New Delhi Holidays

Your Delhi holiday

Try something different spending holidays in Delhi, a city dripping with history and religious tradition.

The capital of India is one of the biggest metropolises in the world, and smoothly fuses the two worlds of Old Delhi and New Delhi. It will mesmerise you with its many art galleries and beautifully adorned palaces, exotic jewellery, and lively nightlife.

Book a flight to Delhi and discover the history and culture of a great nation.

According to Indian legend, ‘Indraprastha’ was the first of Delhi’s many incarnations when the Pandavas brothers constructed a fortress there thousands of years ago.

It was in the eighth century that The Tomar Rajput became the first of many dynasties to rule the country, founding a city named ‘Lal-Kot’ in the Mehrauli area of Delhi today.

Early in the 13th century, after several armed struggles for control of the city, Qutub-ud-din Aibak made ‘Dhilli’ capital of the Delhi Sultanate. He himself became the first sultan.

After Aibak’s death, the city once again fell in to the hands of leaders from Central Asia, followed by a number of dynasties during the medieval period. During this turbulent period the city was badly damaged during conflicts, and had to be rebuilt on several occasions.

In the early 16th century, Zahiruddin Babar founded the Mughal Empire. For a time, the nearby city of Agra became the capital, dealing a blow to Delhi’s standing. In 1739, Nadir Shah, a Persian shah, defeated the Mughal army, and another volatile period saw Delhi once again at the centre of several bloody battles.

Against this troubled backdrop the British gradually become the dominant force. They took control of Delhi in 1857 and destroyed parts of Old Delhi to build New Delhi in English Colonial style.

After World War I, a movement for independence gathered momentum at home, inspired by the peaceful protests of Mahatma Gandhi. When India finally secured its independence in 1947, Delhi kept the seat of the Indian government.

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New Delhi Holidays

The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi

5 stars
4.0 / 5 11 reviews
Futuristic accommodations for the discerning traveler to New DelhiSituated in the middle of downtown New Delhi, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa caters to business and international visitors. This five-star hotel houses a full-sized business center, a swimming pool, and the NeoVeda Spa, a 7,000-square foot luxury retreat. The hotel staff members all treat guests like royalty by offering excellent customer service as well as state-of-the-art guestrooms. Guests can dine at one of the hotel's three restaurants, including Zing, Japanese restaurant Sakura, and Chutney Bar + Tandoor, a restaurant with Pan-Indian cuisine. 3 Reasons To Stay: Full service NeoVeda Spa located within the hotel (fees apply) Three on-site restaurants that offer world-class dining and international cuisine Rooms feature modern technology, contemporary style, and eco-friendly design The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa RoomsIn the 185 guest rooms and suites at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, guests can select such amenities as mini-bars, high-speed wireless Internet service (some fees may apply), electronic safes, and LCD flat-screen televisions. The bathrooms are decorated in marble and feature complimentary full-size products provided by the on-site Neoveda Spa. Rooms offer scenic views of either the New Delhi skyline or the outdoor hotel pool. Rather than standard hotel room décor of wood paneling or thin carpeting, the rooms at the Metropolitan Hotel & Spa feature streamlined decorations, minimalist wall art, modern accents, and plush fabrics. The hotel's suites include separate living rooms and bedrooms, king beds, built-in Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in closets, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, and private bars. Things To Do: City Center (0.12 mi/0.2 km) Connaught Place (0.12 mi/0.2 km) Downtown Business District (0.12 mi/0.2 km) New Delhi Railway Station (1.2 mi/2 km)  Vigyaan Bhawan (2.5 mi/4 km) Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds (3.1 mi/5 km) Policies and fees Check-in: 12:00 p.m. Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
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Hyatt Regency Delhi

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews
Hyatt Regency New Delhi is designed on the ancient Gupta period architecture with a newly renovated lobby, Regency Club and Gold Passport floor. The hotel consists of 513 well appointed rooms and suites, all being centrally air conditioned with individual temperature control, private bath and shower, color TV, twin line telephone, voicemail, Internet access, refrigerator and mini-bar.
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Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi

