Welcome to New Delhi, the vibrant heart of India, where a rich cultural fabric includes markets, spiritual temples and architecture that blends a mix of historic styles. 

Explore the network of frenzied and constantly moving streets of New Delhi, India’s historic capital. Walk tree-lined boulevards and learn about the tumultuous past that saw the city destroyed and reincarnated several times. The result is an eclectic mix of government buildings and architectural styles from throughout the ages.

Qutab Minar exemplifies New Delhi’s mixed heritage, having been built by Muslim leaders in 1193. Its legend states that it was built on the ashes of 27 destroyed Hindu temples. A short car trip away can land you at the Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan), which combines British and Indian architecture from an era of colonial rule.

Stop often at the city’s many Mughal gardens for a breath of fresh air. These manicured parklands feature Islamic and Persian-influenced designs, spotted with fountains, pools and canals. Humayun’s Tomb is a stunning showcase of Mughal-style landscaping. Explore a carefully planned garden, split into square lawns by walkways and waterways that represent the rivers of Islamic paradise.

Enjoy New Delhi’s diverse spiritual heritage at one of many temples around the city. Learn about anamorphic and multi-limbed gods at the Swaminarayan Akshardham, the world’s largest Hindu temple. Across the city, carvings on the façade of the Birla Mandir Temple depict harrowing tales of Hindu mythology. After a visit, explore the commercial heart of the city, Connaught Place, where markets, shops, restaurants and cafés cater to hungry and curious travellers.

One of New Delhi’s most popular draws is its spiritual retreats. Learn about traditional worship or observe devotees praying at the ISKCON Temple. Join an “ohm” chant, salute the sun and then revitalize your body with a vegetarian meal within this complex.

Visit New Delhi between September and March, when you can avoid extraordinarily hot summers and drenched monsoon months. Get around the city cheaply using rickshaws and taxis; though expect traffic jams, especially when sacred cows choose to wander the streets.

Where to stay in Delhi

Connaught Place
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Connaught Place

Known for skyScraper, shopping, temple

4/5(66 reviews)

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

Top hotels in Delhi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
5 out of 5
Asset Area 12, Hospitality District, Aero City, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
RM371
per night
20 Dec-21 Dec

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,365 reviews)

"Great service, excellent location and the whole area is just out of this world 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳👌👌"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov,2019

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
5 out of 5
Near Mahipalpur Extension NH 8, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
RM389
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,152 reviews)

"I was wonderful to stay at Redison blue Plaza Hotel."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov,2019

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
5 out of 5
19, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
RM573
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (958 reviews)

"The hotel had great restaurants with great food options for every taste. They also have wonderful bar and areas to socialize."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov,2019

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Popular things to do in Delhi

Red Fort
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Red Fort

4/5(100 reviews)

This large, red-walled complex showcases a long period of Indian history and art from the reign of the Mughal emperors in India.

Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
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Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple

4.5/5(64 reviews)

One of the world’s largest Hindu temples demonstrates Indian culture and history through architecture, exhibitions, gardens, a musical fountain and a boat ride.

Humayun's Tomb
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Humayun's Tomb

4/5(34 reviews)

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

Chandni Chowk
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Chandni Chowk

4/5(78 reviews)

Wander around this vibrant market to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Indian bazaars, and to visit centuries-old temples.

Jama Masjid
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Jama Masjid

4/5(54 reviews)

Visit this eye-catching red-stone structure to experience New Delhi's rich Muslim culture and savor an architectural landscape that is as grand as it is detailed.

India Gate
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India Gate

4.5/5(128 reviews)

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

Top activities in Delhi

Plaza Premium Lounge at Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Indira Gandhi International Airport

RM78

Plaza Premium Lounge is a calming space for travellers to relax before their take-off. In addition to comfortable seating, delicious spread of food and beverage, complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations, travellers are welcomed to enjoy and refreshing shower to enhance your travel experience.

Small-Group Delhi Food Walking Tour
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Small-Group Delhi Food Walking Tour

RM282

This delicious Delhi food tour begins with a bit of local culture. Hop on a cycle rickshaw, one of the most colourful methods of transportation in Delhi, and pass through the city’s picturesque colleges and universities, stopping at an ancient Hanuman temple.

Taj Mahal & Agra Fort: Private Sunrise Tour from Delhi
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Taj Mahal & Agra Fort: Private Sunrise Tour from Delhi

RM124

03:00 AM - Pick up from your hotel in Delhi / Gurgaon / Noida and also from Airport. Drive to Agra enjoy 3 hours of peaceful ride in your own Private Air Conditioned Car. 06:00 AM - You will arrive Agra, you will meet your Tour Guide and then you will proceed to visit Taj Mahal.

Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train from Delhi
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Private Taj Mahal & Agra Tour by Express Train from Delhi

RM429

Ride the train to Agra round-trip from Delhi to experience the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) in one day. Your local guide shares two UNESCO World Heritage sites and other highlights while traveling in an air-conditioned vehicle with your private driver.

Jaipur Full Day Private Tour from Delhi - All Inclusive
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Jaipur Full Day Private Tour from Delhi - All Inclusive

RM224

Embark on a private full-day tour from Delhi to Jaipur by comfortable air conditioned Car.Jaipur, a city famous for its monuments, grand forts and colorful streets. Visit the massive Amber Fort, the Palace of the Breeze ,the Water Palace,Jantar Mantar and City Palace, the royal residence of the King.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH RISHIKESH
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GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH RISHIKESH

RM1,080

DAY 01: ARRIVE – DELHI Arrive at Delhi upon arrival meet and greet transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visits Red Fort, Jamia Mosque, Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) and Raj Ghat (Gandhi Samadhi). Evening free at own leisure stay overnight in Delhi.

Reviews of Delhi

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
126
5 - Excellent 30.14354066985646%
4 - Good
174
4 - Good 41.6267942583732%
3 - Okay
87
3 - Okay 20.8133971291866%
2 - Disappointing
23
2 - Disappointing 5.502392344497608%
1 - Terrible
8
1 - Terrible 1.9138755980861244%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

If someone is going to rely on you for first visit to capital i am sure all good work government has done to develop Delhi like any other large metro world wide will be lost due to shoddy accomodation arrangement. No business ethics

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

15 Nov 2019

I would have given the city a higher rating but the smog was absolutely terrible! Could hardly see 10 feet in front of you and unfortunately the smell of the city was so strong you could smell it in every restaurant and hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Nov 2019

All good

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Nov 2019

Shopping is the best around CP and Khan Market. Delhi is the happening place for Conferences and meetings. Most Headquarters of Government and Business organizations are here, besides the Supreme Court.

5/5 - Excellent

Ladra

7 Nov 2019

Nice place and I want to visit again

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

7 Nov 2019

Awful place dirty polluted noisy..

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