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Where to Stay in New Delhi – a neighborhood guide

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A diverse and multicultural centre, New Delhi is bursting with life. Whether you’re a keen tourist looking to burrow into the city’s buzzing bazaars and authentic markets, or a passionate foodie in search of the most inspiring recipes, you’ll want the right place to bed down. You might require something quiet and plush, surrounded by history, or perhaps you don’t care so long as it’s clean and cheap. Rest assured New Delhi’s got you covered.
Hotels in Connaught Place



The hotels scattered throughout are some of the finest and most elegant around. You’ll find grand 5-star affairs commanding high-end prices in exchange for serious style and facilities like spas, swimming pools, serene grounds, and exquisite restaurants. Mid-range options with perks like free WiFi are also available.


Karol Bagh



Karol Bagh, like Connaught Place, is close to the old town and is particularly famous for its own thriving shopping industry. As well as inexpensive fabrics and garments, the area boasts a steady stock of international labels. Ajmal Khan Road, Arya Khan Road, and the Gaffar market have proved popular with the more well off Delhi locals, not to mention big spending tourists, in recent years.


Hotels in Karol Bagh



Karol Bagh is a hit with visitors thanks to its generous concentration of mid-range hotels offering decent rooms at nifty rates. Some are housed in ornate townhouses, others in more functional blocks, but most boast good perks like free WiFi and breakfasts.





This rough and ramshackle slice of the city, famous for its somewhat dingy demeanour, is not without its charm. Dubbed the backpacker district of New Delhi, the region offers a stark and endearing taste of Indian reality. Plenty of cheap cafés serving beer overlook the snaking lanes, while the roaming cattle, spice vendors, and occasional trace of history all contribute to a memorable experience.


Hotels in Paharganj



As you’d expect, guesthouses in Paharganj are predominantly of the cheap and cheerful sort for those travelling on a shoestring. Being situated close to the New Delhi train station makes for a handy route in and out of the city.





A wealthy neighborhood of New Delhi, Chanakyapuri is home to the city’s diplomatic quarter. Many of India’s foreign embassies and political residences are found in the area, and it’s where a good portion of those who work in the district chooses to live. It’s a particularly safe and upmarket part of town, with a pleasant spread of parks and open space.


Hotels in Chanakyapuri



The most exacting ambassador or corporate executive would be pleased by some of the lavish accommodation around these parts. Think chandeliers, marble pillars, and amenities like indulgent spas and saunas. Some boast abstract art and contemporary chic, but are every bit as polished.