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Cheap areas to stay in New Delhi

New Delhi is a sprawling metropolis of labyrinth-like markets, old-world temples, and thrumming streets widening into vast flower-studded parks and gardens. Most of New Delhi’s cheap hotels can be found in the central Paharganj neighborhood, west of the New Delhi Railway Station – this backpacker’s paradise overflows with boutiques, bars, and roadside restaurants. West of here, the residential Karol Bagh boasts an abundance of cheap hotels, alongside university campuses and popular shopping streets. For a tranquil atmosphere, stay in western Kirti Nagar.

Cheap hotels in New Delhi

The Smyle Inn is a no-frills, inexpensive central New Delhi getaway offering spacious ensuite rooms with free WiFi and free breakfasts. Here, you’ll also enjoy an airport pick-up service and a rooftop terrace. The Airport Hotel Vishal Residency provides cheap and convenient airport-adjacent accommodation, a 24-hour business center, and handy 24-hour front desk – ideal for late check-ins. The Hotel Delhi City Center offers more affordable central accommodation, with airy ensuite rooms, an in-house restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking.

Where to find cheap food in New Delhi

Food fanatics traveling on a tight budget will love the array of inexpensive New Delhi street cuisine. The most popular street dish is chaat – a deep-fried pastry filled with potatoes, lentils, yoghurt, and chutneys. Pick up cheap chaat at the buzzing Bengnali Market near Connaught Place. The local restaurants near Chawri Bazaar, meanwhile, are hailed as serving truly traditional chaat. The side roads around the Main Bazaar, north of Connaught Place, are also prime for cheap hole-in-the-wall restaurants serving vegetarian curry dishes.

Cheap things to do in New Delhi

New Delhi’s wealth of rustic, centuries-old temples, spiritual complexes, and UNESCO World Heritage sites offers totally cheap ticketing. Visit the Red Fort, an enormous 17th-century fortified structure built of fiery-red sandstone, gathering together marble halls, miniature markets, and history museums. Another key and inexpensive New Delhi heritage sight is the Qutub Complex, an ensemble of tombs, halls, and arcing gates, crowned by the Qutub Minar, a dizzyingly-tall minaret of brick shafts inlaid with ironwork Islamic calligraphy. Culture vultures, meanwhile, can swing by the free Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, which displays modern and contemporary Indian and subcontinental works. For a relaxing, sun-kissed afternoon, stroll along the bright green lawns that surround India Gate, an enormous white-stone arched monument built to honor India’s WW1 soldiers.

Cheap ways to get around New Delhi

The Delhi metro system twists and winds around much of New Delhi, and will get you almost anywhere you need to go in the central and outer city areas – tickets are inexpensive, too. New Delhi’s extensive network of public buses are incredibly affordable, with routes snaking to and from many of the top sights – bear in mind that red buses are air-conditioned, whereas the green and other colored buses aren’t. For cheap and fast short trip transport, make use of the doorless green-yellow auto rickshaws.

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