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Delhi
Travel Guide

Presidential Palace featuring a castle and a square or plaza

New Delhi’s museums, art galleries, markets, ancient monuments and architecture provide insight into the city’s blend of Mughal, Hindu and British history.

Busy and colourful New Delhi, the capital of India, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and prominent government buildings. The city was destroyed and rebuilt many times throughout its turbulent past and so it has a variety of architectural styles that illustrate the rich history of this fascinating cultural centre.

Visit Qutab Minar to see a perfect example of New Delhi’s mixed heritage. This minaret represents the beginning of Muslim rule in India. It was built following the alleged destruction of 27 Hindu temples in 1193. Less than 30 minutes away by car is the Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan), where you can see the contrasting British and Indian architecture that is typical of much of New Delhi.

Take time to explore the city’s many Mughal gardens. Their Islamic-style design is influenced by gardens in Persia. The straight-lined layouts of these walled enclosures usually feature pools, fountains and waterways. Head to Humayun’s Tomb to see a classic example of Mughal landscaping in the city. Walkways divide the garden into square lawns, with narrow waterways representing the rivers of Islamic paradise.

A range of spiritual traditions are represented in the many temples of New Delhi. Exhibitions and displays at one of the world’s largest Hindu temples, Swaminarayan Akshardham, teach visitors about Indian heritage and spirituality. On the other side of the city, carvings on the exterior of the Birla Mandir Temple depict scenes from Hindu mythology. This temple is just down the road from the commercial hub of the city, Connaught Place, where you will find markets, shops, and many restaurants and cafés.

New Delhi is a popular destination for people who seek a spiritual retreat. If you are looking for a traditional Hindu place of worship, head to ISKCON Temple. Visitors can meditate, join in the chants and eat at the Hindu vegetarian restaurant within the complex.

Located in northern India, New Delhi has a long spell of hot weather each year, with June being the hottest month. Monsoon season lasts from July through to September, bringing high humidity and frequent rainstorms.

Where to stay in Delhi

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Asset Area 12, Hospitality District, Aero City, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is AU$39 per night from 17 Jun. to 17 Jun.
This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Worldmark, and within 6 mi (10 km) of DLF Emporio Vasant Kunj and DLF ...
4.4/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Excellent location"

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2021

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport, an IHG Hotel
Taj Palace, New Delhi
Taj Palace, New Delhi
5 out of 5
2 Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is AU$99 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from The Chanakya, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rashtrapati Bhavan and Lodhi ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"The place is just amazing ! The staff too is very helpful and amazing ! Loved to have a stay !"

Reviewed on 23 Apr. 2021

Taj Palace, New Delhi
The Leela Palace New Delhi
The Leela Palace New Delhi
5 out of 5
Diplomatic Enclave Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R
The price is AU$261 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
This family-friendly New Delhi hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of GK Market, Teen Murti Bhavan and Nehru Park. Rashtrapati Bhavan and Jantar ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"Very limited accommodations due to COVID. As a result the known hospitality was not there. The over the top experience was not there. It felt like you are paying more for nothing. Grounds were not as well kept. When services are not limited I highly recommend this location for its superior service ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2021

The Leela Palace New Delhi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Posh S Delhi Foreigners Area, Lajpat Nagar
Posh S Delhi Foreigners Area, Lajpat Nagar
3 out of 5
Unnamed Road, L-6, Kasturba Niketan Complex, Lajpat, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is AU$32 per night from 16 Jun. to 16 Jun.
Situated in New Delhi, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Jantar Mantar. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Pragati Maidan are also ...
Posh S Delhi Foreigners Area, Lajpat Nagar
Remarkable 6-bedroom Farmhouse in South Delhi
Remarkable 6-bedroom Farmhouse in South Delhi
3.5 out of 5
551A Lane Number W/23, Sainikfarms, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is AU$920 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Located in South West, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Dada Dev Mandir and within 3 miles (5 km) of Manipal Hospital Delhi and Dwarka District Court. ...
Remarkable 6-bedroom Farmhouse in South Delhi
Woodpecker Service Apartments Green Park
Woodpecker Service Apartments Green Park
3 out of 5
E-17, 4th Floor, Green Park Extn, New Delhi, Delhi
Located in Green Park, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Safdarjung Hospital and Siri Fort Auditorium. Qutub Minar and Sarojini Nagar Market are also ...
Woodpecker Service Apartments Green Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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