4 stars
4.9 / 5 7 reviews
1) An epitome of luxury, hospitality and world class services the magnificent Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi Stands in the very heart of the Indian capital with only a few minutes drive from both the airport and the city center, the Taj Palace is near to most of the embassies in the Capital. The 362 rooms and 40 suites of the hotel are replete with the most impressive repertoire of amenities and services. Truly matching the requirements of its discerning guests the hotel has a large variety of rooms on offer the Superior, Deluxe, Luxury, The Taj Club, Executive Suites, Luxury Suites and the Grand Presidential Suite. All the rooms are luxuriously furnished, tastefully decorated with the best that hospitality can offer. 2) The hotel has some of New Delhis finest restaurants including the only fine dining European Restaurant - The Orient Express, contemporary North Indian restaurant - Masala Art; Vietnamese cuisine at the Blue Ginger. Blue Bar with its international look, feel and contemporary cutting edge design brings the best to Delhizens. 24hr Mediterranean eatery at Kafe Fontana and Tea Lounge at the Lobby, which offers an exhaustive array of fine single estate coffees and designers teas cold beverages. 3) The hotel offers comprehensive business facilities with a fully-equipped business centres, extensive meeting facilities and Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. 4) The Hotel puts at your disposal 40,000 square feet of convention with a spectrum of 10 separate, tastefully appointed halls set apart from the main lobby of the hotel and two well-maintained lawns that can accommodate up to 500 guests. Located on the main road with an exclusive approach to the convention area and an ample parking space, the Taj Palace is ready for any conference, meeting or special event, from an intimate party for 20, to a seminar for 700, to even a grand reception for 1000 guests.
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Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place

5 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews
Only 5 star hotel within the famous Connaught Circus, located in the heart of the city within the central business district, 150 meter from Airport Express Line Metro Station and 1 KM from New Delhi Railway Station. 90 room hotel equipped with state of the art facilities and modern amenities, only hotel in New Delhi to have an inventory of 25 rooms with private terrace. Dining facility include 1 multi cuisine all day dining restaurant on the first floor, The Great Kebab Factory on the second floor, along with In room dining option. Other attractions are Lobby Bar, Club Lounge exclusive to Club Room and Suite guests, Spa and Gymnasium with Steam room.
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Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

5 stars
4.6 / 5 13 reviews
A traveler's delight in the heart of New DelhiRanked as one of the best luxury hotels in New Delhi, Shangri-La's - Eros hotel, New Delhi is the preferred address for guests around the world. The luxury hotel offers premium accommodation in its 320 well appointed rooms and suites with exquisite interiors complimented by the highest quality of service standards. All rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access and the ones on the higher floors provide a panoramic view of the parliamentary district.Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi features a plethora of gourmet selections to suit every taste and craving. Cafe Uno offers round the clock options of tastefully chosen local and international cuisines while the award-winning Asian restaurant fuses authentic cuisines from China, Thailand and Japan. Guests can take away ready-to-eat confectioneries at Uno2Go, the hotel's patisserie and delicatessen. Tourists can also enjoy some tea, coffee and some light bites at the Lobby Lounge and choose from the extensive wine and spirits selection at Island Bar.The Spa at Shangri-La is a blissful retreat to rejuvenate the mind and body with the provision of a health club, salon, steam room and various exotic spa therapies.The hotel offers a business centre, three meeting rooms and a 600 square - meter ballroom ideally made for hosting corporate and social gatherings. 3 Reasons To Stay:Centrally located in the parliamentary district of the capital with a panoramic view of the city from the club roomsProvides an urban escape through the signature spa therapies, a state-of-the-art health club, an outdoor pool and fine diningIn close proximity to all the famous tourist and commercial hubs of the city Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi RoomsTastefully done up with exquisite interiors and a blend of the Indian culture, the 320 rooms at Shnagri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi offer premium accommodations for the discerning traveler. With views of the historic New Delhi, the rooms vary from being spacious with a king-sized bed, to executive suites with a bedroom and a separate living room. Rooms on the Horizon Club level include special services and perks such as a complimentary breakfast, free suit pressing and shoeshine service, club lounge and club floor check-in and check-out services. Some additional offerings at the Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi include provision of luxurious bathrobes and towels, lavender bath products, executive writing desk, Internet access (some fees may apply) and satellite channel equipped television. Things To Do:Patel Chowk Metro Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km) India Gate (0.9 mi/1.4 km) Connaught Place (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Khan Market (1.5mi/2.4 km)Gandhi Smriti (1.5 mi/2.5 km) Lodi Gardens (2.3 mi/3.6 km) Humayun's Tomb (2.9 mi/4.7 km) Swaminarayan Akshardham (4.7 mi/7.6 km) Qutub Minar (7.2 mi/11.6 km) Policies and feesRates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate. The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz.
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Vivanta by Taj Ambassador

