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The LaLit New Delhi, Rooms

Why You Should Stay at The LaLit, New Delhi

The LaLit New Delhi, Entrance
The LaLit New Delhi, Entrance

The LaLiT, New Delhi is one of the most luxurious hotel in and around Connaught Place. The amenities provided are top of the line. The locality offers a wide range of eateries, bars, hangout spots, etc. all within walking distance.

It is managed by one of the leading hospitality chains in India. The company headquarters are in New Delhi, where it opened its first hotel in 1988.

All hotels within the group are operated under the brand The Grand – Hotels, Palaces & Resorts. Which was re-branded as ‘The LaLiT’ on November 19, 2008 as a tribute to the company’s Founder Chairman Mr. Lalit Suri.

The company currently owns twelve luxury Hotels, Places & Resorts.

How To Reach The LaLit, New Delhi

Address

Fire Brigade Ln, Fire Brigade Lane, Barakhamba, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 Phone: +91-11 4444 7777

It is located on the Barakhamba Avenue, approximately 600m from Connaught Place. Which is less than 10 minutes on foot from the hotel. CP is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in terms of the nearby market and tourist spots. Here are some other good neighborhoods to consider.

Available transportation

The closest metro to the hotel is Barakhamba Metro station, which is 500m from the hotel (a 7-minute walk). Other modes of transportation-cabs, buses, metros or rickshaws, are easily available. You can also go for Uber or Ola.

An unmetered taxi to/from the airport will take about 35 minutes (20km). You can also refer to our guide to arriving at the Delhi International Airport

Amenities at The LaLit, New Delhi

  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not available
  • Pool: Temperature controlled garden pool. Lounge chairs and underwater music.
  • Spa: Rejuve – The Spa provides an impressive range of highly-personalized treatments using organic products and well-trained staff.
  • Fitness Center: Spacious and open 24/7, all the latest equipment. Also has a yoga area.
  • Other Facilities: Art Gallery. Arcade of boutiques. Business Center (open 24 hours), baby sitting.
  • Extras: Daily newspaper delivered to each room.

Art Junction

Art Junction, The LaLit, New Delhi

The Lalit is the only hotel in Delhi which has its own art gallery. Art Junction at The LaLiT, New Delhi is a quaint café with works of over 5000 artists, both upcoming and established. It displays artworks, from oil, charcoal and watercolor paintings to sculptures, photographs, and installations.

Food and Drinks

The LaLit New Delhi - Bar
The LaLit New Delhi – Bar

Restaurants

24/7 Restaurant

  • Open 24/7
  • Buffets and a la carte
  • Japanese and other Asian cuisines
  • Breakfast Timings: Weekdays: 7:00 am to 10:30 am 
    • Weekends & Public Holidays: 7:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm to 03:00 pm
  • Dinner: 07:30 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Lobby level
  • Contact- +91 8826892902

The Lalit Boulangerie

  • Bakery, confectionary
  • Lobby level
  • Contact- +91 11 44447777

OKO

  • Cuisine from all over Asia.
  • 29th floor
  • Lunch: 11:00 am to 02:00 pm
  • Dinner: 06:00 pm to 10 pm
  • Contact- +91 9667400275

Baluchi

  • Pan-Indian cuisine
  • Lunch: 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm
  • Dinner: 07:00 pm to 11:30 pm
  • 2nd Floor
  • Contact info- +91 8826998390

The Grill Room

  • European cuisine- continental
  • Lunch: 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm
  • Dinner: 07:00 pm to 11:40 pm
  • 3rd Floor
  • Contact- +91 9599700327

Bars

24/7 Bar

  • Cocktails and finger food
  • open all day and night
  • lobby level
  • Contact- +91 8826998394

Kitty Su

  • Award winning Basement nightclub that constantly wins awards worldwide.
  • Finger Food & Drinks
  • Lower Lobby
  • Contact- +91 11 44447666 / +91 9650400444

The LaLit, New Delhi – Rooms

Room Types

The LaLit New Delhi, Rooms
The LaLit New Delhi, Rooms

Luxury Rooms

  • SIZE450 ft2 / 41.8 m2
  • VIEWCity / Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing Bed Size
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $160

Executive Club Rooms

  • SIZE432 ft2 / 40 m2
  • VIEWCity / Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing Bed Size
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $132

Premier Rooms

  • SIZE432 ft2 / 40 m2
  • VIEWCity/Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing/Twin bed
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $112

Deluxe Rooms

  • SIZE432 ft2 / 40 m2
  • VIEWCity/Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing/Twin bed
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $100

The LaLiT Legacy Suites

  • SIZE3116 ft2 / 289 m2
  • VIEWCity / Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing Bed Size
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $1190

Luxury Suites

  • SIZE1443 ft2 / 134 m2
  • VIEWPool/City
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing Bed Size
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $530

Executive Suites

  • SIZE1077 ft2 / 100 m2
  • VIEWCity / Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing Bed Size
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $400

Business Suites

  • SIZE800 ft2 / 74 m2
  • VIEWCity / Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing Bed Size
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $225

Corner Suites

  • SIZE800 ft2 / 74 m2
  • VIEWCity / Pool view
  • OCCUPANCY2 Adults, 2 Children
  • BED TYPEKing / Twin
  • EXTRA BEDAllowed
  • Starting at $290

NB: Some rooms allow smoking, please check with the reception while checking in or booking. Almost all rooms and suites can fit in 1 extra single bed, while some have 2 double beds and connecting doors.

Contact Information

  • Phone: +91 (0)11 4444 7777
  • Email: delresv@thelalit.com
  • Website: thelalit.com

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Why You Should Stay at Shangri La, New Delhi

Opened in 2005, the hotel is about 45 minutes’ drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Shangri La, New Delhi, fuses contemporary facilities with old-fashioned elegance. Therefore the decor is tastefully fashionable without being overly chic. The outdoor pool and surrounding gardens are larger than its nearby rivals. The rooms are spacious. However, the features that really stand out are the marble bathrooms and the corner alcoves (with seating). Above all, the locality is a bonus because it is walking distance from Connaught Place.

History of Shangri La, New Delhi

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is the trading entity of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, a Hong Kong-based multinational hospitality company. It was founded by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok in 1971. After that, the company expanded to 100 luxury hotels and resorts across the globe, which are in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Australia.

In conclusion, Shangri-La hotels operate under 5 banners across different market segments including Shangri-La Hotels, Shangri-La Resorts, Traders Hotels, Kerry Hotels, and Hotel Jen. The first hotel of the luxury Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Group was the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, which opened in 1971.

Shangri La New Delhi

 The name derives from the mythical place Shangri-La, described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton.

How To Reach Shangri La, New Delhi

The official address of the hotel is 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place. It is on the corner of Ashoka Road and Janpath Road (approximately 1.5km from Connaught Place). CP is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in terms of the nearby market and tourist spots. Here are some other good neighborhoods to consider.

The closest metro to the hotel is Patel Chowk, about 500m from the hotel via Ashoka Road (7-minute walk).

Here is how you can go from IGI Airport to Patel Chowk. You can also refer to our guide to arriving at the Delhi International Airport.

All modes of transportation-cabs, buses, metros or rickshaws, are easily available. Moreover, an unmetered taxi, to/from the airport, will take about 30-40 minutes (19km). Ola and Uber are also available.

Amenities at Shangri La, New Delhi

  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Presidential Suites feature jacuzzis.
  • Pool: Large outdoor pool with a shady deck. Designed like a tropical island resort.
  • Spa: Chi, The Spa provides a range of treatments unique to the hotel. Yoga is available.
  • Fitness Center: Open 24 hours, with the latest equipment. Also sauna, steam rooms, and jacuzzis indoors and out.
  • Other Facilities: Business Center (open 24 hours). All suites offer Club Lounge access, airport transfers, and laundry.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.

Food and Drinks

Restaurants

Shang Palace
Shang Palace at Shangri La, New Delhi
Shang Palace at Shangri La, New Delhi
  • Chinese Cuisine
  • Outdoor deck seating facing the gardens.
  • Phone- (91 11) 4119 1040
  • Email- shangpalace.slnd@shangri-la.com
  • Location- Lobby Level
  • Valet Parking- Yes
  • Operating Hours
    • Lunch- 12.30pm – 2.45pm (Mon-Sun)
    • Dinner- 7pm – 11.45pm (Mon-Sun)
  • Dress Code- Smart Casual, Semi-Formal
Sorrento
Sorrento at Shangri La, New Delhi
Sorrento at Shangri La, New Delhi
  • Family-friendly Italian bistro
  • Seats inside and alfresco facing the gardens.
  • Phone- (91 11) 4119 1032/1040
  • Email- sorrento.slnd@shangri-la.com
  • Location- Lobby Level
  • Valet Parking- Yes
  • Operating Hours
    • Lunch- 12.30pm – 2.45pm (Mon-Sun)
    • Dinner- 7pm – 11.45pm (Mon-Sun)
  • Dress Code- Smart Casual, Semi-Formal
Tamra
Tamra at Shangri La, New Delhi
Tamra at Shangri La, New Delhi
  • Cuisines from all across the globe
  • Buffets at breakfast and lunch.
  • Phone- (91 11) 4119 1010
  • Email- tamra.slnd@shangri-la.com
  • Location- Level 1
  • Valet Parking- Available
  • Operating Hours- 6:30 am – 12 am
  • Dress Code- Smart Casual
  • Children’s Meal Plan-
    • For registered hotel guests- children under the age of 6 can enjoy complimentary buffet meals accompanied by a paying adult, up to a maximum of 2 children. In excess of 2 children under the age of 6 and for all children above 6 and below 12, a 50% discount of the buffet price will be given.
    • For non-registered guests, 50% discount will be given on buffet meals for children under the age of 12.

