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

Karol Bagh
Markets in India are hectic to say the least, and it's often frustrating to be caught in the middle of the chaos. But every now and then you see people like this hard at work and you're humbled. And impressed actually - Just look at that load!

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Karol Bagh

Known for Romantic, Secluded, Budget

3/5(20 reviews)

While in Karol Bagh, you'll enjoy the breweries. Catch the metro at Karol Bagh Station to see top sights like Ajmal Khan Road while you're in the area.

Paharganj
On the streets of Paharganj, anything goes. Anything.
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Paharganj

Known for Shopping, Cafes, Sightseeing

3/5(82 reviews)

Shopping and cafés are some noteworthy features of Paharganj. Make a stop by Ramakrishna Mission while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Rama Krishna Ashram Marg Station to get around town.

Connaught Place
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Connaught Place

Known for Skyscrapers, Shopping, Temples

4/5(155 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. 

Dwarka
Dikchu is a small town in Sikkim but the view is spectacular # highly recommended for tourist who visit Sikkim #blue #blue photo contest
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Dwarka

Known for Shopping, Friendly People, Temples

3.5/5(50 reviews)

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

Greater Kailash
Amazing Waffle Sundae!
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Greater Kailash

Known for Cafes, Family-Friendly, Shopping

4/5(8 reviews)

You might enjoy the shopping on your visit to Greater Kailash. Visitors recommend a visit to Kailash Colony Market, and you can get around town on the metro at Kailash Colony Station.

Green Park
Tombs and green space in Hauz Khas section of Delhi.
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Green Park

Known for Friendly People, Small Town, Luxury

4/5(1 review)

Shopping and restaurants are some noteworthy features of Green Park. Make a stop by Deer Park while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Green Park Station to get around town.

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
¥9,971
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15

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 Nov 16, 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
¥10,202
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14

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! (1,149 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 12, 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
¥15,004
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

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! (956 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Popular things to do in Delhi

Red Fort
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Red Fort

4.5/5(220 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(120 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

4.5/5(78 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(133 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(125 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(272 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

¥2,058

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

¥7,417

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

¥3,280

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

¥12,574

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

¥5,890

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 Tour With Varanasi
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Golden Triangle Tour With Varanasi

¥149,300

Itinerary Day 1: Day 01: Arrive Delhi Pass By: New Delhi Kali Bari, New Delhi Kalibari Mandir Marg, New Delhi 110001 India Arrive Delhi On coming to Delhi, you will be welcomed by Emperor Holidays representative who'll assist you in transfer to the pre-booked hotel in Delhi.

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