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews
The Vivanta by Taj Ambassador Hotel is an INTACH listed Heritage Building, built in 1950 by the colonial architect Walter George in a poetic medley of British and art deco style. Inspired by colonial charm, this hotels design offers a palette of local colors, materials and fabrics. Nearby, there is much to see and do including the famous Lodhi Garden and Humayans Tomb. Conveniently located, The Vivanta by Taj Ambassador Hotel is just 17 km from the domestic airport, and 22 km from the international airport. The Vivanta by Taj Ambassador Hotel is ideal for travelers to the Indian capital, be it for work or for leisure. Tasters Menu at Yellow Brick Road, Lodhi Garden Jaunt, Metro Concierge and Shop till you drop.
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The Lodhi

5 stars
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Previously the Aman New Delhi, The Lodhi opened 1 February 2013 as a boutique city property reflecting all the values of an Aman resort with a dynamic, new interpretation of simple and easy luxury. Centrally located on nearly seven acres on the green edge of Lutyens or Imperial Delhi and across the road from the Delhi Golf Course, The Lodhi offers a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere in the restaurants, courtyards and public areas but also the seclusion, peace and club- like atmosphere of the seven floors of guest accommodation. Located close to the Lodhi Gardens with old trees and beautifully designed and built tombs dating from the Lodhi dynasty era. The Lodhi is 10 minutes from the center of New Delhi (Connaught Place), some 40 minutes from the International Airport and close to many neighborhood shopping precincts. There are several food and beverage outlets in The Lodhi. All rooms and suites were extensively renovated in 2012. All rooms and suites have their own private plunge pool and secluded balconies.
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Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi

5 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews
Full Address: Near Mahipalpur Extension, National Highway 8, New Delhi 110037. **The hotel has beautifully landscaped gardens with water bodies and a terrace garden for a pleasant and peaceful view from the rooms. Large well laid out lobby with Italian marble and Venetian chandeliers. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms of more than 400 sq feet in size. Fully Wi-Fi enabled. Radisson Blu Hotel Delhi has meeting rooms, private dinning rooms & choice of six food/beverage outlets, all at the lobby level. The spa including Fitness Studio and swimming pool provide adequate recreational facilities at the hotel. Being well located, close to the international airport and the business hub of Gurgaon, the hotel offers an ideal sanctuary to business travelers for conducting business, sightseeing and shopping.**
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Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews
Strategically located in the heart of West Delhi, Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi offers business, leisure and local guests the international Radisson standard of luxury and service excellence with a 0Yes I Can0 philosophy. Our 178 luxurious guest rooms are designed to exude warmth and comfort with a range of modern in-room amenities. Our 24/7 all day dining restaurant and Indian speciality restaurant provide delicious answer to your culinary desires. Our Tea Lounge, Lounge Bar and Nightclub offer entertainment to relax you at the end of each day. The Pastry Shop ensures that sweet and savoury delights are never out of reach. The fitness center, spa and outdoor pool offer state of the art recreation facilities geared to keep you rejuvenated. At our Business Center, you0ll find office and secretarial services designed for your every business need. Our meetings, weddings and special occasions venues cater to events and meetings for 8 to 550 pax, promising to make your every event a success.
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Hotel Metro City

3 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews
Hotel Metro City has been providing international quality hospitality services for more than a decade to tourists from all over the world. This Hotel conveniently located in the hub of New Delhi, indulged with comforts and conveniences. Easy to reach from Airport, Train and Bus Stations. Airport pick up is provided on charge basis for International Arrivals only. Flight details must be advice to the hotel 24 hour prior to arrival. Please Carry your PHOTO ID & ADDRESS PROOF ID (Driving License, Passport, Voter ID Card (PAN CARD & Visiting Card is not accepted)
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New Delhi Hotels