Bars

Grappa
Grappa at Shangri La, New Delhi
Grappa at Shangri La, New Delhi
  • Italian-style décor, serving wine and cocktails
  • Phone- (91 11) 4119 1030
  • Email- grappa.slnd@shangri-la.com
  • Location- Lobby Level
  • Operating Hours- 12.30 pm – late night (Mon-Sun)
  • Dress Code- Casual
Mister Chai
Mister Chai at Shangri La, New Delhi
Mister Chai at Shangri La, New Delhi
  • Tea lounge open 24 hours.
  • Serves Indian Street food options
  • Phone- (91 11) 4119 1020
  • Email- foodandbeverage.slnd@shangri-la.com
  • Location- Lobby Level
  • Operating Hours- 24 hours (Mon-Sun)
  • Dress Code- Smart Casual

Shangri La, New Delhi – Rooms

Room Types

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe rooms in Shangri La, New Delhi
Deluxe rooms
  • 27 sq.mt. / 290 sq.ft. of luxury
  • Panoramic views of the city.
  • 125 USD per night

Premier Rooms

Premiere rooms in Shangri La, New Delhi
Premier rooms
  • 36 sq.mt. / 387 sq.ft. of luxury
  • Inspiring views of the city.
  • 138 USD per night

Horizon Deluxe Rooms

Horizon Deluxe rooms in Shangri La, New Delhi
Horizon Deluxe rooms
  • 27 sq.mt. / 290 sq.ft. of luxury and access to exclusive Horizon Club Lounge on the 19th Floor.
  • Panoramic views of the city.
  • 180 USD per night

Horizon Premier Rooms

Horizon Premier rooms in Shangri La, New Delhi
Horizon Premier rooms
  • 34 sq.mt. / 365 sq.ft. of luxury.
  • Stunning views of historic New Delhi.
  • 194 USD per night

Executive Suites

Executive suites in Shangri La, New Delhi
Executive suites
  • 44 sq.mt. / 473 sq.ft. of luxury
  • Outstanding city views.
  • 235 USD per night

Specialty Suite

Specialty suite in Shangri La, New Delhi
Specialty suite
  • 97 sq.m. / 1,042 sq.f. of luxury.
  • Access to an open balcony offering panoramic views of the city.
  • For reservation, call (91 11) 4119 1919 or email at reservations.slnd@shangri-la.com

Presidential Suite

Presidential suite in Shangri La, New Delhi
Presidential suite
  • 217 sq.mt. / 2,335 sq.ft of luxury.
  • Access to an open balcony offering a spectacular view of the city.
  • For reservation, call (91 11) 4119 1919 or email at reservations.slnd@shangri-la.com

NB: No smoking is allowed in rooms or public areas. All rooms and suites can fit in 1 extra single bed, while the Presidential Suites have 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as kitchenettes. In conclusion, the hotel rooms are family-friendly.

Contact Information

  • Phone: +91 (0)11 4119 1919
  • Email: slnd@shangri-la.com
  • Website: shangri-la.com

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Why You Should Stay at Le Meridien, New Delhi

Le Meridien, New Delhi is a looming presence on a busy roundabout of a bustling street. Best suited for people here on business, also for tourists looking to stay at a convenient distance from most tourist spots. The décor is ultra-chic and minimalist. There has been an abundant usage of glass, lights, and mirrors. Rooms are compact with full-length windows which offer a great view of the old and new parts of the city. The hotel is close to Connaught Place, which provides endless facilities in all directions.

Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. The reservation can be canceled 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. The hotel does not allow pets. A 12.5 % tax is levied. There are two types of discounts offered by the hotel- Group discount and Corporate discount.

How To Reach Le Meridien, New Delhi

The hotel faces Windsor Place, a roundabout, in Janpath in the city center. It has two entrances- one along Janpath Road and the other on Raisina Road. CP is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in terms of the nearby market and tourist spots. Here are some other good neighborhoods to consider.

All modes of transportation-cabs, buses, metros or rickshaws, are easily available. You can also go for Uber or Ola.

Amenities at Le Meridien, New Delhi

  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not available.
  • Daily newspaper delivered to each room.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Pool: Large outdoor pool that was recently renovated.
  • Spa: The Three Graces by Amatrra Spa is available, and offers a range of treatments from India.
  • Fitness Center: The Health Club provides a reasonable selection of modern equipment.
  • Other Facilities: Boutiques. Laundry. Cash machine. Business services.

Food and Drinks

Restaurants

Le Belvedere
 Le Belvedere at Le Meridien, New Delhi
Le Belvedere at Le Meridien, New Delhi
  • Chinese restaurant
  • Rooftop position, view from the 20th floor.
  • Reservations required.
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: +91 11 2346 0290
The One
The One at Le Meridien, New Delhi
The One at Le Meridien, New Delhi
  • Indian and international cuisine
  • Open all-day
  • Serves an a la carte menu and buffets
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: +91 11 2346 0138
Eau de Monsoon
Eau de Monsoon at Le Meridien, New Delhi
Eau de Monsoon at Le Meridien, New Delhi
  • Fine dining
  • Famous for its contemporary menu of Indian food.
  • Reservations required.
  • Children below the age of 12 are not allowed.
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Phone: +91 11 2346 0143
Longitude
Longitude at Le Meridien, New Delhi
Longitude at Le Meridien, New Delhi
  • Casual coffee shop for sandwiches and chocolates
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Phone: +91 11 2346 0146

Bars

Nero
Nero at Le Meridien, New Delhi
Nero at Le Meridien, New Delhi
  • Hip bar with Gothic-style setting.
  • Located on the ground floor
  • Extensive cocktail menu with global bestsellers and signature Sparkling cocktails.
  • Timings 11:00 am – 12:59 am (alcohol is not served on dry days)
  • Sparkling Hours every day at Nero, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Henri’s Bar
Henri's bar at Le Meridien, New Delhi
Henri’s bar at Le Meridien, New Delhi
  • Located on the 20th floor
  • It has a wide collection of malts and whiskeys.
  • Attached to the rooftop restaurant Le Belvedere
  • Timings  11:00 am – 01:00 am

Le Meridien, New Delhi – Rooms

Room Types

Executive Rooms
Executive rooms in Le Meridien, New Delhi
Executive rooms
  • Guest room
  • 1 Queen or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)
  • City view
  • Pool access
  • 145 USD per night exclusive of taxes.
  • Details
Superior Rooms
Superior rooms in Le Meridien, New Delhi
Superior rooms
  • Guest room
  • 1 Queen
  • Janpath Street view/City view
  • Pool access
  • 174 USD per night exclusive of taxes.
  • Details
Club Rooms
Club rooms in Le Meridien, New Delhi
Club rooms
  • Guest room
  • 1 Queen
  • City view
  • Pool access
  • 175 USD per night exclusive of taxes.
  • Details
Executive Suites
Executive suites in Le Meridien, New Delhi
Executive suites
  • Club level
  • 1 Bedroom Executive Suite
  • 1 King, City view
  • Corner room
  • 257 USD per night exclusive of taxes.
  • Details
Luxury Suites
  • Club level
  • 2 Bedroom Larger Suite
  • City view
  • Pool access.
  • Details

Here is a reservation link.

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NB: No smoking is allowed in rooms or public areas. All rooms and suites can comfortably accommodate families of 3, while some also have connecting doors. Please check with the reception while checking in or booking.

Contact Information

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Why You Should Stay At Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

An admirable mixture of contemporary and traditional, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, is one of our top picks to stay. Hyatt Regency is the flagship luxury 5-star property of Hyatt in India near Chanakyapuri. Located near AIIMS, New Delhi, within proximity of Indira Gandhi International Delhi airport, ministries, embassies, corporate houses, and shopping malls. The hotel is also connected to Noida and Gurgaon. The location of the hotel makes it the most convenient for business & leisure travelers.

History of Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

at hyatt Regency Delhi

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, commonly known as Hyatt, is an American multinational hospitality company. Its headquarters are in the Riverside Plaza of Chicago, IL and that manages and franchises luxury hotels, resorts, and vacation properties.

Fortune magazine ranked Hyatt #32 on its list of “America’s Best Companies to Work For” in 2019. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has awarded the company 100% in the HRC Equality Index for more than ten years, last in 2020.

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi was built in 1983.

How To Reach Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Chanayak Puri
Chanakya Puri

Located in Bhikaiji Cama Place, facing Mahatma Gandhi Marg (road). Hyatt Regency is on the southern edge of the city section called ‘Diplomatic Enclave’. The location is called ‘Diplomatic Enclave’ because of the numerous embassies nearby.

The neighborhood (Chanakyapuri, in the southern suburbs) is posh, clean and safe. It is one of the recommended places to stay. You can check out some other great neighborhoods.

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi is 14.5 km (roughly 9 miles) from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Here are the directions. Here is everything you need to know about arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The closest metro station is Bhikaiji Cama Place (150m from the hotel).

Uber and Ola are also available.

Amenities at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Hyatt Regency Delhi
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not available.
  • Wi-Fi: Free throughout the hotel for all guests.
  • Pool: Large outdoor pool in a garden setting. Attached splash area for toddlers and resort-style bars.
  • Spa: Accompanied by a massive fitness center, with a whirlpool, sauna, and steam rooms.
  • Fitness Center: The Club Olympus Fitness Centre is alongside the spa and features all the latest equipment. Open 24/7, and personal trainers available. Yoga classes can also be arranged in a special studio.
  • Other Facilities: Shopping arcade. Money exchange. Laundry. Travel desk. Business Center.

Food and Drinks

La Piazza

La Piazza at hyatt Regency Delhi
  • Italian fare. Authentic décor, open-plan kitchen, and extended wine list.
  • Hours -Lunch 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
    • Dinner 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
  •  La Piazza Menu
  •  Wine Menu
  • Dress code– Casual

T.K’s Oriental Grill

TK's Oriental Grill at hyatt Regency Delhi
  • Japanese teppanyaki and Mongolian barbeques. Also, Thai a la carte and special lunchtime grills on weekends.
  • Hours– (Week Day) Lunch 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
    • Dinner 6:45 pm to 11:30 pm
    • Weekend Lunch (Friday – Sunday) 12:00 Noon to 3:30 pm
    • Weekend Dinner (Friday – Sunday) 6:45 pm to 12:00 Midnight
  •  Menu
  • Dress Code– Casual

The China Kitchen

China Kitchen at hyatt Regency Delhi
  • Contemporary cuisine with many ex-pat chefs. Popular for Sunday lunches of dim sum.
  • Hours– Lunch 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
    • Dinner 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
    • Sunday Brunch: 12 noon to 3:30 pm
  •  Dinner Menu
  •  Beverage Menu
  • Dress Code– Casual

Café

Cafe 24 at hyatt Regency Delhi
  • Casual setting overlooking the gardens. Popular for afternoon High Teas and healthy food, including salads.
  • Hours- Breakfast buffet: 6:30 am to 10:30 am (weekdays)
    • 6:30 am to 11:00 am (Saturdays and Sundays)
    • Sunday brunch buffet: 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
    • Lunch buffet: 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
    • Dinner buffet: 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
    • All-day dining: 24 hours
  •  Cafe Menu
  •  Late night menu
  • Dress Code– Casual

Sidewalk Pastry Shop

Sidewalk Cafe at hyatt Regency Delhi
  • French-style patisserie with fresh breads and cakes.
  • Hours– 8:30 am to 11:00 pm
  •  Sidewalk menu
  • Dress Code– Casual

Polo Lounge

Pool lounge at hyatt Regency Delhi
  • English-style pub with TV sports and imported wines, beers, and spirits. Fascinating photos all over the walls. Open all day.
  • Hours: 11:00 am to 1:00 am
  •  Polo lounge menu
  • Dress Code– Casual

The Deck

Deck at hyatt Regency Delhi

Resort-style bar by the pool.

