Discover Delhi from a Luxurious Hotel

Discover Delhi from a Luxurious Hotel

Claire Hillsmith

New Delhi, the multidimensional capital of India, is thriving with wealth and new developments but if you venture into Old Delhi you’ll discover the stunning architecture and history of Islamic India. First time visitors may be shocked by the senseless traffic and vast amount of souvenir touts, but looking beyond these is a city of culture, power and enticing attractions.

Accommodation in Delhi is far from basic, with highly rated hotels boasting a range of restaurants, leisure facilities and business amenities for guests with a variety of interests. In the West Delhi district is the Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri Hotel, with a lovely swimming pool and a collection of restaurants on site.

South Delhi is a captivating area not to be missed where contemporary buildings challenge ancient architecture. Check into the Svelte Hotel & Personal Suites, surrounded by entertainment, where small amenities are added to make your stay more comfortable. With the Yamuna River to the east, the central Delhi district is bursting with restaurants and shopping areas. Soak up the VIP treatment at the Shangri-La's - Eros Hotel where you can relax in the spa or pamper yourself with a variety of beauty services.

Start your holiday with a walking tour off the beaten track in Old Delhi and explore a combination of culture, heritage and delicious delicacies with an Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visit. Experience the colours and tastes of New Delhi with a DelhiByCycle! Tour, an underrated and thrilling way of seeing the city. Head down to South Delhi and learn the tricks behind the diverse cuisines of India at Gourmet Desire - Cooking Classes by Jyoti or explore Dilli Haat, an open-air shopping and food area, which sells anything from local handicrafts to fresh fruit juices and multi-cultural dishes.

The architecture in Dehli is outstanding, from the Qutab Minar to spiritualist tourist attraction Swaminarayan Akshardham and National Gandhi Museum on Minto Road. Escape the bustling city life in Lodi Gardens, a tranquil environment to appreciate nature and wildlife. On Bhairon Road is a wonderful Crafts Museum, which takes you back through the history of traditional pottery, weaving and woodwork.

Wander through the streets of Chandni Chowk to sample some of the best local delicacies, or dine at one of Delhi’s top restaurants, Indian Accent at the Manor Hotel for both Indian and international cuisine. For smaller snacks visit Glenz Cafe N Bakers opposite the Swati Hotel or Dum Pukht in the ITC Maurya for authentic Indian cuisine.

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