Insider’s Guide to the Best in Delhi!

Formerly dismissed as a town of government officials and bureaucrats, Delhi has now evolved into a hip city with some of the best hotels, restaurants and bars you can find. In addition to this, the rich performing arts and culture, the number of book launches and art galleries housed, make it a prime city to be in.

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There is also the exquisite Mughal architecture and other old relics that you encounter, while making your way around this beautiful city.

Here is a deeper look into the best that Delhi has to offer –

  • The Best Hotels in New Delhi

Whether you are looking for something flashy or modest, the hotel scene in Delhi covers it all. The Leela Palace for instance exhibits a modern take on Indian royalty complete with opulent interiors and impressive hospitality this hotel is built to impress. While here, make it a point to dine at Le Cirque and Megu for some guaranteed social buzz. There is also the Aman Hotel that offers high levels of luxury to its residents.

For a Budget hotel option, consider staying at the Broadway Hotel that will not disappoint with its beautiful art deco interiors. The Royal Imperial Suite here is considered to be among Asia’s largest luxury suites. Those looking for deals will find staying at the Colaba House to be a valuable experience.

  • Restaurants in Delhi

As already established, dining at the New York outpost of Le Cirque proves to be an excellent opportunity to try some great French and Italian dishes and do some people watching. The Olive Bar and Kitchen is housed in a converted Mughal Mansion and is mostly frequented by the city’s fashion industry. The Mediterranean menu offers a host of creative dishes that melt hearts. Circa 1193 is considered to have one of the best views of Delhi overlooking the Qutub Minar.

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  • Street Food

For the more adventurous, the real way to explore this city is by hitting the streets. Chandni Chowk offers the best options hands down. Make it a point to have some dahi bhalla from Natraj Dahi Bhalle Walle, and then head to Pandit Baburam Deivdayal in the Paranthe Wale Gali. Ghantewala is a 200 year old establishment considered to be the oldest sweetshop in the area.

In addition to this, the city is also home to a rather vibrant nightlife in the form of bars and pubs such as the House Room, Blue Frog and Kitty Su.

Have fun!