Hyatt Regency, New Delhi – Rooms

King Bed with pool view
King bed with pool view at hyatt Regency Delhi
Regency Suites King
regency suite at hyatt Regency Delhi
Regency Suites Terrace
regency suite terrace at hyatt Regency Delhi
Regency Executive Suites
regency executive at hyatt Regency Delhi
Premier Suites
premier suite at hyatt Regency Delhi
Diplomat Suites
diplomat suite at hyatt Regency Delhi
Residences
One Bedroom
one bed residence at hyatt Regency Delhi
Two Bedrooms
two bed residence at hyatt Regency Delhi
Three Bedrooms
three bed residence at hyatt Regency Delhi

NB: Some rooms may allow smoking. Check with the management when booking. All rooms and suites can fit in at least 1 extra single bed, and some have connecting doors.

Contact Information

  • Phone: +91 (0)11 2679 1234
  • Email: delhi.regency@hyatt.com
  • Website

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Why You Should Stay At The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

With traditionally attired doormen and lobbies with plush Indian decor, Taj Mahal hotel, New Delhi, features more remnants of the British era than most of it’s contemporary hotels. Back when it was opened, this iconic hotel was one of the first of its kind in the Indian capital but now looks a little old-fashioned.

The hotel, Taj Mahal was opened in Delhi in 1978.

History of Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

TAJ, one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, was established in 1903. Since then, it has now grown to 101 hotels in 64 locations across the globe, including India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, and Nepal. TAJ is a part of the Tata Group, one of India’s premier business houses. It is a chain of luxury hotels and a subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company Limited. The headquarters are at Express Towers, Nariman Point in Mumbai. The founder of the Tata Group is Jamsetji Tata.

The group is known for converting royal palaces in India into luxury hotels. The first palace to be converted into a Taj luxury hotel was the Lake Palace in Udaipur, in 1971. Other examples include the Rambagh Palace in JaipurUmaid Bhawan Palace in JodhpurFalaknuma Palace in Hyderabad and Nadesar Palace in Varanasi.

Ten hotels of the Taj group are members of the Leading Hotels of the World

How To Reach Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Located on Shahjahan Road, in the inner southern suburbs. To/from the airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport) will take about 30-45 minutes (18km). Here are the directions. Here is everything you need to know about arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The closest metro station is at Khan Market (550m away, 7-minute walk).  Uber and Ola are also available.

Amenities at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not available.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Pool: Large outdoor pool. Colonial-era design with natural shade and plenty of lounge chairs.
  • Spa: Alongside the pool. It features several facilities, including steam rooms, saunas, jacuzzi, and plunge pools.
  • Fitness Center: Next to the spa. Fitness at Jiva Spa is well-equipped and very spacious. Open 24 hours with a dedicated yoga section.
  • Facilities: Boutiques.

Food and Drinks

Machan

Machaan at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Safari-themed International eatery.
  • Must-try: Signature dessert, the ‘Bulls eye’
  • Cuisine – Multi-Cuisine
  • Timings – 10:30 to Midnight (00:00 hours)
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people– ₹ 4000*

House of Ming

House of Ming at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Cuisine – Chinese
  • Lunch – (Monday – Friday) – 12:30 PM – 02:45 PM
    • (Saturday and Sunday) – 12:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • Dinner – (All days) – 07:30PM – 11:45 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people– ₹ 5000 *

Varq

Varq at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Created around the concept of pre-plated Indian food
  • Houses priceless artwork – a mural by renowned artist Anjolie Ela Menon and the modern art forms of oil paintings, carvings, and sculptures
  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Lunch – 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Dinner – 7:00 PM to 11:45 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people– ₹ 5000 *

Emperor Lounge

Emperor's lounge at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Offers a premium selection of teas, coffee brews, and sumptuous finger food.
  • It also offers choicest cigars, indulgent desserts, and handcrafted chocolates.
  • Cuisine – Finger food
  • Timings – 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people – ₹ 2500 *

The Grill Room

The grill room at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Cuisine – Mediterranean, European
  • Dinner – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people – ₹ 5000 *

Rick’s

Rick's at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • Named after Rick Blaine, the star of ‘Casablanca’
  • Famous for its legendary cocktails, enticing Southeast Asian cuisine and eclectic music.
  • Cuisine – Southeast Asian
  • Timings – 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Dress code – Smart Casual
  • Average Price for 2 people – ₹ 3500 *

Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi – Rooms

Room Types

Deluxe Rooms City View

Deluxe room at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 33 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Per night- 246 USD

Taj Club Rooms City View

Taj Club room at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 33 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, one-way airport transfer, etc.
  • Per night-  300 USD

Executive Suite Pool View

Executive suite at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 72 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, both-ways airport transfer, etc.
  • Per night-  450 USD

Luxury Suite

Luxury suite at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 95 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, both-ways airport transfer, etc.

Grand Presidential Suite  

Grand presidential suite at Taj Palace Hotel Delhi
  • 418 Sq Mt
  • Free wifi for up to 4 devices.
  • Occupancy of 4 (3 Adults,2 Children)
  • King size bed
  • Access to Taj Club, butler, both-ways airport transfer, etc.
  • Includes a vanity room, pantry, workout area, dining room, and library.

NB: Smoking is allowed in some rooms, but is not permitted in public areas.

Here is a reservation link.

Contact Information

  • Phone: +91 (0)11 6656 6162
  • Email: mahal.delhi@tajhotels.com
  • Website: tajhotels.com

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Why You Should Stay at The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

This hotel is owned and operated by The Oberoi Group, which is a luxury hotel group with its head office in Delhi. The group was founded in 1934. It now has 31 luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in six countries under its flagship-Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Brands.

Being the first and undoubtedly the favorite of the Delhi-based founders of the Oberoi chain, this beautiful hotel was recently upgraded. It was reopened to the public in January 2018 after 600 crore INR (roughly 85 million USD) worth of renovations. Some of the major changes include guest rooms with spacious baths, 220 rooms instead of the previous 283, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools. The hotel incorporated an indoor air purification system which will prevent the entry of harmful air particles into the building, following New Delhi’s increasing pollution issues.

History of The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

The Oberoi, New Delhi, initially opened for the public in 1965. It is set in the city center and overlooks the 16th-century built garden tomb of Emperor Humayun which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi laid the foundation of The Oberoi Group in 1934. While the Delhi location was the fourth hotel in the company’s portfolio, it was the first that he actually had built from the ground up. Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi’s son is the company’s current executive chairman.

Back when it was opened, the Oberoi was one of a kind. It claims to have been the first property in the country to offer 24-hour room service and butler service as well as have a 24-hour restaurant. Soon after opening, it became known as the fanciest hotel India had ever had.

Innumerable Indian and international gems have stayed at the property over the course of its more than half-century existence.

How To Reach The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Location and view
Pool at The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Location and view

It is located on Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg (road), in the inner southern suburbs. There are several tourist attractions nearby, such as Humayun’s tomb, Nizamuddin’s shrine, etc, but not within walking radius.

The Oberoi, New Delhi is 22 km (roughly 14 miles) from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Here are the directions. Here is everything you need to know about arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The closest metro station is the Khan Market station (about 1.5km from the hotel, 20-minute walk). Otherwise, a taxi (unmetered) to/from the airport will take about 30-45 minutes (21km). Uber and Ola are also available.

Amenities at The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

  • Pools: The hotel has two pools. One, a fairly large one is outside. The other is indoors, temperature-controlled, attached to the fitness center, and mainly for laps.
  • Spa: The Oberoi Spa is extraordinary. There is a wide range of treatments from India and Asia available. There also is a sauna, an indoor pool, and free yoga lessons.
  • Fitness Center: Huge and open 24 hours, with all the latest equipment. Personal trainers are also available.
  • Other Facilities: 24-hour Business Center with library and meeting rooms. Shopping arcade of luxury boutiques. Cash machine.

Food and Drinks

Restaurants

360 degree restaurant at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
360

360° – the Main restaurant where buffet breakfast is served. Buffets also at lunch, and a la carte all day. Serves European, Japanese, Thai and Indian. Guests can walk into Enoteca, the temperature-controlled wine cellar adjacent to 360°, and pick from over 1,200 bottles of old and new world wine.

Omya Indian Restaurant at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Omya

Omya – Exquisite and contemporary Indian cuisine by acclaimed London based Chef Alfred Prasad, India’s youngest ever recipient of a Michelin Star. Vibrant setting and tasting menus. Extensive wine cellar.

 Oberoi Patisserie at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Oberoi Patisserie

Oberoi Patisserie & Delicatessen – gourmet delights, with world-class pastries, bread, cakes, and coffee.

Baoshuan at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Baoshuan

Baoshuan – Chinese rooftop restaurant, designed by the Michelin star Chef Andrew Wong. Tasting menus from across China’s many provinces. An amazing cocktail menu, infused with flavors of the orient

Bars

The Club Bar – New Delhi’s first exclusive indoor Cigar Lounge, attached, offers a specially curated collection of the finest hand-rolled Cuban cigars,

Cirrus9 bar at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Cirrus9 bar

Cirrus9 – New and trendy bar on the rooftop for sunsets and views. Wood fires in winter, with seats inside and out. Open from sunset, and meals available. It offers a view of the forested golf course and UNESCO World Heritage Humayun’s Tomb.

