Book a hotel in Delhi and make your own journeys in time around this beguiling Indian destination...
The streets are packed with people, cars and cattle; the heat is stifling; and visiting is a rather baffling affair: but none of this will make you fall any less in love with the Indian capital.
Located in the north of India, Delhi, which encompasses the capital city of New Delhi, is one of the world's most heavily populated areas and there is no shortage of signs to confirm this. The term “hubbub” should have been coined for Delhi – the city never sleeps and the noise rarely subsides, though you'll be delighted to discover that many luxury hotels in Delhi take extra care to ensure you have a great night's sleep.
It’s wise to book Delhi accommodation well in advance – whether you’re looking for cheap hotels in Delhi or you dream of a five-star stay. That will ensure you find the cheapest rates.
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If you are looking for Delhi hotels with a touch of European style and luxury, you need to look at New Delhi. Founded by the British 100 years ago, New Delhi, as the name suggests, is the most modern part of the greater urban area. It extends for hundreds of square miles, and the boundary line between old and new is a little blurry. Wide avenues and well-planned neighbourhoods mean the hustle and bustle of older parts of Delhi is missing. Accommodation in New Delhi is mostly in four- and five-star hotels, with many offering terrific views across parkland and towards the elegant buildings of the capital.
Budget hotels and other mid-range accommodation can be found in the central districts of Delhi. The central area is a great spot to choose a hotel if you prefer to be at the heart of the local action, where busy market stalls and authentic neighbourhood restaurants grab your attention, while still being close to New Delhi and its attractions. Consider Paharganj, near the railway station, shopping district Karol Bagh, or Daryaganj, which lies inside the walled city of Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi.
Large international and local chains have opened many properties in recent years. Look out for Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Double Tree, Best Western, Oberoi, Park Plaza, Radisson and Clarion.
There’s much to see and do in this sprawling metropolis. These are just five of the very best tourist attractions…
Top five attractions
Venture inside the walls of Old Delhi to see this fort complex, built in the 17th century for a Mughal emperor on the banks of the Yamuna.
Another spectacular landmark constructed during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this mosque is the largest in India.
National Museum of India
The museum, in New Delhi, takes visitors on a journey via thousands of pieces, from millennia ago to the present day.
Gandhi Memorial Museum
The life and works of Mahatma Gandhi are highlighted at this museum, in New Delhi.
Hindu spirituality fills the air at this beautiful temple complex, which looks ancient but was in fact opened in 2005.
From colour and light to electrifying speed, Delhi’s annual events will make you see the city in a new way...
Holi; February/March: A Hindu festival of colours, celebrated in early spring, sees a rainbow of coloured powders filling the air and covering locals from head to toe.
Indian Grand Prix; October: Formula 1 fans have flocked to Delhi in autumn since the first race took place in 2011. The Buddh International Circuit is less than an hour from the central area of Delhi.
Deepavali (or Devali/Diwali); October: The Hindu festival of lights is celebrated around the world, but the lantern parades and lights of Delhi will leave an indelible mark on your memory.