This elegant 1952 hotel, fronted by a resplendent lawn that immediately calms you upon arrival, is 1.5 miles (2.1 km) from the India Gate war memorial. It is 5.5 miles (9 km) from the vast, imposing 17th-century Red Fort Mughal palace.
The whole hotel has a refined air, and the rooms feature wood floors and sport a mix of colonial and contemporary decor, plus modern perks like flat-screen TVs. Some also have balconies, while suites add living and dining rooms, and whirlpool tubs. The cabana wing rooms are newer, and larger, so we always try and secure these for you.
The breakfast is excellent, as indeed are all the meals. Dining options include a vodka bar, 4 restaurants, a cafe and a bakery. There’s also a fitness room, a large outdoor pool (heated in winter – a rarity) and a spa, plus garden cabanas and a modern Indian art gallery.
14 million people live here and the city is a sprawling behemoth. Many people start off here on their exploration of North India, and there are naturally sights worth sticking around for. You’ll see elephants pulling logs alongside the designer stores, and marvel at ancient buildings such as the Qutb Minar Tower and the Rashtrapati Bhavan palace.
Ways you can help in Delhi
One of the most popular ways to help is to teach at an inspiring school in the slums of Delhi, which students attend in the half-day that they are not at the government school. The school started with 40 children. Today it reaches out to over 1,000 children and runs one early education class, primary […]