The Oberoi New Delhi – Rooms

Room Types

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe room at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Deluxe room
  • View Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King or twin
  • Room Size 350 square feet
  • Price 350 USD per night

Luxury Rooms

Luxury room at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Luxury room
  • View Humayun’s Tomb and Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King / Twin
  • Room Size 350 square feet
  • Price 365 USD per night

Premier Rooms

Premier Room at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Premier room
  • View Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King Size
  • Room Size 550 square feet
  • Price 394 USD per night

Premier Plus Rooms

premier plus room at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Premier plus room
  • View Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King size
  • Room Size 550 square feet
  • Price 465 USD per night

Oberoi Suites

Oberoi Suite at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Oberoi Suite
  • View Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King size
  • Room Size 725 square feet
  • Price 705 USD per night

Deluxe Suites

Deluxe Suite at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Deluxe Suite
  • View Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King size
  • Room Size 1,400 square feet
  • Price 2110 USD per night

Luxury Suites

Luxury Suite at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Luxury Suite
  • View Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King size
  • Room Size 1,800 square feet
  • Price 2811 USD per night

Kohinoor Suite

Living room at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
Living room
  • View Humayun’s Tomb and Delhi Golf Course
  • Bed Type King size
  • Room Size 3,500 square feet
  • Price 12650 USD per night
  • This is the best room in the hotel. The website aptly describes it as the “jewel in the crown of The Oberoi, New Delhi.” No detail has been spared in making the guests feel as royal as possible.

NB: No smoking in the rooms or most of the hotel. Dedicated smoking areas available. For Families: All rooms and suites are large enough for an extra single bed, while some have connecting doors.

Here is a reservation link.

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Why You Should Stay At the Leela Palace, New Delhi

Located in New Delhi’s Diplomatic Enclave, The Leela is a group of nine luxury palaces and hotels spread all across India. The Leela Palace, New Delhi is the group’s flagship hotel.

It has been ranked third in the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ category. Meanwhile, The Leela has been voted 5th in the ‘Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World’ category by readers in Travel Leisure’s USA 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey.

The company has marketing alliances with US-based Preferred Hotels and Resorts and is a member of Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.

History of The Leela Palace, New Delhi

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (commonly known as The Leela) was founded in 1986 by C. P. Krishnan Nair. Mr. Nair named the chain after his wife.

The architecture of the hotel is based on the colonial-era style which makes it look very old, Leela Palace is pretty new, having being opened in April 2011. The palace was modeled after Sir Edwin Lutyens Delhi.

Garden view from rooms

One of the most striking features of the hotel are the sprawling gardens surrounding the property. All types of accommodations are very spacious. The decor is heavy on Indian royal motifs- twirling bed-stands, plush rugs, prints of Indian kings, and marble bathrooms. The lack of neighboring high-rises offers an unhindered view of the area.

However, the feature you may want to write home about is the rooftop pool with infinity edges.

How To Reach The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Diplomatic enclave

The location is called ‘Diplomatic Enclave’ because of the numerous embassies nearby. The neighborhood (Chanakyapuri, in the southern suburbs) is posh, clean and safe. It is one of the recommended places to stay. You can check out some other great neighborhoods here.

The Leela Palace, New Delhi is 9.3 km (roughly 6 miles) from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Here are the directions. Here is everything you need to know about arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The closest metro station is the Sarojni Nagar.

Amenities At The Leela Palace, New Delhi

  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Three types of suites feature private plunge pools, some with jacuzzis attached.
  • Wi-Fi: Included free throughout for all guests.
  • Pool: Rooftop with infinity edges, bar, and vast views across the city. It can be heated for the winter.
  • Spa: ESPA provides a fascinating number of treatments fusing modern needs with ancient methods. It also has a steam room and sauna.
  • Fitness Center: Adjoining the spa, the gym contains all the latest gear.
  • For Families: Babysitting facility
  • Other Facilities: Boutique, Business Center. Guests of the Royal Club rooms get free airport transfers, access to the Club Lounge, and 24-hour butler service.

Food And Drinks

Restaurants

The Qube

The Qube – Open all day, serves buffets at breakfast and lunch. Casual, award-winning, and extra-long wine list. Designed like a glasshouse. You can watch the chefs at their live stations,

Le Cirque

Le Cirque – Gourmet Italian and French with New York-style vibe. Terrace seats. Serves only dinner, live jazz most nights.

Megu

Megu – Contemporary Japanese offering far more than just sushi. Terrace for cocktails. Serves lunch and dinner.

Jamvar

Jamavar – Celebrates the famous 16th-century Jamavar shawls of Kashmir, decor resembles the intrinsic ‘paisley’ pattern of the shawl. An exclusive wine selection of over 250 international labels. Serves only dinner.

Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge – Popular for traditional High Teas every afternoon. Live jazz thrice a week.

Bars

Library Bar

The Library Bar – Finger food. an exhaustive and award-winning range of 540 wine and champagne labels, 172 brands of single malts and premium whiskeys. Serves only 25 and above.

The Royal Club & Lounge – Only accessible to guests from certain rooms.

Pool Bar – On the rooftop alongside the stunning pool.

Rooms At The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Rooms

Grand deluxe room

Grande Deluxe Rooms

Premiere rooms

Premiere Rooms

Grand premier rooms

Grande Premier Rooms

royal premier

Royal Premier Rooms

Check them out here. The price ranges from 225 USD to 300 USD per night. For more info, click here.

Royal Club Rooms

royal club

Royal Club

royal club parlour

Royal Club Parlours

Check them out here. The price ranges from 395 USD to 480 USD per night. For more info, click here.

Suites

executive suite

Executive Suites

luxury suite

Luxury Suites

grand suites

Grande Suites with Plunge Pool

royal suites

Royal Suites with Plunge Pool

maharaja suites

Maharaja Suites

Presidential suite

Presidential Suites

Check them out here. The price ranges from 640 USD to 10,214 USD per night. For more info, click here.

Here is the link to make reservations.

NB: *Some rooms allow smoking (check with the management). For Families: An extra single bed can be squeezed into all rooms and suites, and a few have connecting doors.

For Single Lady Travellers

Solo female travelers

This specially curated offer includes two-way airport transfers personally monitored by attendants, buffet breakfast at The Qube, styling accessories, choice of lifestyle magazines, newspapers and books, yoga mats, high-speed internet access, and a fully equipped business desk. Female Housekeepers, female Butlers, Kamal Concierge, female pre-visit advisor, and personal Chef-on-call. The offer is valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights and above.

Do check out our article on How to stay safe in Delhi as a solo female traveler.


Contact Information

  • Phone: +91 (0)11 3933 1234
  • Email: reservations@theleela.com
  • Website: theleela.com

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Why You Should Stay at The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

History of The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

Constructed in 1931 and opened for public in 1936, at Janpath, was known as Queensway back then, in New Delhi. It was the city’s first luxury hotel. The Imperial Hotel now boasts the largest collection of colonial and post-colonial art and artifacts in Delhi. It has a museum as well as an art gallery. The hotel has amassed a number of accolades that can be referred to on its website. The hotel contains nine restaurants and bars. These range from fine dining to bars, three banquet halls, a spa & salon and nine different styles of accommodation. The hotel was designed as a mix of Victorian and Colonial architecture with a hint of Art Deco style by architect, F.B. Blomfield. It was built by S.B.S. Ranjit Singh. The Imperial has hosted the Royals of several nations, actors, and actresses of international fame, adventurers, and tycoons.

Between 1996 and 2001, the hotel was restored by its General Manager and Vice President, Mr. Harvinder Sekhon. He opened six out of the existing nine restaurants and bars- namely “Spice Route”, “Patiala Peg Bar”, “1911 Restaurant and Bar”, “Daniell’s Tavern” and “San Gimignano”. 

The bar ‘Patiala Peg’ has a special place in history as this was where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Lord Mountbatten met to discuss the Partition of India and the birth of Pakistan. 

How To Reach The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

The hotel is located in Janpath, which is the main road connecting the city center at Connaught Place. CP is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in terms of the nearby market and tourist spots. Here are some other good neighborhoods to consider.

All modes of transportation-cabs, buses, metros or rickshaws, are easily available

Amenities at The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi

Spa
Turkish-style Spa
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Some suites feature jacuzzis in the bathrooms.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free for all guests throughout.
  • Spa: The Imperial Spa Underground and built in Turkish-style, with a jacuzzi (free for guests). Special massage rooms for couples.
  • Fitness Center: The Health Club, near the spa, has all the latest gear, yoga classes, and personal trainers.
  • Breakfast: Not included. It can be paid for when booking.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.
  • Other Facilities: Boutiques. Money-changing. Travel desk. Cooking classes. Racquet Club.

Food and Drinks

Restaurants

1911
1911

1911 Restaurant – All-day dining and lunch buffets and terraced seating.

Spice route
Spice route

The Spice Route – Award-winning menu specializing in pan-Indian cuisines as well as Southeast Asian.

Sam Gimignano
Sam Gimignano

Sam Gimignano – Italian bistro with terraced seating. Voted as the finest of its kind in Delhi.

Nostalgia
Nostalgia

Nostalgia – Sophisticated café catering European food. It has an extended wine list and live piano music. Serves only dinner.

Atrium
Atrium

The Atrium – Set within an atrium. Light meals all day, especially popular for afternoon High Teas.

La Baguette
La Baguette

La Baguette – Bakery.

Daniell's Tavern
Daniell’s Tavern

Daniell’s Tavern – Contemporary Indian cuisine and open-plan kitchen. Serves only dinner with live music.

Bars

1911 bar
1911 bar

1911 Bar – Marble bar counter and leather chairs with wall prints. Wide range of cocktails and imported spirits.

Patiala Peg
Patiala Peg

Patiala Peg – Beautiful chandeliers, prints of the Raj, and cocktails.

The Imperial New Delhi – Rooms

Luxury accommodation with over 190 rooms and 40+ suites, each designed with distinct interiors, overlooking the gardens. The beds all have Posturepedic spring mattresses and exclusive linen from Porthault, France. The price range is from $239/ night to $576/ night depending on the suite/room.

Room Types

deco rooms
Deco rooms

Deco Rooms

Imperial rooms

Imperial Rooms

Heritage rooms
Heritage rooms

Heritage Rooms

Grand Heritage Rooms
Grand Heritage Rooms

Grand Heritage Rooms

Heritage suite
Heritage Suite

Heritage Suites

Deco Suite
Deco Suite

Deco Suites

Luxury suite
Luxury Suite

Luxury Suites

Royal Suites
Royal Suites

Royal Imperial Suites

Eliza rooms
Eliza rooms

The Eliza Experience

Here is a reservation link.

NB: No smoking is allowed in rooms or public areas. Not ideal for families in terms of setting, however, an extra single bed can be accommodated into some rooms and suites. Some suites have connecting doors.

