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.

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Connaught Place
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Connaught Place

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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
P3,747
per night
26 Oct - 27 Oct

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! (1,313 reviews)

"Everything has been so good staffs were friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
5 out of 5
P4,261
per night
27 Oct - 28 Oct

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! (1,128 reviews)

"The service quality was warm and attentive. And food delicious"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 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
P7,459
per night
28 Oct - 29 Oct

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (931 reviews)

"This truly is a World Class hotel, the staff were always friendly, the room was always clean and tidy. Great views from the rooms. Restaurants & Spa superb. Highly highly recommend for a stay in Delhi. I will return."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Popular things to do in Delhi

Red Fort
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Red Fort

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

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

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

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

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

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

P971

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.

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

P1,548

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.

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

P3,510

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.

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

P2,787

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.

Old & New Delhi Private Full-Day Tour
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Old & New Delhi Private Full-Day Tour

P4,037

Pick up at 0900hrs from hotel located in Delhi city center. You will met by your guide and you can take advantage of the personalized service of a private guide on a comprehensive overview of Delhi's incredible sights.

Private 5 Days: Golden Triangle Tour of India-All Inclusive
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Private 5 Days: Golden Triangle Tour of India-All Inclusive

P14,028

Golden Triangle Tour is one of the famous and popular circuits in India and the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are three cities that are famous for having had a very rich cultural heritage and historical splendor dating back to the times of the rule of the Maharajas of Rajasthan, the Mughal's of Agra and the contemporary histories of Delhi.

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