Paharganj, New Delhi, India
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Paharganj

Known for Shopping, Cafés, Sightseeing

3.5/5(75 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.

Karol Bagh
Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India
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Karol Bagh

Known for Romantic, Secluded, Budget

3.5/5(26 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.

Chanakyapuri
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India
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Chanakyapuri

Known for Dining, Shopping, Luxury

4.5/5(25 reviews)

Chanakyapuri is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Embassy Of United States or Nehru Park.

Dwarka
Dwarka, New Delhi, India
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Dwarka

Known for Shopping, Friendly People, Temples

3.5/5(44 reviews)

Travellers choose Dwarka for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Dwarka Sector 11 Station or Dwarka Sector 10 Station and check out top sights like Dada Dev Mandir.

Greater Kailash
Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India
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Greater Kailash

Known for Cafés, Family-friendly, Shopping

4/5(5 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.

Top hotels in Delhi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
Rs5,200
per night
26 Oct-27 Oct

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Worldmark and Central Mall. DLF Emporio Vasant Kunj is 3.5 mi (5.7 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,312 reviews)

"Close to the airport, good service, clean and well equipped rooms"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
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
Rs6,570
per night
26 Oct-27 Oct

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Worldmark and Aerocity. Nelson Mandela Road and Jawaharlal Nehru University ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,127 reviews)

"Excellent property. Had some issues with my check. Agreed I had quite a complicated reservation but overall it was a good experience."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
5 out of 5
19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
Rs9,900
per night
26 Oct-27 Oct

This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Jama Masjid and Lodhi Garden ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (931 reviews)

"This truly is a World Class hotel, the staff were always friendly, the room was always clean and tidy. Great views from the rooms. Restaurants & Spa superb. Highly highly recommend for a stay in Delhi. I will return."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Popular things to do in Delhi

Red Fort
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Red Fort

4/5(93 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(56 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.

Humayun's Tomb
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Humayun's Tomb

4/5(28 reviews)

This 16th-century emperor’s garden tomb, commissioned nine years after the ruler’s death, is an early example of red sandstone and marble Mughal architecture.

Chandni Chowk
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Chandni Chowk

4/5(72 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(51 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(114 reviews)

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

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