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Difficulties Faced by Travelers In Delhi

There are few cities as vibrant and full of life as Delhi. While this is an immersive and inclusive culture, it can, admittedly, be a little intimidating for tourists. We have compiled a list of the common difficulties faced by travelers in Delhi and their possible solutions.

1. What To Wear?

What to wear in India

As a foreigner, you are a center of attention so dress conservatively when out and about in the markets. Wear a long skirt or trousers or a Capri or anything that covers your legs below the knees. Wear clothes which cover your shoulders, carrying a scarf with you is a good idea as well.

For places like Old Delhi- Chandni Chowk area, Mosques, Temples etc, be sure to put on more layers. Jeans and a small Kurti or a long skirt is always a good choice. Moreover, Indian clothes like salwar-kameez, kurta-pajama are light and easily available locally.

Do carry a scarf. Most religious places require you to cover your head. You can buy one here.

You can read further about how to stay safe in Delhi as a solo female traveler here.

2. Sanitation And Cleanliness

Delhi is somewhat infamous with the tourists because of Delhi belly (an upset stomach). Here are some tips to avoid any diseases- short term or long- due to less than ideal sanitary conditions. Avoid drinking tap water, also try to avoid any food that may have been washed in it. Avoid ice or ice cream from street vendors. Do not eat any salads or fruits that you haven’t peeled or washed yourself. Don’t go for the spicy foods on day 1. Let your body adjust to the new place.

Street Food

Most importantly, whenever buying street food, apply a very strict assessment of cleanliness standards, such as- are the owners freshly cooking the food or has it been standing there for a while? Is the stall busy with lots of customers or only attracting hoards of flies?

Public Toilet

When you are out and about, you will have to use public toilets- which, even though they have a minimum fee, may not hold up to the normal standards of cleanliness. Toilet paper is rarely available in these places. There is water and soap, however. Use anti-bacterial wipes and anti-bacterial gel for a final clean up.

3. How to Deal With Crowd?

Chandni Chowk

Most places in Delhi are relatively more crowded as compared to other cities elsewhere. Avoid rush hours to best deal with the crowd especially in areas such as Chandni Chowk. Check ahead on travel advisories as to when rush hours of a certain market or tourist place might be.

Be wary of pickpockets in these crowds. Go with the flow. If you have to shove and push your way into a train or bus, don’t hesitate to do so.

Apart from the popular, most visited attractions, Delhi is a treasure trove of neglected architectural wonders. You can check out some of these overlooked wonders here. Since these places are lesser-known, there won’t be much crowd here.

4. How to Visit So Many Places in So Little Time?

Tourist places in India Collage

There are a lot of places of interest such as monuments, religious places, markets, etc, all packed in and around Delhi. Most tours try to finish off as many of these places as they can in a very short interval. You not only miss out on basking in their magnificence as you ideally should be but also miss a lot of hidden wonders. These rushed deprive tourists of enjoying Delhi in its essence.

Get on the internet. Do your research. Figure out what interests you, how much time you have, and then tailor your trip accordingly. Give ample time to each place. Most tourists try to do too much in too little time and burn out. You don’t want to do that because not only do you miss out but also not get your money’s worth.

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to this exciting city, do check out our Free Resources for Delhi. Before you decide your itinerary for the day, make sure to look up the reviews and recommendations of other travelers. Our one and two-day itineraries might also be helpful for you to plan your time here.

Check up on where you are staying. Make sure you don’t pick accommodations based on distance, instead, pick a good neighborhood. Some of the best memories can be made with warm, welcoming locals. Here are some good neighborhoods in Delhi.

5. How To Handle Cash?

Paying cash

While it is advisable to not carry a lot of cash if you are simply out of sightseeing, make it point to carry enough if you are out for serious shopping. We recommend that you withdraw sufficient cash a day before from an ATM anywhere close to where you are staying. More often than not, the ATMs are either out of service or out of cash. Walking around looking for ATMs is a wastage of time.

A lot of international bank cards are not accepted by ATMs in India. Please ensure that yours is either a master or visa card for sure, maestro and cirrus cards may also be accepted. Carry cards from more than one bank, if one does not work, you’ll have a backup. ATM machines have a limit to the amount that you can withdraw at one time. This limit is INR 10,000 (USD 180 approx). The daily limit is set by your bank back home so know that beforehand.

The most accessible pocket should have the least amount of money. Not more than Rs 1000. When you are out in crowded markets this is the pocket that gives money. Learn to keep your money safely divided. Here is an article you can check for more details.

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Best Airbnbs In Delhi For Tourists

There are plenty of highly-rated Airbnbs for tourists in Delhi. Here is our list of the best Airbnbs in Delhi grouped by neighborhoods.

The list has been compiled after going through thousands of reviews and taking into account the location of the property. It is not rank based. We have added links to the catalog of other properties in the same area as well.

Hauz Khas Village 

Hauz Khas Village is listed as the top ten places to check out in Delhi by trip advisor. It is the center of art, galleries, fashion boutiques and great restaurants/pubs in Delhi. Plus, it has the best nightlife in the city. Here is some more information about this neighborhood. 

Moroccan Riad: Airbnb Delhi

This beautiful apartment embodying Moroccan aesthetics is right in the middle of a buzzing Hauz Khas Village. It has a private balcony overlooking the lake and a fort built in the 13th century. The apartment has inlaid wooden decorations, mosaics and traditional motifs in soft colors. All the major places with tourist attractions are within 30 minutes drive.

Plush Villa: Airbnb Delhi

A beautiful quaint Villa with a sprawling lawn right in the heart of posh South Delhi area of Hauz Khas Enclave. Walking distance from the often overlooked historical monument Chor Minar. Check out other mostly overlooked tourist attractions in Delhi. Almost two minutes walk to the Metro station and less than five minutes drive to South Ext Mkt., Aurobindo Mkt. Siri Fort Sports Complex et al.

An Independent studio apartment in one of the best neighborhoods of New Delhi. The decor will give you authentic Rajasthani feel. The best part about this apartment, however, is its location. The view is mesmerizing. You can see the ruins of Old Delhi from the balcony. All the major tourist attractions are within half an hour’s drive

Here are more Airbnbs in the area that you can check out.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place, CP for short, is one of the best places to stay in Delhi for tourists. The place is a perfect blend of modern and historical. There are sprawling gardens, historical structures, most brands, a lot of bars and pubs, etc. all packed in one beautiful place. Here is some more information about this neighborhood

A charming apartment that will take you back to the 1920s European living. It is the first floor flat which is a part of 3 storey Art Deco style building. It even has its own large enclosed garden.

A beautifully furnished boutique hotel with all modern amenities. And a rooftop cafe! The hotel is centrally located. Which makes it very close to the Janpath Market, Karl Bagh Market, and other tourist attractions in Central Delhi.

The location is quiet, safe and central, which makes it easy to get transportation to and fro. The nearest metro station is two minutes walk across the road. The apartment is in a private family compound, old colonial security guarded estate premises that have been carefully preserved from the 1930s.

Here are some more airbnbs you can check out in the area.

Saket

Saket is one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Delhi. It has most of the high-end brands and chains of luxury restaurants. Here is some more information about this neighborhood

The apartment is located on the first floor in a gated community. It is a 5 min drive from the Metro station. There are apartment buildings, sports complexes and public parks around.

An entire villa located near the art and culture hub. It has a stunning view, restaurants and dining, and family-friendly activities. The property has abundant natural light and is free of any dust, noise or air pollution. There are several recreational spots like Golf Course, Shopping Malls, Multiplexes, etc within a 2 km radius.

It is a penthouse apartment. Situated very close to Qutub Minar and Mehrauli archaeological park. The location is a walking distance to lots of famous restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Metro station is adjacent to the apartment.

Here are some more airbnbs you can check out in the area.

Karol Bagh

Karol Bagh has both upscale and budget-friendly neighborhoods. The same goes for the shopping establishments which have both high-end brands and smaller mom and pop stores. It is a mixed neighborhood as most of the tourists in tour groups stay in Karol Bagh. Here is some more information about this neighborhood.

The apartment is on the first floor of a double-storey bungalow. The owner is a renowned celebrity chef. The place has its own balcony and an amazing view.

Located close to Karol Bagh’s main market, the hotel’s location is best suited for business travelers who have business meetings in Rajendra Place, Karol Bagh or Connaught Place or families who want to stay in a safe locality. The closest metro station is Karol Bagh Metro Station (less than half a km from the hotel). Jantar Mantar, Red Fort, and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are all within a 10 km radius.

Here are some more airbnbs you can check out in the area.

Defence Colony

One of the more affluent neighborhoods. Perfect for a peaceful and luxurious stay. Close to one of the most serene places in Delhi, the Lodhi Gardens. Here is some more information about this neighborhood.

Three bedrooms flat on the 3rd floor with a stellar view in the affluent Defense colony. Eateries located within a km as are shopping centers of South Ext, Ansal Plaza, GK 1 Market, etc. Three Metros stations (all within 0.5-1.5Km) are also there. Less than 30 min drive from the international airport and railway station.

Situated in a very green area, the apartment is close to most markets. There are lots of gardens around. The best restaurants, cafes, and pubs in town are less than five minutes away. Lotus temple, and the Tuglaqabad Fort are nearby. The international airport is 13.2 km from the apartment. Several other tourist attractions are within a 10 km radius.

Here are some more airbnbs you can check out in the area.

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Best Neighbourhoods To Stay In Delhi For Tourists

Picking the right neighborhood to stay is very important. Especially in a bustling city, as diverse as Delhi. Be sure to choose a location that checks all the boxes- safe, easily approachable, closer to the tourist spots and markets. 

Based on the above parameters, we have made a list of the best neighborhoods to stay in Delhi. The list is not rank based. Every neighborhood has its own bonus in terms of closeness to markets or tourist attractions or the airport etc.

Do not miss on our Free Resources for Delhi

Connaught Place

Connaught Place
Connaught Place

Located right in the center of the city, Connaught Place, CP for short, is one of the best places to stay in Delhi for tourists. The infrastructure is colonial in style and the vibe is a potent mix of modern and historical.

There are sprawling gardens, historical structures, most brands, a lot of bars and pubs etc. all packed in one beautiful place. There are Jantar Mantar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and a very famous Hanuman Temple around the heart of CP.

You can also check out Heritage cinemas like the Odeon and Rivoli, for example. There are high-end brands to shop to your heart’s content.