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The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi

5 stars
4.0 / 5 11 reviews
Futuristic accommodations for the discerning traveler to New DelhiSituated in the middle of downtown New Delhi, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa caters to business and international visitors. This five-star hotel houses a full-sized business center, a swimming pool, and the NeoVeda Spa, a 7,000-square foot luxury retreat. The hotel staff members all treat guests like royalty by offering excellent customer service as well as state-of-the-art guestrooms. Guests can dine at one of the hotel's three restaurants, including Zing, Japanese restaurant Sakura, and Chutney Bar + Tandoor, a restaurant with Pan-Indian cuisine. 3 Reasons To Stay: Full service NeoVeda Spa located within the hotel (fees apply) Three on-site restaurants that offer world-class dining and international cuisine Rooms feature modern technology, contemporary style, and eco-friendly design The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa RoomsIn the 185 guest rooms and suites at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, guests can select such amenities as mini-bars, high-speed wireless Internet service (some fees may apply), electronic safes, and LCD flat-screen televisions. The bathrooms are decorated in marble and feature complimentary full-size products provided by the on-site Neoveda Spa. Rooms offer scenic views of either the New Delhi skyline or the outdoor hotel pool. Rather than standard hotel room décor of wood paneling or thin carpeting, the rooms at the Metropolitan Hotel & Spa feature streamlined decorations, minimalist wall art, modern accents, and plush fabrics. The hotel's suites include separate living rooms and bedrooms, king beds, built-in Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in closets, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, and private bars. Things To Do: City Center (0.12 mi/0.2 km) Connaught Place (0.12 mi/0.2 km) Downtown Business District (0.12 mi/0.2 km) New Delhi Railway Station (1.2 mi/2 km)  Vigyaan Bhawan (2.5 mi/4 km) Pragati Maidan exhibition grounds (3.1 mi/5 km) Policies and fees Check-in: 12:00 p.m. Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
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Hyatt Regency Delhi

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews
Hyatt Regency New Delhi is designed on the ancient Gupta period architecture with a newly renovated lobby, Regency Club and Gold Passport floor. The hotel consists of 513 well appointed rooms and suites, all being centrally air conditioned with individual temperature control, private bath and shower, color TV, twin line telephone, voicemail, Internet access, refrigerator and mini-bar.
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Nightly rates from £71.42

Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi

4 stars
4.9 / 5 7 reviews
1) An epitome of luxury, hospitality and world class services the magnificent Taj Palace Hotel New Delhi Stands in the very heart of the Indian capital with only a few minutes drive from both the airport and the city center, the Taj Palace is near to most of the embassies in the Capital. The 362 rooms and 40 suites of the hotel are replete with the most impressive repertoire of amenities and services. Truly matching the requirements of its discerning guests the hotel has a large variety of rooms on offer the Superior, Deluxe, Luxury, The Taj Club, Executive Suites, Luxury Suites and the Grand Presidential Suite. All the rooms are luxuriously furnished, tastefully decorated with the best that hospitality can offer. 2) The hotel has some of New Delhis finest restaurants including the only fine dining European Restaurant - The Orient Express, contemporary North Indian restaurant - Masala Art; Vietnamese cuisine at the Blue Ginger. Blue Bar with its international look, feel and contemporary cutting edge design brings the best to Delhizens. 24hr Mediterranean eatery at Kafe Fontana and Tea Lounge at the Lobby, which offers an exhaustive array of fine single estate coffees and designers teas cold beverages. 3) The hotel offers comprehensive business facilities with a fully-equipped business centres, extensive meeting facilities and Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. 4) The Hotel puts at your disposal 40,000 square feet of convention with a spectrum of 10 separate, tastefully appointed halls set apart from the main lobby of the hotel and two well-maintained lawns that can accommodate up to 500 guests. Located on the main road with an exclusive approach to the convention area and an ample parking space, the Taj Palace is ready for any conference, meeting or special event, from an intimate party for 20, to a seminar for 700, to even a grand reception for 1000 guests.
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Nightly rates from £52.07

