Delhi

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Presidential Palace featuring a square or plaza and a castle

Mughal monuments, Hindu temples, new shopping malls and crowded alleyways teeming with rickshaws, street vendors and pedestrians: every facet of Indian life is on display during a holiday in Delhi.

Delhi is the sprawling hub of the nation and one of India’s most colourful and chaotic cities. Known for its outstanding architecture – influenced by centuries of Hindu, Muslim and British rule – it continues to attract holiday-makers from around the world, who come to soak up the rich history, old cultural traditions and amazing cuisine.

On your holiday in Delhi be sure to see historic sites like Humayun’s Tomb, the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque. Wander through dusty Chandni Chowk market, stopping for guava juice and spicy vegetable pakoras along the way. Or head to the hip Hauz Khas village for coffee-shop culture, contemporary art galleries, indie bookstores and new-wave dining.

If you only have a few days in Delhi during your India holiday, take advantage of the modern metro system to explore this vast metropolis, or consider one of the many guided tours to help make the most of your time.

Popular excursions include early morning cycling trips around Old and New Delhi, local-led culinary walks highlighting authentic Indian street food and personalised shopping tours if you’re in search of custom-made outfits or the best bazaar bargains.

Holidays in Delhi can be overwhelming, so the best way to approach the city is to focus on a single area at a time. In New Delhi, see the India Gate war memorial, the colonial-era Imperial Hotel and the World Heritage-listed Humayun’s Tomb, a remarkable Mughal mausoleum which strictly adheres to rules of Islamic geometry.

Alongside Chandni Chowk and the Red Fort, Old Delhi is home to the Digambar Jain temple complex and the Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatama Gandhi, while in affluent South Delhi you can shop, drink and dine to your heart’s content, or visit the Qutub Minar tower, the tallest brick minaret in the world.

There’s so much to see and do on a holiday in Delhi – and whether you choose to stay in the centre or one of its fast-growing neighbourhoods, this unforgettable, compelling city will soon get under your skin.

Where to stay in Delhi

The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
5 out of 5
Bangla Sahib Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R, 110 001
The price is £51 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Loved my stay at the met."

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa New Delhi
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, 110037
The price is £87 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"The service was great and so was the location (in terms of the proximity to the airport). Stayed there just for one night."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport
Taj Palace, New Delhi
Taj Palace, New Delhi
5 out of 5
2 Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi, Delhi N.C.R, 110 021
The price is £93 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a golf course. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"South Indian food options are limited in buffet"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Taj 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.
Nice Boutique Guest House In South Delhi Near Aiims,nift,srifort
Nice Boutique Guest House In South Delhi Near Aiims,nift,srifort
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is £40 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this villa in New Delhi. Enjoy free WiFi, 10 bathrooms and 9 bedrooms. Popular attractions India Gate and Lajpat Nagar Central Market are located nearby. ...
Nice Boutique Guest House In South Delhi Near Aiims,nift,srifort
Savoy Suites Noida
Savoy Suites Noida
3.5 out of 5
A -79A, Sector 16, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301
The price is £54 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Noida. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Popular attractions India Gate and Noida Film City ...
Savoy Suites Noida
A well furnished 3BHK house for family stay with all facilities.
A well furnished 3BHK house for family stay with all facilities.
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
The price is £463 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this holiday home in New Delhi. Enjoy 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms. Popular attractions India Gate and Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Loved staying at this property.
"Recommend for family stay. Whenever i will visit delhi i will stay at this property"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2019

A well furnished 3BHK house for family stay with all facilities.
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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