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 Rs4,164 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"It was Awesome stay surrounding us very nice"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2021

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
5 out of 5
Asset No 5B, Aerocity, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is Rs4,200 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Aerocity, this luxury hotel is 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Qutub Minar, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Jantar Mantar. India Gate ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (245 reviews)
"There are a lot of people near the check in but the staff was very courteous and polite throughout the check-in process and apologized for the delay. This is a wonderful hotel that was rightly recommended to me by my brother who had a good experience too."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2021

Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi
Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi
5 out of 5
19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is Rs5,850 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Lodhi Garden and Jama Masjid ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"I paid for a premier room but the room provided was not up to the standard of a usual premier room at comparable properties. Overall the stay was good...no complaints."

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2021

Shangri-La Eros, 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.
OYO 12230 Rockwood Inn
OYO 12230 Rockwood Inn
2.5 out of 5
1006, Nikhil Complex Charmwood Village, Faridabad, Haryana
The price is Rs1,169 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Situated in Faridabad, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate and within 3 miles (5 km) of Faridabad Toll Plaza and ...
OYO 12230 Rockwood Inn
Savoy Suites Noida
Savoy Suites Noida
3.5 out of 5
A -79A, Sector 16, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs3,499 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Situated in Noida, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Noida Film City and Atta Market. Great India Place and KidZania Delhi NCR are also within 2 miles ...
Savoy Suites Noida
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 Rs2,700 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Located in DLF City, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of DLF Cyber City and Ambience Mall. Global Business Park and Sahara Mall are also within 3 miles ...
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
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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