Radisson Blu Marina Hotel Connaught Place

5 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews
Only 5 star hotel within the famous Connaught Circus, located in the heart of the city within the central business district, 150 meter from Airport Express Line Metro Station and 1 KM from New Delhi Railway Station. 90 room hotel equipped with state of the art facilities and modern amenities, only hotel in New Delhi to have an inventory of 25 rooms with private terrace. Dining facility include 1 multi cuisine all day dining restaurant on the first floor, The Great Kebab Factory on the second floor, along with In room dining option. Other attractions are Lobby Bar, Club Lounge exclusive to Club Room and Suite guests, Spa and Gymnasium with Steam room.
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Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

5 stars
4.6 / 5 13 reviews
A traveler's delight in the heart of New DelhiRanked as one of the best luxury hotels in New Delhi, Shangri-La's - Eros hotel, New Delhi is the preferred address for guests around the world. The luxury hotel offers premium accommodation in its 320 well appointed rooms and suites with exquisite interiors complimented by the highest quality of service standards. All rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access and the ones on the higher floors provide a panoramic view of the parliamentary district.Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi features a plethora of gourmet selections to suit every taste and craving. Cafe Uno offers round the clock options of tastefully chosen local and international cuisines while the award-winning Asian restaurant fuses authentic cuisines from China, Thailand and Japan. Guests can take away ready-to-eat confectioneries at Uno2Go, the hotel's patisserie and delicatessen. Tourists can also enjoy some tea, coffee and some light bites at the Lobby Lounge and choose from the extensive wine and spirits selection at Island Bar.The Spa at Shangri-La is a blissful retreat to rejuvenate the mind and body with the provision of a health club, salon, steam room and various exotic spa therapies.The hotel offers a business centre, three meeting rooms and a 600 square - meter ballroom ideally made for hosting corporate and social gatherings. 3 Reasons To Stay:Centrally located in the parliamentary district of the capital with a panoramic view of the city from the club roomsProvides an urban escape through the signature spa therapies, a state-of-the-art health club, an outdoor pool and fine diningIn close proximity to all the famous tourist and commercial hubs of the city Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi RoomsTastefully done up with exquisite interiors and a blend of the Indian culture, the 320 rooms at Shnagri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi offer premium accommodations for the discerning traveler. With views of the historic New Delhi, the rooms vary from being spacious with a king-sized bed, to executive suites with a bedroom and a separate living room. Rooms on the Horizon Club level include special services and perks such as a complimentary breakfast, free suit pressing and shoeshine service, club lounge and club floor check-in and check-out services. Some additional offerings at the Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi include provision of luxurious bathrobes and towels, lavender bath products, executive writing desk, Internet access (some fees may apply) and satellite channel equipped television. Things To Do:Patel Chowk Metro Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km) India Gate (0.9 mi/1.4 km) Connaught Place (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Khan Market (1.5mi/2.4 km)Gandhi Smriti (1.5 mi/2.5 km) Lodi Gardens (2.3 mi/3.6 km) Humayun's Tomb (2.9 mi/4.7 km) Swaminarayan Akshardham (4.7 mi/7.6 km) Qutub Minar (7.2 mi/11.6 km) Policies and feesRates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate. The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz.
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Flights

Flights to New Delhi

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
London New Delhi Fri, 16 May - Wed, 4 Jun £410
Manchester New Delhi Wed, 30 Apr - Wed, 21 May £440
Birmingham New Delhi Mon, 28 Apr - Sun, 11 May £438
Kathmandu New Delhi Sat, 24 May - Sat, 7 Jun £135
Newcastle Upon Tyne New Delhi Thu, 15 May - Thu, 12 Jun £455
Glasgow New Delhi Thu, 1 May - Thu, 8 May £473
Bangkok New Delhi Wed, 30 Apr - Wed, 7 May £158
Mumbai New Delhi Tue, 10 Jun - Tue, 17 Jun £125
Edinburgh New Delhi Thu, 22 May - Sat, 7 Jun £503
Geneva New Delhi Tue, 27 May - Sun, 22 Jun £423
Dublin New Delhi Tue, 6 May - Fri, 23 May £405
Amritsar New Delhi Fri, 25 Apr - Sun, 25 May £102
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New Delhi highlights

  • Experience a Festival

    Delhi is host to many religious festivals—there is usually at least one taking place each month. These joyous events unite people of different religious and cultural backgrounds, accepting differences in a welcoming, peaceful manner. They are filled with traditional music, dance and brightly-coloured costumes.