Janpath Market
Janpath Market

There is also the Janpath market, which is famous for its street shops. There are also several iconic street food vendors in Connaught Place (CP)

The best part about CP is the lack of crowds that are characteristic of Delhi. Bonus, all that greenery. There are several upscale restaurants and a lot of luxury hotels

All modes of transportation-cabs, buses, metros or rickshaws, are easily available

 Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk

If CP is situated in the heart of Delhi, Chandini Chowk is the heart of Old Delhi.

There are many mughal era monuments in this area. For example: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Diwan-i-aam, etc.

The best part about this marvellous place is that is a shopper’s paradise. It is the largest wholesale market spice in Asia. From spices to jewellery, fashion apparel to electronics, everything is available in Chandni Chowk.

Chandni Chowk is especially famous for its street food. You can view our do-it-yourself walking tour of Chandni Chowk post for more details

Haveli Dharampura
Haveli Dharampura

You can stay in Haveli Dharampura to experience palatial living in a recently modernized Mughal era building. Here are some other hotels you can stay in Chandni Chowk. 

The only catch is that it is very congested and it is difficult to maneuver vehicles inside. There are autos available for short distances and there is metro as well. This area is not for the faint of heart or for those that do not like walking.

Karol Bagh

Karol Bagh
Karol Bagh

Located in Central Delhi, Karol Bagh is easily approachable by cabs, buses, and metros. Karol bagh has the best of everything, brands, and non-brands, high-end restaurants, and street-side eateries, top-notch book shops to second-hand establishments.

It even has both upscale and budget-friendly neighborhoods. Most tourists traveling on a pre-booked tours stay in Karol Bagh.

Roshan di Kulfi
Roshan di Kulfi

Two things we definitely recommend are the tandoori momos (dumplings) at Art of Spices and Kulfi (a cold treat) from Roshan di Kulfi. Do not miss out on the Monday Market- a flea market – a one-stop destination for budget shopping; curtains, table cloths, mats, and other household items. It is also super close to Paharganj, Connaught Place, and Old Delhi.

Here is a list of places to stay in Karol Bagh. 

Defence Colony

Defense Colony
Defense Colony

An affluent locality situated in South Delhi, which is easily accessible by cabs and metro. Defence colony has some of the most top-class designers and high-end luxury stores.

This is the neighborhood you should opt for if you are visiting the city for a shopping extravaganza and want to live in style and comfort.

Lodhi gardens
Lodhi Gardens

Safdarjung Tomb and Lodhi Gardens are some of the visual delights nearby. 

Here is the list of hotels near the Defense colony you can stay in. 

Mehrauli

Mehrauli Park
Mehrauli Park

The Mehrauli archaeological park is the most amazing collection of monuments in one campus, especially the Qutub Minar complex.

Qutub Complex
Qutub Complex

Majestic mosques such as the Jamali Kambli Masjid and Quwwatul Islam Masjid. Famous temples like Chhatarpur Temple and Jain Mandir Dadabari can all be found in Mehrauli. Not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub Minar, The Alai Darwaza, Tomb of Balban and Zafar Mahal here. The Garden of Five Senses which hosts more than 200 varieties of floral beauty and beautiful waterfalls and walkways is also located nearby.

Mehrauli is the best choice if you want to spend your days in the place that had been a testament to the glorious past. 

It is very well connected by cabs and metro. Here is a list of hotels you can stay in. 

Check out the architectural evolution of Delhi post for more information.

Hauz Khas Village

Hauz Khas Village
Hauz Khas Village

One of the best places to stay in Delhi for tourists, Hauz Khas Village has the coolest neighborhood to stay in Delhi. It is hip and historic- a mix of the heritage and culture of Delhi along with ultra-modern touches.

Deer Park
Deer Park
Deer Park
Deer park

The village has ancient historical ruins of different tombs, mosques and a water tank. Kalkaji temple and The Lotus Temple are close by. There is a very picturesque Deer Park. The Delhi Tourism Department organizes a Light and Sound show here which we highly recommend.

There are Classic English Tea rooms, cafes and great party places in Khas as well. There are a lot of funky, pop eateries in HKV. The best art galleries are also here. Hauz Khas has the best nightlife of all the neighborhoods mentioned so far. 

Check out some amazing hotels to stay near Hauz Khas.

Rajpath Marg

Rajpath Marg
Rajpath

Rajpath Marg flaunts the breathtaking path, flanked by symmetrically planted trees, leading up to India gate. You can walk up Raisina Hill which houses the Presidential Quarters. Take a stroll around the Parliament house. Enjoy roadside food, visit the Daryaganj Sunday Book Market.

This is one of the most serene places to stay in Delhi. We recommend witnessing an organized and extremely disciplined 30-minute change of guard ceremony here. It is also easily connected by cabs and metro. 

Here is where you can stay in and around Rajpath. 

Chanakyapuri

ChayankPuri
Chanakyapuri
Nehru Park
Nehru Park

Chanakyapuri is an extremely affluent neighborhood. It is one of the nicest places to stay in Delhi for tourists and boasts of numerous parks, open spaces and upscale houses. Most of the foreign embassies are located here. The yearly bazaar held at the Ashok Hotel is also here. As are, Akbar Bhawan, the National Rail Museum, Nehru Park and National Rose Garden. 

Here is where you can stay. 

Dwarka

Dwarka
Dwarka

If you are planning a short trip and wish to stay near the airport, either stay in Aerocity or Dwarka. Dwarka is located near the Indira Gandhi International Airport but there isn’t anything to see in this area. It is quite dead and cheap.

You can book your stay in one of the hotels in Dwarka if you are planning to stay near the airport.

IGI Delhi
Delhi International Airport

Make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide To Arriving At Delhi International Airport

Saket

Saket
Saket

Saket is every shopper and food lover’s delight. It is home to some of the best chain of restaurants and shopping malls. Most of the city’s top-notch hotels can also be found in this area. 

Here are some hotels you can stay in Saket.

Now that you are all settled in, here is a list of the most overlooked tourist attractions in Delhi. 

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Eating Out At A Discount As A Tourist In Delhi

Delhi is the best place to try a variety of Indian food. From yummy street food to high-end dining, Delhi has it all. Four food apps can save you between 15-50% on eating out in Delhi. You can get 1 + 1 on many luxury hotel buffets too.

Furthermore, you can also filter restaurants based on proximity to the current location, cuisines, cost, discounts offered and dietary restrictions. This makes finding a restaurant really easy. Even locals in Delhi will probably go through one of these apps to make a recommendation for you – if you ask them for one.

You can take our food tour here.

Here is a complete list of some of the best restaurants and street food in Delhi.

In this article, we will talk about food apps and the perks they offer to paid members as well as free users. What they lack in olfactory allure, they make up for in discounts. You can make reservations at most of the restaurants directly from your phone.

Here is our guide to eating out in Delhi at a discount. We realize that there are far too many apps to choose from, so we narrowed them down to the best four. Bargain hunters should install all four apps. Convenience seekers might be happy with Dineout or Zomato.

We have also made a table comparing the deals offered to members and non-members by these apps.

Eating out as a discount – Tip #1

All of the food apps mentioned above have a free trial. Sign up for it. It gets you amazing discounts for nothing. All you need is a new phone number for a free trial, which is easy to get.

Monthly membership starts from around 900 INR or USD 13. Most tourists in Delhi can make up this fee in less than three meals. However, many discount apps do not accept foreign credit cards. So, you might have trouble getting membership.

Now, let us go through these apps in detail.

1. Dineout

Dineout provides a platform for finding restaurants and reserving tables. It provides amazing discounts to non-members and members alike. The discounts range from 10% to 50% and sometimes there even are some special discount combos at certain restaurants.

You get additional discounts when paying via the app, i.e by using dineoutPAY. There are added incentives for signing-in to the app but this is often not worth it for tourists visiting Delhi.

The app is available in Android as well as iOS. We recommend buying and using a local SIM card as the app needs a local number for verification.

How to use the Dineout app

Dine Out
Homepage of the app

You can set the location. There is a separate tab for members and another to browse Gourmet Passport offers. You can scan and pay bills using dineoutPay in-app. We definitely would not skip this while eating out in Delhi on discount.

Dine Out

You can filter the restaurants based on cuisines, dietary restrictions and amount of discount including those reserved for paid users but available to free trial users also.

Dine Out

You can reserve a table with the restaurant of your choice. You can also share the no. of guests in your party.

Dine Out

While Gourmet Passport has its own app, the Dineout app also offers the customers a choice to pick out the deals most suitable to them. You can buy the Gourmet Passport from the Dineout app as well as from the Gourmet Passport app itself.

Dine Out

2. Dineout Gourmet Passport

Dineout offers a membership-based coupon service known as Gourmet Passport. You do not need a prior reservation in a partner restaurant to redeem your coupons. 

While it is not available in many cities, Gourmet Passport has a strong network of over 1500 restaurants in the metropolis of Delhi. Worth checking out for eating out in Delhi on discount.

Gourmet passport offers 1+1 on Main Course, 1+1 on Drinks and best of all 1+1 on Buffets. Members can combine their food and drinks coupons at the same restaurant at the same time. The subscription amount depends on the number of cities and the duration of the offer chosen. However, many of these apps offer a 1-month free trial. That is enough for most tourists.

A feature that gives it an edge over the other dining apps is that just one Gourmet Passport membership is enough to book a table for 6. Other apps need you to have at least 3 memberships for the same party size. However, there is no Unlimited option which is available in Zomato Gold. 

Another striking feature is the Dineout SmartPay. You can earn Dineout Earnings in the form of cash backs when paying at the restaurants using it. So, not only can you redeem a Gourmet Passport coupon, but you can also get a cashback.  This is really not worth the hassle unless you plan to be in Delhi for long.

The app is available in Android as well as iOS.

There is an exhaustive list of FAQs and rules to ensure that most customer inquiries are answered upfront. 

Gourmet Passport

How to use the Gourmet Passport app

Gourmet Passport
Gourmet Passport
Gourmet Passport
Gourmet Passport
Gourmet Passport
Gourmet Passport

4. EazyDiner

EazyDiner
EazyDiner

EazyDiner also offers several coupons and gift cards for eating out. Some of these coupons are priced as low as 13 cents for a combination.

EazyDiner

These coupons are available to non-members. The EazyDiner service is available in most big cities all across India. It is also available in Dubai. 

EazyDiner

One of the best features of this app are the blogs that talk about seasonal cuisines, best sports bars, top restaurants around a place and even best street food eateries. All of this is available under the Food Trends tab at the homepage of the tab. 