    Get Cultural at Habitat World

    Delhi’s most comprehensive arts centre holds a daily range of activities including art exhibitions, theatre shows, Indian and foreign films, and cultural talks. It also boasts fitness facilities, a spa, a rooftop swimming pool and six restaurants for members to enjoy—non-members have access to a selection of restaurants and activities.

    See Dances of India

    In production since 1975, this is India’s longest-running show. One-hour nightly concerts feature 20 well-known artists dancing classical, tribal and folk dances, including Manipuri, Kathakali and Bharatanatyam. You can purchase tickets on site.

    Shop Until You Drop

    There is nothing you can’t find in Delhi’s shops and markets. Chandni Chowk is a famous street for shopping in the old city, full of carpets and jewellery.

    Ansal Plaza is a modern shopping centre selling designer clothes and cosmetics.

    Central Cottage Industries Emporium is a state-run store featuring crafts from all over India. It has furniture, paintings, wood carvings, clothes and religious statues.

    At the Delhi Cloth House, men’s wool suits can be purchased for Rs5000-25,000 (£70-350), including materials.

    Ride The Roller Coasters at Appu Ghar

    This major theme park boasts thrilling roller coasters, car racing, 3D films, and many other action-packed activities. Meanwhile, the Oysters Water Park is a great place to cool off on hot days. Perfect for families, the park also has plenty of restaurants and gift shops.

    Rent a Boat

    Boating is possible in many man-made and natural lakes around the city. There are all kinds of vessels on offer, from leisurely pedal boats to water scooters. There are even boats designed to look like crocodiles, ducks and dinosaurs.

Top New Delhi attractions

  • The Red Fort

    An unmissable sight in Old Delhi, this impressive fort was the residence of the Mughal Royal Family in the 17th century. The British made the fort their military base in 1857, after they exiled Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. It remained that way until India declared independence in August 1947—a light and sound show at the fort marks the start of the annual festivities commemorating that event. The fort has also been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    The Mughal Gardens

    These picturesque gardens cover 13 acres, and blend British and Mughal architectural styles to great effect. Three distinct sections are filled with different species of butterflies, hundreds of varieties of roses, 13 different types of dahlias and a striking collection of marigolds. Indian Moulsari trees dot the perimeter, while fountains, waterway canals and an emerald carpet of grass give the gardens an ‘Eden-like’ quality.

    Qutub Minar

    This cylindrical tower is located within the Qutb Complex in South Delhi and has 378 steps that climb over 70 metres to the top. The first Muslim Turkic Sultan, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, commissioned the monument to be built in 1193 AD, but it wasn’t finished until 1386 AD under Firoz Shah Tughlaq. The formidable tower is flanked by a grand mosque and many tombs.

    India Gate

    The India Gate, standing over 40 metres tall, is a significant memorial site. Completed in 1921, it symbolised the entry for British rulers arriving at the Viceroy’s Palace. More recently, it has been converted in to a war memorial. The two massive columns have been engraved with the names of Indian soldiers of the British Army who were killed during the First World War and Afghan War. The arched gateway is stunning to look at – especially when illuminated from below. Nearby activities include boating and picnicking.

    Tip * Booking your Tours, Transfers & Airport Parking before you go will save your money & time and ensure a stress free start to your holiday

New Delhi holiday travel tips

  • From the Airport

    The Indira Gandhi International Airport connects Delhi to other states and international cities. The most common way of getting to and from the airport is in a prepaid taxi.

    You can also take a bus from the airport to Connaught Place via the New Delhi Railway Station. The buses come either every 30 minutes or once an hour, depending on which part of the day you travel. One journey costs Rs50 (70p).

    Many hotels in Delhi offer an airport pickup service, usually costing Rs400-700 (£5.50-£10).

    Getting Around

    Delhi public transport has drastically improved in recent years, making it the easiest place in India to get around.

    The new Metro train system is modern and has a user-friendly, automated ticketing system. Both underground and overground trains operate from 6a.m. until 11p.m.

    There are also special tourist cards available, which grant unlimited travel over one day (Rs70, £1) or three days (Rs200, £2.80).

    The buses in Delhi will take you anywhere, but some services are best avoided, depending on traffic and type of vehicle—ask for advice at your hotel. Public buses generally run from dawn until 10:30p.m.

    There are also many auto rickshaws, but usually they will not turn their meters on. It is important to find out the tariff before you start your journey.

    Taxis are a bit more costly than rickshaws, but are safer and can be easily stopped on the streets or called on the phone.

    If you plan a car hire in Delhi, be aware that drivers can be aggressive and roads chaotic in Delhi.

Where to stay in New Delhi

  • The 185-room Metropolitan Hotel is nicely positioned near Connaught Place and key shopping areas. The hotel is luxuriously designed with the latest technology and the highest-quality facilities. A fitness centre, spa and open-air swimming pool will keep you relaxed in the bustling city.

    The Lalit Hotel is a stunning high-end hotel. Also located in Connaught Place, it features a fitness centre with swimming pool, round-the-clock room service, a beauty salon and live entertainment.

    Hotel Tara Palace is a three-star hotel offering the best quality in terms of value. Located in the famous Chandni Chowk, the free airport transfer and complimentary drinks are an excellent way to start the holiday. Among the usual amenities are practical offerings like broadband internet, currency exchange, and an on-site restaurant.

    The Hyatt Regency Hotel is a palatial building, with a design inspired by ancient Gupta-style architecture. On top of 513 luxury rooms there is a Regency Club equipped with every amenity imaginable. There is a pool, a secretarial service, fitness centre, continental breakfast, free newspapers and Jacuzzis, to name a few.

    The Ajanta Hotel is a comfortable hotel offering free airport pickup. The welcoming staff will help you set up tours and find your way around the city.

New Delhi restaurants

  • Karim Hotel (16 Gali Kababian), a popular eatery in Old Delhi, has been handed down through four generations since 1913 and is known for serving the best grilled meats—don’t miss the Tandoori chicken—in the city. Also, try the mutton kebabs with diced green chillies and the badam pasanda curry.

    Nagaland House (29 Aurangzeb Road) is located in a white villa on a stylish boulevard lined with beautiful homes. Its specialties include stewed pork with leaves from a local yam, called nushi.

    Andhra Pradesh Bhavan (1 Ashoka Road) is a canteen famous for the spicy fare that is typical in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The restaurant is usually lively, with scores of people dining under the harsh fluorescent lighting. There is a set menu and side dishes that can be ordered from wandering waiters. A local favourite is the basmati rice accompanied by spices and chicken, vegetables, or mutton.

    Swagath (14 Defence Colony Market) has the best representation of a middle-class Delhi resident’s typical dinner. The décor is average but you won’t forget the delicious food in a hurry. The restaurant offers some of the best seafood in the region, including prawns prepared in typical Chettinad-style.

    Atrium (1 Janpath) is the Imperial Hotel’s tea room. Sit near the fountain and marvel at the decadent Raj-era design from the 1930s while feasting on tea and cakes.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations and Hygiene

    There is a compulsory vaccination for yellow fever for travellers older than one year who are coming from an endemic area.

    Recommended vaccinations:
    -Standard injections for tetanus, diphtheria, polio and measles (one dose of trivalent vaccine will suffice).
    -Hepatitis B if you will go on extended or frequent visits and hepatitis A if you do not already have immunity.
    -A rabies injection is vital if you will be travelling in rural areas, particularly if you plan to hike.
    -Japanese encephalitis shots if you will stay longer than one month in rural areas.

    Consult your local GP before leaving home if you are travelling with children.

    Accidents or Health Problems

    The water is not for drinking, and you should only use bottled water for drinking and cleaning your teeth. Avoid beverages such as Lassi, which could be mixed with tap water or ice.

    There are skilled Indian doctors who study in the West and the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi is well equipped.

    Safety

    Pickpockets are common in crowded areas. There are also gemstone scams to be wary of. Women should avoid travelling alone due to the likelihood of harassment and the risk of sexual assault.

    Avoid walking at night or carrying jewellery or lots of cash. Lock the door when travelling overnight in trains.

    India has been targeted by terrorists several times in the last few years, with tourist sites and hotels among the vulnerable locations. Stay vigilant and co-operate with the increased security measures adopted by local police.

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