EazyDiner
EazyDiner

There is EazyDiner Prime which is membership-based. There is a minimum of 25% discount available at every Prime restaurant. The membership plans are based on duration. There is a free month available for 2.8 cents, but it is auto-renewable to make sure to opt-out in time. 

Here is how to redeem gift cards and how to use the prime membership.

EazyDiner
EazyDiner

4. Zomato Gold

Zomato
Zomato

The best part about Zomato is that it offers delivery, self-pickup, and dining out services. Zomato started out as a food delivery app, which later expanded to dine-out deals. 

Zomato

Zomato Gold provides 1+1 on Food and 2+2 on drinks offers at partner restaurants. The price for Zomato Gold Unlimited is 29 USD for a year’s subscription. There were other packages with a shorter duration which have been indefinitely removed. 

Zomato

You can add multiple filters and take advantage of the massive discounts the app offers to non-members.

 Zomato Gold doesn’t have any additional offer when redeeming a coupon- something offered by Gourmet Passport. Although, Zomato Gold has an added advantage in terms of reach, the number of partner restaurants.

Comparing all the four apps

Dineout EazyDinerZomato
Offers for
non-members
upto 50%
off
upto 25% off
or
1+1 on buffets
upto 50% off
Fee for
membership
INR 1495 (12 months)INR 2495 (12+1 months)
INR 995 (3 months)
INR 2 (1-month trial)
INR 2000
(12 months)
Offers for
members
3+3 on drinks
3+3 on main
course
upto 50% off
+ free drinks
Dining-
1+1 on food
2+2 on drinks
Delivery-
One free dish
Offers on in-app
payment
upto 20%
cashback
cashback or vouchers
worth INR 500
N.A
No. of restaurants
covered
approx 270 approx 125596050+

  • Since Gourmet Passport is a part of Dineout, the membership fees and offers mentioned in the latter are applicable for both.

Do not forget to check out our Free Resources for Delhi.

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How To Stay Safe In Delhi As A Solo Female Traveller

Safety is a concern for many solo female travellers to Delhi. Any new place is a bit overwhelming at first, especially a city as diverse and bustling as Delhi. A little alertness and caution can go a long way in ensuring that you travel safely and return with good memories. 

Here is how to stay safe in Delhi as a solo female traveller.

What can really go wrong in a place which is so crowded?

Residents of Delhi and India, in general, have a much smaller expectation of personal space around them and are used to people in close proximity. Most tourists, unless you are from a crowded city, become uncomfortable in this scenario. In Delhi, you are surrounded by people at all times, even if you don’t want to. There is little regard for personal space so women should be extra careful when walking in crowded markets of Delhi.

However, this presence of people also makes you feel safe. Help is just a shout away.

Here is a list of safe travel strategies. 

1. Dress Conservatively in Delhi

Jeans-Kurti
Jeans-Kurti
Salwaar- Kameez
Salwaar- Kameez
Kurta-Pants
Kurta-pants
long skirts
Long skirts

As a foreigner you are a center of attention so please dress conservatively when out and about in the markets. Please wear a long skirt or trousers or a Capri or anything that covers your legs below the knees. Wear clothes which cover your shoulders, carrying a scarf with you is a good idea as well.

There are different places in Delhi, such as the Connaught Place etc where no one will bat an eye at your clothes. You can safely dress up in jeans and t-shirts. But for places like Old Delhi- Chandni Chowk area, Mosques, Temples etc, be sure to put on more layers. Jeans and a small Kurti or a long skirt is always a good choice. Moreover, Indian clothes like salwar-kameez are light and easily available locally.

Do carry a scarf. Most religious places require you to cover your head. You can buy one here.
Dressing conservatively alone will help you avoid 90% of safety issues. Take it seriously.

2. Be Assertive And Confident Rather Than Polite

It is very important to carry yourself confidently. Be more like a part of the crowd that knows where it is headed rather than a lost tourist. Use google maps and navigation as much as possible. If you don’t have access to the internet, make sure to carry a printout of maps. You are less likely to attract unwanted attention if you look confident. Eve teasers usually target women they perceive vulnerable. You can ignore it for the most part, but if they start stalking or making you uncomfortable in other ways, make a scene, draw the attention of the bystanders or authorities such as traffic police, etc. Do not try to be polite. Rudely tell them to leave. 

3. Take Travel Advisories Seriously

Delhi a lot of areas that are not safe on certain dates or days, especially around national holidays. There are also some areas that are not safe for women in general. Some that are not safe at night. Most attacks on women happen in remote areas. Stay in the public eye. Check the reviews and stick to traveled tourist routes. If you want to go exploring, go in a group and even then avoid night time. Rules are more strict for foreigners. You might notice many Sadhus openly using hash or other derivatives of cannabis. It is not legal. While the local authorities give them a free pass, they won’t let you up that easy. Drugs are illegal in India. 

4. Be Aware Of How You Interact With Men

India is a conservative society. You have to be mindful of how you interact with men here. Especially the less educated ones you will encounter in public transportation or in hospitality like bellboys, etc.

A very common misconception here is that if you are overly friendly, you are giving them signals. Be conscious of your clothing around these people. Most of all, be polite but distant. Do not engage in more conversation than necessary.

5. Safe transit from Delhi Airport and Railway stations

Plan your arrival in Delhi such that you land during the day. If, for some reason, you are unable to do so, arrange for someone to pick you up at the airport. This ensures you have a great start to your trip and is well worth the money.

Most good hotels and guest houses can arrange airport pickup. Avoid traveling anywhere after 9 PM. If you have to, prefer public transport over personal autos. Travel in a group or with local friends if you are getting late.

Homelessness is common in large cities. Labourer’s in Delhi work during the day and are out sleeping on the streets at night, in certain parts of town. Don’t be shy about inquiring about the safety of the area you are going to or staying at. Please avoid walking alone at night. Staying in groups is always a good idea. Having a local companion also helps significantly.

6. Traveling safely by Cabs in Delhi

SOS in Ola
SOS in Uber

You can safely call a cab- Ola, and Uber- at any time of the day. They have a GPS and an emergency button. Always share your ride details with someone. If you feel uncomfortable, ask to be dropped off at the nearest public place that is open. When getting down is not an option, call someone and stay on call till you get to your destination. If you’re alone in a cab or a rickshaw and the driver tries to take a friend along, say a firm no. If they persist, get down.

7. Copy The Local Women in Delhi

In Delhi, chances are that a lot of women around you are either tourists themselves or college students. Note how they safely ensure no one touches them by putting their bags in front etc. Most of them prefer to stay in a residential neighborhood. This is a good option if you are planning on staying for a long time or if you want to try the Indian lifestyle. Most of the students use Metro to travel. It is inexpensive and available at every 1.5 or 2 km. 

Observe how these women are acting, how they carry themselves, how covered they are, etc. Also, pay attention to how they are interacting with the men around them- the ones that are not with them. If a place is full of women (alone or with families), it is safe, if there are no women then it’s probably best to head back. 

8. Drinking and Visiting Bars in Delhi

The nightlife in India is vastly different from other countries. Since most bars do not have a permit to stay open past midnight, make sure to visit early. Pick bars in better neighborhoods to avoid hoodlums. The police are very active around these places so do not drink and drive. Get a cab.

If you want to stay in to drink in your room, you can look up nearest wine shops or ask the reception to guide you to a respectable one. These shops do not stay open past 10 PM, so make sure to arrange for the drinks accordingly. Here is a list of some of the best bars and pubs in Delhi.

9. Learn Basic Hindi Phrases

Using some everyday phrases is the best way to throw off any miscreant and ask for help in any place. While you will always find someone that speaks fluent English and can help you, it is always best to be prepared yourself.  These basic phrases– salutations, asking for directions, cabs, help etc- will ensure that you are able to convey your problem to any person you come across. It will also help them understand you and get you to the person that can help. This is especially helpful while trying to avoid unwanted attention. You will mostly be left safely alone once they realize you can bring mass attention to their eve-teasing in the local language.

10. Local Helpline Numbers in Delhi

Bring your phone. Get a local SIM card. Prepaid packs in India are very cheap. It is always smart to keep a friend or family member apprised of your travel plans. Here is our guide to buying a SIM card in India.

There is a very little chance that you will need to contact the authorities but here are the numbers if you need them.

 Here are some important numbers-. 

  • 112 is the pan-India emergency number. 
  • 100 will connect you to the nearest Police Station
  • 101 for Fire
  • 102 for Ambulance
  • 1091 is the Women Helpline

Do not hesitate to call for help if you think you are even remotely in any form of danger. The response is quick and effective

10. Do Your Research

Delhi has an amalgam of cultures. Which means there are innumerable immersive experiences you will be able to participate in. To ensure that you make the most of your trip to this exciting city, do check out our Free Resources for Delhi. Before you decide your itinerary for the day, make sure to look up the reviews and recommendations of other travelers. Our one and two-day itineraries might also be helpful for you to plan your time here.

Check up on where you are staying. Make sure you don’t pick accommodations based on distance, instead, pick a good neighborhood.
Learn to keep your money safely divided. Here is an article you can check for more details.

Most of all, please keep in mind that it is no ta given that something will happen. This is just being smart. Indians everywhere have a philosophy: Atithi Devo Bhava” which literally translates to “Guests are Gods”. Wherever you go, you will feel the people being respectful and deferential. Stay alert but don’t forget to enjoy the warm Indian hospitality. 

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The Ultimate Guide To Arriving At The Delhi International Airport

New Delhi airport is one of the largest airports in India. It has several accolades to its name including one for being the Most Sustainable and Green Airport. 

Here is the Visual Guide to traveling out of the Delhi International Airport, Terminal 3

Aerocity

Delhi Aerocity, a hospitality district is growing rapidly to accommodate the increasing needs at the airport. It has several hotels including international luxury chains.

Here is the list of hotels in Aerocity

Delhi Airport Transit Options

If you wish to travel via road, it takes 45 minutes to one hour (during normal traffic) to travel to City Center. Keep in mind the road becomes very congested during peak hours. Here are the travel options available to and from New Delhi airport.

  • Cab services like Ola or Uber
  • Pre-arranged hotel pickups
  • To save time in commuting, Delhi Metro Airport Express train station opens at Aerocity (apart from this, the T3 also has a station of the Metro Airport Express.)

Terminals

International arrival terminal

The following terminals are in use at the airport:

  • Terminal 1C – IndiGo and SpiceJet domestic arrivals 
  • Terminal 1D – Some IndiGo and SpiceJet domestic departures 
  • Terminal 2 – All Go Air domestic flights, and some IndiGo and SpiceJet domestic flights.
  • Terminal 3 – International and domestic flights, with the exception of low-cost carriers listed above. This new terminal is close to Terminal 2, which has been recommissioned.
  • Terminal 3 also has spice jet flights. Which flights take off from which airport changes often for Domestic carriers. Please check in advance if you are flying SpiceJet, GoAir and Indigo Airlines.

There are free shuttle buses between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. While you can walk between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 in under 5 minutes, you need to take the NH8 between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. It takes about 45-60

Eateries at Delhi International Airport

Eateries

A wide variety of cuisines (Indian, Continental, Chinese, French, Italian, etc) is available for you to choose from. Most of them are located at Terminal 3. There are plenty of options at the other two terminals as well.

This a list of eateries at the terminal 3 International Arrival area

  • Joost- juices and low-fat healthy drinks bar
  • Bakers Street- European style bakery café. Serves coffees, teas, and desserts like tiramisu, cheesecakes, etc
  • Vaango- South Indian cuisine
  • Falafel Express- Greek Quick Service Store. Serves Falafel Wrap, Shawarma, Gyro, Rice plates, Curries & Salads.
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Moti Mahal Deluxe- a multi-cuisine restaurants
  • Mumbai Central- Serves authentic Mumbai street food

Here is a list of all the eateries in the Delhi International Airport.

Facilities At Delhi International Airport

  • Terminal 3 has 168 check-in counters. 130 immigration counters. 78 aerobridges. 92 moving walkways. Business centers, restaurants, spas, and shopping malls, etc.
  • A luggage storage facility (for both domestic and international passengers), located in the Airport Connect at the Skywalk Level of Terminal 3. 
  • Free wireless Internet at all terminals. 
  • Wheelchairs and attendants are available inside the terminals, for passengers with special needs.
  • Money exchange counters and ATMs inside every terminal.

Lounges At Delhi International Airport

Premium Lounge
  • One Premium Lounge for first-class and business-class passengers of selected airlines. Located on Level 3 (international departures area) in Terminal 3.
  • Several Plaza Premium lounges for departing international passengers. The main lounge is located on Level 4 in Terminal 3. Access passes for the International Plaza Premium Airport Lounge (Departures) and International Plaza Premium Airport Lounge (Arrivals) can be purchased online from TripAdvisor. 
  • The ITC WelcomGroup has an environmentally-responsible Green Lounge in Terminal 3, which, according to general consensus, is better than the premium lounges. 
  •  American Express Platinum Lounge in the departures area of Terminal 3.

Most of these lounges allow you to pay and access them, regardless of your airline or flight class. The details are available in New Delhi Airport Guide

Shopping At Delhi International Airport

Duty free shops
Shops at IGI

There are several convenience stores, Duty-Free areas, and hi-tech shops (Croma Zip, Gadget Point, and Samsung stores). The airport houses Armani, Marks & Spencer, Hugo Boss, Gini & Jony, Satya Paul, Shoppers Stop, UCB, Tommy Hilfiger, etc. Range of products available at Duty-Free include cosmetics, liquor, perfumes, confectionery, and souvenirs.

 Here is a link

You can even buy SIM cards at the airport. Here is how to.

Parking Facilities At Delhi International Airport

Park and Fly

There is a six-level car park at Terminal 3. It can hold over 4000 vehicles. The rates are available in the link given below. It is around 80 INR per car for up to 30 minutes, 180 INR up to 2 hours, 90 INR for each subsequent hour, and 1,180 INR for 24 hours. The rates are the same for car parking at the domestic terminal.

Park and Fly facility is also available at Terminal 3 as well as Terminal 1D. The booking can be done online. 

Passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the terminals free of cost, so long as the vehicles remain attended.

Here is a link to parking availability. 

Places To Visit Near Delhi International Airport

Depending on the amount of time you have between flights, here are some places you can explore around the airport. 

Airport Museum

Air force museum

This museum houses an extensive collection of historical aircraft used by the IAF. Among the exhibits are Folland Gnats that shot down several Canadian variants of F-86 Sabres in service with the Pakistan Air Force during the 1965 war. Hawker Hunters that played a significant role in the famous Battle of Longewala during the 1971 war. As well as Mig-21s. 

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Mehrauli park

Situated about 11 km from the airport, Mehrauli Archaeological Park houses ruins of several monuments. Such as Lal Kot, a fort built in the early 11th century. The most iconic, however, is the Qutub Minar. There is also Alai Minar, an unfinished minaret which was supposed to be twice as high as Qutub Minar. Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, tombs of Ala-Ud-Din Khilji and Iltutmish, Jahaz Mahal, and Hauz-i-Sham are also in the same complex

You can check our article about the Architectural Evolution of Old Delhi to find out more about these monuments. We recommend you have at least seven hours between flights before you decide to go exploring. Taking the metro will save you time. You can take the Orange Line up to New Delhi (five stops) and then switch over to the Blue Line up to Chandni Chowk station (two stops). From the Chandni Chowk station, you can take a cab to Red Fort and Jama Masjid.

If you have over 12 hours, you can explore further. You can visit Humayun’s Tomb, Isa Khan’s Tomb, which also lies within the same complex, Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, which is the resting place of the most famous Indian Sufi saint, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya.

Here is a list of monuments that most tourists overlook. 

Don’t forget to check out our Free Resources for Delhi.  

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How To Get A SIM Card In Delhi For Tourists

It is best to stay in touch with friends and family while in a new country. It is also smart to keep them apprised with your travel itinerary. Data plans in India are the cheapest in the world right now. Hence, there is no point in using an international SIM card. It is a waste of money. Here is our guide to buying SIM card in Delhi for tourists.

Why Local SIM cards?

  • Better connectivity.
  • Gets you access to the local apps for cabs, food delivery, shopping, maps, etc.
  • Cost-effective.
  • The WiFi at cafes, hotels, etc needs a local SIM number to verify.

Which Provider To Choose?

Rising competition has brought significant depreciation in the charges with improved service. The top service providers are Airtel, Jio, Vodafone and BSNL. Personally, recommend Airtel or Jio. They provide good internet speed and data packs at competitive prices.

Where To Get The SIM Card?

It is highly recommended that you purchase the SIM card directly from the network providers themselves. You can find the locations of the offices of any service provider on their website.

Some travel companies arrange for cards beforehand and have them delivered to you when you land. However, it is advisable to go the official route especially if you plan on staying for an extended period of time.

Indian SIM Card at the airport

The most convenient, even though it is slightly more expensive. You can approach the service provider in the arrival section at terminal 3 IGI Delhi. You just need your passport, visa and a photograph to get the process started.

Most SIM card prices are around 6-7 USD for foreigners. It includes talk-time, daily internet, and SMS for a month. You can recharge for the following months from the in-app offers. The SIM is activated within 2-3 hours.

Data Roaming In India

The connectivity, in India, changes with every state. This means that as soon as you cross the state border (the state in which you bought the card), the national data roaming charges are put in place. While Internet packs do not have any roaming charges, the incoming and outgoing calls do. Although, calls between two numbers of the same service provider do not incur any additional charges due to data roaming.

If you only need the SIM card for data packs, you can pass this section. If you plan on making a lot of calls, there are two options. First, you can buy the SIM card in the state where you will be spending the most time. Second, you can browse and opt for plans that include roaming-free, unlimited talk time, all across India.

Documents

You need the following documents to buy a SIM card in Delhi for tourists:

  • Your Passport
  • Photocopy of the passport and visa
  • Passport pictures
  • Local reference number, in case you are staying with a local.
  • Address proof in your country of residence ( for eg., a driver’s license)
  • A pen to save time!

As a tourist, the SIM card issued to you is only valid until your visa is valid. The SIM Card will be blocked once your visa expires.

Make sure to check out our Free Resources for Delhi.

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How Is Delhi In October

October is one of the best seasons to visit Delhi. The monsoon season has just ended. The skies are clear. There is a buzz in the air because of the upcoming string of festivals. Contrasted only by the lazy autumn vibes. 

Temperature In Delhi in October

The Temperature of Delhi in October ranges from 35C/95F to 20C/32F. This is the short-lived autumn season in India. The skies are mostly open. The sun has lost intensity except for the peak afternoon. 

It might get a little humid because of October heat but the early mornings and evenings are amazing in this month. The weather is near perfect for walking around, visiting landmarks or best of all taking a day off to just shop. 

You can take our guided tour.

You can take our shopping tour.

OR you can check out our Free resources for Delhi.

Here is the list of tourist attractions most tourists don’t know about.

Holidays and Festivals in October 2019

October is packed with major festivals.

October 2nd-Gandhi Jayanti

Rajghat Memorial
RajGhat Memorial

The birth anniversary of the father of the nation is a national holiday. Gandhi Jayanti is marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, including at Gandhi’s memorial in New Delhi where he was cremated. Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi, India. This is where the country pays tribute to the great saint.

October 6th- End of Navratri

Garba
Garba

A Garba/dandiya night marks the end of this 9-day long tribute to different incarnations of the chief Indian goddesses. Do not miss this spectacular night. All you need is some ethnic lenghas and Dandiya Sticks ( all of which you can rent!)

October 7th- Dussehra

dussehra
Dussehra effigies

Dussehra is commemorated as the victory of good over evil. It’s a grand celebration held during the night. Tall effigies of the evil king Ravana and his brothers are burnt using fire tipped arrows. You definitely do not want to miss this spectacular shows. Also, make sure to catch Ramleela- theatrical adaptation of Lord Ram’s life.

Here are some of the best grounds to visit. 

October 17th- Karva Chauth

Karwa Chauth
Women ready to break fast

It’s the single largest celebration of love between spouses. The wife fasts for her husband’s good health until the moon rises. Then the couples get all dressed up and observe each other under the beautiful moonlight. The husband feeds his wife by hand to break her fast. 

October 27th- Diwali

Diwali
Diwali Celebration

Diwali is the biggest festival in India, spanning over a week. It is the festival of lights. The culmination of all the events is the big night of Diwali. The goddess of wealth and the god of removing obstacles are worshipped in every house for good luck. Post this, the people take to the streets to enjoy fireworks. 

You can celebrate Diwali in your local community with some firecrackers. Make sure to take sweets if you’re visiting any Indian family. Also, make sure to maintain a safe distance while setting off fireworks. Do not wear easily inflammable clothes. 

October 28th- Govardhan Puja